“Modern Family” Casts Its First Openly Transgender Child Actor

The character debuts in this week's episode.

Modern Family just had its season eight premiere, but after all these years the series is still making headlines—this time by casting a transgender child actor.

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In this week’s episode Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) daughter, Lily invites over her transgender friend Tom for a playdate.

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Cam and Mitchell are so proud of themselves for raising a loving and accepting child, but of course in classic Modern Family fashion there is a misunderstanding and the couple mistakenly thinks that Lily may not be as open-minded as they thought.

Lily’s new friend, Tom will be played by transgender 8-year-old actor, Jackson Millarker.

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The episode, entitled “A Stereotypical Day,” will air this Wednesday at 9/8c on ABC.

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