Alexandra Billings (best known for her role as Davina on Amazon Studios’ Transparent) is an American actress, teacher, singer, and the second openly trans woman to have played a transgender character on television, which she did in the 2005 made-for-TV movie Romy and Michele: In The Beginning. Billings worked backstage in the shadow of such stars as Carol Burnett (Once Upon a Mattress), and Yul Brynner (The King and I). Most of Billings’ professional work has been in Chicago theaters, most notably The Bailiwick Theater, Light Opera Works, Court Theatre, and the Tony Award-winning Steppenwolf Theatre. She has collaborated on plays with such notable authors as Larry Kramer, Tina Landau, and Jamie Pachino. She has received one Joseph Jefferson Award, and 5 After Dark Awards for her work in Chicago Theater. Her one-woman autobiographical show has toured to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and off-Broadway. She is a former Artistic Associate of About Face Theatre. In 2010 Billings appeared in the LGBTQ film FAUX, in which she commented on gay marriage spurring the economy. She has also played transgender characters in episodes of Karen Sisco, ER, Eli Stone, How To Get Away With Murder and Grey’s Anatomy.