Honorees

Janet Mock

Janet Mock

Writer, Author, Producer, Director, Activist

Biography

Janet Mock is a writer, director and executive producer for the FX series POSE and the Netflix limited series HOLLYWOOD. She’s written two bestselling memoirs, Redefining Realness (2014) and Surpassing Certainty (2017) about her journey as a trans woman. In 2019, Mock signed a historic multi-million dollar deal with Netflix, making her the first trans person to secure an overall deal with a major studio. That same year, she received Harvard University’s Artist of the Year Award and was named on of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment Power 100” and included on Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times and Marie Claire, was featured in Jay-Z’s music video for “Family Feud,” and appeared in Alex Garland’s FX on Hulu limited series, DEVS. She splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City and is currently developing a slate of television and feature projects