Modern Family casts its first openly trans child actor

Modern Family has made headlines eight years ago when it showed a same-sex couple in a loving relationship.

And they’re still charging the way forward in mainstream America by casting a transgender child actor.

In the second episode of season eight, Cam and Mitchell’s daughter Lily invites her trans friend Tom over for a playdate.

And while Cam and Mitch praise themselves for raising such a loving child, it turns out Lily isn’t quite as open-minded as they first thought.

Tom is being played by eight-year-old actor Jackson Millarker.

Director Ryan Case posted a picture of Millarker on Instagram.

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