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Actor Isaiah Stannard’s Wiki: Trans, Age, Gender, Top Surgery

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Isaiah Stannard is a young transgender actor,  best known for his role in the NBC show “Good Girls.” He was born a female yet transitioned at a very young age, and the storyline of his character ‘Ben Marks’ is similar to his coming out journey.

Early Life

Born in New York, USA on 1 October 2004, Isaiah Stannard was assigned female at birth but made the decision to transition to male in 2016. His parents are Eric Stannard and Kristin Johansen – Eric is a senior editor at Springer Publishing, and Kristin is an actress and a singer.

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Although it’s unclear whether Isaiah’s parents have formally filed for divorce, they have split, and his mother is currently seeing Warren Marsh, who is known to be a professional trainer and massage therapist. Before his casting in “Good Girls,” Isaiah attended a performing arts school where he took part in many plays and performances. During film showings, he would attend school on set along with his fellow young castmates.

Coming Out

In a recent interview, Isaiah’s mother stated that he came out as gay to his parents at the young age of 11, prior to then coming out as transgender.

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At the time his father was very ill, and Isaiah made the decision to tell his parents about his queerness in case his father passed away; both his parents were very supportive and accepting. A year later, Isaiah revealed to his parents that he was also transgender, and wanted to transition from female to male. His mother wasn’t surprised at all, since she’d noticed his behavior from when he was a little kid. Even when people would tell her when a child that Isaiah may be trans, she would always say, ‘hey, let’s let Isaiah tell us.’

Growing up in such a positive and supportive environment really helped the actor accept his authentic self. His biological parents were ready to learn and be open, along with his mother’s new partner Warren. The students, teachers and administration at his performing arts school also supported his changing identity and pronouns. Although Isaiah is very open about his queerness, it’s unknown whether he’s undergone any gender-affirming surgery.

At the beginning of this journey into his new identity, Isaiah felt that he needed to conform to the stereotypical masculine ideals to be accepted as male.

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Recently, he has become more fluid with gender expression, and is now comfortable dressing more feminine, painting his nails, and wearing high heels. He credits this to the character “Jules” in the HBO show “Euphoria” portrayed by Hunter Schafer, saying that it encouraged him to ignore the boundaries of gender expression. Hunter Schafer is also transgender (male to female), and so is her character “Jules.” Isaiah and his mother Kristin love to partake in activities that explore his identity together. They get dressed up and go to the Pride Parade in New York, learn about queer history, and watch documentaries together.

Isaiah knows that not all transgender children are lucky enough to have accepting parents, so he appreciates everything his mother does for him. Kristen also works with the New York Ackerman Institute, which supports queer children. She runs an active  Instagram account on which she frequently posts in support of the LGBTQ community. Kristen has stated that she’s always getting messages from children all around the world who seek the support they don’t receive from their own parents, and she tries to help by reaching out.

Career

Isaiah is currently 17 years old, so his acting career is in its early stages.

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He has played small roles in the movies “Brad’s Status” and “Party Dress,” both released in 2017, but his breakout role which he’s gained recognition for is in the NBC show “Good Girls .”The actor says that his agent was the one who reached out for the role; he auditioned and was immediately called to film the pilot without a call-back audition.

“Good Girls”

In the show “Good Girls,” Isaiah was originally cast as a female-presenting character named Sadie Marks. By the time the filming of the show began, the actor had started his gender transition journey, and the director decided to incorporate this into the character’s storyline as well.

When asked about the character, the creator of the show, Jenna Bans told Variety, ‘We realized we had a really great opportunity to tell a story about a character who was gender non-conforming, but at the same time not necessarily have that be what leads the story.’ This is how the character originally named Sadie Marks became ‘Ben Marks.’ The show gained recognition for the portrayal of a gender non-conforming person who isn’t in crisis and has supportive parents, which mirrors the actor’s real-life journey. Isaiah has stated that the directors and writers always asked him for input from his experiences to make the character feel authentic. The entire cast and crew always provided him with a supportive environment, and they all seem to have genuine relationships both on and off-screen. Unfortunately, due to scheduling and financial issues, the show was canceled after the release of its fourth season.

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Future in Acting

In an interview with “The Dev Show,” Isaiah says that he isn’t sure if he will always be acting, but knows that he loves working on a set. This is understandable, as he started acting at such a young age, and many child actors choose to pursue other careers later in their lives. As of 2020, he’s not working on any new projects, apparently just waiting to see what life brings next.

Net Worth and Socials

There isn’t much information on Isaiah Stannard’s financials, but he is estimated to have a net worth of $50 000 as of early 2022. Most of his income has been earned from working on the show “Good Girls .”

The actor has a verified account on Instagram with many followers, on which he posts about his day-to-day life.

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About Zeeko Zaki: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Biography

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Zeeko Zaki is an Egyptian-American TV and film actor and model ,who is perhaps best known for portraying FBI Special Agent Adom in the CBS drama series “FBI.”

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Zeeko Zaki was born Zakaria Sherif Zaki, in Alexandria, Egypt, under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 18 January 1990, which makes him 33 years old as of 2023. He is the son of the hairstylists Sherif Zaki and Emon Zaki, who currently run a salon in Wilmington City, Delaware. Zeeko’s family emigrated to the USA four weeks after he was born, and he spent his childhood in West Chester, Pennsylvania; he has a younger brother and sister named Zeyad and Zeina respectively. As a child, Zaki often visited his hometown of Alexandria, where he iteracted with his aunt and other relatives and as a result, he can speak fluent Egyptian Arabic, which the now bilingual actor had learned by the time he turned six.

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Zeeko went to Unionville High School, situated in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where he became very interested in acting and was often cast in the school’s stage productions. He matriculated to Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but quit school shortly afterwards, to focus on his acting career.

Career Beginnings

In his first year at Unionville High School, Zeeko performed in the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens-directed musical “Seussical”, and also in numerous Community Theater productions under the Unionville Players group. Zaki made his film debut in 2012, with the role of Michael in the short “The Therapy Session.” Subsequently, he landed minor roles in several other short films, and made one-episode appearances in a few series, including the thriller “Homeland” and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi “Revolution” both in 2012, and “Under the Dome” in 2013.

Rise to Stardom

In 2015, Zaki was cast in two films including the critically and commercially acclaimed musical comedy “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chimp,” which was directed by Walt Becker. In the year that followed, he was cast as Factionless Squad Leader in the third installment of the science fiction film series “The Divergent” entitled “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” Zaki landed his first recuring role in the military drama “Six” in 2017, playing Akmal in eight episodes. In the same year, he landed another recuring role of Hamid in seven episodes of the Fox TV series “24: Legacy”, before appearing in three more series, including “NCIS: Los Angeles.” His following role was in the 2018 action thriller film “Escape Plan 2: Hades,” in which he shared the screen with the likes of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, and Sylvester Stallone.

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Zeeko rose to prominence in 2018, when he was cast for the main role as Special Agent Omar Adom in the CBS crime drama series “FBI”, appearing alongside Missy Peregrym, John Boyd and Ebonee Noel in the Craig Turk and Dick Wolf-created series. Zaki reprised his role of Agent Adom in 2020 and ‘21, in the “FBI” series spin-offs, respectively entitled “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International”.

Social Media Presence

Zaki is active on Instagram (@zeekozaki) with over 210,000 followers. He joined Twitter in December 2010, and has so far amassed around 20,000 followers under his username @zeekozaki. He uses his social media platforms to not only update his fans about his upcoming projects, and give them a glimpse into his personal life, but as a model to popularize brands such as Pepsi, Verizon, Microsoft Phone, and many more.

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Personal Life

It’s reported that Zeeko is currently engaged to the social media personality Renee Monaco, who according to her Instagram bio is involved with the coffee firm, Lucky Beans Coffee. Renee has a massive following on social media, especially TikTok and Instagram, and uses her online fame to market her coffee brand. The duo began dating in 2021, and is fond of posting their pictures on their social media platforms. They are often seen touring various destinations together. Previously, Zeeko referred to Monaco as a ‘Certified Lover’ on Instagram and wished her a happy Valentine’s Day in February 2022, thanking her for being his ‘heart’ and ‘peace of mind.’

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Previously, Zaki was romantically linked with the Californian photographer and social media sensation, Sam Schneiter, but they parted ways in 2021 after dating for almost a year. Zaki’s character dates an FBI agent named Maggie, who is portrayed by the Canadian actress Missy Peregrym, in the drama “FBI,” which has resulted to their dating rumor, however, the duo isn’t in a romantic relationship – Peregrym is married to the American producer and actor Tom Oakley – nonetheless, Zaki and Peregrym are good off-screen friends.

The “FBI” star is a Muslim. He seemingly shares a strong bond with his mother, and often posts her pictures on his Instagram account – he previously posted her childhood photo during her birthday. He also posted a series of his throw-back photos with his mother on the platform on Mother’s Day in 2019 and captioned it ‘We have come a long way mama…Happy Mother’s Day.’

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Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Zaki stands at an impressive height of 6ft 5ins (1.96m), and weighs approximately 245lbs (111kgs). He’s of mixed Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish descent, and has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. His chest, biceps, and waist sizes are 43ins, 14ins, and 35ins respectively and he wears shoe size 11(US).

Zeeko has embarked on a gradual full-body transformation journey over the past nine years, and has so far lost over 100lbs (45kgs), as he told Entertainment Tonight during an interview. He disclosed that he used the book “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss as a guide, and also learned several essential weight loss tricks in the TV program “P90X Workout.” Many fans have commended him for his success, and he seems to be a great inspiration to many young actors, especially those trying to lose weight.

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Net Worth

Zeeko has made a fortune from his acting career. He’s played the lead role in the critically acclaimed drama “FBI” since 2018, which has significantly contributed to his net worth, which as of 2023 is approximately $1 million .

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Ted Sutherland Opens Up About His Sexuality and Personal Life

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Who is Ted Sutherland?

American actor and model Ted Sutherland was born in New York City, USA, on 16 March 1997, so Pisces is his zodiac sign. He’s appeared in 20 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for playing Simon Saunders, one of the main characters in all 10 episodes of the 2018 drama series “Rise”, which also starred Josh Radnor, Marley Shelton and Auli’i Cravalho, and follows the life of a passionate drama teacher.

Education and early life

Ted was raised in New York City by his parents about whom he’s yet to speak in public, because they prefer to maintain their privacy; it’s believed that both his mother and father are entrepreneurs. Ted hasn’t spoken of having siblings, but it’s believed that he was raised alongside his sister.

He was still attending a local elementary school when he fell in love with acting, and began appearing in both school and theatre plays. Ted enrolled at a local high school in 2011, and in the same year made his debut film appearance, playing Max Bronsky in the comedy “Family Album”, directed by Shawn Levy, and which starred Rachael Harris, Joy Osmanski and Mike O’Malley; it follows the members of a dysfunctional family. Ted has since been active in the film industry.

He matriculated in 2015 and then enrolled at acting school, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2018.

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Roles in movies

Ted played Boy in the Wheelchair in the 2012 short comedy “Alan Smithee”, and the following year saw him star as Josh in the short drama “American Girl”.

The year 2013 also saw him play Shmuel in the romantic comedy “Fading Gigolo”, written and directed by John Turturro, who also starred in it alongside Woody Allen and Sharon Stone. The movie follows Fioravante who’s begun working as a gigolo, while his friend Murray’s become his manager; it won two of its three award nominations.

Some of Ted’s following roles were in the 2013 family drama “Dovid Meyer”, the musical family comedy “Fan Girl” and the  short comedy “Damnation The Flashback” both in 2015.

In 2017, he starred as Jordan in the short comedy “Miyubi”, directed by Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael, and which also starred Jeff Goldblum, P. J. Byrne and Emily Bergl. It follows the adventures of an American family and their Japanese domestic robot Miyubi, and the film won two awards.

Ted’s had only two other movie roles. He played Young Nick Goode in the 2021 horror mystery “Fear Street: Part Two – 1978”, directed by Leigh Janiak, and which starred Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd and Ryan Simpkins. It follows a group of teenagers as they’re attending Camp Nightwing, while one of them has now been possessed by a demon; the movie won one of its three award nominations. Ted reprised his role in the 2021 horror mystery “Fear Street: Part Three – 1666”.

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Roles in TV series

Ted’s debut TV series role was playing Jeremy in the 2015 episode “ICU” of the crime horror “Eye Candy”, created by Christian Taylor, and which starred Victoria Justice, Casey Deidrick and Harvey Guillen; it follows a woman who believes that her online date is a serial killer.

The year 2017 saw Ted appear in the episode “Good Bones” of the thriller “Madam Secretary”, as well as in the pilot episode of the drama “The Deuce”.

In 2019, Ted played Elliot Patterson in two episodes of the popular action adventure comedy “Doom Patrol”, created by Jeremy Carver, and which starred Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby and Matt Bomer. It follows a scientist and his team of ‘superpowered outcasts’, the series aired from 2019 through 2023, and won two of its 18 award nominations.

The year 2019 also saw Ted appear in an episode or two of the crime mystery “Law & Order: Special Victims Units”, the crime mystery “Instinct” and the crime action “FBI”.

His only other TV series role has been playing Percy in 14 episodes of the 2021 science fiction horror “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”, created by Scott M. Gimple and Matthew Negrete, and which starred Julia Ormond, Nicolas Cantu and Alexa Mansour. It follows the first people to grow up in a world overrun by zombies, and the series won two awards.

Other credits

Ted voiced Jack Marston in the critically acclaimed 2018 video game “Red Dead Redemption II”.

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Love life and relationships

There’s only a single girl whom Ted’s been with, that his fans know about. Back in 2017, he began dating Katherine Reis, a popular American actress who’s appeared in 17 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for playing Pippa Sykes in six episodes of the new romantic series “Gossip Girl”, which has been airing since 2021. Ted and Katherine were together for a year, breaking up in 2018.

Ted hasn’t mentioned any other girls, or maybe boys whom he’s dated, he seems to be unattached as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Ted’s become an Instagram star, as more than 220,000 people are following him on this social media network, although he’s posted only 18 pictures and videos, most of which were taken during red carpet events.

Ted works out at the gym nearly every day, and has shown off his muscular body in several of his Instagram pictures.

He loves to listen to pop music, and his favorite musicians are Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran.

Ted’s a fan of animes, with some of his favorites being “Attack on Titan”, “Chainsaw Man” and “Code Geass”.

He likes to play various sports with his friends, and his two favorites are table tennis and soccer.

Ted’s favorite actors are Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger, while some of his favorite films include “The Terminator”, “Scent of a Woman” and “True Lies”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Ted’s age is 26. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs about 160lbs (72kgs).

Ted’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of March 2023.

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