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Van Barnes Transparent Before Transition :: Wiki, Husband, Age, Bio

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Name Van Barnes

Birthday / Age / Date of Birth / How old / DOB As of 2021, Van is around 45 years old.

Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information

Introduction :

  • Popular actress Van Barnes is most famous for her association with shows like Transparent (2014) and This is Me (2015).
  • She was recently in the news when she was part of numerous interviews highlighting sexual misconduct accusation against the popular Hollywood actor Jeffrey Tambor.
  • Being a transgender, the actress has had to work extremely hard to cement her place in the industry. Be it acting or producing shows or consulting on shows like “Transparent,” Barnes gives her a hundred percent towards her work.
  • Initially, Van had to struggle to get a foothold in New York and describes her living conditions as being a “dilapidated squat.”
  • A native of Hillsboro, Missouri, she was featured in a feature called Vital Voice where she talked about her preference for living in her native place to Los Angeles.

Family Background & Married Life :

  • Van is married to a cisgender named Rick Cibulka in the year 2014.
  • She always wanted to be legally wed but faced quite a few obstacles during her wedding ceremony when the online sourced LGBT- friendly minister kept “misgendering” her, and the clerk at the wedding registry discriminated against them.

Education :

  • Van is a graduate from Academy of Art in Chicago.

Van Barnes Tambor Controversy :

  • Van Barnes joined the worldwide campaign #MeToo when she took to the social media site Facebook with a post about how she was sexually harassed and abused verbally and in an extremely demeaning way. Though she didn’t reveal the name of her abuser, she described him as a “fucking monster.”
  • It was later revealed that Van was alluding to veteran actor Jeffrey Tambor, who was already accused of sexual misconduct on the sets of the show Transparent by Trace Lysette, an actress on the show apart from & also a former roommate of Van.
  • The actor on his part vehemently and adamantly denied any wrongdoing and called it a baseless allegation. He also thrashed the internal investigation carried out by Amazon.

Personal Life & Interesting Trivia :

  • Jeffrey thanked his teachers and mentioned Van Barnes’s name in his victory speech after winning the Emmy in 2015 for his role as Pfefferman in the show Transparent.
  • She was made to sign a nondisclosure agreement halfway through her working relationship with the actor.
  • She struggled her way upwards and was initially a dancer, model and appeared in short movies to get by.
  • Barnes has worked for a call girl agency and performing the multiple roles of a high-end escort, dominatrix, psychodramatist for a period of two years.
  • She underwent hormone replacement therapy around the time she was working for the call girl agency.

Work, Career & Net Worth :

  • Van is both a director and producer and has also acted in a few series. Most popular amongst them was the show “Transparent” which featured the Emmy winning actor Jeffrey Tambor.
  • Apart from that, she was also part of a mini-series, “I am Cait,” which was Caitlin Jenner’s reality show.
  • Another show Van was part of was “This Is Me,” a show featuring transgender people who share their difficulties and help share a glimpse into their personal life and get a more holistic picture of the transgender community.
  • She was the co-director of the 2008 documentary You Will Never Ever Be a Woman. You Must Live the Rest of Your Days Entirely as a Man, and You Will Only Grow More Masculine with Each Passing Year. There Is No Way Out.
  • In her LinkedIn account, she claims to have worked at Neiman Marcus and for the Waldorf Astoria.
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