Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

7 Breakout Actors On Streaming TV Shows: "In a cast full of scene stealers, Shakina Nayfack can steal an entire episode of Hulu’s Difficult People with a single line. She stars as Lola, a “trans truther,” who works at the restaurant with Billy Eichner's Billy and definitely knows how to put her co-workers in their place."

Lenny Letter

Lenny Letter

Shakina Nayfack on the Radical Act of Being a Trans Woman in Love. The Difficult People actress on her groundbreaking role, shaving her head, and subversive assimilation.

SALON

SALON

Manifest Pussy: Why don’t we just let Shakina Nayfack speak for us all?
A transgender activist has seized the pussy agenda with both hands. Let's let her run with it for awhile.
By Emily Jordan of Salon.com

PRIDE

PRIDE

Difficult People's Shakina Nayfack Is The Trans Star You Need to Know. From her role as a trans "truther" on Hulu's Difficult People to her solo tour around North Carolina in response to HB2, here's why you're about to fall in love with Shakina Nayfack. by Rebekah Allen for Pride.

Next Magazine

Next Magazine

Meet Shakina Nayfack, The ‘Trans Truther’ From ‘Difficult People’. We chatted with the Hulu star about casting trans actors, North Carolina’s bathroom bill, and, yes, whether jet fuel can melt steel beams. By John Walker for Next Magaine

NBC NEWS

NBC NEWS

Trans Actress Shakina Nayfack Is Ready for Her Close-Up. Following in the footsteps of Laverne Cox and Jamie Clayton, transgender actress Shakina Nayfack will soon be making her television debut. 

Fusion.net

Fusion.net

Shakina Nayfack's 'Manifest Pussy' to tour NC in HB2 protest. As the battle over North Carolina’s anti-trans “bathroom bill” intensifies, one transgender performer has come up with a brilliant plan to protest this noxious piece of legislation: She’ll simply obey the law. by John Walker for Fusion.net

Backstage

Backstage

15 Trans* Actors You Should Know

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Difficult People is adding transgender actress and activist Shakina Nayfack to the cast when season 2 returns, EW has confirmed. 

The Advocate

The Advocate

Transgender Actress Shakina Nayfack Joins Cast of Difficult People

American Theatre Magazine

American Theatre Magazine

Shakina Nayfack Found Herself While Founding Musical Theatre Factory. The founder of the brand new development hub opens up about the company’s and her own gestation.

Playbill

Playbill

What it means to "TRANSFORM" — This transgender actress is telling her story (through song and theatre).

NY Daily News 2015

NY Daily News 2015

In her own words, Shakina Nayfack tells of her journey from young Jewish boy to outspoken theater actress.

Bedford + Bowery

Bedford + Bowery

PERFORMANCE PICKS: ‘Post-Op’ Stitches a Tale of ‘Gender Confirmation’ Surgery Into Musical Theater

HuffPost Live 2014

HuffPost Live 2014

Transgender performance artist Shakina Nayfack talks to HuffPost Live about her upcoming performance, "One Woman Show: A Work In Progress," and why she's using crowdfunding to pay for her gender confirmation surgery.

NY Daily News 2013

NY Daily News 2013

‘As a young artist, I've used online crowdsourcing campaigns to help my friends make albums, produce shows and make films,’ says New Yorker Shakina Nayfack. Referencing one Web fund-raising site, she adds, ‘I would joke to my friends, 'I should go online and "kickstart" my vagina!’”