Transgender actress Alexandra Billings (Transparent) has joined The Conners to play a recurring character who’ll figure significantly in the life of the titular family.
Billings has a multi-episode arc as Robin, a trans woman who is a manager at the factory where Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Becky (Lecy Goranson) work. Described as “no-nonsense but fair,” Robin is a friend and mentor to Darlene and supervisor to Becky. Tonight's episode promises to be pivotal to the series, and there’s an exclusive clip from it below.
Billings portrayed Davina on Transparent and was a producer of its musical finale. Her television credits include recurring roles on Never Have I Ever, Diary of a Female President, and Goliath, and guest spots on How to Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, and ER.
An accomplished stage actress, she has appeared in hundreds of theater productions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and across the country, and was most recently seen on Broadway playing Madame Morrible in the hit musical Wicked. She was the first out transgender performer in the long-running show.
The Conners airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific and 8 p.m. Central on ABC.