Transgender Actress Jamie Clayton And Her Dating Affair With Actor Keanu Reeves Amid Of 'John Wick 2'
- Date of Birth 1978-01-15
- Age 43 Years 3 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Birth Place San Diego, California, United States
- Profession Actress, Model
- Zodiac Sign Capricorn
- Religion Christianity
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Father Howard Clayton
- Mother Shelley Clayton
- Children/Kids Not Yet
- Relationship Status Single
- Gay Transgender
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Career 2010–present
- Height/ How Tall? 5' 10" (1.78 m)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Blonde
- Plastic Surgery Transgender
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Jamie-Clayton-117802378335365/
- Twitter https://twitter.com/msjamieclayton
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/msjamieclayton/
- Rumors Keanu Reeves
American Transgender actress Jamie Clayton is mostly recognized for her notable role as a transgender character in Netflix's series Sense8, also directed by the transgender director Lana Wachowski.
Before landing a role in the series, she was the makeup artist and co-host of VH1's first makeover show, TRANSform Me, in 2010. Also, she starred in the Emmy Award-winning web series, Dirty Work.
Alongside her rising career, she also found a cisgender actor-boyfriend after working together in the Generation Um.
Did Jamie Clayton And Keanu Reeves Date?
Dating rumors had hit the internet when the 43-year-old Jamie Clayton and Matrix actor Keanu Reeves were filmed out on a date in mid-2015. In furtive footage deleted now, Clayton could be seen kissing Reeves next to his motorcycle before she jumped into her vehicle.
Moreover, an eyewitness had said that both of them went on a date at the Chateau Marmont on 16 July 2015. Reeves had wrapped his arms around her back and even went for a kiss.
It was reported that Jamie Clayton and Keanu Reeves were in a dating relationship (Photo: livejournal.com)
Fans of both Reeves and Clayton were smitten about the couple's relationship, which they shared on Twitter:
But, it has never been confirmed by Clayton and Reeves whether they had a fling or not.
The couple had previously worked on the drama Generation Um.
Previously, Reeves was in a relationship with his girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, around 1999 & 2000. They were expecting a baby then. Syme gave birth to a premature 8 months old child named Ava Archer Syme-Reeves; she was tragically stillborn.
Few months after the unfortunate incident, Syme met an accident in 2001 and lost her life.
Who Are Jamie Clayton And Keanu Reeves Dating?
As of now, Jamie Clayton is single. Since her rumored relationship with Reeves, there have been no reports on her having a boyfriend or a husband. It feels like she is in no hurry to be in a relationship.
But Reeves, after the rumors, was linked to a couple of women. However, currently, he is dating visual artist Alexandra Grant. The couple is together since 2018.
Although they have known each other for a long time, their relationship became public when Reeves was seen hand-in-hand with Grant on the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gama in November 2019.
Keanu Reeves with his girlfriend Alexandra Grant at the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala (Photo Credit: gettyimages.com)
The couple had worked on Reeves' book, Ode to Happiness, in 2011 and co-created a book together, Shadows, in 2016. After a year, they co-founded a publishing house called X Artist' Books.
Jamie Clayton Finds Acceptance In TV-Show "Sense8"; Married At Show's Ending
The Netflix series, Sense8 is a fictional drama series surrounding eight people the globe who share their senses, both physically and mentally.
These eight strangers include Nomi Marks, a transgender Hacker who lives in San Francisco, California, played by Jamie Clayton. Playing a role that fits themselves as well as speaks about their feelings personally is a treat, and it is evident that Jamie enjoys this role who talked about her experience working on the TV show, saying,
“The biggest thing for me was to be able to play a character who’s trans, but have the story have nothing to do with the fact that she’s trans. They’ve moved past that with their storytelling, which is really great. Putting a label in front of someone’s job title with their gender or race — that’s the opposite of understanding who that person is" and further added saying,
"People want to use ‘trans actress’ as a disclaimer. It’s like saying ‘black actress.’ You don’t say that anymore. The only thing that should go before ‘actress’ is ‘award-winning.’ ”
The show treats the LGBTQ community members quite well. Instead of contrasting them with ordinary people or shedding them into a different light, the series tries to show that they are the same as anyone else and try to portray them as average humans living peacefully in society.
Clayton talked about her opinion on how the show builds itself around the LGBTQ cast stating,
"The story does not center on transition, which I think is a really important step to take with trans characters. I’m excited that shows are moving towards the idea that trans people can just exist in the fictional worlds, because we exist in the real world. It’s great that more people of trans experience are writing. That’s where it comes in that we exist, because they have the experience of just existing."
The show brings together members of various sexual orientations and people of different origins and nationalities. The shooting of the scenes takes around the world, and it is amazing how inclusive the movie can be. Doing this, the series presents a huge opportunity for viewers to see all sorts of scenes and provides a chance for the crew to visit exotic places. A chance that Clayton appreciates a lot who replied with this answer when questioned about her favorite part of shooting the show,
"Just being a part of it, full stop. I've always wanted to travel, and I could never afford it. And now, you know, not only am I working as an actor, but I'm getting to travel to all of these amazing places and, you know, it's opened up opportunities to travel for other jobs. The traveling and the being immersed in these other cultures. And meeting the local people. Smelling the smells and tasting the tastes. It's really incredible."
Sense8 starring Jamie Clayton, presented by Netflix (Video: YouTube.com)
The series, Sense8 has aired its final episode on 8 June 2018. In the series, Jamie's character got married to her long-time love interest Amanita (Freema Agyeman), on the show's two-and-a-half-hour finale.
She has already wrapped up her Netflix's Sense 8. Though she has already earned fame in the entertainment industry, she seemed disappointed in how the transgender actresses are assigned the role to portray.
She claims that the trans actors never got to audition for anything other roles than trans characters. She also explained that the transgender actress is not welcomed in the industry. She detailed:
“Actors who are trans never even get to audition for anything other than roles of trans character. That’s the real issue. We can’t even get in the room. Cast actors who are trans as non trans character. I dare you.”
Her disappointment fired up along with another transgender actress, Tyle Lysette, when they learned that the cisgender actress Scarlett Johansson was assigned a transgender role for the movie Rub & Tug.
And since the news of the casting aired, Scarlett has been backlashed by the two transgender actress. Tyle also took to her Twitter on 3 July 2018, criticizing Hollywood for stealing their role by replacing them with cisgender actors. She also expressed to the other cisgender actors that they can play like the transgender actors, but they can't portray them. She expressed her frustration:
"Oh word?? So you can continue to play us but we can’t play y’all? Hollywood is so f***ed... I wouldn’t be as upset if I was getting in the same rooms as Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett for cis roles, but we know that’s not the case. A mess."
The movie Rub & Tug is the biopic of the transgender man, and Hollywood prioritizing the cisgender actors for the transgender role seemed to be discriminating to the transgender actress.