Angel Qinan is a Filipino-American actress who stars Starlet Diner (2020) and Act Like A Woman (2018). Angel started her transition "late at 30" after obstacles in family acceptance and immigrating to the United States. Shortly after transition, Angel started acting, modeling and hosting as part of her advocacy for transgender visibility. "My dream before was just to be a woman. Now, I could dream beyond that." Angel speaks at Broadly at The Vice. Also, watch Angel's interview on TFC The Filipino Channel Balitang America.
SAG Eligible. Exclusively represented by Central Artists Talent Agency for print, commercial and film, Angel's training includes UCLA Professional Programs: Acting for The Camera, Groundlings, Casting Director Mark Teschner, Acting Coach Elizabeth Gamza and Megan McNulty, and Killian's Workshop. Angel is one of the trans women actresses you should know and love, as mentioned in AutoStraddle.
Modeling: In 2015, Angel Qinan was recognized for being the first openly transgender model to walk the runway at Sacramento Fashion Week, as featured in The FilAm Magazine and GMA News. She also became a pioneer model to join the first all transgender agency in the world, as featured in PBS News Hour, Balitang America and Elle Magazine. Her runway experience includes New York Fashion Week: Cabin by Stevie Boi (Logo), Nga Wun Mok Oxford Fashion Studio; Floresca USA in Los Angeles Fashion Week; and Maisha Bahati in Sac Fashion Week.
Starlet Diner (2020) is a sit-com created by Angel Qinan. This entertaining show features all eleven transgender cast, and aims to share their personal stories in a light-hearted fictional scripted material. Completely filmed in green screen. Official Selection for Florence Film Festival. Now streaming at Amazon Prime. Full Info Cast on IMDb.
SistersLikeAngelAndAlly features collaboration projects between Angel Qinan and her true to life sibling AllyCat Castle. In their youtube channel this 2020, they started the new series Checking In... On Things That Matter! New episodes with new guests premiere every Sunday 6PM (Los Angeles), 9PM (NYC/DC) and Monday 9AM (Manila).
Act Like A Woman (2018), starring Angel Qinan, is an award-winning documentary short film about her struggles as a transgender woman pursuing her dreams in Hollywood. Directed by the BAFTA award winner Drama Del Rosario. For a complete list of awards, accolades and screenings, visit the Director's Website.
The Filipino Channel's Balitang America: Showbiz Tonight by Yong Chavez interviews Angel Qinan as a Filipina Nurse-Actress who pushes for more transgender roles in Hollywood. Yong also talk about the documentary film about Angel titled “Act Like a Woman.”
Riese provides a lists of 58 transgender actresses you should know and love including Angel Qinan, a Filipina model and actress.
Diana Tourjée interviews Angel Qinan as Miss New Jersey Queen USA 2016. Angel shares "That's not something I even dreamed about before, because I didn't even think it was possible. My dream before was just to be a woman. I couldn't dream beyond that. Now, it's time to dream."
Steve Angeles interviews Angel Qinan, as a model of Apple Model Management, and representative Cecilio Asuncion about the opening of The First All Transgender Modeling Agency in Los Angeles during the casting call for aspiring models.
PBS News Hour announces that the world’s first transgender modeling agency will open on summer 2015, and has Angel Qinan as one of the first six signed models.
Angel Qinan's first press interview by Dulce Dizon (The FilAm) as Sacramento Fashion Week’s First Transgender Model. Angel shares her journey and sounds off on Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce Jenner)'s presumable transition.