Angel Qinan is a Filipino-American actress who stars Starlet Diner (2019), Smells Right (2020) and Act Like A Woman (2018), a documentary film that shows her struggles and journey to Hollywood as a transgender woman. As most Filipinos, Angel also works as a Registered Nurse and actively participates in her community. Angel started transition "late at 30" after obstacles in family acceptance and immigrating to the United States. Shortly after transition, Angel started modeling, hosting and acting as part of her advocacy for more trans visibility. "My dream before was just to be a woman. Now, I could dream beyond that." Angel speaks at Broadly at The Vice. Watch Angel's interview on TFC The Filipino Channel Balitang America and other Press Interviews here.
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. Eligible to join SAG-AFTRA.
Angel Qinan was also featured in AutoStraddle's list as one of the Trans actress you should know and love. As reported on The Guardian, she is public about her gender “We can play a sister, a mother, a daughter and a best friend. We can (also) play lead characters.” Angel is also known as Judy in the feature film Crossing Fingers (2018) and her solo performance of the Vagina Monologue: They Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy... Or So They Tried! at iO West Theatre in Hollywood. Visit Angel Qinan's IMDb page for TV and Film credits.
Early Career: In 2014, Angel Qinan began her entertainment industry career as a model for a Thailand based agency just over a year after her transition. When asked to model, Angel felt the need for more trans visibility, and pursued something she has never dreamed or imagined possible. She was eventually featured in The FilAm Magazine and GMA News as the first openly transgender model in Sacramento Fashion Week. In 2015, then became a pioneer model for the first all transgender modeling agency in the world, and featured in PBS News Hour, Balitang America and Elle Magazine.
Runway experience includes New York Fashion Week: Cabin by Stevie Boi (Logo), Game Over by Nga Wun Mok Oxford Fashion Studio; Floresca USA by Veejay Floresca in Los Angeles Fashion Week DC; and Maisha Bahati in Sac Fashion Week.
Other Career: Main Host for all transgender cast talk show Girls Like Us. Stand Up Comedy at The Comedy Store Belly Room and Flappers Comedy Club. Content Creator and Editor for Starlet Diner, Angel Qinan Studio and SistersLikeAngelAndAlly.com. Co-Director of Membership for FilAm Creative Talent Network. Miss Congeniality and Finalist at Queen USA, and featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Broadly at The Vice and Take Part Magazine.
Angel Qinan currently works as a Registered Nurse Care Manager in California for nine years, and maintains an active license to practice in New York. Volunteers/volunteered at FilAm Creative, LGBT Center, Trans Chorus of LA, Founders Metropolitan Community Church and Philippine Medical Mission Trip.
Angel Qinan's 5-minute Full Reel includes clips from acting, documentary, modeling, hosting, press interviews, audition self-tapes and more. Visit Video Reels page for Comedy and Drama specific reels.