Hailie Sahar is an award-winning Actor, Producer, Director, Singer, and Writer. Sahar made history as one of the five transgender lead actors to star in Ryan Murphy’s culturally groundbreaking FX series, Pose. Staring as Lulu, the Mother of the House of Ferocity, the ensemble went on to be globally recognized and awarded, including several Emmy Awards over the course of its successful three seasons.
I had the privilege to connect with Sahar to talk about her life journey, career and upcoming projects, including the Sir Lady Java biopic.
In the fall of 2020, Deadline announced Sahar’s collaboration with Emmy Award-winning Director, Anthony Hemmingway for the Sir Lady Java biopic. She is set to Executively Produce and star as the trailblazing Los Angeles icon.
Casual confidant to Malcom X, a gifted community organizer, and tireless advocate for justice, Yuri saw, spoke, and embodied the power of solidarity in her over 90 years of life. I had the privilege of sitting down with her granddaughter Akemi Kochiyama to talk about Yuri’s legacy and how we continue to strive for social justice on my podcast, Kiskadee.