Short Bio for Press
Calpernia Addams is an actress, musician, author and activist, also known for her work in and for the transsexual community through Deep Stealth Productions. Deep Stealth produces entertainment and educational material promoting understanding and growth centering on the trans community. Recently she performed alongside Jane Fonda in the 10th anniversary production of “The Vagina Monologues” at the New Orleans Super Dome to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Calpernia starred in MTV/Logo’s “Transamerican Love Story“, a show examining dating and romance for trans people. Her memoir, Mark 947, details her Southern childhood and service as a field medical combat specialist with the Navy and Marines in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War.
Calpernia Addams has been entertaining for over 20 years, on stage and screen, for straight and gay audiences in venues such as the New Orleans Superdome, the Hollywood Palladium, the Hollywood Forever Masonic Temple, Bimbo’s 365 classic Jazz venue in San Francisco, Hollywood’s Henry Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s The Parthenon, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and countless others.
She has headlined or Grand Marshalled at major Pride celebrations around the country, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Her underground dance singles have played in clubs around the world and are top sellers in their genres on iTunes and Amazon.
Her weekly Pop, Jazz and Standards cabaret show, “Calpernia Presents: Goddess“, is consistently sold out and standing room only. On MTV’s LOGO network, she reigned as the first out transsexual in the world to star in her own dating reality show, and Calpernia’s exhaustive IMDB credits include film and television work with Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and more.
A confident and hilarious event hostess, she takes effortless command of a room and leaves the audience laughing for standup comedy shows, charity auctions, awards ceremonies, fundraiser bingo, drag, burlesque and live music shows.
Her activism work has included fundraising for all major GLBT causes, with specific focus in the past on work with GLAAD, SLDN, The Task Force (NGLTF) and women’s charities such as VDay and Peace Over Violence (LACAAW).
Calpernia is also an accomplished violinist player and has experience moving in the highest circles of Hollywood’s business and corporate elite as an upscale hostess and entertainer.