Non-binary actors on IMDB

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Hello,
I think IMDB should honour non-binary acting people with a relevant tag instead of actor/actress. Maybe another name, like "acting person" or something reflecting the fact that they're non-binary. As an example please see the profile of Asia Kate Dillon tagged as "actress" while they are identifying as non-binary.

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Non-binary actors on IMDB
Hello,
I think IMDB should honour non-binary acting people
with a relevant tag instead of actor/actress.
Maybe another name, like "acting person" \

please see the profile of Asia Kate Dillon tagged as "actress-
by Magdalena Hirna-Budka
Joined on November 2, 2017
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/magdalena_hirna_budka\
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Asia Kate Dillon
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3545872/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3545872/reference
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3545872/bio

They are known for playing Brandy Epps in Orange Is the New Black (2013)
and Taylor Mason in Billions (2016).
Their role on Billions is the first gender non-binary character shown on television.

Identifies as nonbinary.

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Just tag all people that ACT as Actor (Acter ??)

There are no gals tagged as Directoress, Writeress, Produceress ??


Ida Lupino
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0526946/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0526946/reference

Actress:
My Boys Are Good Boys (1978) .... Mrs. Morton

Director:
"The Ghost & Mrs. Muir" (1 episode, 1968)

Writer:
"Thriller" (1 episode, 1961)
- The Last of the Sommervilles (1961) TV episode (writer)

Producer:
Never Fear (1949) (producer)
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Penny Marshall
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001508/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001508/reference

Actress - TV:
"Laverne & Shirley" .... Laverne DeFazio (178 episodes, 1976-1983)

Actress:
Staten Island Summer (2015/II) .... Dolores

Director:
Effa (????) (pre-production)
Rodman (2018) (post-production)

Producer:
Between the Pipes (2017) (pre-production) (executive producer)
When Autumn Leaves Fall (2017) (pre-production) (executive producer)
Effa (????) (pre-production) (producer)
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Caitlyn Jenner
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0421063/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0421063/reference
Birth Name: William Bruce Jenner
Has changed his name and gender legally,
and will receive a new birth certificate. [September 25, 2015].

Actress - TV:
"Transparent" .... Caitlyn Jenner (1 episode, 2016)
Who's Watching Who? (2000) (TV) (as Bruce Jenner)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor#Terminology
After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage,
the terms actor or actress were initially used interchangeably
for female performers,
but later, influenced by the French actrice,
actress became the commonly used term for women in theatre and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with ess added.
However, when referring to groups of performers of both sexes,
actors is preferred
...
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that
 "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards
given to female recipients (e.g., Academy Award for Best Actress).
...
With regard to the cinema of the United States,
the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_binary
the classification of sex and gender into
two distinct, opposite and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine.
Gender binary is one general type of a gender system


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrimination_against_non-binary_gender_persons
Discrimination or prejudice against non-binary people, people who do not identify as exclusively masculine or feminine, is a form of sexism

non-binary people:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderqueer


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