Angelica Ross as Nurse Rita | AHS: 1984 on FX

Angelica Ross

Nurse Rita

Angelica Ross stars as "Nurse Rita" in the ninth installment of American Horror Story.

Career Highlights

From the boardroom to film and TV sets to the Obama White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for transgender and racial equality. She starred in Ryan Murphy’s hit FX series Pose, which earned six Emmy® nominations and a Gotham Award nomination. The series made television history for featuring the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series – the show debuted with five transgender women of color in series regular roles, including Ross as “Candy Abundance,” the brashest member of the House of Abundance. Ross’ performance received rave reviews; Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson wrote “Angelica Ross steals many of her scenes as ‘Candy’.”

Ross has been featured in film, television and theater. Her starring role in the Emmy-nominated short form series Her Story received Special Recognition at the GLAAD Media Awards and her segment on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah was honored with a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. Ross works behind the camera as well. She starred in – but also executive produced – the short film Missed Connections, which was an official selection at Outfest 2017, the La Femme International Film Festival 2017 and the Baltimore International Black Film Festival 2017. Ross executive produced the King Ester short form web series with Dui Jarrod and Caralene Robinson.

Ross is the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and Founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, an organization that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training and brings economic empowerment to marginalized trans and LGBTQI+ communities.

Zach Villa headshot with shoulder length hair and black leather jacket from American Horror Story 1984

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