|Josie Totah Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||August 5, 2001|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Josie Totah is an American transgender actress best known for playing the role of Michael Prashant Patel in the short-lived NBC series Champions (2018) and getting cast as Judd in Magic Camp (2018).
Joseph Jacob Totah
JJ, Josie Jaye Totah
Sacramento, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Josie graduated from a private Catholic school in Los Angeles.
In 2018, she enrolled in Dodge College, Chapman University in California to study film and media where she became a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
- Father – Suheil Totah (Vice President/Real Estate Development Executive of Five Point Holdings LLC)
- Mother – Christine Totah
- Siblings – Camille Totah (Older Sister), Alex Mansour Totah (Older Brother)
Josie is represented by –
- William Morris Endeavor (WME)
- Susie Mains, Trilogy Talent
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
53 kg or 117 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She has Palestinian, Lebanese, Irish, and Italian ancestry.
She often tends to dye her hair ‘dark brown’.
- Delicate, petite build
- Small, round face with big, doe-eyes accentuated with thick, arched eyebrows
- She was cast in Ralph Lauren’s rainbow pride campaign that was labeled as #RLPride on social media in the summer of 2019.
- She is also the celebrity ambassador for GLAAD and GLSEN where she serves as a member of the GLSEN Game Change Council.
Josie Totah Favorite Things
- Everyday Clothing – Sweatpants and sweatshirt
- Acting Platform – Musical Theater
- Fitness Class – SoulCycle
- Décor Design/Prop – Carrara marble stone
- TV Show – Black Mirror
- Fashion Designers – Gucci, Givenchy
Josie Totah Facts
- She started her acting career as a child actor and played male roles for 7 years.
- According to her, she instinctively knew she wanted to have a girl’s body since the age of 3.
- At the age of 10, she performed a stand-up comedy routine at the Hollywood Improv comedy club.
- Her interest in theatre was ignited after watching her sister’s performance in a Broadway production of Whistle Down the Wind.
- She decided to get hormone replacement therapy at the age of 14 after watching the documentary series, I am Jazz based on the life of transgender activist Jazz Jennings.
- At the age of 15, Totah created and sold a television series based on the life of one of her aunts to NBC network.
- Totah hates sweater vests and vows never to wear them in her life.
- Josie takes pride in the fact that she had the resilience to finish her high school education as a regular straight-A student despite her rigorous acting schedule. She is proud of fighting the temptation to get homeschooled like other young working actors.
- Inspired by Wendy Williams, her childhood dream was to become a talk show host.
- In 2015, Josie was cast in 4 episodes of Glee and became the youngest member ever of New Directions in the show.
- Her real-life authenticity along with her acting chops won Totah several accolades such as a spot on Variety’s list of “Sundance: 19 Biggest Breakthrough Performances” in January 2016, Hollywood Reporter’s “30 Stars Under 18” list in August 2018, Forbes “30 Under 30″ list in November 2018, and Teen Vogue’s “21 Under 21” list in November 2018.
Featured Image by Josie Totah / Instagram