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Hailie Sahar Biography
Hailie Sahar is an American recording artist, fashion designer, activist, and actress known for her performance as Lulu Abundance. She is a later co-founder of the House of Ferocity in the TV series, Pose.
Sahar began her career at an early age as a SparKid dancer for the WNBA Sparks. She made her film debut in the 2011 musical Leave It On the Floor. Sahar co-starred alongside Jeffrey Tambor as “Adriana” in the third season of Amazon’s Transparent. She was also recently seen in USA’s Mr. Robot, and starred in the Off-Broadway production of Charm, opening New York City’s MMC Theater 2017 Fall Season.
Hailie Sahar Age
Sahar was born in 1988. She is about 30-31 years old as of 2019.
Hailie Sahar Family
Her father was a preacher in a Baptist church and she grew up in a religious household in Los Angeles. Hailie has five brothers. As a child, she was a dancer for L.A.’s WNBA team, the Sparks. She also participated in Los Angeles’ Ball scene. At the age of 18, she became the youngest member of the ball community by starting her own house, House of Rodale.
Hailie Sahar Trans-gender
Sahar moved to the House of Allure. Sahar describes herself as a woman of trans experience. She has overcome many challenges presented to her as a transgender woman and has been featured as one of Hollywood’s New Rising Talents in OUT Magazine.Hailie Sahar Photo
Sahar was crowned “Miss L.A. Pride” and “Queen U.S.A.” She has also been honored with an invitation to speak on the HIV/AIDS epidemic at The Ronald Reagan International Trade Center for the 57th Presidential Advisory Council.
She also continues to contribute to The East LA Women’s Center against Domestic Violence.
Hailie Sahar Pose
She stars in FX’s new dance musical drama, “Pose that began in 2018,” as “LuLu”. The series features television’s largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles. In 2019, she began playing the recurring character Jazmin on the Freeform TV show Good Trouble.
Hailie Sahar Music
She also landed the opportunity to perform a live duet with Miss America, Betty Cantrell, at the 2016 TransNation Film Festival. She released her first music video for her song “California Dreams” in January 2017.
Hailie Sahar Reveals Her Birthmark
At an interview with Allure, the Pose actress revealed her birthmark on the left side of her face which greets her rosy red cheeks gently like a lovely kiss. “I feel like a prisoner to makeup,” Sahar tells Allure. “Especially now, with gaining fans and supporters from the projects I’m doing. They don’t know [that] side of me so a part of me feels like I’m lying to them.”
Hailie Sahar Twitter
Hailie Sahar Interview
Adopted from: hailiesahar.com
Are you and your character alike in any way?
Hailie Sahar: My character and I are alike in the sense that we are both determined individuals. We are both heavily into fashion and we both have something that’s beautiful deep inside of us that the world has yet to see. To know us is to unravel us.
When did you know you wanted to be an actress?
Hailie Sahar: I knew I wanted to be an actress when I realized I could play “make-believe” for a living and I could escape from any pain I felt by portraying other characters.
How was it working with your co-stars and shooting the episodes?
Hailie Sahar: Working with my co-stars is like being with family. We uplift each other. We encouraged each other. We laughed. We cried behind camera. We’re truly sisters off camera, all five of us. And of course we love our boys. All of them. We are a family fighting for peace and love.
Do you think that TV Shows like Pose help people become more open-minded?
Hailie Sahar: I think TV shows like POSE help people become open-minded. It’s like having a window and access into a room where you’re finally able to see the underdogs’ struggles and pains. You get to see what we really go through. POSE is a window for the world that has never been provided before. So, yes. You actually see similarities in yourself from watching these characters resulting in connections that bond us as a human race.
Do you feel like social media has an impact on how respectful and accepting people are?
Hailie Sahar: Social media is the most prevalent thing in today’s society, especially for those who are not seeking knowledge, but to use social media as an every day outlet. It’s imperative that accurate content is provided.
Pose plays in the 80s, now about 40 years later a lot has changed; people seem to be more open-minded about different sexualities, religions etc. – but would you say they have actually become more accepting or is it solely superficial or even an illusion?
Hailie Sahar: I think that people have become more curious and open minded to learning about things. Is the fight over? No. I think the topic of “sexuality” and “gender” is equivalent to race in the sense that there is still racism in the world. Have things gotten better? In some respects, yes and in some respects no. It’s no different when speaking on topics regarding the transgender community. As a human race, we still have a long way to go. Until we can all be equal and until we can all be free, the fight is never over.
What new projects are you working on?
Hailie Sahar: Currently, I am working on my music. I just finished two singles that will be released on my website
www.hailiesahar.com and iTunes as well. I’m also working on a book and new scripts. I’m very excited.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hailie Sahar: In five years, I see myself running my own company, producing films, directing, and designing my own clothes. I love fashion. I will definitely have a heavy hand in the fashion industry in five years. Oh, yes… and I will be on American Horror Story. That’s one of my biggest dreams!
What do you believe are the advantages and disadvantages of being an actress?
Hailie Sahar: The advantages of being an actress are the opportunities you have to use your platform to be a positive and motivational figure. As far as disadvantages, I have not yet experienced any. Ask me again in five years. *laughs*
What was the audition process like for Pose?
Hailie Sahar: My audition process for POSE was a dream come true because I have been in love with Ryan Murphy from the first time I saw American Horror Story. Since then, I’ve always wanted to work with him. My character however was not originally a part of the show. Ryan loved me and believed in me so much after my audition that he created a character for me, named her LuLu, and made me a series regular. I dropped to my knees and cried because my prayers had been answered, and I knew that all my hard work over the years was finally paying off. I knew this was my moment.
What can we expect to see from your character on Pose?
Hailie Sahar: My character is like a lioness. Before a lioness strikes her pray, she stalks it first. Lulu is a stalker. What’s she stalking? We don’t know yet, but I’d say you have to keep watching her. Keep your eyes on her.
Are there any actors or actresses that you admire and would like to work with one day?
Hailie Sahar: I admire Meryl Streep and would love to work with her. That is one of my biggest dreams. She is phenomenal — a true artist and genius in my eyes.
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