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D’Lo is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comic and arts organizer. D’Lo’s television roles have included: LOOKING, TRANSPARENT, SENSE 8, and MR.ROBOT, and web series EASTSIDERS, DYKE CENTRAL including a leading role in a ColorCreative & Project Greenlight produced MINIMUM WAGE. He also plays the role of Gio in upcoming feature film DEATH & BOWLING. He is currently in development on a scripted series based on his life through Sameer Gardezi’s Break The Room (BTR) Media and Paul Feig’s Powderkeg Media. Most recently, D’Lo was awarded the Artist Disruptor Fellowship through the Center for Cultural Performance and 5050×2020 an initiative started by Joey Soloway.

His solo shows Ramble-Ations, D’FunQT, D’FaQTo Life and To T, or not To T have toured theaters and festivals nationally. He is currently working on his latest solo called Queer Noise with support from CTG’s Library Series and LA LGBT Center. He is a co-founder of QORE, a Queer South Asian Comedic Artists Collective, that was created in response to rising ideology of intolerance both in Modi’s India and Trump’s America. QORE currently hosts space in LA for South Asian Artists for Black Lives.

His work has been published and/or written about in academic journals, literary anthologies, and print/online journalism sources, such as The Guardian, NBC, and The Advocate. He was invited to be a commentator on CNN, has appeared in Buzzfeed and Fusion videos, and the award-winning documentary PERFORMING GIRL centers his queerstory as a trans artist. He facilitates ‘writing for performance’ workshops, and created the “Coming Out, Coming Home” writing workshop series for South Asian and/or Immigrant LGBTQ Organizations across the nation, and frequently collaborates with NQTTCN (National Queer/Trans Therapists of Color Network).