He and his mother spent his early years living with aunts, cousins and an adopted brother. Since Queen Sugar, Michael has used his visibility and platforms to advocate for better trans representation in television and film and to encourage LGBTQ youth to create their own media. In addition to public speaking, he continues to advocate through his art and to support trans narratives in television and film by participating in projects such as Emmett Jack Lundberg's series Brothers  and his own upcoming short film, Tell By Date. Upon graduating from Kent State, Michael returned to Michigan and began teaching and mentoring youth through filmmaking through the Gear Up Program at the University of Michigan. Languages Afrikaans Edit links. Ann Arbor , Michigan , United States. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Brian Michael Smith.
Aleah. Age: 20.
The role was one of Smith's first opportunities to play a transgender character and explore his own life experiences in his acting.
Roselyn. Age: 26.
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Smith studied acting and video production at Kent State University. Retrieved September 23, He was raised by his mother, Ingrid Smith, an event planner and Ford Motor Company employee, with the support of a close-knit family. Languages Afrikaans Edit links. Retrieved January 20,