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FactKelly Mantle was born and raised in Oklahoma just like his uncle, the late great New York Yankees baseball legend, Mickey Mantle.


Kelly Mantle is an American actor, comedian, and writer. They are best known for their role as Mickey Rourke’s transgender daughter in the film “Transamerica” and as a contestant on the reality TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.

Kelly was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 25, 1976. They were assigned female at birth and raised as a girl. They have two older sisters. They graduated from high school in 1994 and then attended the University of Oklahoma, where they studied acting and directing.

Kelly’s acting career began in the early 2000s with small roles in independent films. They had a breakout role in 2005 with their role in “Transamerica”. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Kelly’s performance was praised by critics.

Kelly has also appeared in the TV series “Ugly Betty” and “Glee”. In 2012, they competed on the reality TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. They were the first openly transgender contestant on the show.

Kelly is married to actor Matthew Wilkas. They have two children together.

Kelly is a transgender woman. She has said that she does not like to be referred to as a man or a woman, but prefers to use the pronouns “they/them/their”.

General Info

Full NameKelly Mantle
Height1.83 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Singer-songwriter
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

MoviesMiddle Man, Confessions of a Womanizer, The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down, Superfag, The Convent

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Facts

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1Kelly Mantle was born and raised in Oklahoma just like his uncle, the late great New York Yankees baseball legend, Mickey Mantle.

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Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Dreampost-productionKatrina
Punk's Undeadpre-productionIggy Pop
Paper Planes2015/IShortQueen of Drag
Confessions of a Womanizer2014Ginger
The New Normal2012TV SeriesAubrey
Rizzoli & Isles2012TV SeriesKitty
Eagleheart2012TV Series'Maph
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesKelly
Mike & Molly2011TV SeriesSteven
One Night Stand Up2011TV SeriesKelly Mantle
Southland2009TV SeriesLacey
The New Adventures of Old Christine2008TV SeriesSparkle
The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down2006Drag Queen
Cuts2005TV SeriesPeter
Eve2005TV SeriesRudy
George Lopez2005TV SeriesDeep Voice Singer
Judging Amy2004TV SeriesVelvet
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004TV SeriesBartender
Buds for Life2004Sierra Bonita
Cold Case2003TV SeriesDrag Performer #2
10-8: Officers on Duty2003TV SeriesRaven
NYPD Blue2003TV SeriesDan 'Monika' Hoffnagle / Dan "Monika" Hoffnagle
Nip/Tuck2003TV SeriesTransgendered Man #2
Superfag2002ShortApacalipstick
Super Duper2000ShortMaddie
True Rights2000Cleo
The Convent2000Dickie-Boy
Undressed1999TV SeriesHowie

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Love On-The-Line2013TV SeriesHerself
Straight Eye: The Movie2004ShortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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