Asia Kate Dillon
ASIA KATE DILLON is an artist residing in New York City. Playing the role of Taylor Mason, a non-binary gender identifying character in Showtime’s Billions, Dillon is the first non-binary gender identifying actor to ever be cast in a major television series. In addition to Billions, they – Asia Kate Dillon uses the pronouns “they/them/their” for non-binary gender identification – can be seen playing Brandy Epps in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Dillon studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, graduating from the Studio Program. They then returned to Ithaca to complete the Meisner training program at The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca.
Dillon is the co-founder of MIRROR/ FIRE productions. Fueled by a passion for connection, this collaborative venture is focused on creating socially relevant, reflective art. MIRROR/FIRE’s goal in everything it produces is to support and uplift historically marginalized and historically disenfranchised people. MIRROR/FIRE eagerly answers the call to create work that challenges both audiences and performers to be inquisitive and passionate in their pursuit of truth. MIRROR/FIRE’s current production, US, curated and directed by Dillon, puts a magnifying glass to racism in the United States in an attempt to uncover the ideological system that continues to purposefully oppress and separate us from our humanity.
US uses original text as well as found text, and audio and video footage to drive the #BlackLivesMatter conversation forward.
In addition to Season Four of Billions, which airs in 2019, Dillon can be seen playing The Adjudicator in John Wick 3: Parabellum, opening in theaters on May 17, 2019. For up-to-the-minute information on Dillon, please follow them on social media: @AsiaKateDillon on Twitter and @asiakatedillon on Instagram.