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Wednesday nights on the OWN Network (OWN) has become quite popular because of Ava DuVernay’s hit show “Queen Sugar.”

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The show captures the audience with its amazing storyline, diverse topics and more.

On a recent episode we were introduced to Toine Wilkins, a transgender police officer.

According to NBC actor Brian Michael Smith began teaching filmmaking, then followed his dreams to become an actor. Recently during an interview he came out as transgender.

This was his moment to share with the world and in the kind of world we live in now he felt people would be more acceptable.

Smith is ready to continue to act and hopes one day to work with Denzel Washington.

Besides taking care of yourself , he wants to share this advice with up and coming actors, “If you want to be famous or known, there are ways to do that, but if you want to really act, the best thing you can do is to really train and stay around people who are really rooted in the craft.”

We hope to see him in more roles in the future.

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