The groundbreaking trans character from ‘All My Children’ was 48

All my children Actor Jeffrey Carlson, known for his breakthrough role as a trans character on the soap opera, is believed to have died. He was 48 and no details were immediately available about the cause or whereabouts.

The actor had been in the daytime television series since 2006.

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The news was announced by Time Out New York editor Adam Feldman on Twitter.

Feldman said Carlson was a “powerful actor.”

Carlson came to the show as a character named Zarf in August 2006, then returned in November as a trans woman named Zoe.

The Shakespeare Theater Company wrote a tribute on Facebook. “STC is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jeffrey Carlson. Jeffrey has delivered some beautiful and nuanced performances over the course of his career, which has taken him from television and film to Broadway and, luckily for us, to STC .

The post noted his memorable performances included Lorenzaccio (2005), Hamlet (2007), 2008 Free for all, And Romeo and Juliet (2016) and the 2017 version of Free for all.

“We send our love to Jeffrey’s friends, family and colleagues who knew and loved him the most.”

Carlson, originally from Long Beach, California, was a graduate of the Juilliard School.

He made his Broadway debut in 2003, when he appeared in Edward Albee’s The goat or Who is Sylvia.

He will play later Tartuffe And The Miracle Workr, alongside Oscar winner Hilary Swank.

Carlson was also known for his role as an 80s British pop star named Marilyn in Taboo from 2003-2004.

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