'The OA' Actor Ian Alexander Explains How the Netflix Show Helped His Family Accept His Identity

The actor detailed the special on-set moment during his visit with Ellen DeGeneres 


The OA's Ian Alexander appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday to talk about the Netflix series.

Alexander -- known as the first Asian-American transgender person to act on TV -- shared a wonderful story about how his family has grown into accepting his identity. 

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""Being on set was the first time I heard my mom use my correct name and pronouns, so that made my heart soar and made me realize they can accept this," Ian Alexander told Ellen DeGeneres."

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