Rebecca Root

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Rebecca Root
Rebecca Root (born in Woking, 1969) is a British actress and stand-up comedian. She played the leading role in the 2015 BBC2 sitcom Boy Meets Girl.[1]

Root is also a voice coach,[2] teaching at the East 15 Acting School and from her home in Highgate, London. She started that career after she transitioned and acting work became harder to find. [3] She graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA in Vocal Studies. Her thesis, "There and Back Again: Adventures in Genderland", has since been published in the peer reviewed journal Voice and Speech Review, and she advertises voice therapy specifically for transgender people to help them "find a voice they feel fits their gender".[4][5][6][7]

She was ranked number 18 in the Rainbow List 2014. The citation said:

"An actress and stand-up comedian, Rebecca Root is the star of the new BBC2 sitcom Boy Meets Girl, which airs next year. Along with actresses such as Laverne Cox and Adèle Anderson, Root is one of few trans actresses to be cast in a mainstream television show.[8]


(Based on a Wikipedia article)

  1. Hannah Ellis-Petersen, "BBC starts filming sitcom starring transgender actor" The Guardian, 4 February 2015
  2. Nicola Gill "Rebecca Root interview: 'I'm not fighting myself any more'" The Guardian 22 September 2015
  3. "Highate Actress Rebecca Root talks being transgender, her BBC2 sitcom and starring with Eddie Redmayne" Laura Enfield, Enfield Independent 23 March 2015
  4. Theo Merz, "Transgender women often want to sound like Fiona Bruce", Telegraph, 8 January 2015|accessdate=14 April 2015
  5. Rebecca Root: "Biography"
  6. Adam Sherwin, "BBC2 commissions Britain's first transgender sitcom Boy Meets Girl". The Independent, 21 August 2014
  7. Rebecca Root, " "There and Back Again: Adventures in Genderland", Voice and Speech Review, volume 6, issue 1, 2009 pages 144–155 doi=10.1080/23268263.2009.10761517
  8. "Rainbow List 2014, 1 to 101", Independent on Sunday, 9 November 2014