American artist Brigette Lundy-Paine is in their mid-twenties but they are already a icon to so many young girls. Their unapologetic nature and their nature of being true to themselves are admirable. Let's know more about this multi-talented non-binary queer young star.
Why Brigette Lundy-Paine Is Addressed as They/Them?
Brigette Lundy-Paine gained worldwide recognition for potraying the character of Casey Gardner in Netflix's show "Atypical." In the show, Casey is a high schooler who is struggling to identify and accept their sexuality.
The star Brigette Lundy-Paine who is potraying the character of a confused teenager, however, is pretty clear with their identity. In November 2019, Lundy-Paine came out as non-binary. The star shared a snap of a ginger cat basking in the sunlight and wrote the following caption:
“I’m non-binary, always felt a lil bit boy, lil bit girl, lil bit neittheir. using they/them as of late n it feels right. scary af to come out n been rly putting this off. But I feel I owe it to myself and to all of us who struggle w gender. If you’re NB comment and celebrate yourself! u r beautiful and u r whole. thank u guys ily"
The 25-year-old received wide support from their fans and co-stars including Nik Dodani and Amy Okuda for accepting their true self. Furthermore, many believe it will help others to identify themselves and recognize their true identity.
Is Brigette Lundy-Paine Lesbian?
Brigette Lundy-Paine sees sexuality as a spectrum and refuses to accept any label. In an interview with TV guide in 2019, they stated that:
"Those things, they don't matter. They don't exist. Those are all just ways to box us in. Ttheire's no such thing as being straight, in my opinion. Like being gay, everything is a spectrum."
They further added:
"It's all about phases, too. What are you feeling right now? That's what you're feeling. And if you're feeling something later, then that's what you're feeling too. Just go for it. Love yourself so dearly. Take care of yourself."
The Texas-born though, do not wants to label themself as gay but instead identifies as a member of the queer community. More to that, they are not hesitant to flaunt their queerness in social media sites and public events.
They are seen wearing tulle gowns and makeup as well as men's undershirts and facial hair on red carpets. Though they say their sexuality is ever involving, however, she is yet to figure out if she will ever date a straight guy again.
How was Brigette Lundy-Paine Coming Out Experience?
Many people in the LGBTQ+ community face disapproval from family after coming out of the closet. This adverse reaction affects their mental health adversely and even hamper them to enjoy their sexual preference to the fullest. Thankfully, Brigette do not face any of this kind of experience.
The "Downsizing" star coming out story is without drama. They mentioned in an interview that they phoned their mom after they got their first girlfriend. Their mother showed no objection, and after that, they did not feel any need to tell other people. Thus, they just started dating to whomever they wanted.
Is Brigette Lundy-Paine Engaged to Joshua Hoover?
On 16 July 2017, fans were shocked when Hoover shared a photo with Brigette and wrote they are engaged. So, are the couple still together?
Well, no, Brigette and "How I Met Your Mother" actor is not in a relationship as they were never dating or engaged. The photo of their engagement was just a joke.
This was not the first time, "The Glass Castle" star pranked fans with their relationship status. On 17 October 2015, they shared a picture with Charlie Dan Jones and said they are an example of an arranged marriage.
Is Brigette Lundy-Paine Currently Dating?
Brigette is like an open book and do not hesitate to share the details of their personal life to the public. Since they has not introduced anyone as their partner in public platforms recently, so it is likely they are currently single.
Scrolling through the brown-eyed beauty's Instagram, one can see they were in a relationship with an actor named Conner McVicker. They started dating after working together in the movie "Action Point." They dated for a while before parting their ways.
In addition to dating McVicker, Lundy-Paine was rumored to be dating singer Halsey. However, there is no evidence to prove that claim.
Is Brigette Lundy-Paine Earning Well?
The 1.74m tall star entered showbiz in 2015 and is working ever since. In their four year career, they are credited in over ten projects and has accumulated an overall net-worth of $200,000.
Lundy-Paine debuted with the TV series "One Bad Choice" in a minor role. After that, they starred in a few movies and television shows before landing the breakthrough role of Casey Gardner in Netflix's series "Atypical."
The show, which featured actors such as Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, and Michael Rapaport, was a hit among fans and critics. Because of its popularity, it continued for three seasons.
The show bought Brigette both fame and fortune. As a lead of the show, they earned an excellent salary for each episode. On average, a Netflix star earns $52,136 a year.
Lundy-Paine will be next seen in movies "Bombshell" and "Bill&Ted Face the Music." There is no doubt these movies will only help them to increase their popularity.
Quick Facts: Brigette Lundy-Paine
- Brigette's mother Laura Lundy and father Robert Paine both are performers who predominately work in the Bay Area. They also own a theatre company in Alameda.
- Grew up in San Francisco with a younger brother.
- They and the cast members of the show take time to visit and learn from the autistic community.
- Ludy-Paine is a member of the National Resource Defense Council and tries to reduce their carbon footprints every day.
- Before acting, they wanted to be a scientist.
- They are a member of Improvisational Voice Band Subtle Pride. Other members of the group include Mina Walker, Zach Donovan, and Misha Brooks.
- They are a co-founder of Waif, an alternative art magazine.
- Their favorite reality TV star is Kylie Jenner.
- They attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Brigette Lundy-Paine Affairs
First Affair with Conner McVicker
Conner McVicker is an American actor. He and Brigette Lundy-Paine worked together in the movie " Action Point."