New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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Vincent Philip D'Onofrio is an American actor, producer and singer. He is known for his roles as Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket, Wilson Fisk / Kingpin in Daredevil, NYPD Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Edgar the Bug in Men in Black, Vic Hoskins in Jurassic World. Among other honors, D'Onofrio is a Saturn Award winner, an Emmy Award nominee and a Jay Award 2018 winner. D'Onofrio was born in Brooklyn, he is with ancestors from Sicily. His parents and Phyllis D'Onofrio, an interior designer/theater-production assistant, server met while Gennaro was stationed in Hawaii with the U. S. Air Force. In 1956, they had Antoinette, their second child, Elizabeth, is an actress and drama coach residing in Fort Myers Beach and Vincent was born, the youngest of the three siblings. He was raised in Colorado during his early years. D'Onofrio's parents divorced, he became step-brother to Meyer's children from a previous marriage. The family moved to Florida area. D'Onofrio described himself as a shy boy who spent "a lot of time in my room, staying in my head" became interested in magic and sleight of hand, tricks he learned from Cuban entertainers who owned a small magic shop.
In his teens, he worked backstage in set building and sound production at a number of community theaters run by his father. He graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School. After graduating from high school, D'Onofrio started to appear on stage. During an 18-month stint at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, he was involved with small, community-theater productions, he studied method acting at the American Stanislavsky Theater and the Actors Studio, under coaches Sonia Moore and Sharon Chatten, which landed him his first paid role in off-Broadway's This Property Is Condemned. He went on to appear in a number of their productions, including Of Mice and Men and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. D'Onofrio continued his career by performing in many New York University student productions while working as a bouncer at the Hard Rock Cafe, a bodyguard for Robert Plant and Yul Brynner and a deliveryman. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut as Nick Rizzoli in Open Admissions. In 2012, D'Onofrio returned to teach at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where his daughter is a student.
In 1986, D'Onofrio took on the role considered the defining moment in his acting career, as Pvt. Leonard Lawrence, an overweight, clumsy Marine recruit in the movie Full Metal Jacket. On a tip from friend Matthew Modine, D'Onofrio was urged to send audition tapes to director Stanley Kubrick, in England. Four tapes D'Onofrio landed the role; the character of Pvt. Lawrence had been written as a "skinny ignorant redneck". D'Onofrio gained 70 lb for the role; this remains. While filming an obstacle course scene for the movie, D'Onofrio injured his left knee, compounded by the excessive weight, which required surgical reconstruction. After filming of Full Metal Jacket was completed, having lost nearly all the weight gained for the movie in nine months, D'Onofrio went on to play Dawson, the owner of Dawson's Garage in Adventures in Babysitting, he appears in one scene near the end of the film. In 1988, he was cast in another supporting role in the film Mystic Pizza, playing the fiancé of Lili Taylor's character.
In the film, Julia Roberts' breakout film, he was billed under his full name Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio. D'Onofrio continued to play a wide variety of minor or supporting roles, including the father of a saint in Nancy Savoca's Household Saints, director Orson Welles in Tim Burton's Ed Wood, farmer Edgar and the evil "Bug" that possesses him from Men in Black, a man who claims to be from the future in Happy Accidents, the serial killer Carl Stargher, opposite Jennifer Lopez's character in The Cell. In 1992, he appeared as an aspiring screenwriter. In 1997, he made a move to television and received an Emmy nomination for his appearance as John Lange in the Homicide: Life on the Street episode "Subway". In 1999, he turned down a role in The Sopranos. D'Onofrio portrayed leftist radical Abbie Hoffman in Steal This Movie in 2000, starring Janeane Garofalo as his wife. In 2001, he took on what became his longest and best-known role as Det. Robert Goren on the NBC/USA Network television show Order: Criminal Intent.
On March 1, 2008, D'Onofrio made a cameo appearance in a presidential election-related sketch in a Saturday Night Live episode as his character Det. Robert Goren. In the sketch, he interrogates Hillary Clinton, his entrance to and exit from the skit are punctuated by Order "dun-DUN" sound. In 2009, it was announced that D'Onofrio would be leaving Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the spring of 2010, with his last appearance occurring in the two-part, season-9 premiere, he was replaced by Jeff Goldblum, but after a drop in ratings, D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe agreed to return for a 10th season of the show. In 2003, it was reported that D'Onofrio and Joe Pantoliano had begun work on a small film titled Little Victories, about a 12-year-old boy whose perceptions of the world are forever changed when his gangster uncle comes to live with him. According to a television interview with Pantoliano, the film was not completed and went into turn
A tattoo artist is an individual who applies permanent decorative tattoos in an established business called a "tattoo shop," "tattoo studio" or'"tattoo parlour." Tattoo artists learn their craft via an apprenticeship under a trained and experienced mentor. A tattoo artist traditionally earns the title by completing an apprenticeship under strict guidelines from an experienced senior tattoo artist. A tattoo apprenticeship can last as long as five years; the apprentice will be trained in sanitation and proper safety techniques during the first six months to a year of the apprenticeship. During this time, the apprentice is not allowed to tattoo, but will be expected to maintain the cleanliness of the studio and learn by observation; the cost of apprenticing can range from free labor around the shop to tens of thousands of dollars. Apprentices are expected to be excellent at drawing, with an ability to excel at customising design ideas and genres, as well as various other styles of art in general.
Tattoo artists can create original tattoo designs for their customers, or they may use flash or variations of known designs. Some of the tools of the trade have evolved while some have stayed the same, such as the tattoo machine; the traditional machine has not changed from its original design and/or concept. With the rise of new machine designs, both air- and electric-powered tools such as the rotary and pneumatic tattoo machine have made their way into the industry. A practitioner may use many different needle sets, such as round liner needles, round shader needles, flat shaders, magnum needles; the amount of needles attached to the needle bar change, as well. For instance, large magnum needle groups range from 15 to 55 needles on one bar. A practitioner must have the basic tools to provide a tattoo. All other items at the artist's disposal are as different as each tattoo. Basic tools include the tattoo machine, power supply, clip cord, foot pedal, tips, grip stem and tattoo ink. In the UK equipment must only be sold to registered studios who are provided a certificate by their local environmental health department.
The properly equipped tattoo studio will use biohazard containers for objects that have come into contact with blood or bodily fluids, sharps containers for old needles, an autoclave for sterilizing tools. Certain jurisdictions require studios by law to have a sink in the work area supplied with both hot and cold water. Proper hygiene requires a body modification artist to wash his or her hands before starting to prepare a client for the stencil, between clients, after a tattoo has been completed, at any other time where cross contamination can occur; the use of single use disposable gloves is mandatory. In some countries and U. S. states it is illegal to tattoo a minor with parental consent, it is not allowed to tattoo impaired persons, people with contraindicated skin conditions, those who are pregnant or nursing, or those incapable of consent due to mental incapacity. Before the tattooing begins the client is asked to approve the position of the applied stencil. After approval is given the artist will open new, sterile needle packages in front of the client, always use new, sterile or sterile disposable instruments and supplies, fresh ink for each session.
All areas which may be touched with contaminated gloves will be wrapped in clear plastic to prevent cross-contamination. Equipment that cannot be autoclaved will be cleaned with a low level disinfectant and wiped with an approved high level disinfectant; the local health department can/will do a hands on inspection of tattoo studios every 4 months in the state of Tennessee. The venue will be graded based on the areas being inspected. If the studio passes an inspection, the health department will sign off on a passing scorecard and the studio will be required to show their score publicly. If the studio fails an inspection, they will be given the opportunity to correct the mistakes or be fined and can be placed out of business on the spot; the possession of a working autoclave is mandatory in most states. An autoclave is a medical sterilization device used to sterilize stainless steel; the autoclave itself will be inspected by the health department and required to submit weekly spore tests. However if these jurisdictions are up to date, they will not require an autoclave if the practitioners are using 100% disposable tubes and grips which are made of plastic and some grips are made of rubber.
These come pre-sterilized for one time use. Membership in professional organizations, or certificates of appreciation/achievement helps artists to be aware of the latest trends. However, many of the most notable tattooists do not belong to any association. While specific requirements to become a tattooist vary between jurisdictions, many mandate only formal training in blood-borne pathogens, cross contamination; the local department of health regulates tattoo studios in many jurisdictions. For example, according to the health departments in Oregon and Hawaii, tattoo artists in these states are required to take and pass a test ascertaining their knowledge of health and safety precautions, as well as the current state regulations. Performing a tattoo in Oregon state without a proper and current license or in an unlicensed facility is considered a felony offense. People who tattoo without proper training in the art of tattooing are known as'scratchers'. Scratchers operate fr
Olivia Jane d'Abo is an English-American actress and songwriter. She is known for her role as Karen Arnold, Kevin Arnold's rebellious teenage hippie sister on The Wonder Years, recurring villain Nicole Wallace in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. D'Abo was born on 22 January 1969 in London, the daughter of Maggie London, an English model and actress, Mike d'Abo, an English singer and member of 1960s group Manfred Mann, she has an older brother, as well as two half-brothers and one half-sister: elder brother Ben, younger half-brother Bruno, younger sibling twins Ella and Louis on her father's side. Olivia and Ben both attended high school in the United States at Los Feliz Hills School in Los Angeles and d'Abo attended Pacoima Junior High School in Pacoima, California, she is the first cousin once removed of her father's cousin Maryam d'Abo, the actress best known for her performance as Kara Milovy in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights. Olivia and Maryam bought a house together in Los Angeles when Olivia was 19.
D'Abo's film debut was the supporting role of Princess Jehnna in Conan the Destroyer, released in June 1984. Two months she appeared in the supporting role of the peasant girl Paloma in Bolero, she performed a full frontal nudity scene in Bolero at the age of 14, standing in a tub while bathed by Bo Derek. D'Abo held the contract role as Karen Arnold in the ABC comedy-drama series The Wonder Years for the show's first four seasons, from 1988 to 1991, with two guest star appearances in the show's final two seasons. In 1992, she guest starred in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "True Q" as Amanda Rogers. D'Abo made five appearances recurring villain Nicole Wallace in the NBC police procedural drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent between 2002 and 2008, she reprised the character in the 2013 episode "The Catacombes" of the French police procedural series Jo, a show created by René Balcer, who created Criminal Intent. In 2007, D'Abo played Abby Carter, the ex-wife of Sheriff Jack Carter, in the Sci-Fi Channel series Eureka for two episodes.
She has had numerous supporting roles in other television series and films, such as The Spirit of'76, The Big Green, The Twilight Zone. On stage, she appeared in the 2005 Broadway production of The Odd Couple with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. In animation, D'Abo is the voices of Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm. In February 2013, D'Abo began filming for Project Fedora, a video game that combines live-action footage with 3D graphics. D'Abo is a singer-songwriter and pianist, she has performed for various soundtracks. Her single "Broken" is from the movie Loving Annabelle, her debut album Not TV was released in July 2008. D'Abo performed backing vocals for Julian Lennon's Help Yourself, a duet with Seal's "Broken", she co-wrote the song "Love Comes from the Inside" with Italian singer Laura Pausini, featured on Pausini's English language debut album From the Inside. In October 2015, d'Abo started a weekly podcast called Every Friday with Dan and Olivia co-hosting the show with Dan Miles of the Friends of Dan Music Podcast.
D'Abo appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on 8 July 2016. D'Abo was engaged to actor Thomas Jane from 1998 to 2001, they worked in several projects together, including The Velocity of Gary and Jonni Nitro, the last two episodes of which Jane directed. She married music producer and songwriter Patrick Leonard in August 2002. Leonard filed for divorce at Los Angeles County Superior Court in November 2012, citing irreconcilable differences, revealing the couple had separated in August 2011, she has one child, born in 1995. D'Abo wrote and performed the title theme to Jonni Nitro, she was engaged to the singer Julian Lennon. Official website Olivia d'Abo on IMDb Olivia d'Abo at AllMovie
Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed three feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, a documentary, he has written three novels. He made his film debut with the 1985 science fiction feature Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society, he appeared in various films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he received critical praise. Hawke starred alongside Julie Delpy in Richard Linklater's Before trilogy: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, all of which received critical acclaim. Hawke has been nominated twice for both the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Hawke was further honored with SAG Award nominations for both films, as well as BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the latter, his other films include the science fiction drama Gattaca, the contemporary adaptation of Hamlet, the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13, the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, the horror film Sinister.
In 2018 he garnered critical acclaim for his performance as a protestant minister in Paul Schrader's drama First Reformed receiving numerous accolades including New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards and Critics' Choice Awards. In addition to his film work, Hawke has appeared in many theater productions, he made his Broadway debut in 1992 in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2007 for his performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. In 2010, Hawke directed Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play. Hawke was born in Austin, Texas, to Leslie, a charity worker, James Hawke, an insurance actuary. Hawke's parents were high school sweethearts in Fort Worth and married young, when Hawke's mother was 17. Hawke was born a year later. Hawke's parents were students at the University of Texas at Austin at the time of his birth, separated and divorced in 1974.
After the separation, Hawke was raised by his mother. The two relocated several times, before settling in New York City, where Hawke attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights. Hawke's mother remarried when he was 10 and the family moved to West Windsor Township, New Jersey, where Hawke attended West Windsor Plainsboro High School, he transferred to the Hun School of Princeton, a secondary boarding school, from which he graduated in 1988. In high school, Hawke aspired to be a writer, but developed an interest in acting, he made his stage debut at age 13, in a production at The McCarter Theatre of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, appearances in West Windsor-Plainsboro High School productions of Meet Me in St. Louis and You Can't Take It with You followed. At the Hun School he took acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on the Princeton campus, after high school graduation he studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh dropping out after he was cast in Dead Poets Society.
He enrolled in New York University's English program for two years, but dropped out to pursue other acting roles. Hawke obtained his mother's permission to attend his first casting call at the age of 14, secured his first film role in Joe Dante's Explorers, in which he played an alien-obsessed schoolboy alongside River Phoenix; the film was met with favorable reviews but had poor box office results, a failure which Hawke has admitted caused him to quit acting for a brief period after the film's release. Hawke described the disappointment as difficult to bear at such a young age, adding "I would never recommend that a kid act."In 1989, Hawke made his breakthrough appearance in Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society, playing one of the students taught by Robin Williams's inspirational English teacher. The Variety reviewer noted "Hawke, as the painfully shy Todd, gives a haunting performance." The film received considerable acclaim, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Film and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
With revenue of $235 million worldwide, it remains Hawke's most commercially successful picture to date. Hawke described the opportunities he was offered as a result of the film's success as critical to his decision to continue acting: "I didn't want to be an actor and I went back to college, but the success was so monumental that I was getting offers to be in such interesting movies and be in such interesting places, it seemed silly to pursue anything else." While filming Dead Poets Society he auditioned for what would be his next film appearance, 1989's comedy drama Dad, where he played Ted Danson's son and Jack Lemmon's grandson. Hawke's next film, 1991's White Fang, brought his first leading role; the film, an adaptation of Jack London's novel of the same name, featured Hawke as Jack Conroy, a Yukon gold hunter who befriends a wolfdog. According to The Oregonian, "Hawke does a good job as young Jack... He makes Jack's passion for White Fang real and keeps it from being ridiculous or overly sentimental."
He appeared in Keith Gordon's A Midnight Clear, a well-received war film based on William Wharton's novel of the same name. In the survival drama Alive, adapted from Piers Paul Read's 1974 book, Hawke portrayed Nando Pa
Transvestism is the practice of dressing and acting in a style or manner traditionally associated with the opposite sex. In some cultures, transvestism is practiced for religious, traditional, or ceremonial reasons; the term is applied to women. Though the term was coined as late as the 1910s, the phenomenon is not new, it was referred to in the Hebrew Bible. The word has undergone several changes of meaning since it was first coined and is still used in a variety of senses. Today, the term transvestite is considered outdated and derogatory, with the term cross-dresser used as a more appropriate replacement; this is because the term transvestite was used to diagnose medical disorders, including mental health disorders, transvestism was viewed as a disorder, but the term cross-dresser was coined by the transgender community. In some cases, the term transvestite is seen as more appropriate for use by members of the transgender community instead of by those outside of the transgender community, some have reclaimed the word.
Magnus Hirschfeld coined the word transvestite in 1910 to refer to the sexual interest in cross-dressing. He used it to describe persons who voluntarily wore clothes of the opposite sex. Hirschfeld's group of transvestites consisted of both males and females, with heterosexual, homosexual and asexual orientations. Hirschfeld himself was not happy with the term: He believed that clothing was only an outward symbol chosen on the basis of various internal psychological situations. In fact, Hirschfeld helped people to achieve the first name changes and performed the first reported sexual reassignment surgery. Hirschfeld's transvestites therefore were, in today's terms, not only transvestites, but a variety of people from the transgender spectrum. Hirschfeld noticed that sexual arousal was associated with transvestism. In more recent terminology, this is sometimes called transvestic fetishism. Hirschfeld clearly distinguished between transvestism as an expression of a person's "contra-sexual" feelings and fetishistic behavior if the latter involved wearing clothes of the other sex.
One of the fiercest activists to come out of the Stonewall Riots was Sylvia Rivera, who set up Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. In a 1971 essay, "Transvestites: Your Half Sisters and Half Brothers of the Revolution", Rivera wrote, "Transvestites are homosexual men and women who dress in clothes of the opposite sex."After all the changes that took place during the 1970s, a large group was left without a word to describe themselves: heterosexual males who wear traditionally feminine clothing. This group was not happy with the term "transvestism", therefore took on the term "cross-dresser". Cross-dressers are men who wear female clothing and both admire and imitate women, but self-identify as different from both gay men and transsexuals, deny having fetishistic intentions; when cross-dressing occurs for erotic purposes over a period of at least six months and causes significant distress or impairment, the behavior is considered a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the psychiatric diagnosis "transvestic fetishism" is applied.
In some cultures, transvestism is practiced for traditional or ceremonial reasons. For example, in India some male devotees of the Hindu god Krishna in Mathura and Vrindavan, dress in female attire to pose as his consort, the goddess Radha, as an act of devotion. In Italy, the Neapolitan femminielli wear wedding dresses, called the matrimonio dei femminielli, a procession takes place through the streets, a tradition that has pagan origins. Drag List of transgender-related topics Transgender Transsexualism Travesti Dual-role transvestism Ackroyd, Peter. Dressing up, transvestism and drag: the history of an obsession. Simon and Schuster, 1979. ISBN 0671250914 Mancini, Elena. A Brighter Shade of Pink: Magnus Hirschfeld. ProQuest, 2007. ISBN 0549700552 Ambrosio, Giovanna. Transvestism, Transsexualism in the Psychoanalytic Dimension. Karnac Books, 2011. ISBN 178049307X Gravois, Valory. Cherry Single: A Transvestite Comes of Age Alchemist/Light Publishing, 1997, ISBN 0-9600650-5-9 Thanem Torkild, Wallenberg Louise.
"Just doing gender? Transvestism and the power of underdoing gender in everyday life and work". Organization. 23: 250–271. Doi:10.1177/1350508414547559. The dictionary definition of transvestite at Wiktionary Transvestism at Britannica Online Encyclopædia
Chad Tyler Lindberg is an American actor. He is known for his film roles in The Fast and the Furious and October Sky, as well as television roles on Sons of Anarchy and Supernatural. Lindberg was the co-host of the television series Ghost Stalkers. Lindberg was born in Mount Vernon, the son of Luwana and Pete Lindberg, he attended Mount Vernon High School. He began his acting career as Rory in Black Circle Boys at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. From there, he made several guest appearances on popular television shows, such as ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, he continued pursuing films roles as Sherman O'Dell in October Sky and Jesse, a stuttering mechanic, in The Fast and the Furious. He received attention in the 2010 remake of the 70s cult classic I Spit On Your Grave, he has appeared in the recurring role of Chad Willingham on CSI: NY and as Ash on Supernatural. He took part in Tony Zierra's 2011 documentary My Big Break, which follows the early careers of Lindberg, Wes Bentley, Brad Rowe and Greg Fawcett.
He was a guest star in an episode of The Cape as Hicks, a professional sniper assassin. He was more featured as a paranormal investigator on the Destination America program Ghost Stalkers, he has two tattoos of Varg Vikernes on his chest. Chad Lindberg on IMDb