Tommy Dorfman was born in Atlanta, GA where they developed a passion for storytelling while dancing at the Atlanta Ballet. Dorfman began their acting career after obtaining their Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Fordham University, Lincoln Center. Most recently, Dorfman played ‘Ryan Shaver in the hit Netflix Original Series “13 Reasons Why,” based on the best-selling novel written by Jay Asher and backed by Selena Gomez as Executive Producer. Dorfman can soon be seen recurring on the upcoming Jenji Kohan series “American Princess” and in the final season of “Jane the Virgin.” Dorfman is represented by Headline Talent Agency, Anonymous Content and Morris Yorn. They are also a passionate activist, who is outspoken on their support of gun reform, voting, women’s rights, and LGBTQ+ rights. In 2017 they were awarded the Rising Star Award from GLAAD. Dorfman continues to use their acting career as a platform through which they can promote positive change in this world.