Actor Jeffrey Carlson, who portrayed Zoe on the soap opera All My Children, passed away at 48. He became well-known and well-liked for portraying a transgender character in the show. People are eager to hear what happened to their beloved Broadway star and living legend, but no information on the cause of his death has been released as of yet. The transgender community had a great deal of respect and admiration for the 48-year-old performer.
Jeffrey Carlson Biography and Career
Carlson, born in Long Beach, California, in 1975 and studied at Juilliard, had a fruitful theatrical career. In addition to his time at the Guthrie, he studied acting at the University of California, Davis. The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Taboo and Tartuffe, and are just a few of Carlson’s Broadway credits. He had roles in Hitch, Backseat, and The Killing Floor, but All My Children remains his most famous cinematic credit.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in dramatic art from UC Davis in 1997 and studied acting. Carlson then attended the Juilliard School in New York City, where he was a part of Group 30 in the Drama Division from 1997 to 2001.
Carlson, who has acted in the daytime serial since 2006, debuted as Freddie Luper, a singer who performed under the stage name Zarf. Later on, it was revealed that the character was a lesbian transvestite named Zoe. This was the first time a daytime serial had shown a transgender character’s coming-out tale.
Jeffrey Carlson Net Worth
According to several reports, Jeffrey Carlson has over $165.6 million net worth.
Jeffrey Carlson Tributes
Actress Susan Hart expressed her sorrow at Jeffrey Carlson’s passing, writing, “For those who haven’t received the news yet, I’m very sorry to share that Jeffrey has passed away.”
She stated that she still couldn’t wrap her head around the gravity of the actor’s death and waited to spread the news out of respect for his family’s privacy.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company posted a Facebook tribute, “STC is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jeffrey Carlson. Jeffrey gave beautiful and nuanced performances during his career, which took him from television and film to Broadway and, fortunately for us, to STC.”
Time Out New York theatrical critic Adam Feldman tweeted, “RIP Jeffrey Carlson, 48, exposed-nerve star of Broadway (Billy in The Goat, Marilyn in Taboo) and TV (the breakthrough trans role Zoe on All My Children)—a tragic loss of a powerful actor.”