Born and raised in Queens, New York, Brandon Kyle Goodman took acting very seriously from an early age. That passion pulled him towards the famed Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Goodman, who uses both he and they pronouns, brings a range of diverse and powerful characters to life on the stage and screen whether writing or voicing roles for Netflix’s animated series Big Mouth or leading its spinoff series Human Resources. As an activist, Goodman uses their social media platform to host a series called “Messy Monday’s” where he hilariously entertains and thoughtfully educates viewers about all things racial justice, sexual health and wellness. Last fall, they added author to their resume with the release of You Gotta Be You, an exploration of race, sexuality and gender through humorous, honest and autobiographical storytelling. —K.M.