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'Modern Family': Transgender Child Actor to Guest Star

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson (speaking), Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, and the rest of the "Modern Family" cast accept the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series onstage during the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. (Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016 05:34 AM

ABC's hit show "Modern Family" has cast a transgender child actor to guest star in an upcoming episode.

Jackson Millarker, who identifies as a boy, will play a boy named Tom, who's a friend of Lily. Lily is the daughter of gay couple Cam and Mitchell, played on the show by Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

A spokeswoman for ABC has confirmed Millarker's appearance.

Director Ryan Case posted a photo on Instagram of herself alongside 8-year-old Millarker.

She said Millarker is "just wonderful" and one of many reasons Case loves being a part of the show.

A synopsis of the episode titled "A Stereotypical Day" says Cam and Mitchell overhear Lily insulting Tom and use the moment to teach her a lesson about acceptance.

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