Trans or Gay? Hannah Waddingham’s Sexuality Explored

Allan Ivanov

Trans or Gay? Hannah Waddingham’s Sexuality Explored – Many fans wonder if Hannah Waddingham is gay or trans since she has played multiple homosexual characters and regularly supports the LGBTQ+ community. However, we would like to clarify that she is straight.

Hannah Waddingham is a versatile British actress who is mostly known for playing the role of Rebecca Welton in the comedy series Ted Lasso (2020–2023). She has even won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2021 and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2021 and 2022.

Her other notable credits include Game of Thrones, Sex Education, Les Misérables, and Willow. Aside from her television success, Waddingham has made significant contributions to the world of theater, winning prizes for her performances in a variety of West End and Broadway plays, including Spamalot and The Wizard of Oz.

Recently, Hannah Waddingham has been making headlines as many people seem to be concerned about her sexuality. Since she has shown immense support to the LGBTQ+ community over the years as well as played homosexual characters multiple times, many people wonder if she is trans or gay. Well, here is your answer.

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Hannah Waddingham Is Not Transgender or Gay: She Has Forever Been Straight!

Speculations about Hannah Waddingham‘s (@hannah_waddingham) sexuality are spreading all over the Internet in recent days. While some believe she is transgender, some people think she is gay. However, neither of the rumors are true. She is and has forever been a straight woman.

Her noteworthy representations of homosexual characters in queer-friendly television series including Sex Education, Willow, and Game of Thrones as well as openly supporting the LGBTQ+ community may have sparked rumors about her sexual orientation. Her masculine facial features might have added flame to the fire. Still, it’s important to make things clear. Previously, she addressed her queer fans and support for the community saying,

It wouldn’t cross my mind to not lift the LGBTQ community up. Too often, people look at the exterior of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s why I wanted to do RuPaul’s Drag Race, because I wanted to take a look into the brilliant performers people are as well, and to not just be defined by the obvious things that everyone else defines them by.

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Although her on-screen demeanor and advocacy activities have positioned her as a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, it is critical to note that these features do not reflect her sexual orientation.

The fact that Waddingham has previously solely dated men suggests that her romantic choices are compatible with a straight orientation. Contrary to popular belief, Hannah Waddingham does not identify as trans or gay.

Hannah Waddingham Was Once Told That She Would Never Succeed on Screen!

Hannah Waddingham recently shared that a drama teacher once told her that her appearance would never let her succeed on television. She explained,

I had one drama teacher that said to the whole class: ‘Oh Hannah will never work on screen because she looks like one side of her face has had a stroke…I thought, I will do. Come h*ll or high water, I will work on screen.

Waddingham has won an Emmy, a Critics’ Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for playing Richmond FC owner Rebecca Welton in Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso.

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The South London native has previously appeared on Game of Thrones and Sex Education, and she was a popular favorite when she co-hosted last year’s Eurovision Song Contest.  Before she found fame on screen, she was a leading lady on stage in the West End and Broadway.