Tommy Dorfman (born May 13, 1992 ) is an American actress best known for playing Ryan Shaver in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why (2017). In July 2021, Dorfman came out as a trans woman and began to use she/her pronouns.
Dorfman was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia to a Jewish family. She is a cousin of The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman. Dorfman graduated from Fordham University's drama program in 2015 with a B.A. in theatre arts.
Dorfman is queer. Dorfman and Peter Zurkuhlen became engaged in April 2015 and married in Portland, Maine on November 12, 2016.
After graduating from university, Dorfman was cast in the role of Ryan Shaver on the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, which premiered in 2017. Also that year, she helped design a fashion collection with ASOS, and, in October, was honored with the Rising Star Award by GLAAD.
In November 2017, Dorfman came out as non-binary, and later changed her pronouns to they/them. On July 22, 2021, Dorfman came out as a transgender woman, and updated her pronouns to she/her. She revealed in an interview that she has been "privately identifying and living as a woman" for almost a year.