Actress--Pose, FX Network
Dominique “Tyra A. Ross” Jackson (she/her/hers) is a New York-based actress, author, and model is best known for her role as Elektra Abundance on the FX television series, “Pose.” Born in Scarborough, Tobago, Jackson fled to the United States at the age of eighteen, after experiencing bullying, abuse and family sexual rejection upon her coming out as transgender.
While living in Baltimore, Maryland in 1993, Jackson was introduced to the ballroom scene. She then lived in various "houses" and eventually settled in the House of Sinclair, which was stationed in New York City. After years of small and unpaid modeling gigs, she became a resident model for fashion designer Adrian Alicea in 2009 and walked for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. She has also modeled for Vogue España.
Jackson has appeared in “Call Me,” “Christopher Street: The Series,” and “My Truth, My Story”, a Caribbean LGBTQ Oral History and Storytelling Documentary Series produced by the Caribbean Equality Project.
Dominique has also appeared in the documentary “Visible: The LGBTQ Caribbean Diaspora” and the Oxygen reality television series “Strut” (2016). Her work on "Strut" earned her a GLAAD Media Award nomination.
In 2018, Jackson began appearing in the leading role of 'Elektra Abundance' on the FX series “Pose,” based on the ballroom culture in New York City in the late 1980s. As such, she was part of a historic moment in media representation as the first season boasted the largest cast of transgender actors ever for a scripted network series.
In addition to her modeling and acting career, Jackson has also released her autobiography The Trans-sexual from Tobago, and has worked for several non-profit organizations including the Bronx-based LGBTQ+ services organization Destination Tomorrow.