Joey Soloway

Joey Soloway

Date of Birth

Birthday: September 26
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Joey Soloway is nonbinary and their pronouns are they/them.

Joey Soloway is the creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series Transparent, a poignant comedy that artfully explores identity, love, god and boundaries through the lives of a complicated American family. Transparent received twenty-four Emmy nominations and eight Emmy awards -- including two for Solowayʼs directing – as well as two Golden Globes. Soloway also co-created the Emmy nominated and critically acclaimed I Love Dick, based on the cult novel by Chris Kraus.

Joey Soloway is nonbinary and their pronouns are they/them.

Joey Soloway is the creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series Transparent, a poignant comedy that artfully explores identity, love, god and boundaries through the lives of a complicated American family. Transparent received twenty-four Emmy nominations and eight Emmy awards -- including two for Solowayʼs directing – as well as two Golden Globes. Soloway also co-created the Emmy nominated and critically acclaimed I Love Dick, based on the cult novel by Chris Kraus.

Soloway is currently developing four feature films. Joey is set to write and direct Red Sonja, based on the iconic comic book character, for Millennium Films, Topple, Campbell/Grobman Films and Cinelou Films. They are also partnering with Julianne Moore on Mothertrucker, an epic feature that follows a college student's unlikely adventure with Mothertrucker, wild, holy and fearless ice road trucker in Alaska. Soloway is also set to direct Ride, a biopic about Sally Ride, the first American woman to journey to space and her legendary mission. Their other films in development are The Rules Do Not Apply based on Ariel Levy's lauded memoir and Ten Aker Wood, a coming of age drama about two couples in a forest retreat who encounter the reality of power, betrayal and weed.

Most recently, Soloway directed the If You Let Us Play campaign for Nike and is represented by The Corner Shop. They co-founded The Disruptor's Lab, an artist empowerment network and strategic initiative of Timeʼs Up.

Soloway's brand, TOPPLE PRODUCTIONS, an intersectional revolution in TV and film has recently added TOPPLE BOOKS, an imprint of Little A.  Joey  has published two memoirs, She Wants It - Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy from Crown/PRH and Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants from Free Press/Simon and Schuster.  Soloway was a writer/producer on Six Feet Under, United States Of Tara and their first feature film, Afternoon Delight, won the directing award at Sundance in 2013. Soloway also co-created the community organization East Side Jews and the spoken word series sit nʼ spin, plus live theatrical experiences the Real Live Brady Bunch, the Miss Vagina Pageant, and Hollywood Hellhouse.

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Awards & Nominations

9 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2016
  • Winner
  • Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway), Directed by
  • Transparent
  • "Man On The Land"
  • Amazon
  • Amazon Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway), Executive Producer
  • Transparent
  • Amazon
  • Amazon Studios
Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Jill Soloway, Executive Producer
  • This is Me
  • EW.com
  • A Wifey TV Production
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Winner
  • Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway), Directed by
  • Transparent
  • "Best New Girl"
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Amazon Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway), Executive Producer
  • Transparent
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Amazon Studios
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway), Written by
  • Transparent
  • "Pilot"
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Amazon Studios
Outstanding Drama Series - 2005
  • Nominee
  • Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway), Supervising Producer
  • Six Feet Under
  • HBO
Outstanding Drama Series - 2003
  • Nominee
  • Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway), Supervising Producer
  • Six Feet Under
  • HBO
Outstanding Drama Series - 2002
 Jill Soloway and Isaac Soloway-Strozier at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
Jay Duplass and Jill Soloway at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Gaby Hoffmann, Alexandra Grey, and Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Gaby Hoffmann and Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Jill Soloway at the 67th  Emmys Governors Ball.
Jill Soloway at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
Terrence Howard, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jill Soloway backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Bradley Whitford presents Jill Soloway an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Host Dana Delaney presents the award to Jill Soloway, producer of Transparent, at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Jill Soloway accepts the award for Transparent at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Jill Soloway with her award for Transparent at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Actor Jay Duplass and creator Jill Soloway of Transparent arrive at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.Actor Jay Duplann and producer
Jill Soloway arrives at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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 Jill Soloway and Isaac Soloway-Strozier at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
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 Jill Soloway and Isaac Soloway-Strozier at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Jay Duplass and Jill Soloway at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Jay Duplass and Jill Soloway at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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Gaby Hoffmann, Alexandra Grey, and Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Gaby Hoffmann, Alexandra Grey, and Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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Gaby Hoffmann and Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Gaby Hoffmann and Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Jill Soloway at the 67th  Emmys Governors Ball.
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Jill Soloway and guest  at the 67th  Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Jill Soloway at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Jill Soloway at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Terrence Howard, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jill Soloway backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Terrence Howard, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jill Soloway backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Bradley Whitford presents Jill Soloway an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Bradley Whitford presents Jill Soloway an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jill Soloway on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Host Dana Delaney presents the award to Jill Soloway, producer of Transparent, at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Host Dana Delaney presents the award to Jill Soloway, producer of Transparent, at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Jill Soloway accepts the award for Transparent at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Jill Soloway accepts the award for Transparent at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Jill Soloway with her award for Transparent at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Jill Soloway with her award for Transparent at the awards presentation at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Actor Jay Duplass and creator Jill Soloway of Transparent arrive at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.Actor Jay Duplann and producer
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Actor Jay Duplass and creator Jill Soloway of Transparent arrive at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Jill Soloway arrives at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Jill Soloway arrives at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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