Jamie Clayton, who plays Nomi Marks In Netflix's original series Sense8, recently praised series co-creator Lana Wachowski.

Sense8, a play on the word sensate, was created by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski.

Nomi is one one of eight characters on the show who are coping with a new-found ability to communicate with each other in a dimension that transcends reality. She is also a lesbian transgender woman.

Clayton is also transgender, as is Lana Wachowski.

[Sense8] is so unique,” Clayton told GLAAD. “Empathy has never been shown like this. I wanted to be a part of telling these characters' stories.”

“For Nomi specifically, it's that her story isn't about her transition, her transness. She just happens to be trans. Her story is about her strength, courage and love. She has a job, a relationship, and now 7 special friends.”

“Nomi is a survivor and a hero,” she added. “Just like Lana.”