Mia Farrow, Janet Mock and Jamie Clayton were among the celebrities who showed support for director Lilly Wachowski's coming out as a transgender woman.

The 48-year-old Wachowski said in a statement given to Chicago's Windy City Times that she decided to come out to avoid being outed by Britain's Daily Mail.

“So yeah, I'm transgender,” she wrote. “And yeah, I've transitioned.”

Wachowski's sister, Lana Wachowski, 50, came out publicly as a transgender woman in 2012.

The siblings are best known for directing The Matrix and its two sequels. More recently, they created Netflix's Sense8.

Jamie Clayton, who is transgender and plays a transgender lesbian on Sense8, tweeted: SO F*ING PROUD YASSS LILLY! I'm so grateful I get to call you my friend XX.”

Mia Farrow messaged: “The brilliant Wachowskis are now sisters, Lilly and Lana. I love them!!”

“Dear Lily Wachowski: Sorry your trans-ness warranted tabloid threats,” transgender author-television host Janet Mock tweeted, “but welcome to the sisterhood!”