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'Modern Family' to feature 8-year-old transgender Jackson Millarker

Updated: Sep 27, 2016 11:04 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 27 (ANI): This week's episode of American television mockumentary, 'Modern Family' will feature openly transgender child actor Jackson Millarker.

Ryan Case, who directed the episode, took to Instagram to post a photo of herself with Millarker, introducing the child actor.

"This is Jackson Millarker," the 36-year-old Emmy winning director wrote, "He's 8 years old, from Atlanta, and just happens to be transgender. He plays Lily's friend Tom in this week's Modern Family and he's wonderful. One of the many reasons I love being part of this show."

According to the official episode description, Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) think they overhear Lily insulting her new pal, and have to take a "quick look in the mirror" before they teach her a lesson about acceptance.

The episode titled 'A Stereotypical Day,' is the second episode from the eighth season of 'Modern Family,' which airs every Wednesday on ABC. (ANI)