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Nyle DiMarco is a role model for the Deaf and LGBTQ communities

In honor of Pride Month, NBC Out is highlighting and celebrating a new generation of LGBTQ trailblazers, creators and newsmakers. Visit our full #Pride30 list here. Nyle DiMarco became the first deaf contestant to participate in “America’s Next Top Model” when he was scouted by its producers in 2015. By the end of the year, he had skyrocketed to stardom as the show’s first deaf winner.
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Nyle DiMarco talks about his deeply personal new memoir Deaf Utopia

When Nyle DiMarco walks into a room, all eyes are on him. His chiseled features, inviting smile and striking blue eyes may have something to do with it. But his hands are the real center of attention, parlaying words and sentences visually through the beautiful and complex language that is American Sign Language. DiMarco, 32, is an activist, model, actor, producer and icon in the Deaf community, one that he represents with pride. So it's fitting that the back cover of DiMarco's new memoir Deaf Utopia, out now, has him proudly displaying the Deaf Power pose. As for the front cover, "Funny enough, the [blue] background color, we didn't pick," DiMarco recalls during a conversation at the EW offices in Los Angeles in late April. "[Harper Collins] just thought it looked really good. And I said, well, do you know that turquoise is actually the color of the deaf flag?"
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Nyle Dimarco on Sharing Stories That Make Him Who He Is in 'Deaf Utopia'

Model, actor, and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, along with interpreter Greyson Van Pelt, joined Cheddar News to talk about his new book "Deaf Utopia" and deaf representation in Hollywood. DiMarco gave a glimpse into what his book focuses on. "I've always felt like audiences think that they know me well, but there are so many other stories that really make me who I am. And I'm excited to share those," he said. DiMarco also hoped he was able to capture in its pages the centuries of oppression that have been faced by the deaf community.

Nyle DiMarco: What the big 'CODA' win means to a Deaf actor like me

The moment Troy Kotsur was announced as the best supporting actor winner at the Oscars, the Dolby Theater exploded. Just about every single person in the audience rose up to cheer on the first deaf Oscar winner in 35 years. Goosebumps prickled my arms as Troy took hold of his Oscar. At that moment, millions of people watching on their TVs all over the world were introduced to an extraordinary talent and an even better person.

Peacock's Queer as Folk Reboot Adds DWTS/Top Model Winner Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco is booking a trip to the Big Easy. The actor will appear in Peacock’s upcoming Queer as Folk reimagining as a charming grad student, TVLine has learned exclusively. DiMarco made history (twice!) as the first deaf contestant to win America’s Next Top Model (2015) and Dancing With the Stars (2016). His acting credits include roles on Switched at Birth, Difficult People, This Close and Station 19. Peacock’s new take on Queer as Folk, which explores a “diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy,” stars Devin Way (Grey’s Anatomy), Fin Argus (Clouds), Jesse James Keitel (Big Sky), newcomer Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly (Hacks) and Ryan O’Connell (Special). Additional recurring guest stars include Kim Cattrall (How I Met Your Father), Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets), Ed Begley Jr. (Young Sheldon), Armand Fields (Work in Progress), Chris Renfro (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Eric Graise (Locke & Key), Sachin Bhatt (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Benito Skinner (Search Party). The new Queer as Folk is created by writer/director Stephen Dunn, who executive-produces alongside writer Jaclyn Moore, Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, original British series creator Russell T. Davies, Nicola Shindler, Louise Pedersen and director Brian Dannelly.

Nyle DiMarco on Four-Year Journey Writing Memoir ‘Deaf Utopia’: “Everyone Has a Story to Tell”

Hollywood’s deaf community has come more sharply into focus in 2021 thanks to the breakout success of Sian Heder’s Coda (acquired at Sundance for a record-breaking sum) and the first deaf superhero in a Marvel film with Lauren Ridloff’s turn in Chloé Zhao’s Eternals. Actor, model and activist Nyle DiMarco will add to the conversation with an upcoming memoir titled Deaf Utopia: A Memoir and a Love Letter to a Way of Life. The Hollywood Reporter received a first look at the volume’s cover, (see below), and the 32-year-old explained the vision for his debut. “The book is a lot about...

‘CODA’ Star Troy Kotsur, Nyle DiMarco to Star in Sports Drama ‘Flash Before the Bang’

CODA star Troy Kotsur has been cast in sports drama Flash Before the Bang, along with Nyle DiMarco and Deanne Bray. The project tells the true story of an all-deaf high school track and field team from the Oregon School for the Deaf, which overcame discrimination and adversity on their way to an unprecedented victory against the much larger Oregon public schools, becoming the Oregon State Track and Field Champions in 1986. Kotsur will play the lead role of Coach Farrior, with DiMarco attached to play the assistant coach, and Bray set as Mrs. Warner, the mother of Jake, the student athlete...

Netflix's 'Audible': Nyle DiMarco, Matt Ogens on Making the Doc About a Deaf Athlete (Exclusive)

Now streaming on Netflix, Audible is the powerful and immersive coming-of-age documentary directed by Matt Ogens and executive produced by Nyle DiMarco. The 40-minute film follows a Maryland School for the Deaf football player named Amaree McKenstry as well as his teammates and friends as they navigate their senior year of high school and start to grapple with the reality of what comes next.

Nyle DiMarco discusses activism and representation in SU talk

Nyle DiMarco, a model, deaf activist, and ambassador for the deaf community, closed the spring University Lectures series on Tuesday with a conversation about representation and his experiences as a deaf person. The lecture was moderated by Kate Corbett Pollack, the coordinator for SU’s Disability Cultural Center, and translated in...