Rebecca Root is a British actress and stand-up comedian. She was rated 18th in The Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List 2014, which named her as one of the very few openly trans actresses in mainstream television, alongside Laverne Cox and Adèle Anderson. She plays the leading role in the 2015–2016 BBC2 sitcom Boy Meets Girl.
Root is also a voice coach, teaching at the East 15 Acting School and from her home in Highgate, London. She started that career after she transitioned and acting work became harder to find. She graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Master of Arts in Vocal Studies. Her thesis, “There and Back Again: Adventures in Genderland”, has since been published in the peer reviewed journal Voice and Speech Review, and she advertises voice therapy specifically for transgender people to help them “find a voice they feel fits their gender”.