D’Lo is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comedian whose work ranges stand-up comedy, solo theater, plays, films and music production, poetry and spoken word. He is currently part of QORE, a Queer South Asian Comedic Artists Collective, created in response to the rising ideology of intolerance both in Modi's India and Trump's America. He is currently in development on a scripted series based on his life via Sameer Gardezi’s BTR Media and was started at Paul Feig’s Powderkeg Media. He will be appearing in the upcoming NBC Universal feature BROS starring Billy Eichner, directed by Nicholas Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow. Other tv/film credits include co-starring in the HBO series LOOKING as Taj, on the Amazon series TRANSPARENT, the Netflix series SENSE 8 and USA’s Mr. ROBOT. In Sundance Fellow Adelina Anthony’s feature-length film BRUISING FOR BESOS he plays the supporting role of Rani. He also appears in various Buzzfeed and Fusion videos, on the web series EASTSIDERS and DYKE CENTRAL and the Issa Rae/Project Greenlight produced MINIMUM WAGE.
Most recently, D’Lo was awarded the Artist Disruptor Fellowship through the Center for Cultural Performance and 5050x2020 an initiative started by Jill Soloway; and the Civic Media Fellowship through USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab and was named as a Cultural Trailblazer by The City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs. He also received the Sherwood Award in Theater in 2021 from Center Theater Group. The documentary by Crescent Diamond based on D’Lo’s life/work, called Performing Girl, won the best short documentary award at Outfest, and he was part of the Emmy-Nominated mini-doc series THIS IS ME produced by Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker.
His is working on his own webseries PRIVATE DICK. He has also been featured in The Guardian, NBC, and The Advocate and on CNN. Aside from touring and facilitating workshops on the university/college circuit, D’Lo has also been touring his solo shows. His first solo show, Ramble-Ations: A One D’Lo Show (dir. Adelina Anthony) received the NPN Creation Fund Grant inclusive of residencies in 9 US cities with additional support from the Durfee Foundation Grant.