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Who Is Talisa Garcia? Her Bio, Partner, Before Surgery, Age

Meet actress Talisa Garcia who is starring in Disney+ Willow. This article covers details about her partner, before the surgery picture, her age, her parents, and her career.

Keep reading to learn more about Talisa.

Talisa Garcia On Disney+ Willow

Transgender actress Talisa Garcia has been cast in the upcoming Disney+ series Willow, also a reboot. Willow is about a princess who embarks on a mission to search for her twin brother. The original show aired in 1988. The spinoff is set years after the original plot.

The actress will appear on the show as a queen and mother to Tony Revolori’s character. She also made history as being the first openly transgender actor who is cast in production by Disney-owned Lucasfilm.

Talisa Garcia Net Worth

According to some sources, Talisa Garcia has a net worth of more than $500K net worth.

Talisa learned about a transgender actress through a doctor who diagnosed her as a transsexual. They gave her a book about the James Bond actress Caroline Cossey. Caroline starred opposite Roger Moore in the 1981 movie For Your Eyes Only. Talisa said: “Reading about this Bond girl that used to be a guy, I had a light at the end of a tunnel. If she could do it, I could do it.”

Talisa Garcia trained at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She completed her master’s in acting at the Arts Educational School London in 2003. A year later, she debuted her acting career with uncredited roles.

She landed the role of Suzi Bradley in Silent Witness (2004) which was the first big role of her career. Some of the other movies and TV shows she appeared in are Doctors, Miracle Workers, Serve and Protect, The Girlfriend Experience, Decrypted, and Gigi 33 among a few others.

One other highlight of her career was playing Kim Vogel in BBC’s Baptiste.

The actress says that she was cast in the BBC drama mainly because there is no indication that she was formerly a man. Talisa said: “With a lot of the auditions for roles I’ve had in the past, they’ve always said to me I ‘wasn’t transgender enough’. But in Baptiste, you’re not meant to know that she is. She’s not the obvious transgender person.”

“With transgender characters, it has always been the same — the 6ft tall builder with a wig tilted to the side. Thankfully we’ve moved on.” Talisa shared, “Now, with getting Baptiste, I’m actually quite relieved that everyone knows. It’s a big weight off my shoulders.”

Does Talisa Garcia Have A Partner?

After all, Talisa Garcia is a beautiful transgender woman, and men were always hitting on her. However, she never shared anything about herself with them.

She opened up about her dating life with The Sun, “They’re going to start thinking of a million and one scenarios of what’s going on ‘down there.'”

Talisa added further, “They don’t know how good the operation is. When I’ve slept with men and after it’s gone a couple of months, I’ve told them. They’ve said, ‘It’s impossible, I’d know. No operation can do that.’”

Talisa claimed that her partners didn’t care if she was a man before. However, not all men she had relationships with accepted her. She reminisced about one man who reacted badly and his family drove her out of the town she lived in at the time, threatening to mutilate and kill her.

But Talisa said: “It’s instilled in my DNA to survive.”

As of 2022, Talisa appears to be single based on her social media posts.

Talisa Garcia Before Surgery

In 1991, Talisa Garcia started taking illegal female hormones she got from older people in the trans community. Her facial hair stopped growing and her breasts started to develop. Through her parents’ support, Talisa Garcia was able to have a full-s*x change surgery when she turned 18. She described the six-hour s*x-change operation as “dangerous and brutal”.

Her mother’s hands shook as she signed the slew of consent paperwork, and she recalls her mother repeatedly asking if she was sure.

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Talisa Garcia before surgery (Pic: The Sun)

Talisa revealed to The Sun, “When I was a kid, everybody used to call me ‘boy girl’ and ‘sissy’. I used to wear lip gloss and I was the only boy in the school doing ballet. But no one ever picked on me. All the tough kids in school were my best friends.”

“My parents said to me, ‘When you were three or four, we knew you were different.’ But they thought I was going to be a gay boy,” the actress added more. “When I was six or seven, I was playing with dolls. I didn’t want to cut my hair and I kept asking why the girls wore dresses but I had to wear shorts.”

The operation allowed her to embrace her sexuality as well as start a new career as an actress.

Talisa Garcia Height

Talisa Garcia stands tall under the height of 5 feet 7 inches.

How Old Is Talisa Garcia?

As of April 2022, Talisa Garcia is 48 years old. She was born during the 1973 Chilean coup.

Talisa Garcia Family

Talisa Garcia is a Chilean-born actress. She was separated from her parents for the rest of her life during the disruption, which killed hundreds. She has no idea what happened to her biological parents.

Her adoptive parents, her university lecturer mom, and her engineer father found her in the streets of Chile. The family fled Chile in 1977 and eventually settled in Swansea. When she turned 13, she moved to London because she couldn’t live in a male body anymore.

Talisa said: “I became depressed and tried to take my own life. I’d taken sleeping pills and cut my wrists. I wanted to have a vagina.”

She added, “When I woke up in hospital they asked, ‘Why have you done this?’ I said, ‘I’m not happy because I want to be a woman and I can’t be. The doctors said to my parents, ‘Whatever happens, this child will commit suicide if you don’t do something.’ I could not live as a man. In the hospital, I wanted to jump out of the window. I was not scared of dying.”

Later, she was sectioned and kept in a psychiatric ward and said “it was the best thing that ever happened to me”.

Talisa has featured her mother in September and October 2016 posts. Based on her IG, her mother turned 90 years old in January 2022. She also has an elder brother who she had featured on her IG in January 2021.

Talisa Garcia Birth Name

Talisa Garcia’s birth name was Joseph. Puerto Rican model and actress Talisa Soto became the inspiration for her new name who was a Bond girl in 1989’s Licence To Kill. Mirror.co.uk reported that she was raised as Jose by middle-class adoptive parents.

The outlet reported that at school, she would tie her cardigan around her waist and pretend it was a skirt, and wear her mum’s clothes, heels and make-up. Her classmates called her ‘Josie’.

Related FAQs

  • When Is Talisa Garcia Birthday?

Talisa Garcia celebrates her birthday on 14 May.

  • Where Is Talisa Garcia From?

Talisa Garcia grew up in Wales. She has lived in the UK since she was four years old. She is currently based in London.

  • Is Talisa Garcia On Instagram?

Meet Talisa Garcia on Instagram (@talisagarcia1) and Twitter (@talisagarcia1).

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