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FROM HELLRAISER TO TRAILBLAZER

TOMMY DORFMAN WAS A TEEN TEARAWAY WHO ENDED UP IN REHAB. BUT HE’S TURNED HIS LIFE AROUND AND NOW HAS A STARRING ROLE IN THE NETFLIX SERIES, 13 REASONS WHY

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Tommy Dorfman

The new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which boasts Selena Gomez as an executive producer, follows the story of how the discovery of box of tapes following schoolgirl Hannah Baker’s suicide turns the lives of those she blamed for her death upsidedown. Tommy Dorfman plays one of the characters who find themselves in the spotlight.

In the real world, Dorfman, 24, has had his own tumultuous life story that could easily make its very own gritty TV drama. Born in Atlanta, Georgia — the “gay Mecca of the south” as he puts it — he struggled through school, bullied for his more femme characteristics.

As with many gay men, he buried himself beneath a veneer of “straight-acting” masculinity, suppressing himself until he found release in the city’s queer club scene, where he began partying. He moved to New York, aged 18, to study acting. By then he was on the early steps down a path of drink and drug addiction that would lead him into a cycle of self-destruction. It wasn’t until he met his now-husband Peter Zurkuhlen that he found the strength to pull himself from the grip of addiction.

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