Grey’s Anatomy Welcomes First Recurring Non-Binary Doctor To Show

ER Fightmaster makes Grey’s Anatomy history as Dr. Kai Bartley, the series’ first non-binary recurring character. (ABC)

Grey’s Anatomy chose ER Fightmaster as their first non-binary character in a recurring role, and the fans are here for it.

Fightmaster first appeared in Episode Three of Season 18 as the non-binary neuroscientist, Dr. Kai Bartley, who has now become a recurring character.

Kai first appeared as Dr. Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo) was invited to visit a well-funded Minnesota hospital. The hospital team wanted Meredith to be part of their team trying to cure Parkinson’s disease, and they asked neurosurgeon Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) to join them on the trip to help her out. decide on their career choice.

As it turned out, Kai was part of the Minnesota research team and Amelia was familiar with their work. Meredith and Amelia eventually join the team and will split their time between Minnesota and Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital – the fictional Seattle hospital where Grey’s Anatomy is based.

Kai is “dedicated to their craft and extremely talented at what they do,” according to ABC’s character description. They are also “confident as hell” and “able to make even the most detailed and mundane science look horny and cool.”

ABC also hinted that Kai and Amelia “will grow closer to their mutual love for medicine and the brain.”

Grey’s Anatomy fans have already figured out the character chemistry after the few scenes Kai and Amelia shared on the show – and they’re really looking forward to the duo ‘bonding’.

Variety reported that this is the first time a non-binary actor has played a doctor on the show. However, Grey’s Anatomy has had LGBT + portrayal in the past as trans actor Alex Blue Davis played Surgical Resident Casey Parker from Season 14-16.

Non-binary actor Sara Ramirez previously starred in the series.

Grey’s Anatomy Also included a trans storyline in Season 14 with trans actor Candis Cayne playing a patient who visited Gray Sloan for a vaginoplasty.

Fightmaster debuted as part of Chicago’s famous Second City Theater, which has a notable jumping off point for many famous comedians and actors like Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, and many more.

The non-binary actor is best known for his role as Emily on Hulu’s Acute and like Alexis in the Showtime series Work in progress.

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