100 Women We Love: Class Of 2018

Each one of these women, in her own unique way, is a role model who exemplifies the best of the LGBTQ community.

Alice Kremelberg

Photo by Naje Lataillade

An actor in film, television, and theatre, Alice Kremelberg has worked alongside luminaries such as Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Nathan Lane, Cynthia Nixon, and Debra Messing. Now, she gets to join the incredible team behind Orange is the New Black. Kremelberg will appear in a recurring role as Nicole Eckelcamp in the new season, which premieres later this summer. You can also revel in Kremelberg’s acting prowess in Doomsday as Sorrell, and in Caroline Stucky’s film Us as Helen, to name a couple of her other projects. On stage, she originated the role of Reba in Ruby Rae Spiegel’s play Dry Land. “I find it incredibly rewarding to meet and collaborate with LGBTQIA people, to seek out and tell these stories,” Kremelberg says. “To see and be seen… is everything.” Kremelberg is also taking up directing, writing, and producing, with the documentary series HERassment and the film Jack and Jane. “I feel like one of the most rewarding aspects of this work is that I am constantly learning — about myself and others,” Kremelberg says. “It’s a never-ending game of discovery. I keep meeting myself again and again in the work and in these characters. I think that this can be a place where real empathy and understanding meet, which are vital to thrive as a community.” To the LGBTQ community, her message is to “Know that you are important. Your experience and your voices are necessary.” —SEJ