Amazon Series 'Transparent' Has a Cast Worth Raving About

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Amazon may be no match yet for Netflix when it comes to online original programming, but that may chance with the premiere of their newest show, Transparent . The dramedy stars Jeffrey Tambor as Mort Pfefferman who, late in life, comes out to her wife and adult children as a transgender woman named Maura.

There's an enviable fount of talent both in front of and behind the camera. The series was created and directed by Jill Soloway, who cut her chops working on Alan Ball's acclaimed Six Feet Under for HBO and also served as showrunner for Showtime's The United States Of Tara. And the cast, including Tambor, is a veritable who's-who of terrific character actors and perennial supporting players, the kind of people who make you scratch your head and think, "Where do I know them from?" Well, wonder no longer. Here's where you know them from...

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