Laverne Cox


Laverne Cox Brief Biography

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress and LGBT advocate. She became known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, for which she became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the acting category, and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since composer/musician Angela Morley in 1990. In 2015, she won a Daytime Emmy Award in Outstanding Special Class Special as Executive Producer for Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. This made her the first openly transgender woman to win a Daytime Emmy as an Executive Producer; as well, The T Word is the first trans documentary to win a Daytime Emmy. Also in 2015, she became the first openly transgender person to have a wax figure of herself at Madame Tussauds. In 2017, she became the first transgender person to play a transgender series regular on broadcast TV as Cameron Wirth on Doubt on CBS.

Cox appeared as a contestant on the first season of VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy, and for producing and co-hosting the VH1 makeover television series TRANSform Me. In April 2014, Cox was honored by GLAAD with its Stephen F. Kolzak Award for her work as an advocate for the transgender community. On June 9, 2014, Cox became the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine.

Laverne Cox News

• Laverne Cox becomes new face of Beyonce's Ivy Park fashion line
• Laverne Cox, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hanks and Jane Lynch to serve as Creative Arts Emmys presenters
• 'America's Got Talent' recap: 7 more acts advance to live shows, including "Golden Buzzer" winner Celine Tam
• Katherine Heigl's canceled 'Doubt' to air remaining episodes this summer

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