Laverne Cox


Laverne Cox Brief Biography

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer, 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 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, Cameron Wirth on Doubt on CBS.

Cox is also known for appearing 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

• Katherine Heigl's canceled 'Doubt' to air remaining episodes this summer
• Laverne Cox breaking new ground for network TV, says 'Doubt' co-creator
• Katherine Heigl: I "loved every second" of producing 'State of Affairs'
• Katherine Heigl talks forbidden 'Doubt' and 'Grey's Anatomy' romances

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