Laverne Cox


Laverne Cox Brief Biography

Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality star, and transgender activist. Cox has a recurring role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black as Sophia Burset, a transgender woman. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where she began acting.

Cox is best known 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 (which made her the first African-American transgender person to produce and star in her own TV show). Both those shows were nominated for GLAAD media awards for outstanding reality programs, and when Diddy won in 2009, Cox accepted the award at the GLAAD ceremony, giving a speech described by the San Francisco Sentinel as "among the most poignant because [it] reminded us how important it is to tell our stories, all of our stories." She has also acted in a number of TV shows and films, including Law and Order: SVU, Bored to Death, and Musical Chairs.

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• Katherine Heigl posts photo of her daughter Adelaide after pregnancy news
• 'Lip Sync Battle' third season to include Lupita Nyong'o, Ruby Rose and Ben Kingsley

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