Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1972-05-29 (50 years old)
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Laverne Cox (born May 29, 1972) is an American actress and LGBT advocate. She rose to prominence with her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, becoming the first transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in any acting category, and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since composer 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, making her the first transgender woman to win the award. In 2017, she became the first transgender person to play a transgender series regular on US broadcast TV as Cameron Wirth on CBS's Doubt.Cox appeared as a contestant on the first season of VH1's reality show I Want to Work for Diddy, and co-produced and co-hosted 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. In June 2014, Cox became the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine. Cox is the first transgender person to appear on the cover of a Cosmopolitan magazine, with her February 2018 cover on the South African edition. She is also the first transgender person to have a wax figure of herself at Madame Tussauds. Contemporary Black biography. Volume 122 : profiles from the international Black community. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, Cengage Learning. 2015. ISBN 9781573024310. OCLC 904154846.

Early Life

Cox was born in Mobile, Alabama, and was raised by a single mother and grandmother within the AME Zion church. She has an identical twin brother, M Lamar, who portrayed the pre-transitioning Sophia (as Marcus) in Orange Is the New Black. Cox has stated that she attempted suicide at the age of 11, when she noticed that she had developed feelings for her male classmates and had been bullied for several years for not acting "the way someone assigned male at birth was supposed to act".She is a graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Alabama, where she studied creative writing before switching to dance. She then studied for two years at Indiana University Bloomington before transferring to Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where she switched from dancing (specifically classical ballet) to acting. During her first season on Orange Is the New Black, she was still appearing at a restaurant on the Lower East Side as a drag queen (where she had applied initially to work as a waitress).

Filmography

All 52

Movies 27

TV shows 25

Self 24

Voice 1

Narrator 1

Kacy Duke
Inventing Anna (2022)

Inventing Anna (2022)

TV show
Self
Framing Agnes (2022)

Framing Agnes (2022)

Movie
Detective Nevin
Jolt (2021)

Jolt (2021)

Movie
Virgie
Bad Hair (2021)

Bad Hair (2021)

Movie
Laverne
Senior Entourage (2021)

Senior Entourage (2021)

Movie
Amend: The Fight for America (2021)

Amend: The Fight for America (2021)

TV show
Gail
Promising Young Woman (2020)

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Movie
7.5
Self - Actress
Disclosure (2020)

Disclosure (2020)

Movie
Herself
Visible: Out On Television (2020)

Visible: Out On Television (2020)

TV show
7.6
Bomb Instructor
Charlie's Angels (2019)

Charlie's Angels (2019)

Movie
6.05
Self
Savage X Fenty Show (2019)

Savage X Fenty Show (2019)

Movie
Self
A Little Late with Lilly Singh (2019)

A Little Late with Lilly Singh (2019)

TV show
6.67
Cybill
Can You Keep a Secret? (2019)

Can You Keep a Secret? (2019)

Movie
3.6
Kiana
A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019)

A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019)

TV show
Liquia
Weird City (2019)

Weird City (2019)

TV show
4.22
We Won't Be Erased (2018)

We Won't Be Erased (2018)

Movie
Herself
Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler (2018)

Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler (2018)

TV show
Narrator (voice)
The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom (2018)

The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom (2018)

Movie
Self - Host
Glam Masters (2018)

Glam Masters (2018)

TV show
Felicia Watts
Freak Show (2018)

Freak Show (2018)

Movie
Self
Gavin Grimm vs. (2017)

Gavin Grimm vs. (2017)

Movie
Narrator
Time Marches Forward & So Do We (2017)

Time Marches Forward & So Do We (2017)

Movie
Self
Absolutely Trans Is Beautiful! (2017)

Absolutely Trans Is Beautiful! (2017)

Movie
Cameron Wirth
Doubt (2017)

Doubt (2017)

TV show
Self
The Trans List (2016)

The Trans List (2016)

Movie
Dr. Frank-N-Furter
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016)

Movie
Herself - Panelist
Match Game (2016)

Match Game (2016)

TV show
Self - Interviewer
Free CeCe (2016)

Free CeCe (2016)

Movie
Deathy
Grandma (2015)

Grandma (2015)

Movie
6
Lip Sync Battle (2015)

Lip Sync Battle (2015)

TV show
4.17
Self - Presenter
The T Word (2014)

The T Word (2014)

Movie
Chardonnay
Grand Street (2014)

Grand Street (2014)

Movie
Self
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)

TV show
6.67
Margot
Faking It (2014)

Faking It (2014)

TV show
6.09
Self
Gay Positive (2014)

Gay Positive (2014)

Movie
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV show
3.5
Self
A World of Dreams: Voices from the Out100 (2013)

A World of Dreams: Voices from the Out100 (2013)

Movie
Dr. Laken Perillos
The Blacklist (2013)

The Blacklist (2013)

TV show
6.59
Sophia Burset
Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

TV show
5.85
Sheena
The Mindy Project (2012)

The Mindy Project (2012)

TV show
5.5
Blithe Stargazer
The Exhibitionists (2012)

The Exhibitionists (2012)

Movie
Cinnamon
Carl(a) (2011)

Carl(a) (2011)

Movie
Bartender
Down This Road (2010)

Down This Road (2010)

Movie
Self - Guest Judge
Project Runway (2004)

Project Runway (2004)

TV show
8
Laverne Cox
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

TV show
6.07
Self - Guest Co-Host / Self - Guest
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Self
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

TV show
5.67
Law & Order (1990)

Law & Order (1990)

TV show
5.78
Self - Guest
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV show
Self - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards (1984)

MTV Video Music Awards (1984)

TV show
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV show
Uglies

Uglies

Movie
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Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1972-05-29 (50 years old)

Birth name
Roderick Laverne Cox

Place of birth
Mobile, United States of America

Siblings
M Lamar

Citizenships
United States of America

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