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Laverne Cox


Laverne Cox was born in Mobile, Alabama, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Musical Chairs (2011) and Grandma (2015). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Doubt (TV Movie) (filming)
Cameron Wirth
 2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Sheena
 2015 Grandma
Deathy
 2014 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (TV Series)
Adele Northrop
 2014 Faking It (TV Series)
Margot
- Lying Kings and Drama Queens (2014) ... Margot
 2014 Grand Street
Chardonnay
 2013 36 Saints
Genesuis
 2012 The Exhibitionists
Blithe Stargazer
 2012 Migraine (Short)
Lola
 2011 Musical Chairs
Chantelle
 2011 Carla
Cinnamon
 2010 Bronx Paradise
Hooker
 2009 Uncle Stephanie
Stephanie
 2009 Bored to Death (TV Series)
Transexual Prostitute
- Stockholm Syndrome (2009) ... Transexual Prostitute
 2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Minnie
- Sweetie (2008) ... Minnie
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Candace
- Closet (2008) ... Candace
 2008 All Night (Short)
Layla
 2004 The Kings of Brooklyn
Girl
 2000 Betty Anderson (Short)
Deirdre
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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[as one spokesperson for the transgender movement] Some folks, they just don't understand. And they need to get to know us as human beings. Others are just going to be opposed to us forever. But I do believe in the humanity of people and in people's capacity to love and to change.

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She has spoken in many interviews about the bullying and lack of support she received from both peers and teachers as a child in Alabama. Her third grade teacher warned her mother that she was sick and "would end up in New Orleans wearing a dress if we don't get him into therapy right away." As an adult, in her capacity as an LGBT activist, she has lectured at many universities, including New ... See more »

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