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Laverne Cox


Laverne Cox was born on May 29, 1972 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Grandma (2015) and Carla (2011). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black Sophia Burset
(2013-2017)
Grandma
Grandma Deathy
(2015)
Carla
Carla Cinnamon
(2011)
Musical Chairs
Musical Chairs Chantelle
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 Doubt (TV Series)
Cameron Wirth
- Finally (2017) ... Cameron Wirth
- Clean Burn (2017) ... Cameron Wirth
- Pilot (2017) ... Cameron Wirth
 2017/II Freak Show
Felicia Watts
 2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Sheena
- Leo Castellano Is My Son (2015) ... Sheena (voice)
 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.

Trivia:

She was named one of OUT Magazine's 100 most influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people for 2013. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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