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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 Carl[a] (2011). See full bio »

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

Known For

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black Sophia Burset
Grandma Deathy
Carl[a] Cinnamon


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 2015 Grandma
 2014 Grand Street
 2013 36 Saints
 2012 The Exhibitionists
Blithe Stargazer
 2011 Musical Chairs
 2011 Carl[a]
 2010 Bronx Paradise
 2009 Uncle Stephanie
 2004 The Kings of Brooklyn
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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[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.


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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