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Laverne Cox


Laverne Cox is a two-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange is The New Black" where she plays the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset. Laverne is the first Trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and the... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black Sophia Burset / Sophia
(2013-2018)
Musical Chairs
Musical Chairs Chantelle
(2011)
Grandma
Grandma Deathy
(2015)

Filmography

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  Spirited (TV Movie) (announced)
Psychic
 2013-2018 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Sophia Burset / Sophia
- Episode #6.6 (2018) ... Sophia
- F*ck, Marry, Frieda (2017) ... Sophia Burset
- Litchfield's Got Talent (2017) ... Sophia Burset
- Riot FOMO (2017) ... Sophia Burset
- Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull (2016) ... Sophia Burset
 2015-2017 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Sheena / Cousin Sheena
- The Midwife's Tale (2017) ... Cousin Sheena
- Leo Castellano Is My Son (2015) ... Sheena (voice)
 2017 Doubt (TV Series)
Cameron Wirth
- The Return (2017) ... Cameron Wirth
- Running Out of Time (2017) ... Cameron Wirth
- I'm In If You Are (2017) ... Cameron Wirth
- Finally (2017) ... Cameron Wirth
- To See, to Tell (2017) ... Cameron Wirth
 2017 Freak Show
Felicia Watts
 2017 The Trustee (TV Movie)
Amanda Jones
 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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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on being a 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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Her nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - for her performance in Orange Is the New Black (2013) - at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards makes her the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an acting award in the history of the Emmys. See more »

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