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With various 'firsts' in her already impressive career, Laverne Cox is a three time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy winning documentary film producer and a prominent equal rights advocate. Laverne's groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange is The New Black" brought her to the attention of ... See full bio »

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Laverne Cox, the Emmy-nominated star of "Orange Is the New Black," shares the pioneering role that helped her see herself reflected on the screen.

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Orange Is the New Black Sophia Burset
(2013-2019)
Musical Chairs Chantelle
(2011)
Charlie's Angels Bomb Instructor
(2019)

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  Clean Slate (TV Series) (pre-production)
Desiree
- Episode #1.1 ... Desiree
 2021 Inventing Anna (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
Kacy Duke
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Kacy Duke
- Episode #1.10 ... Kacy Duke
- Episode #1.9 ... Kacy Duke
- Episode #1.8 ... Kacy Duke
- Episode #1.7 ... Kacy Duke
 2021 Jolt
Detective Nevin
 2021 The Normal Heart (Video)
Dr. Emma Brookner
 2021 Senior Entourage
Laverne
 2021 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Dr. Laken Perillos
- Dr. Laken Perillos (No. 70) (2021) ... Dr. Laken Perillos
 2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Laverne Cox
- Artificial Fruit (2020) ... Laverne Cox
 2020 Promising Young Woman
Gail
 2020 Bad Hair
Virgie
 2020 Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (TV Series)
God
- Pilot (2020) ... God (voice)
 2019 Charlie's Angels
Bomb Instructor
 2019 Can You Keep a Secret?
Cybill
 2019 A Black Lady Sketch Show (TV Series)
Kiana
 2019 Dear White People (TV Series)
Cynthia Fray
- Volume 3: Chapter VII (2019) ... Cynthia Fray
 2013-2019 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Sophia Burset
- God Bless America (2019) ... Sophia Burset
- Well This Took a Dark Turn (2018) ... Sophia Burset
- State of the Uterus (2018) ... Sophia Burset
- Be Free (2018) ... Sophia Burset
- F*ck, Marry, Frieda (2017) ... Sophia Burset
 2019 Taylor Swift: You Need to Calm Down (Video short)
Laverne Cox
 2019 Tuca & Bertie (TV Series)
Ebony Black / Judge Sparrow
- The Sex Bugs (2019) ... Ebony Black / Judge Sparrow (voice)
 2019 Weird City (TV Series)
Liquia
- Smart House (2019) ... Liquia
 2018 Mila Jam: bruised (Short)
 2017 The Trustee (TV Movie)
Amanda Jones
 2015-2017 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Cousin Sheena
- The Midwife's Tale (2017) ... Cousin Sheena
- Leo Castellano Is My Son (2015) ... Cousin Sheena (voice)
- What to Expect When You're Expanding (2015) ... Cousin Sheena
 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
 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 Carl[a]
Cinnamon
 2011 Ari Gold feat. Sarah Dash: Sparkle (Video short)
Laverne Cox
 2010 Bronx Paradise
Hooker
 2009 Uncle Stephanie
Stephanie
 2009 Bored to Death (TV Series)
Transexual Prostitute
- Stockholm Syndrome (2009) ... Transexual Prostitute
 2008 All Night (Short)
Layla
 2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Minnie
- Sweetie (2008) ... Minnie
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Candace
- Closet (2008) ... Candace
 2004 The Kings of Brooklyn
Girl
 2000 Betty Anderson (Short)
Deirdre
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Show Show Self (116 credits)
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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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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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