Laverne Cox


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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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Emmy nominee Laverne Cox of "Orange is the New Black," reveals what she will miss about the show, and shares her encounter with Reese Witherspoon.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Orange Is the New Black Sophia Burset
(2013-2019)
Musical Chairs Chantelle
(2011)
Grandma Deathy
(2015)

Filmography

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 2019 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Laverne Cox
- Episode #10.4 (2019) ... Laverne Cox
 2019 Can You Keep a Secret?
Cybill
 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 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
 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 Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (94 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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.

Trivia:

She attended high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a state-wide, public, magnet, boarding and day school in Birmingham. Admission to ASFA is by competitive application and - depending on the area of arts interest - audition. She started as a creative writing major, before later switching to the dance program. See more »

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