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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBT advocate. She became known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, for which she became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the acting category, and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since composer/musician Angela Morley in 1990. In 2015, she became the first openly transgender person to have a wax figure of herself at Madame Tussauds. In 2017, she became the first transgender person to play a transgender series regular on broadcast TV as Cameron Wirth on Doubt on CBS.

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May 29, 1972 In Mobile, Alabama, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Carl(a) 2011-10-10
Latest Project:
Movie Savage X Fenty Show 2019-09-20
Known For
Poster of The Trans List
Movie Savage X Fenty Show Herself 2019-09-20
Movie Can You Keep a Secret? Cybill 2019-09-13
Series Weird City 2019-02-13
Movie We Won't Be Erased Unknown 2018-11-22
Movie The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom Narrator (voice) 2018-03-01
Movie Freak Show Felicia Watts 2018-01-12
Series Doubt Cameron Wirth 2017-02-15
Movie Free CeCe Herself 2016-06-03
Movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again Dr. Frank-N-Furter 2016-10-20
Movie The Trans List Herself 2016-12-05
Movie Grandma Deathy 2015-06-04
Series Lip Sync Battle Unknown 2015-04-02
Movie Grand Street Chardonnay 2014-05-02
Series Faking It Margot 2014-04-22
Series Orange Is the New Black Sophia Burset 2013-07-11
Series The Mindy Project Sheena 2012-09-25
Movie The Exhibitionists Blithe Stargazer 2012-09-22
Movie Carl(a) Cinnamon 2011-10-10