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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 series The View 1997-08-11
Latest Project:
Series Inventing Anna 2022
Known For
Poster of Can You Keep a Secret?
Poster of Weird City
Poster of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
Poster of Grandma
Series Inventing Anna Kacy Duke 2022
Series Amend: The Fight for America Unknown 2021-02-17
Movie Bad Hair Virgie 2021-05-05
Movie Jolt Unknown 2021-07-29
Series Visible: Out On Television Herself 2020-02-14
Movie Promising Young Woman Gail 2020-12-13
Movie Disclosure Unknown 2020-06-19
Series Weird City Liquia 2019-02-13
Series A Black Lady Sketch Show Kiana 2019-08-02
Movie Weird City Liquia 2019-02-13
Series A Little Late with Lilly Singh Self 2019-09-16
Movie Can You Keep a Secret? Cybill 2019-09-13
Movie Savage X Fenty Show Self 2019-09-20
Movie Charlie's Angels Bomb Instructor 2019-11-14
Movie Freak Show Felicia Watts 2018-01-12
Movie The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom Narrator (voice) 2018-03-01
Movie We Won't Be Erased Unknown 2018-11-22
Series Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler Herself 2018-06-04
Series Doubt Cameron Wirth 2017-02-15
Movie Gavin Grimm vs. Herself 2017-09-21
Movie Time Marches Forward & So Do We Narrator 2017-08-10
Movie Free CeCe Herself 2016-06-03
Series Match Game Herself - Panelist 2016-06-26
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
Series Lip Sync Battle Herself 2015-04-02
Movie Grandma Deathy 2015-06-04
Series Faking It Margot 2014-04-22
Movie Grand Street Chardonnay 2014-05-02
Movie The T Word Herself 2014-10-17
Series Orange Is the New Black Sophia Burset 2013-07-11
Series The Blacklist Dr. Laken Perillos 2013-09-23
Movie The Exhibitionists Blithe Stargazer 2012-09-22
Series The Mindy Project Sheena 2012-09-25
Movie Carl(a) Cinnamon 2011-10-10
Movie Down This Road Bartender 2010-04-20
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Laverne Cox 2000-10-15
Series The View Self - Guest 1997-08-11