Laverne Cox, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Laverne Cox

American actress, reality television star, television producer, and transgender advocate

Date of Birth: 29-May-1972

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, United States

Profession: television producer, film producer, television actor, film actor, LGBT rights activist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Laverne Cox

  • Laverne Cox (born May 29, 1972) is an American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate.
  • She rose to prominence with her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, becoming the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in any acting category, and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since composer Angela Morley in 1990.
  • In 2015, she won a Daytime Emmy Award in Outstanding Special Class Special as executive producer for Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, making her the first openly transgender woman to win the award.
  • In 2017, she became the first transgender person to play a transgender series regular on broadcast TV as Cameron Wirth on CBS's Doubt.Cox appeared as a contestant on the first season of VH1's reality show I Want to Work for Diddy, and co-produced and co-hosted the VH1 makeover television series TRANSform Me.
  • In April 2014, Cox was honored by GLAAD with its Stephen F.
  • Kolzak Award for her work as an advocate for the transgender community.
  • In June 2014, Cox became the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
  • Cox is the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of a Cosmopolitan magazine, with her February 2018 cover on the South African edition.
  • She is also the first openly transgender person to have a wax figure of herself at Madame Tussauds.

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