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Laverne Cox stars in the Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black" as Sophia Burset.

Laverne Cox is an actress, producer and transgender advocate. She is the first African American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1's critically acclaimed "TRANSForm Me," which was nominated for a GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2011 and was the first television show to star three transsexual women. Cox made television history when she became the first African American trans woman to appear on VH1's reality series "I Wanna Work for Diddy," for which she accepted the GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2009.

In 2012 Cox garnered critical acclaim for her role in the independent feature film "Musical Chairs," directed by Susan Seidelman. Her other independent film credits include "Carla," "36 Saints" and "The Exhibitionists."

On scripted television, Cox has had guest-starring roles in NBC's "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: SVU", as well as HBO's "Bored to Death."  



Cox was named as one of the most influential trans people in American in the Inaugural Trans 100 in 2013. She was named one of the top 50 trans icons by the Huffington Post in 2012. She was named one of "Out" magazine's Out 100 in 2010. Metro Source magazine named her one of the "55 People We Love" in 2008.  

As a transgender advocate Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional trans stories in the media. She travels the country speaking about issues that affect the trans community. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.




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