Laverne Cox - Transgender actress & LGBT activist

laverne cox

Transgender actress & LGBT activist.
Laverne Cox is an American actress on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, and made history as the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy in an acting role. Laverne Cox is at the forefront of the transgender movement, and is a hero in the LGBT community.

'Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about her body might be inspiring for some folks.'

April 16 2015 10:31 AM

The film will premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on April 20 as part of a fund raising campaign for the National Center of Transgender Equality.

April 15 2015 4:15 PM

Laverne traded in her orange prison jumpsuit for a Joyce Leslie printed jumpsuit as Tamra's cousin, Sheena, helping a down-in-the-dumps Dr. Lahiri get her proverbial groove back.

March 18 2015 2:00 PM

She plays Cousin Sheena.

March 17 2015 4:44 PM

The Orange Is the New Black breakout star is heading to court

February 11 2015 12:49 PM

The actress-activist looks stunning in the November issue of the magazine

9:45 AM

The doc follows the actress as she highlights trans youth

October 17 2014 6:00 PM

She and the cast of The T Word go purple with GLAAD to stand against bullying

October 16 2014 6:00 PM

The actress trades in her orange jumpsuit for guest spot on the MTV series

October 14 2014 1:42 PM

...And five other things you should know today.

October 03 2014 5:42 PM