May 29, 1972
49 years old
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm tall
36-29-35 in | 91.5-74-89 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
13 US | 44 EU
Laverne Cox was born in Mobile, Alabama, United States, on May 29, 1972, is an American actress.
Young Laverne Cox first started her acting career in short film Betty Anderson (2000) in role as Deirdre.
She made her big screen debut in drama film The Kings of Brooklyn (2004) in role as Girl.
She got her television debut as a contestant in first season of VH1 reality show I Want to Work for Diddy (2008).
Her breakthrough performance came as Sophia Burset in Netflix comedy drama television series Orange Is the New Black (2013-2019).
She produced and narrated documentary movie Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word (2014) for which won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special and was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary.
Musical Chairs (2011) romance dance opposite Leah Pipes, E. J. Bonilla and Auti Angel
36 Saints (2013) thriller with Franky G, Donna McKechnie and Britne Oldford
Grandma (2015) comedy drama opposite Lily Tomlin Julia Garner and Marcia Gay Harden
Freak Show (2017) comedy drama with Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin and AnnaSophia Robb
Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) romantic comedy opposite Alexandra Daddario and Tyler Hoechlin
Charlie's Angels (2019) action comedy with Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska
Bad Hair (2020) satirical comedy horror opposite Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe and Kelly Rowland
Promising Young Woman (2020) black comedy thriller with Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Alison Brie
She produced and starred in documentary film Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020).
Senior Entourage (2021) comedy in role as Laverne, opposite Edward Asner, Mark Rydell and Helen Reddy
Jolt (2021) action in role as Detective Nevin, with Stanley Tucci, Kate Beckinsale and Bobby Cannavale
She was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in Netflix comedy drama television series Orange Is the New Black (2013-2019).
She produced and starred in VH1 reality television series TRANSform Me (2010).
She had recurring role as Sheena in Fox romantic comedy television series The Mindy Project (2015-2017).
She played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in musical comedy television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016).
Doubt (2017) CBS drama series in role as Cameron Wirth
Inventing Anna (2021) Netflix drama miniseries in role as Kacy Duke
Graduated from Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Alabama.
Studied at the Indiana University Bloomington.
Studied acting at the Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
Has twin brother, M Lamar.
She was first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in acting category.
She was honored by GLAAD with its Stephen F. Kolzak Award in 2014.
Has a wax figure of herself at Madame Tussauds.
Featured in music video for Taylor Swift "You Need to Calm Down" (2019).
She dated Kyle Draper (2017-2019) and Jono Freedrix (2014-2017).