Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cox in April 2014

Laverne Cox is an American actress. She is best known for playing Sophia Burset in Orange Is the New Black, a Netflix series. Burset is a transgender woman in a women's prison.

She was born in Mobile, Alabama. She is a transgender woman.[1] She has a twin brother. He is called M. Lamar.[2]

Cox is making a documentary about CeCe McDonald, an African American transgender woman who was put in prison for killing a man who attacked her.[3] On January 13 2014 Cox met CeCe to drive her home after she was released from prison.[4] Cox spoke at the start of the 2014 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force conference Creating Change.[5] Cox was chosen as one of the 2014 grand marshalls for the New York City Pride March.[6]

Cox came fifth in the TIME 100 reader poll in 2014.

Cox is a feminist.[7]

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