Laverne Cox – First Openly-Transgender Actress To Be Nominated For An Emmy


aafemLaverne Cox is an actress and an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights. Her portrayal of Sophia Burset in Orange Is the New Black has earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy. Cox is the first openly-transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy.


Cox was the host and producer of TRANSform Me in 2010.

Earlier this year, she was featured on the cover of Time Magazine and was recently the Grand Marshal at New York City’s Pride Parade.

Orange Is The New Black was nominated for 12 Emmys.

Watch Cox in action:


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