Though show business was not the childhood dream of Laverne Cox, she later realized her fascination towards the industry & established a multiple career as an actress, television producer as well as reality TV star. Further to this, he is also an advocate for LGBT; best noted for her role as Sophia Burset in “Orange Is the New Black”, the Netflix TV sitcom.
Laverne Cox celebrates her birthday each year on 29th of May. She was born & raised in Mobile, a beautiful city lying on the lap of Mobil County, Alabama, United States. Her twin brother is also a recognized showbiz persona, named M Lamar, a professional musician, multimedia artist, performer & counter tenor. Laverne revealed she did a suicidal attempt at age 11, once she noted that she’d developed feelings for her gents class-mates & had been harassed for many years for not behaving “the way someone assigned male at birth was supposed to act”. After studying creative writing for short duration at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, she switched to dancing. Afterwards, Laverne went to the Indiana University Bloomington for 2 years, before making her transfer to the New York City based Marymount Manhattan College, where the young lass switched to acting from dancing.
Laverne Cox is widely recognized for playing a recurring character of a trans woman Sophia Burset in Jenji Kohan’s comedy drama sitcom “Orange Is the New Black”, on Netflix since 2013. Via the role, the American actress popped before the world as the original openly transgender persona to earn a nomination pro a Primetime Emmy Award for her wonderful acting, & the foremost to earn a nomination pro an Emmy since Angela Morley, a prominent composer cum singer, in 1990. Laverne is as well known for making her appearance as a participant in “I Want to Work for Diddy”, season first, & for co- hosting plus producing the VH1 network makeover sitcom “TRANSform Me”. The actress has even acted in numerous television shows & movies, including “Musical Chairs”, “Bored to Death” & “Law and Order: SVU”. Over the years, she has also made her starring in the hit television sitcoms such as Fox’s “The Mindy Project”, Faking It” on MTV & “Girlfriend’s Guide” on Bravo Network. “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” was launched as her documentary on MTV & Logo channels to collect impressive ratings. In 2014, Laverne has made her emergence in the video of John Legend’s song entitled “You & I (Nobody in the World)”. Formerly, she also appeared as a guest-judge in the television reality show, ‘Project Runway All Star”, trailed out by her hosting of the Revlon web series “#GoBold”.
While not doing entertainer job, Laverne Cox writes & speaks about the rights of transgender & other present affairs within an assortment of media vents including the Huffington Post. She has got her empowering memorandum of moving afar gender expectations so as to live further authentically throughout the nation. Laverne’s advocacy job landed her an occupied blemish as one among the Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year 2014. She was named as one among the “100 Most Influential African Americans” by The Grio & was even enclosed in the list of Huffington Post’s “Top 50 Trans Icons”. On the Root 100 list of Metro Source’s “55 People We Love”, Laverne was ranked number 5, in the year 2014. Moreover to her worldwide acclaims & award titles, the actress has also grossed about two & a half million US dollar as her probable net worth.
Laverne Cox is extending her occurrence on television as well as films with the flow of time. Currently reaching out to her fans as Sophia, in “Orange Is the New Black”, this actress not just made her single episode entry in “The Mindy Project” recently, but too made her film portrayal as Deathy in Paul Weitz’s comedy drama movie “Grandma”, the very year. To know more about this dyed blonde reality TV star, make a glance over wiki, additional to different internet biography sites, such as Imdb, huffingtonpost.com, among others.