Laverne Cox Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Instagram, Wiki, Siblings, Parents, Songs, Awards, Spouse, Gender

March 1, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Roderick Laverne Cox, famously known as Laverne Cox, is widely recognized as an actress and an activist.

 Her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black earned her critical acclaim and made her the first openly transgender individual to receive a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for acting. 

Additionally, she broke barriers by becoming the first transgender person to win a Daytime Emmy Award.

Profile

  • Full name: Roderick Laverne Cox
  • Stage Name: Laverne Cox
  • Born: May 29, 1972
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama  
  • Nationality: America
  • Occupation: actress and activist
  • Height: 1.8m
  • Parent: Gloria Cox
  • Siblings: M. Lamar
  • Spouse: Jono Freedrix
  • Children: none
  • Relationship: Dating
  • Net Worth: $4 million

Early Life And Education

Laverne Cox was born in Mobile, Alabama, on May 29, 1972. Gloria Cox is her mother’s name, while her father’s is unknown. She was born male, but she has always identified as a woman. M. Lamar, who played the pre-transitioning Sophia in Orange Is the New Black, is her identical twin brother.

 Laverne Cox graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She also attended Indiana University Bloomington and the Alabama School of Fine Arts to study dance.

Career

 Cox began acting in the early 2000s and appeared in various independent films and TV shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Wire. In 2012, she succeeded wildly when cast in Orange Is the New Black. 

Cox’s portrayal of Sophia Burset was revolutionary, as it marked one of the earliest instances of a prominent transgender role on a mainstream television series, garnering both critical acclaim and commercial triumph.

 Cox’s outstanding performance in Orange Is the New Black led to her receiving three Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Additionally, she was recognized with a nomination for a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.

 In addition to her successful acting career, Cox has made a significant impact as an activist for transgender rights. She has been vocal about fighting against discrimination and violence targeting transgender individuals, and her efforts have contributed to a greater understanding of transgender issues. 

Cox’s dedication extends beyond advocacy, as she established the Laverne Cox Foundation, which offers valuable assistance and resources tailored explicitly for transgender people of color.

Awards and Nominations

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Orange Is the New Black
  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Orange Is the New Black
  •  Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Orange Is the New Black
  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Orange Is the New Black
  • Daytime Emmy Awards
  • Outstanding Special Class Special for Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word (win)

Other Awards

  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series for Orange Is the New Black
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Orange Is the New Black
  • Time 100 Most Influential People in the World
  • Honorary Doctorate from The New School
  • OUT Power 50 List
  • Claire Skiffington Vanguard Award from Transgender Law Center

Social Media

  • Instagram: @lavernecox
  • Twitter: @LaverneCox
  • Facebook: @lavernecoxforreal
  • TikTok: @lavernecox
  • YouTube: @LaverneCox

Personal Life

Laverne Cox, 51, the talented actress known for her Orange Is the New Black role, attended the SAG Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night alongside her new boyfriend, Jono Freedrix.

 In a recent Instagram post on Monday, Cox revealed to her fans that she has chosen not to have children. She explained that she is currently focusing on her personal growth and development and, therefore, does not feel ready or interested in raising children at this point in her life.

Filmography

Film

  • Musical Chairs 
  • Grandma 
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again 
  • Freak Show 
  • Can You Keep a Secret? 
  • Charlie’s Angels 
  • Promising Young Woman 
  • Jolt 
  • Uglies 

Television

  • Law & Order (1 episode, 
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2 episodes, 
  • Orange Is the New Black (103 episodes, 
  • The Mindy Project (1 episode, 
  • Faking It (1 episode,
  • The Big C (1 episode,
  • Glee (1 episode, 
  • Doubt (13 episodes, 
  • Dear White People (3 episodes,
  • Supergirl (2 episodes, 
  • Tales of the City (10 episodes, 
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (1 episode, 
  • Inventing Anna (9 episodes, 
  • The Blacklist (1 episode, 

Net Worth

Laverne Cox has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She is widely recognized as an American actress and activist, gaining fame for portraying Sophia Burset in the popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. 

Cox made history as the first openly transgender individual to receive a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for acting, breaking barriers in the industry. Additionally, she became the first transgender person to have a wax figure created in her likeness at Madame Tussauds.




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