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Laverne Cox (born May 29, 1972 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American actress from Mobile, Alabama. She got her break on reality TV before being cast as Sophia on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', a role that catapulted her into the public eye. Like Sophia, Cox is a trans woman, and is an LGBTQ+ advocate widely seen as a trailblazer for trans people. In addition to ''Orange'', Cox has appeared on shows like ''Series/TheMindyProject'' and ''Series/{{Doubt}}'', and played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 2016 television film remake of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain''.


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Laverne Cox '''Laverne Cox''' (born May 29, 1972 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American actress from Mobile, Alabama. She got her break on reality TV before being cast as Sophia on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', a role that catapulted her into the public eye. Like Sophia, Cox is a trans woman, and is an LGBTQ+ advocate widely seen as a trailblazer for trans people. In addition to ''Orange'', Cox has appeared on shows like ''Series/TheMindyProject'' and ''Series/{{Doubt}}'', and played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 2016 television film remake of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain''.


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Laverne Cox (born May 29, 1972) is an American actress from Mobile, Alabama. She got her break on reality TV before being cast as Sophia on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', a role that catapulted her into the public eye. Like Sophia, Cox is a trans woman, and is an LGBTQ+ advocate widely seen as a trailblazer for trans people. In addition to ''Orange'', Cox has appeared on shows like ''Series/TheMindyProject'' and ''Series/{{Doubt}}'', and played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 2016 television film remake of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain''.


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Laverne Cox (born May 29, 1972) 1972 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American actress from Mobile, Alabama. She got her break on reality TV before being cast as Sophia on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', a role that catapulted her into the public eye. Like Sophia, Cox is a trans woman, and is an LGBTQ+ advocate widely seen as a trailblazer for trans people. In addition to ''Orange'', Cox has appeared on shows like ''Series/TheMindyProject'' and ''Series/{{Doubt}}'', and played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 2016 television film remake of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain''.


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Laverne Cox (born May 29, 1972) is an American actress from Mobile, Alabama. She got her break on reality TV before being cast as Sophia on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', a role that catapulted her into the public eye. Like Sophia, Cox is a trans woman, and is an LGBTQ+ advocate widely seen as a trailblazer for trans people. In addition to ''Orange'', Cox has appeared on shows like ''Series/TheMindyProject'' and ''Series/{{Doubt}}'', and played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 2016 television film remake of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain''.


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!!Filmography:

* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' (2013-2019): Sophia Burset
* ''Series/TheMindyProject'' (2015-2017): Sheena
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain'' (2016): Dr. Frank-N-Furter
* ''Series/{{Doubt}}'' (2017): Cameron Wirther
* ''Series/WeirdCity'' (2019): Liquia
* ''WesternAnimation/TucaAndBertie'' (2019): Ebony Black (voice)
* ''Series/DearWhitePeople'' (2019): Cynthia Fray
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