Laverne Cox Biography, Age, Height, Career and More

Laverne Cox is America’s first openly transgender actress, known for her groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black” which brought her to the attention of diverse audiences all over the world.

This role leads to Laverne becoming the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a Primetime acting Emmy, to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television series.

With various ‘firsts’ in her already impressive career, Laverne Cox is a four-time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy-winning producer, and a prominent equal rights advocate and public speaker.

Laverne Cox Wiki

Laverne cox
Full NameLaverne cox
NicknameLaverne, cox
Date Of BirthMay 29, 1972 
Age49 years (as in 2021)
BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, USA
Zodiac SignGemini
EthnicityNot known
ProfessionActress, Producer

Personal Details

she is 49 years old she was born on May 29, 1972, in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Physical Stats

She is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 70Kg .she got a slim build, black eyes, and hair.

Height (approx.)5′ 11″ (1.8 m)
Weight (approx.)70Kg
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
Body Measurementswill update

Career Details and Achievements

An artist and an advocate with an empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically, Laverne is the first openly transgender person to appear on the covers of TIME Magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, and Essence magazines among others.

She was named one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year. Laverne also proudly holds two SAG Awards… winning them with her Orange Is The New Black castmates.

Laverne has been one of the faces of Beyonce’s athleisure line, Ivy Park. She also collaborated with Orly to create “Celebrate Yourself” a Limited Edition collection of nail colors and teamed up with Ted Danson for Smirnoff’s “Welcome To The Fun” campaign.

Laverne’s Emmy-winning documentary “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” helped lead her to Executive Producing two powerful documentaries.

Laverne is an Emmy winning producer and her last documentary “Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen,” which she executive produced, is currently streaming on Netflix is

an unprecedented, groundbreaking look at the depiction of transgender characters throughout the history of film and TV and “Free CeCe” tells the story of CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was controversially sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison for second-degree manslaughter after defending herself against a racist and transphobic attack.

Cox’s documentary named one of the 100 best documentaries of all time by Vogue.

Cox attended high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a state-wide, public, magnet, boarding, and day school in Birmingham.

she got a scholarship to study at ASFA at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) in Birmingham, Alabama, and spent her high school years at that boarding school.

 After graduating from ASFA, she accepted a dance scholarship to Indiana University at Bloomington and eventually transferred to Marymount Manhattan College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance.

Laverne currently has several projects in development.

Family: Parents, Siblings

Her parents’ name is not known. Cox has a twin brother, musician M. Lamar, who appeared on Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Laverne cox with her mother
Laverne cox with her mother

Husband and Affairs and Marriage

We don’t have any information about her personal life, but we will update you on this when we get some information.

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how old is Laverne cox?

she is 49 years old.

how tall is Laverne cox?

She is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall

when was Laverne Cox born?

she is 49 years old she was born on May 29, 1972, in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

where is Laverne cox from?

she hails from Mobile, Alabama, USA.

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