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Laverne Cox

Actress Laverne Cox
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Profession: Actress

United States of America

Why Famous: Best known for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black", she is also the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an acting Emmy. She is a prominent LGBT advocate.

Born: May 29, 1984
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Age: 37 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 2014-06-09 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

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