Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress and producer. She first gained recognition on the 2008 VH1 reality series I Want to Work For Diddy. Cox also produced and starred in 2010's Transform Me for the network. She is best known for her role as Sophia Burset on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black from 2013 to 2019. The performance earned her four Emmy Award nominations, making her the first openly transgender person to be nominated in an acting category. Cox also starred on CBS' Doubt in 2017 and Netflix's Inventing Anna in 2022. 
Laverne Cox
Full Name
Laverne Cox
Mobile, Ala.
Notable Projects
Orange Is the New Black


What did Laverne Cox say to Will Smith?

Laverne Cox interviewed actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on the Oscars red carpet in 2022. "Thank you for all the years of joy you've brought us," Cox said. "Thank you; we can't wait for more 'Red Table Talk' and more entanglements." Pinket Smith laughed and responded, "No more of those."

Who is Laverne Cox dating?

Laverne Cox has not revealed the name of her boyfriend, who she has been dating since 2020. She told PEOPLE in 2021 that he "is so insanely hot" and has a "beautiful soul." Cox added, "I definitely have no plans on being public with this one."

Most Recent

Laverne Cox Celebrates Turning 50 with a Poolside Bikini Parade
The Inventing Anna actress showed off "what [50] look like" in Fendace swimwear on Sunday
Laverne Cox Dresses as Her New Barbie Doll at New York 50th Birthday Bash
Twinning is winning for Inventing Anna actress Laverne Cox, who matched her Barbie's outfit on Thursday as she celebrated her milestone 50th birthday at a New York City rooftop
Laverne Cox Gets Her Own Barbie Before Her Birthday — and Calls It a 'Full-Circle' Moment
The star says she was "very involved" in every step of the design process as Mattel brought her Barbie to life
Laverne Cox Has Learned to 'Protect My Mental Health' as Legislators Push Anti-Trans Bills
The Inventing Anna actress has found big and small ways to work through her trauma, from seeing a therapist to the soothing feel of a fuzzy robe
Laverne Cox Says She's 'So Excited' About Turning 50 and No Longer 'Lying About My Age'
The Inventing Anna star said she began lying about her true age in 2000 after a boyfriend broke up with her for being "too old"
Chelsea Handler Says 'Everything Is Sweeter' with Boyfriend Jo Koy at 2021 People's Choice Awards
Handler opened up about falling in love — and making the moves — with her fellow comic at the 2021 People's Choice Awards

More Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox Dances in a Semi-Sheer Gucci Bodysuit to Janet Jackson Song: 'We Love You!'
The actress confidently flaunted her figure as she danced to Janet Jackson's song, "Control"
President Joe Biden, Laverne Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, and More Observe Transgender Day of Remembrance
Marking Transgender Day of Remembrance, Trace Lysette, Carmen Carrera, Gia Gunn, and more observed the 46 known killings among the transgender community this year in the U.S.