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's groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange is The New Black" brought her to the attention of diverse audiences all over the world. This role lead to Laverne becoming the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a Primetime acting Emmy and made her the first Trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television series. 
Laverne continues to expand her presence on both the big and small screens with diverse and groundbreaking roles. She recently wrapped production on the Amazon Freevee comedy “Clean Slate.” The series from Norman Lear’s Act III Productions and Sony Pictures Television, stars Cox and George Wallace. “Clean Slate” follows Henry (Wallace), an old-school and outspoken car wash owner, who is thrilled his estranged child is finally returning home to Alabama after 17 years. However, Henry has a lot of soul searching to do when the child he thought was a son returns as the determined, proud, trans woman, Desiree (Cox). She also serves as Executive Producer. 
Laverne is the host of the “Live From E!” franchise that is known for its extensive coverage of the preamble to awards shows airing on E!. She also host’s “If Were Being Honest” for E!, a series of celebrity interview specials. Her other hosting duties include her podcast “The Laverne Cox Show,” with Shondaland Audio and iHeart Radio. 

Laverne most recently starred in the Emmy nominated Shonda Rhimes’ limited series 'Inventing Anna' for Netflix, where she plays real-life trainer and life coach Kacey Duke and has the upcoming McG film “Uglies” coming to Netflix. Her most recent films include the Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG nominated film “Promising Young Woman,” the action comedy JOLT alongside Kate Beckinsale, Bobby Cannavale and Stanley Tucci and Justin Simien’s independent film “Bad Hair.
Laverne is an Emmy winning producer and her last documentary "Disclosure,” which she executive produced, is currently streaming on Netflix. Named one the 100 best documentaries of all time by Vogue, Disclosure gives an unprecedented, groundbreaking look at the depiction of transgender characters throughout the history of film and TV.  Her other documentaries include the Emmy-winning “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” and “Free CeCe.”
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, British Vogue, 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 cast mates for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” Other accolades include a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress,” and consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” 
Laverne currently has several projects in development.