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Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox Opens Up About Her Childhood: 'I Was Bullied a Lot as a Kid, and I Always Ran from the Bullies'

Originally posted 05/17/2016 01:50PM

When Laverne Cox got the script for her pivotal season 3 episode of Orange is the New Black, the actress was speechless.

"When I read [my character] Sophia's assault in her own salon, that brought me to tears," Cox says of in a video exclusive to PEOPLE.

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Laverne Cox Will Make You Shiver in Anticipation in First Rocky Horror Picture Show Teaser

Originally posted 05/16/2016 07:00PM

It's almost time for a classic to reborn! The first teaser for Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake has arrived.

In the teaser, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox shows off her turn as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (played by Tim Curry in the original), while Victoria Justice (Janet) and Ryan McCartan (Brad) also appear briefly.

"It's not easy having a good time," says a playful Cox.

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Laverne Cox to Be the First Transgender Actor to Play a Transgender Main Character on a Broadcast TV Show

Originally posted 05/14/2016 05:05PM

With Saturday's series pickup of her new show, Laverne Cox continues to break new ground for transgender actors.

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Boston Traffic Reporter Announces Gender Change: 'This Isn't the Body That I'm Supposed to Have'

Boston Traffic Reporter Announces Gender Change: 'This Isn't the Body That I'm Supposed to Have'

Originally posted 05/05/2016 12:55AM

Boston traffic reporter Scott Eck made a gender change announcement on Wednesday.

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FROM EW: Orange Is the New Black Star Laverne Cox Joins Megyn Kelly Presents Lineup

FROM EW: Orange Is the New Black Star Laverne Cox Joins Megyn Kelly Presents Lineup

Originally posted 05/04/2016 06:00PM

Cox will sit down with the Fox News anchor for her upcoming primetime special on Fox

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NAACP Image Awards 2016: Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laverne Cox Make Best Dressed List

NAACP Image Awards 2016: Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laverne Cox Make Best Dressed List

Originally posted 02/05/2016 11:00PM

Jada! Laverne! Kerry! Taraji! Tracee! The ladies brought their fierce fashion game to the NAACP Image Awards.

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Laverne Cox Urges Americans to Help Out People of Flint, Michigan, at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Laverne Cox Urges Americans to Help Out People of Flint, Michigan, at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Originally posted 01/30/2016 06:40PM

Laverne Cox is calling for clean drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

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Laverne Cox: 'We Must Celebrate Those Award Shows That Celebrate Diversity'

Laverne Cox: 'We Must Celebrate Those Award Shows That Celebrate Diversity'

Originally posted 01/30/2016 05:45PM

Amid the controversy about the Oscar nominations' lack of diversity, Laverne Cox is reminding us all to commend the award shows that do champion people of all races, sexual orientations and walks of life.

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NAACP Image Awards Nominees Sound Off on Oscars Diversity Controversy: 'Chris Rock Should Let Them Have It,' Says Laverne Cox

Originally posted 01/24/2016 11:00AM

As stars nominated for the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards gathered at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. for a celebratory luncheon Saturday, the hottest topic was that other awards show: the outrage over the Oscars' all-white acting nominations, debate about a boycott and just how host Chris Rock should tackle the controversy.

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