11:50 AM EDT 05/22/2015
Originally posted 05/21/2015 01:30PM
As the winner of a Daytime Emmy Award for her MTV docuseries, Laverne Cox could find her work as an entertainer colliding with her work as an activist and outspoken advocate for LGBT rights.
However, Cox, 30, maintains that being an actress comes first, which can sometimes be challenging.
Originally posted 05/19/2015 09:50AM
Laverne Cox has once again praised Bruce Jenner for speaking out about his transition.
As the second half of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce special episode aired on Monday evening, Cox told reporters at the 10th Annual Global Women's Rights Awards in West Hollywood that she's "excited" about Jenner's willingness to speak openly about his journey.
"I think it's always powerful when another transgender person comes forward and speaks the truth of their experience authentically and lives visibly authentically, but those stories have to be treated with respect, and nuance," she said.
Originally posted 04/26/2015 10:50AM
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Originally posted 04/25/2015 02:10AM
Bruce Jenner's decision to speak out about his transition from male to female has been met with messages of support from fans, friends, family and other celebrities.
The former Olympian, who was interviewed by Diane Sawyer in a two-hour episode of 20/20 on Friday, said he hoped that by speaking out, he would help other transgender people.
One person who knows about that journey is Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, who last year became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy.
Originally posted 04/16/2015 12:15PM
When Allure approached Laverne Cox about doing a nude photo shoot for its May issue, the Orange Is the New Black actress became uncharacteristically shy.
Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:30PM
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Originally posted 02/13/2015 11:00AM
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Originally posted 02/11/2015 03:15PM
Laverne Cox is slipping off her orange jumpsuit and stepping into a crisp suit.
The Orange Is the New Black actress has been cast as an attorney in CBS's drama pilot Doubt, reports Variety.
According to the trade, Cox, 30, stars as Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League-educated defense attorney who becomes romantically entangled with one of her clients who is charged with a brutal crime.
Originally posted 01/21/2015 12:05PM
Laverne Cox, Sam Smith and Transparent are among the nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, the nation's LGBT media advocacy organization announced Wednesday.
Originally posted 12/29/2014 12:00PM
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