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Laverne Cox: I'm an Actress Before I'm an Activist

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Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox: I'm an Actress Before I'm an Activist

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.

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Laverne Cox Praises Bruce Jenner for Sharing His 'Powerful' Story as KUWTK Special Airs

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Laverne Cox Praises Bruce Jenner for Sharing His 'Powerful' Story as KUWTK Special Airs

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.

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See All the Best Celeb Instagrams from the White House Correspondents' Dinner

See All the Best Celeb Instagrams from the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Originally posted 04/26/2015 10:50AM

Despite being dubbed "nerd prom" by social media, the White House Correspondents' Dinner is one of the most star-studded events of the year. Packed not just with political figures and journalists, the WHCD is also well-attended by models and stars from TV and film.

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Laverne Cox Congratulates Bruce Jenner: 'It Is Always Brave to Stand in One's Truth'

Laverne Cox Congratulates Bruce Jenner: 'It Is Always Brave to Stand in One's Truth'

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.

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Laverne Cox Poses Nude in Allure: I Thought It Could Be Inspiring, But I Also Did It for Me

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Laverne Cox Poses Nude in Allure: I Thought It Could Be Inspiring, But I Also Did It for Me

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.

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LIVE: See Laverne Cox, Oprah and More Glam Stars at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

LIVE: See Laverne Cox, Oprah and More Glam Stars at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:30PM

The event honors the accomplishments of African-American women in film and television

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See What Ricky Martin, Blake Lively & More Stars Are Eating & Drinking Right Now

See What Ricky Martin, Blake Lively & More Stars Are Eating & Drinking Right Now

Originally posted 02/13/2015 11:00AM

From burgers to cookies, these celebs are making us hungry!

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Laverne Cox Cast as Transgender Attorney in CBS Pilot

Laverne Cox Cast as Transgender Attorney in CBS Pilot

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.

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Laverne Cox, Sam Smith and Transparent Among GLAAD Media Award Nominees

Laverne Cox, Sam Smith and Transparent Among GLAAD Media Award Nominees

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.

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Which Stars Made it on the 'Celebs Gone Good' List This Year?

Taylor Swift Tops DoSomething.org's 'Celebs Gone Good' List for 3rd Year in a Row

Originally posted 12/29/2014 12:00PM

Santa's not the only one with a list!

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