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Laverne Cox Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Laverne Cox Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth May 29, 1984
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Eye Color Dark Brown

Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality TV star, producer, and LGBTQ+ advocate who gained prominence by playing Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and then becoming the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in any acting category. She is also known for having been cast in shows and movies such as Awkwafina Is Nora from QueensDoubtThe Mindy ProjectA Black Lady Sketch ShowLaw & OrderPromising Young WomanCan You Keep a Secret?Charlie’s AngelsThe Kings of BrooklynFreak ShowDisclosure: Trans Lives on ScreenI Want to Work for DiddyThe Exhibitionists, and others.

Born Name

Laverne Cox

Nick Name

Laverne
Laverne Cox

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Mobile, Alabama, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Laverne Cox graduated from Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Alabama, and studied creative writing and later dance.

The actress also studied at the Indiana University Bloomington for two years and then attended acting classes at the Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.

Occupation

Actress, Reality Television Star, Television Producer, Activist

Family

  • Mother – Gloria Cox (Writer)
  • Siblings – M Lamar (Twin Brother) (Musician & Artist)

Manager

She has been signed with –

  • Hartig Hilepo Agency Ltd.
  • PH Entertainment Group, Talent Agency, Long Island City, New York, United States

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167½ lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Laverne Cox has revealed that she was dating a man for eight years, but she did not name him. She said that the man, in mid-2015, got engaged to someone else. She then dated –

  1. Kyle Draper (2017-2019) – The actress started dating Kyle Draper, the CEO of the record label Mateo Sound in the summer of 2017 but called it quits after almost 2 years.

Laverne Cox during New York Fashion Week
Laverne Cox during New York Fashion Week

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

She has naturally ‘Dark Brown’ hair but she dyes them blonde.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight (Transgender)

Laverne transformed herself into a woman. She likes men.

Distinctive Features

  • Sense of Humor
  • Big lips
  • Modest personality

Measurements

36-29-35 in or 91.5-74-89 cm

Laverne Cox at SAG Awards 2015
Laverne Cox at SAG Awards 2015

Dress Size

10 (US)

Bra Size

34B

Shoe Size

13 (US)

Check this picture of her footwear, which she shared on Instagram in May 2014.

Religion

She does not believe in any particular religion but believes just in God.

Best Known For

Laverne Cox is best known for her much-talked Netflix television series Orange Is The New Black (2013-Present), in which she portrays the character of Sophia Burset.

The talented actress is also famous for being a contestant on season one of VH1’s series I Want to Work for Diddy (2008) and being the co-host of another TV series from the same network called TRANSform Me (2010). Some of her other appreciated works include Law and Order: SVU (1999-Present), Bored to Death (2009-2011), and Musical Chairs (2012).

First Film

She debuted in the movies in 2000 in the short film Betty Anderson, playing the character of Deirdre.

First TV Show

Her first stint with television was in 2008. She appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Candace in the episode titled “Closet.”

Personal Trainer

The transgender woman has an hourglass figure. She says that as she does not get too much time for working out, she prefers staying in shape with the help of cardio exercises.

Laverne Cox Favorite Things

  • PersonalityBeyonce
  • Pastime – Dancing, and karaoke singing

Source – AllureRolling Stone

Laverne Cox in a still from 'Orange is the New Black' playing Sophia Burset
Laverne Cox in a still from ‘Orange Is the New Black’ playing Sophia Burset

Laverne Cox Facts

  1. Laverne was among Out Magazine’s 100 most influential transgender, gay, lesbian, or bisexual people in 2013.
  2. She created history by becoming the first openly transgender person to be on the cover of Time Magazine on June 9, 2014. Katy Steinmetz interviewed Cox for the cover story titled “The Transgender Tipping Point.”
  3. Even after Laverne started working on her famous series Orange Is the New Black, she continued working as a drag queen in a restaurant.
  4. The actress was on the cover of the October 2014 issue of Essence Magazine. The other actresses who shared the cover with her were Alfre Woodard, Nicole Beharie, and Danai Gurira.
  5. She also created history by becoming the first openly transgender person to receive an Emmy nomination. She was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her commendable performance in Orange Is the New Black during the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.
  6. The star uses she/her pronouns.
  7. GLAAD honored her with the Stephen F Kolzak Award in April 2014 for being an open supporter of the transgender community.
  8. The character of Cameron Wirth that she played in the TV movie Doubt (2015) was made keeping in mind a transgender actress.
  9. A documentary titled Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, for which the actress was an executive producer and narrator, was premiered in October 2014 on MTV and Logo at the same time.
  10. In 2015, Cox became the first transgender woman to pose nude for a magazine after she posed in Allure.
  11. The phenomenal woman was a special invitee at the TIME and PEOPLE’s annual cocktail party on White House Correspondents’ Weekend at St Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2015.
  12. She is among the OUT Power 50 List of 2015 and has also made it to the People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful Women list in the same year. She was also among the 100 Most Influential people of TIME Magazine in 2015. Laverne has made it to the list of 31 Icons of LGBT History Month by Equality Forum.
  13. A San Francisco based ice-cream store called Three Twins named their chocolate orange confetti ice-cream after the actress as Laverne Cox’s Chocolate Orange Is the New Black at Pride weekend.
  14. She also made it to the cover of the June 2015 issue of Entertainment Weekly titled ‘totally not-straight.’ This was the magazine’s first issue that focused on gay, lesbian, and transgender entertainment.
  15. Laverne inaugurated her Madame Tussauds wax statue on June 26, 2015, and became the first openly transgender person to be featured in the museum.
  16. Alongside Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, and Connie Britton, she co-starred as Gail in the dark comedy thriller filmPromising Young Woman, in 2020.
  17. In November 2020, Laverne and one of her friends were targeted in a transphobic attack when a man came up to her friend and asked her “Guy or girl?”. He even started hitting her friend. Fortunately, they weren’t physically injured.
  18. In May 2021, during an appearance at Paley Center’s Pride Month programming, Laverne revealed that before landing her role in Orange is the New Black, she had planned to quit acting.

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