Laverne Cox Bio, Age, Height, Twin, Husband, Net Worth, Movies

Laverne Cox Biography

Laverne Cox is an American actress known for portraying the character of Sophia Burset in the Orange Is the New Black Netflix series. Likewise, she is an LGBT advocate and the first transgender person to be on the Time magazine cover.

How old is Laverne Cox? – Age

The Exhibitionists actress is 51 years old as of May 2023. She was born in Mobile, Alabama, United States on 29 May 1972, where she also grew up.

How tall is Laverne Cox? – Height

Laverne stands at a height stature of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m).

Laverne Cox Mother, Father – Family

Cox was born to her parents in Mobile, Alabama, United States. She was born and raised by a single mother Gloria Cox. It is also known that she was brought up within the AME Zion church by her grandmother.

Laverne Cox Twin

The Charlie’s Angels actress has an identical twin brother known as M Lamar. He is also an actor known for his portrayal of Marcus as the pre-transitioning Sophia in Orange Is the New Black. On the other hand, he is an artist, operatic countertenor, composer, performer, and pianist.

Laverne Cox Education

Laverne enrolled at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Alabama. During this time, she pursued creative writing and dance classes. Afterward, she joined Indiana University Bloomington and later graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.

Is Laverne Cox Married? – Husband

Cox is openly transgender. She has not disclosed whether she is currently married or not. However, it is known that she was previously in a relationship with the CEO of Mateo Sound named Kyle Draper.

The Mindy Project Actress Laverne Cox Photo
The Mindy Project Actress Laverne Cox Photo

Laverne Cox Acting Career

Cox is an actress by profession vastly recognized for her transgender role as Cameron Wirth on Doubt. Likewise, she has made several appearances in Can You Keep a Secret? playing the role of Cybill. She was also cast in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Candace.

Afterward, she starred in 6 episodes of I Want to Work for Diddy. It is known that she accepted the role of Transsexual prostitute in Bored to Death’s episode known as Stockholm Syndrome. She voiced the character of Ebony Black Tuca & Bertie.

Most noteworthy, she played the character of Adele Northrop in Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Afterward, she landed the role of Sheena in the 3 episodes of The Mindy Project. Later, she was featured in The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

On the other hand, she is an executive producer known for her work in Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. As a result, she was honored with a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award. In addition, she was the co-producer and co-host of the TRANSform Me tv series.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Grandma
  • Freak Show
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Bad Hair Virgie
  • Promising Young Woman Gail
  • Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen
  • Jolt
  • The Uglies
  • One World: Together at Home
  • The Blacklist
  • Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
  • Inventing Anna
  • Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music & Laughter
  • Clean Slate


  • Emmy Awards
  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award
  • Daytime Emmy Award

Laverne Cox’s Net Worth

The actress sits at an estimated net worth of $6 Million.

Laverne Cox Instagram

You can find and follow Cox on Instagram using the account name: @lavernecox

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