Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBTQ advocate. Cox is perhaps best known for portraying Sophia Burset in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.In April 2014, Cox was honored by GLAAD with its Stephen F. Kolzak Award for her work as an advocate for the transgender community. On June 9, 2014, Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of TIME magazine.