Tonight, Totally Biased welcomes actress Laverne Cox to the stage to talk to Kamau about her amazing 2013 and what’s coming up in the future.
Laverne Cox is a critically acclaimed actress who can currently be seen in the Netflix original series Orange is The New Black, where she plays the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American, transgender woman. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show.
Laverne is a renowned speaker and has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country. Her insights have been featured on CNN, MCNBC, HLN, VH1, Fox News Latino and more.
In 2013, Laverne won Best Supporting Actress at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival for her work in the critically acclaimed film Musical Chairs directed by Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan). Laverne’s other acting credits include Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Bored to Death and the independent films Carla and The Exhibitionists.
Laverne is the first trans woman of color to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s TRANSForm Me which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Laverne is also the first trans woman of color to appear on an American reality television program, VH1’s I Wanna Work for Diddy for which she accepted the GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program
She was name on the the “Top 50 Trans Icons” by The Huffington Post, one of Out magazine’s Out 100 and Metro Source magazine’s “55 People We Love.”
Tune in to FXX tonight at 11:00P for more!