Best known for her role as Sophia Burset on Netflix's Orange Is the New BlackLaverne Cox is a rising actress, TV producer and former reality television star.  A transgender woman, she produced and co-hosted VH1's makeover show TRANSform Me and has been a heavy advocate for LGBT and transgender rights, being honored with the Stephen A. Kolzak Award by GLAAD in April 2014 for her contributions. The TV personality was also a contestant on the first season of VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy. (Photo: Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

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