NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  Laverne Cox attends the The Blonds After Party - Fall 2014 Mercedes - Benz Fashion Week  at Gilded Lily on February 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

Laverne Cox


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)