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Laverne Cox Net Worth

Roderick Laverne Cox net worth is
$2 Million

Roderick Laverne Cox Wiki/Biography

Roderick Laverne Cox was born on the 29th May 1972 in Mobile, Alabama USA, and is now a transgender actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Sophia Burset in the TV series “Orange Is The New Black”, for which she was nominated for both a Primetime Emmy Award as well as an Emmy Award, the first transgender person to be so honoured. She is also recognized as a producer. Her career has been active since 2000.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Laverne Cox is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Laverne’s net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry, not only as an actress, but also as a producer.

Laverne Cox Net Worth $2 Million

Laverne Cox spent her childhood with an identical twin brother in her hometown, where she was brought up by a single mother and grandmother; her brother is M Lamar, who is known as a composer and musician. She went to the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, where she initially studied creative writing, then switched to Dance, so then enrolled at Indiana University, Bloomington, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance. Later, she enrolled at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, to study acting.

Thus, her professional career began in 2000, when she made her debut appearance in the short video “Betty Anderson”. She was subsequently cast in the film “The Kings Of Brooklyn” in 2004, which really marked the establishment of her net worth, in the meantime appearing in various clubs and restaurants as a drag queen. In 2008, she began guest-starring in such TV series as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and “Bored To Death”, after which she appeared in the role of Stephanie in the 2009 film “Uncle Stephanie”, and as a hooker in the film “Bronx Paradise” in 2010, so her net worth was rising consistently.

At the beginning of the next decade, Laverne had a major role when appearig as Cinnamon in the 2011 film “Carla”, directed by Eli Hershko, then as Chantelle in “Musical Chairs”, followed in 2013 when she starred as Genesuis in Eddy Duran’s film “36 Saints”, and later that year was selected to play Sophia Burset in the TV series “Orange Is The New Black” (2013-present). This latter has certainly boosted her net worth, as it is still running today.

Her next major role came in the documentary film about herself, entitled “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” (2014), which she also produced, and for which she was nominated for the 2015 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary, which added a considerable amount to her net worth too.

To speak further about her career, Laverne also appeared as Deathy in the 2015 film “Grandma”, starring alongside Julia Garner and Lily Tomlin, and was chosen to portray Sheena in the TV series “The Mindy Project” (2015-2017). Most recently, she featured as Cameron Wirth in the TV series “Doubt” (2017), and will appear as Amanda Jones in the film “The Trustee” set for a 2018 release, which will also increase her net worth.

Additional to her career as an actress, Cox has also become known as a producer. Her first project was the reality TV series “Transform Me” (2010), in which she was also one of the official cast, and then the previously mentioned  documentary about herself, for which she won the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Special as the Executive Producer. Most recently, she worked on the film “Free CeCe” (2016). Her net worth is certainly rising.

Speaking about her personal life, Laverne Cox is an openly transgender woman, who has been in a relationship with Jono Freedrix since 2014. Unsurprisingly she is also known as a strong advocate for LGBT rights, and in fact was the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of “Time” magazine. Laverne is still resident in New York City.


Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthMay 29, 1972
Place Of BirthMobile, Alabama, United States
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActress, Reality Television Star, LGBT Advocate, Producer
EducationMarymount Manhattan College, Indiana University Bloomington, Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham
NationalityAmerican
SiblingsM Lamar
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/lavernecoxforreal
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/lavernecox
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lavernecox/
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/laverne-cox-7531832
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1209545
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/laverne-cox-mn0003563643
AwardsGlamour Award for Woman of the Year/The Advocate (2014), GLAAD Media Stephen F. Kolzak Award (2014), Screen Actors Guild Award (2016, 2015), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special (2015)
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award, Shorty Award for Best Actress (2015), NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Critics' Choice Television Award, EBONY Power 100 list (named 2014), World's Most Beautiful Women List (2015, People)
MoviesThe Trustee (2017), Spirited, Freak Show (2017), Free CeCe (2016), Grandma (2015), Bronx Paradise (2010), Betty Anderson (video, 2000), Uncle Stephanie (2009), Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word (2015), OUT Power 50 List (2017)
TV ShowsOrange is The New Black (2013-2018), The Mindy Project (2015-2017), Doubt (2017), Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014), Transform Me (2010), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Bored To Death (2008)
#Quote
1[as one spokesperson for the transgender movement] Some folks, they just don't understand. And they need to get to know us as human beings. Others are just going to be opposed to us forever. But I do believe in the humanity of people and in people's capacity to love and to change.
#Fact
1The role of Cameron Wirth - her character in Doubt (2017) - was written specifically for a transgender actress.
2Her nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - for her performance in Orange Is the New Black (2013) - at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards makes her the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an acting award in the history of the Emmys.
3She appeared on the cover of the June 9, 2014, issue of Time magazine, and was interviewed for the article "The Transgender Tipping Point" by Katy Steinmetz. This makes her the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of Time in the magazine's history.
4She has spoken in many interviews about the bullying and lack of support she received from both peers and teachers as a child in Alabama. Her third grade teacher warned her mother that she was sick and "would end up in New Orleans wearing a dress if we don't get him into therapy right away." As an adult, in her capacity as an LGBT activist, she has lectured at many universities, including New Orleans's Tulane, where she did indeed wear a dress.
5She attended high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a state-wide, public, magnet, boarding and day school in Birmingham. Admission to ASFA is by competitive application and - depending on the area of arts interest - audition. She started as a creative writing major, before later switching to the dance program.
6She was named one of OUT Magazine's 100 most influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people for 2013.
7She has a twin brother, musician M. Lamar, who appeared on Orange Is the New Black (2013) in a flashback as the pre-gender transition version of her character, Sophia.
8During an interview with Michel Martin on the NPR talk show "Tell Me More", she revealed that she grew up in Mobile, Alabama.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doubt2017TV SeriesCameron Wirth
Freak Show2017/IIFelicia Watts
Orange Is the New Black2013-2017TV SeriesSophia Burset
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again2016TV MovieDr. Frank-N-Furter
The Mindy Project2015TV SeriesSheena
Grandma2015Deathy
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce2014TV SeriesAdele Northrop
Faking It2014TV SeriesMargot
Grand Street2014Chardonnay
36 Saints2013Genesuis
The Exhibitionists2012Blithe Stargazer
Migraine2012ShortLola
Musical Chairs2011Chantelle
Carla2011Cinnamon
Bronx Paradise2010Hooker
Uncle Stephanie2009Stephanie
Bored to Death2009TV SeriesTransexual Prostitute
Law & Order2008TV SeriesMinnie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesCandace
All Night2008ShortLayla
The Kings of Brooklyn2004Girl
Betty Anderson2000ShortDeirdre

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free CeCe2016Documentary executive producer / co-producer
The T Word2014TV Movie documentary executive producer
Style Exposed2011TV Series producer - 1 episode
Transform Me2010TV Series producer - 8 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Style Exposed2011TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orange Is the New Black2015TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Talk2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Access Hollywood2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
CBS This Morning2014-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Daily Show2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2017TV SeriesHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014-2017TV SeriesHerself
Free CeCe2016DocumentaryHerself - Interviewer
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
The Trans List2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
2016 Billboard Music Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Megyn Kelly Presents2016TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHerself
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Secrets of New York Fashion Week2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Fashion Police2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Good Morning America2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Orange Is the New Black / Herself - Orange is the New Black
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Female Actor in a Drama Series
The View2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest
Gay Positive2014DocumentaryHerself
Project Runway All Stars2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The T Word2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Revlon's #GoBold2014TV SeriesHerself - Host
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie / Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special / Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series / ...
Conan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2014 Logo Trailblazers2014TV MovieHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
It Got Better2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A World of Dreams: Voices from the Out1002013DocumentaryHerself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Transform Me2010TV SeriesHerself
Britain's Ugliest Models2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Transgender Basics2009Video documentary shortHerself - transgender woman
I Want to Work for Diddy2008TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Hollywood2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The View
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesSophia Burset
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialLaverne Cox Presents: The T Word (2014)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Stephen F. Kolzak AwardGLAAD Media Awards
2014The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013Festival PrizeMassachusetts Independent Film FestivalBest Supporting Actress in a FeatureMusical Chairs (2011)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)

Source
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