Actor Name: Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox stars as Sophia Burset, a transgender inmate who serves as the prison’s resident beautician. Cox is an actress, producer and transgender advocate. She is the first African-American transgender woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s critically acclaimed TRANSForm Me. As a transgender advocate, Laverne continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional transgender stories in the media. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Cox resides in New York City.