On Monday, we’ll talk with Laverne Cox about her role in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” which premiered its second season on June 6. Join us for our live chat on August 4, at 1:00pm PT/4:00pm ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
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A transgender actress and LGBT rights activist, Cox plays Sophia Burset, who is in prison for credit card fraud and fighting for the medication she needs to maintain her gender transition. For her performance, she was nominated for a Critics’ Choice TV Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress and made history at the Emmys with her bid for Best Comedy Guest Actress: she’s the award’s first openly transgender acting nominee.
Cox also recently made history by appearing on the cover of Time magazine for a story about advances in transgender rights; she was the first transgender person ever to land a Time cover. In addition, she received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from GLAAD for promoting equality.
Will Cox achieve another milestone with an Emmy win? Predict Comedy Guest Actress below and come back for our live chat.