Laverne Cox on a Possible ‘OITNB’ Spinoff & Why She Recorded 3 Speeches For the Emmys

Jason Pham
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Laverne Cox’s life looked a lot different before Orange Is the New Black. “Eight years ago, I was on a payment plan to pay my rent because I got an eviction notice in February of 2012,” Cox tells StyleCaster. “Orange just changed everything. It’s overwhelming to think about the past seven years since our first season premiered.”

Cox starred as Sophia Burset, a hairstylist who was incarcerated for credit card fraud at a women’s prison in New York, from seasons 1 through 7 of OITNB. In 2014, Cox became the first trans actor to be nominated for an acting award at the Emmys, an honor she doesn’t take lightly.

“When Orange Is the New Black premiered seven years ago, there were no...

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