Monday, November 11, 2013,
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Transgender Advocate and Critically Acclaimed Actress of Orange is the New Black. Her portrayal of the incarcerated Sophia Burset has touched the hearts of viewers.

In 2012 Cox garnered critical acclaim for her role in the independent feature film Musical Chairs directed by Susan Seidelman. Cosx is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1's critically acclaimed TRANSForm Me. Cox was named as one of the most influential tans people in America in the inaugural Trans 100 in 2013.

As a transgender advocate Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional trans stories in the media. She travels the country speaking about issues that affect the trans community. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.


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