Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox
Real Name/Full Name Laverne Cox
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Laverne Cox
Birth Place: Mobile, Alabama, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 29 May 1972
Age/How Old: 51 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 170 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Not Known
Mother – Not Known
Siblings: M Lamar
School: Alabama School
College: Indiana University Bloomington and Marymount Manhattan College
Religion: Agnostic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Transgender
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Laverne Cox is popularly known as an American actress as well as an activist. `She became popular from the Netflix series; Orange Is the New Black with her role as Sophia Burset. She was a contestant on the first season of the reality show I Want to Work for Diddy. She has received quite a number of awards from her various roles in her acting career. She is very open about being a transgender person. She is the first of her gender to receive an Emmy nomination.

Well, how well do you know about Laverne Cox? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Laverne Cox’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Laverne Cox to date.

Biography and Early Life

Laverne Cox was born on 29th May 1972 in Mobile, Alabama, US.  She was raised by her mother alone, and not at any time has she given any information about her father. They used to live with their grandmother. She was born together with her identical twin brother, M Lamar. Her brother portrayed as Marcus, a pre-transitioning Sophia in Orange is the Black.

At the young age of eleven, she attempted to commit suicide after developing feelings for her classmate. The reason behind this is because, for several years, she had been bullied by her mates for what they called not acting the way someone with a brother should act.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Laverne Cox in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Laverne Cox’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 25th May 2024 having been born on 29 May 1972. Though, she is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 170 lbs in Pound and 76kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Dark brown.


Cox’s mother was very hardworking and ensured that her children received one of the best education. She attended Alabama School of Fine Arts, studying creative arts but later changed to dance. She later joined Indiana University Bloomington, where she studied for two years before transferring to Marymount Manhattan College. Here, she switched from dancing and decided to pursue acting.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Cox is very open about her personal life, being that she is a motivation to many. She is open about her being a transgender woman. Cox was in a relationship with Kyle Draper from 2017. They had even made their relationship public and even shared their photo on social media. Unfortunately, they broke up in 2019 for what she cited as being personal reasons.

Is Laverne Cox Lesbian?

No. although Cox is transgender, she is neither a lesbian nor a gay. Initially, she was in a relationship, although they later broke up.

Professional Career

Cox began her career in 2000 and still active up to date. She started becoming popular by her appearance in the first season of I want to Work for Diddy. From the time she was approached by VH1 concerning show ideas, she then appeared in the television series, Transform Me. This made her the first African-American transgender person to star and produce her own TV show. Cox played a role in Orange Is the New Black in 2013 as Sophia Burset.

She joined Trans woman Carmen Carrera in January 2014 on Katie Couric’s show called Katie. In June the same year, she appeared on the cover of Times Magazine and later was interviewed on the topic of ‘The Transgender Tipping Point’ by Katy Steinmetz. Later in 2014, she appeared in John Legend’s video in his song. Still, in 2014, she joined a campaign against Phoenix, a law in Arizona that allowed police to arrest any suspect of manifesting prostitution. She joined this campaign because she felt that it was targeting transgender women.

On 11th June 2015, Cox was the cover subject of Entertainment Weekly on matters relating to gay, lesbian, and transgender entertainment. In 2017, she took a role as a transgender attorney, but the series had aired only two episodes, it was canceled. The same year, Cox collaborated with some others in making a video about transgender called Time Marches Forward & so do we, and Cox was the narrator. In Taylor Swifts VIDEO, You need to come down’, Cox was featured.

Her latest works in 2020 is an executive producer of a documentary, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen.


Cox has received quite a number of awards and nominations from her career. Some of these awards include;

  • GLAAD Media Award for outstanding reality program she hosted
  • She was nominated for the Primitive Emmy Award in the acting category for outstanding guest actress
  • In 2017, she was again nominated by Primitive Emmy Award in drama series
  • In 2014, she was named woman of the year
  • She received Daytime Emmy Award in 2015

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Laverne Cox in 2024

Laverne Cox Net Worth
Laverne Cox Net Worth

As of 2024, Laverne Cox has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She has earned her money from her career as an actress and TV personality. Although at the beginning she was struggling with finances, she is currently stable and can cater to her needs. She even says that at some point, she could even not afford to pay her house rent.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She supports LGBTQ and has spoken a number of times at various events
  • She received bullying and a lack of support in her early days of the life
  • She campaigns for people to accept transgender people just as they accept other human and also to respect them

Cox is a very courageous woman because even after facing a lot of criticism for her being transgender, she has continually remained focused. She is the first transgender person to receive an award.


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