Laverne Cox

One Mizzou Week Keynote: Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is a critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, playing the groundbreaking role of “Sophia Burset,” an incarcerated African American transgender woman. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Time Magazine named Sophia Burset the 4th most influential fictional character of 2013. Laverne is also a recipient of the Dorian rising star award for her work in Orange is the New Black.

Estimated Attendance: 1200 (Theatre Capacity)
Negotiated Honorarium: $15,500 All Inclusive

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