Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, and television producer. On the television Netflix series Orange is the New Black, she is best known for her portrayal of the fiction character Sophia Burset. She is a LGBT advocate. She is the first transgender to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. She appeared as a contestant on the first season of VH1‘s I Want to Work for Diddy. She became the first transgender person to be shown on the cover of Time magazine on June 9, 2014.