Laverne Cox Makes History As First Transgender Woman To Lead Network Show

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Laverne Cox has been a household name since she first appeared on “Orange Is The New Black.” Now, the routine red carpet slayer is taking her career to the next level by starring in her first network series.

Cox will make history this fall when she appears in the CBS show ‘Doubt.’ The 32-year-old actress will play an Ivy-leage educated attorney in the new series, Deadline reports.

During a panel discussion, Cox reflected on the importance of the moment:

“I’m grateful to have a job as an actor, I was standing in housing court in New York City with an eviction notice from my apartment, and I’m happy to have a job. What’s exciting about (the character) Cameron and being on CBS is that I’m an avid TV watcher. A lot of people in my community watch TV and there weren’t people like me when I was growing up.”

We are just so proud of this woman!

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