Transgender 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History

July 11, 2014 4:00 AM

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Transgender 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History

Transgender actress Laverne Cox made history on Thursday by becoming the first openly transgender person to earn an Emmy nomination.

Cox, who plays transgender prisoner Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black," will compete for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award against co-stars Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonee as well as Joan Cusack (Shameless) and Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live).

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