Laverne Cox at the IU Auditorium
- February 13, 2020
- IU Auditorium
- 1211 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- (812) 855-1103
- 7:00 PM
This event is part of the Indiana Remixed festival hosted by the IU Arts and Humanities Council.
With various ‘firsts’ in her already impressive career, alumna Laverne Cox is a three-time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy winning documentary film producer and a prominent equal rights advocate and public speaker. Laverne’s ground breaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is The New Black brought her to the attention of diverse audiences all over the world. This role lead to Laverne becoming the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a Primetime acting Emmy. An artist and an advocate with an empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically, Laverne is the first openly transgender person to appear on the covers of TIME, Cosmopolitan, and Essence magazines among others. She was named one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year. Laverne also proudly holds two SAG Awards… winning them with her Orange Is The New Black castmates.Laverne’s Emmy-winning documentary Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word helped lead her to executive producing two powerful documentaries: Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen and Free CeCe.