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Laverne Cox is Breaking Ground as the First Transgender Woman to Star on a Network TV Show

Transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox has been making strides for transgender representation since she rocketed into the spotlight in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Now she’s breaking even more ground for the trans community by co-starring in CBS’s new legal drama Doubt, which will be the first-ever broadcast TV series to feature a transgender actor in a leading role. 

According to DeadlineDoubt will revolve around a successful defense lawyer who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients, who may or may not be guilty of a horrific crime. Cox will co-star alongside Katherine Heigl and Steven Pasquale in the series. 

We don’t know much about Cox’s character yet, but we’re always glad to see her getting the attention she deserves! We can’t wait to have a little more Laverne in our lives. 

Hardcore nerd with a love of food, travel, eyeliner, and powerlifting. Asian Studies major with a minor in Cinema Studies; Honors Thesis in Japanese Horror Film. Bowdoin College '17.
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