Laverne Cox

Cox in 2019, photo by DFree/

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 29, 1972

Ethnicity: African-American

Laverne Cox is an American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate. She is the first openly transgender woman to receive a Primetime Emmy nomination in acting, and the first to appear on the cover of Time magazine.

She was raised by her single mother, and grandmother. Her twin brother is composer, performer, and artist M Lamar (Reginald Lamar Cox). Laverne grew up in the AME Zion church.

Laverne’s grandfather was J. P. Cox (the son of Henry C. Cox and Ada L. Jackson). J. P. was born in Alabama. Henry was the son of Emmanuel Cox and Ann Scruggs. Ada was the daughter of Calvin Jackson and Tamar Johnson.

Laverne’s grandmother was Emma Jane Jones (the daughter of A. C. Jones and Winnie McGuire). Emma was born in Alabama. Winnie was the daughter of George Washington McGuire and Georgianna Banks.

Source: Genealogy of Laverne Cox –

4 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    She was part of a Finding Your Roots episode, though I can’t remember much from it aside from the fact that they did at least one of her mother’s lines.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.