2. Laverne Cox
With the success of the show “Orange Is the New Black,” in which she had one of the main roles, Cox soon became one of the most visible trans actresses. She starred as Sophia Burset, a role which brought her a lot of attention and lead Cox to develop into the first transgender actress to be proposed for an Emmy for Primetime acting.
Despite her fame, Laverne Cox has continued to face transphobic harassment, as she says. The actress disclosed in November 2020 that she and a friend of hers were the victims of a transphobic attack while walking in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.