Laverne Cox’s Net Worth: Struggled Financially Before Orange Is the New Black
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In a September 2015 interview with Women’s Health, Laverne Cox revealed that she struggled to pay rent before her breakthrough role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
“Producer, Emmy-nominated actress…this is all new for me. Just a few years ago, I was still struggling to pay my rent. I was thinking of going back to graduate school [for women’s studies] actually because I hadn’t had an acting role for nine months. All the success just reminds me of how far I have come and how much work is still yet to be done.”
Laverne Cox wore an enormous orange gown at the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 5, 2020 (Credit: WENN)
One year earlier, the LGBTQ advocate dazzled on the red carpet in a sheer embroidered Zhivago dress at Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-SAG Awards Party at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.
She styled her revealing dress with custom Jordan heels by Ruthie Davis.
Laverne Cox in a sheer embroidered Zhivago dress at the Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-SAG Awards Party at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on January 26, 2019 (Credit: WENN)
How much is Laverne Cox worth?
While it’s not known how much she made per episode of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, her estimated net worth is $6 million. She’s rumored to have been paid $60,000 per episode of OITNB during its final season.
Playing the role of Sophia Burset, a trans woman in prison for credit card fraud used to finance her sex reassignment surgery, she became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in any acting category.
In May 2021, she signed a deal with the E! network to take over Giuliana Rancic’s position as host of Live From E!
“Laverne Cox is a risktaker, groundbreaking pioneer, and a fashion tour de force,” executive vice president of E! News, Jean Neal, said in a statement.
“As we continue to evolve the way we cover Hollywood’s biggest nights, Laverne’s passion for, and extensive knowledge of, the fashion community resonates with our audience and we look forward to seeing her shine on the other side of the velvet rope.”
Laverne Cox’s estimated net worth is $6 million (Credit: WENN)
The following day, the then-46-year-old actress hit the red carpet in a red slinky Zac Posen Resort 2019 dress at the award ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Laverne Cox looked radiant in red at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 27, 2019 (Credit: WENN)
She completed her stunning ensemble with Yvan Tufenkjian jewelry and Kenneth Cole shoes. Her look was styled by Christina Joy Pacelli.
Laverne Cox shows off her necklace-embellished open-back dress (Credit: WENN)
The transgender Orange Is The New Black star started the new year by attending the InStyle & Warner Bros. Party held after the 2019 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
She wore a Hamel dress, Emm Kuo clutch, Butani earrings, Kenneth Cole shoes and bracelets, and rings by Mattia Cielo, DJula Jewelry, Marli and Vhernier.
Laverne Cox at the InStyle & Warner Bros. Party held after the 2019 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 6, 2019 (Credit: WENN)
In September 2018, Laverne flaunted her legs at the 2018 Television Industry Advocacy Awards hosted by the Creative Coalition at the Sofitel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
Laverne Cox’s hot legs at the 2018 Television Industry Advocacy Awards hosted by the Creative Coalition at the Sofitel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills in Los Angeles on September 15, 2018 (Credit: WENN)
The American actress and LGBT advocate showed off her enormous feet in metallic ankle-strap sandals.
Laverne Cox’s enormous feet in metallic ankle-strap sandals (Credit: WENN)
Laverne also flashed her big feet in a Nha Khanh dress on the red carpet at the premiere of Glam Masters at Dirty French in New York City.
Laverne Cox at the premiere of Glam Masters held at Dirty French in New York City on February 26, 201 (Credit: WENN)
She styled her dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Alexis Bittar earrings, and an Irini Design necklace and ring.
Laverne Cox’s gigantic feet in Stuart Weitzman sandals (Credit: WENN)
In August 2015, Laverne Cox joined Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield at the premiere of Ricki And The Flash held at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City.
Laverne Cox at the New York premiere of ‘Ricki And The Flash’ at AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City on August 3, 2015 (Credit: WENN)
The then-31-year-old American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBT advocate donned an “Arron” mini dress from Elizabeth and James featuring a double-layered skirt and an asymmetrical hem.
Laverne Cox’s Arron mini dress from Elizabeth and Jame (Credit: WENN)
She styled the mineral blue frock with a pair of studded white Christian Louboutin pumps.
Laverne Cox flaunts her legs in studded white Christian Louboutin pumps (Credit: WENN)
Do you think it was a good idea to wear stockings with her luxurious red bottom shoes?
Laverne Cox’s gigantic feet in white shoes and stockings (Credit: WENN)
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