Laverne Cox as Gail

Laverne Cox is a three-time Emmy®-nominated actress, Emmy®-winning producer and a prominent equal rights advocate and public speaker.

Cox’s groundbreaking 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 Cox becoming the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a Primetime acting Emmy® and made her the first Trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television series.

Cox is continuing to expand her presence on the big and small screens with diverse and groundbreaking roles. She recently appeared in the romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret with Alexandra Daddario. Her upcoming films include Justin Simien’s independent film Bad Hair and the action comedy Jolt alongside Kate Beckinsale, Bobby Cannavale and Stanley Tucci. In addition to the seventh and final season of Orange is the New Black, Cox can currently be seen in Netflix’s Dear White People, HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and guest starring on Jordan Peele’s sci-fi anthology Weird City for YouTube.

An artist and an advocate with an empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically, Cox is the first openly transgender person to appear on the covers of TIME Magazine, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan magazine and Essence magazines among others. She was named one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year. Cox also proudly holds two SAG Awards, winning them with her Orange Is the New Black cast mates for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Other accolades include a Critic’s Choice nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Cox’s Emmy®-winning documentary Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word helped lead her to Executive Producing two powerful documentaries. The upcoming Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen is an unprecedented, groundbreaking look at the depiction of transgender characters throughout the history of film and TV; Free CeCe tells the story of CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was controversially sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison for second degree manslaughter after defending herself against a racist and transphobic attack. The documentary focuses on McDonald’s case, her experiences while incarcerated and the larger implications of her case for the transgender community and for communities of color at large.

Cox currently has several projects in development.

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"REVENGE MOVIE DYNAMITE" -Rolling Stone
 
"CAREY MULLIGAN GIVES A WICKED PERFORMANCE" -Indiewire
 
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Trailer 2: Promising Young Woman

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Clip: "You Don't Remember"

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Clip: "Crying Wolf"

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Featurette: Ensemble

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Clip: "A Friendship"

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Clip: "What a Home"

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Clip: "Sad Little Face"

social | @promisingyoungwoman This is one you’ll be talking about for a long time. Now playing in theaters. 💋
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Carey Mulligan as Cassandra Thomas

social | @promisingyoungwoman One movie has lit the match. 💥 See Carey Mulligan in the “best picture of the year” in theaters Christmas Day.
social | @promisingyoungwoman Thank you, #LAFCA 💋
social | @promisingyoungwoman Will leave you speechless.
social | @promisingyoungwoman One movie has lit the match. 💥 See Carey Mulligan in the “best picture of the year” in theaters Christmas Day.
social | @promisingyoungwoman Will leave you speechless.
social | @promisingyoungwoman Thank you, #LAFCA 💋
social | @focusfeatures “Everybody thinks of themselves as a good person — so what happens when someone comes along and shows you that you’re not?” One week until #PromisingYoungWoman hits theaters Christmas Day. 💋 Tickets in bio. ___ From #nytimes: Emerald Fennell’s Dark, Jaded, Funny, Furious Fables of Female Revenge.
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“There’s a very iconic idea of Carey Mulligan and the characters she plays," says Producer Josey McNamara.

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Laverne Cox as Gail

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Writer / Director Emerald Fennell on Bo Burnham: “His normality and charm and the kind of life that he offers Cassie is so beguiling, obviously, we needed somebody really deeply charming and charismatic to play Ryan.” 

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“I really wanted to write a film about female revenge,” says Writer / Director Emerald Fennell.

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Emerald Fennell  |  Writer / Director / Producer

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"Generally, how I approach everything, is if I could imagine someone else playing the part and be all right with it, then I tend to not do it," Carey Mulligan says of her character in Emerald Fennell.

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Bo Burnham as Ryan

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Alison Brie as Madison

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Connie Britton as Dean Walker

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Adam Brody as Jerry

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Jennifer Coolidge as Susan Thomas

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Max Greenfield as Joe

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Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Neil

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Sam Richardson as Paul

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Molly Shannon as Mrs. Fisher

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Clancy Brown as Stanley Thomas

social | @vogueaustralia “I was prepping a job and we were going to start shooting in a couple of weeks,” shares May cover star, #CareyMulligan, of the moment the world went into lockdown due to #Covid19. “I feel like we’re all going through shock and trying to readjust. I just ordered a knitting set from Amazon so I could learn to knit. I went: ‘This is the time.’” Here, Mulligan poses for a special digital cover for the May issue of #Vogue, in which she was interviewed by #MargotRobbie about a new movie they worked on together called #PromisingYoungWoman. You can read the cover story in the bio link but we’ve saved some of their chat just for our Vogue VIPs! Subscribe now to become a #VogueVIP to read our So Extra Q&A with #CareyMulligan and for more insider access from this issue. You can also head to vogue.com.au/subscribe to subscribe. Photographed by @josholins, styled by @christinecentenera, Vogue Australia, May 2020.
social | @variety Calling all Promising Young Women 📢Report to the link in bio. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: @zoemcconnell⁠ ✍: Kate Aurthur and Matt Donnelly ⁠ ⁠ -----------⁠ ⁠ Carey Mulligan ⁠ styling: Nicky Yates⁠ makeup: Jo Baker⁠ hair: Halley Briske⁠ fashion: Carolina Herrera⁠ jewelry: Delfina Deletraz⁠ ⁠ Emerald Fennell⁠ styling: Colomba Giacomini makeup: Lucy Wearing hair: Hair by Bjorn Krischker/ORIBE/frankagency⁠ fashion: Ong-Oaj Pairam⁠
social | @variety At the first test screening for #PromisingYoungWoman, writer-director Emerald Fennell wanted to sit in the back so she could gauge the audience’s reaction. When the lights went down, she was stricken with terror. “I thought, ‘No, oh, my gosh, what if everyone hates it?’” she remembers. “This is a nightmare!”⁠ ⁠ And so it was. During the film’s surprising and brutal climax, two audience members entered into a shouting match, with one of them yelling, “If you don’t like it, you don’t have to stay!” The other walked out. “That’s not what you necessarily want from your first test screening,” Fennell says.⁠ ⁠ At the link in bio, Fennell and her leading lady Carey Mulligan sit down to explain how they made the most audacious, feminist, movie of the year. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: @zoemcconnell⁠ ✍: Kate Aurthur and Matt Donnelly ⁠ ⁠ -----------------------------------⁠ ⁠ Carey Mulligan ⁠ styling: Nicky Yates⁠ makeup: Jo Baker⁠ hair: Halley Briske⁠ fashion: Galvan, Jimmy Choo⁠ jewelry: Sophie Billie Brahe⁠ ⁠ Emerald Fennell⁠ styling: Colomba Giacomini⁠ makeup: Lucy Wearin⁠g hair: Hair by Bjorn Krischker/ORIBE/frankagency⁠ fashion: Roland Mouret, Malone Souliers⁠
social | @promisingyoungwoman A lit-fused bundle of revenge-movie dynamite. 💥 In theaters this Christmas.
social | @promisingyoungwoman She'll leave a hell of a mark.
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Official Trailer: Promising Young Woman

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“I think people are looking to see female characters do more than just answer a phone or look sexy in a bikini, so really, whether it’s an amazing assassin or a young woman who is trying to rectify something in her past, I think generally speaking, there is still regrettably a dearth of great stuff for women to do. So yeah, I think that’s what it is.” – Director #EmeraldFennell on writing strong female stories that resonate with audiences. ➡ for more #PromisingYoungWoman #Sundance portraits from @whowhatwear.-📸: @emilysotoThe Who What Wear x Free People Lounge
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#PromisingYoungWoman x #Sundance 💋
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On the set of #PromisingYoungWoman with DP Benjamin Kracun, Director Emerald Fennell, and cast Sam Richardson and Carey Mulligan in Los Angeles. 🎬 Coming only to theaters.
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Such a privilege to be in this truly awesome film with these incredible performers. Everyone in this film is great and #emeraldfennell created something so fricken fantastic! What a treat to premiere it @sundancefilmfestival2020 !! @promisingyoungwoman is an epic ride - can’t wait for everyone to see it! #promisingyoungwoman 💋
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#Repost @entertainmentweekly: Now this is a promising crew. Bo Burnham is taking over our IG stories ahead of #PromisingYoungWoman's premiere at #Sundance! 🙌 Tap our profile photo to follow along right now. ⁣⁣⁣📷: @emery_is for Getty Images, courtesy of Focus Features
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Last night at #Sundance. 💋 #EmeraldFennell #CareyMulligan