That Was You?! Black Stars We Didn’t Realize Started On “Law & Order” Back In The Day

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Laverne Cox

Cox, who has been elevated to superstar, Time-covering status thanks to her role as Sophia on “Orange is the New Black,” has been on both “Law & Order” and “SVU,” but she first debuted on the franchise in 2008. On “SVU,” she played Candace on the episode “Closet” in season nine. The premise for the episode is as followed: “After a gay man is murdered, the prime suspect is a star professional football quarterback who turns out to his partner. The quarterback is ‘outed’ in the media during the investigation, and he becomes a beating victim himself.”

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