Laverne Cox is officially joining the familE!.
The Emmy-nominated actress and activist has been named host of E!'s signature red carpet award show coverage starting in 2022, E! announced today, May 10. In addition to interviewing A-listers on the Live From E! red carpet telecasts next year, the Orange Is the New Black star and Emmy-winning producer she will host a series of celebrity-based interview specials spotlighting trendsetters, tastemakers and those making an impact in the Hollywood community.
"I'm so excited and deeply humbled to be hosting E!'s iconic red carpet coverage. For many years I would wake up early on awards show days, get my snacks in place and watch E!'s coverage all day long," Cox said in a statement Monday. "I dreamed of walking red carpets. Now, not only have I had several fun and amazing personal red carpet moments, I also get to be a red carpet guide for E!'s discerning audience and chat with my colleagues and folks I deeply admire for these very special events in their lives."
Cox added, "I can't wait to get started while hopefully serving up fashion fantasies for the ages honey."
"Laverne Cox is a risktaker, groundbreaking pioneer and a fashion tour de force," added Jen Neal, Executive Vice President of Entertainment Live Events, Specials and E! News, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming. "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."