Laverne Cox’s twin brother is revealed as M Lamar on ABC’s Claim to Fame


Laverne Cox’s twin brother is revealed as M Lamar on ABC’s Claim to Fame … as he hails OITNB star as ‘the most extraordinary person I’ve ever met’

M Lamar emerged to reveal he’s the twin brother of Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox on Monday’s edition of the ABC series Claim To Fame.

M Lamar – who was identified on the series as ‘X’ – praised the Orange Is the New Black star, 50, upon his elimination from the series.

‘I have so much respect for my sister,’ he said. ‘I’ve never really spoken about her, but since she’s the reason why I’m here, I want to say in front of the world: I love her so much.

Cox was seen at an event in NYC last week

The latest: M Lamar, 50, emerged to reveal he’s the twin brother of Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox on Monday’s edition of the ABC series Claim To Fame

‘I think she is the most extraordinary person I’ve ever met. She has endured all kinds of insanity and continues to; she continues to stand with so much dignity and pride and go forward and be an inspiration for so many people.’

M Lamar said that the success of Cox, who played Sophia Burset on the Netflix hit, ‘is so much bigger than her,’ noting the many doors she’s opened up with her ascent.

‘The number of Black trans actresses who are on the covers of magazines, who are starring in television shows, all of that did not exist before my sister,’ he said. ‘And I just want to thank her and praise her.’

M Lamar, who grew up in Mobile, Alabama with the Inventing Anna star, made a pair of appearances on Orange Is the New Black in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

M Lamar - who was identified on the series as 'X' - praised the Orange Is the New Black star  upon his elimination from the series

M Lamar – who was identified on the series as ‘X’ – praised the Orange Is the New Black star  upon his elimination from the series

M Lamar called his twin sibling 'the most extraordinary person I’ve ever met'

M Lamar called his twin sibling ‘the most extraordinary person I’ve ever met’

M Lamar said that the success of Cox 'is so much bigger than her,' noting the many doors she's opened up for Black trans actresses with her ascent to stardom

M Lamar said that the success of Cox ‘is so much bigger than her,’ noting the many doors she’s opened up for Black trans actresses with her ascent to stardom 

He has a background in music and art, as he describes himself in a bio on his website as ‘a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings.’

Cox took to Instagram with a clip of her twin brother’s appearance on the show, saying she didn’t ‘have words to express what his words’ on the ABC show meant to her’ and that she is ‘immensely blessed’ to have known him her whole life.

She added: ‘My brother’s love, support and counsel are part of the reason I am who I am. And this reaffirms for me that there is a God, a higher power, a blessed energy force bigger than us.’

Cox described her sibling as 'brilliant, talented, charismatic, visionary, revolutionary [and] genius' in a response on Instagram

Cox described her sibling as ‘brilliant, talented, charismatic, visionary, revolutionary [and] genius’ in a response on Instagram 

Cox described her sibling as ‘brilliant, talented, charismatic, visionary, revolutionary [and] genius.’

Claim to Fame, which is hosted by Kevin and Frankie Jonas, features 12 relatives of celebrities – who don’t reveal who they are related to – residing with one another and attempting to suss out their identities.

Claim to Fame airs Mondays on ABC at 10/9c.

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