Author Piper Kerman's
real-life tale of spending a year in a women's prison has been adapted into a hit TV show. Netflix's "Orange is the New Black
" is being called the best new program
of the season, partly for its eclectic ensemble cast that breathes life into characters who might otherwise only be known as statistics -characters such as Sophia Burset, the transgender inmate who runs the prison's salon. Sophia is played by Laverne Cox
, who, like her character, transitioned from male to female. Laverne Cox joins Day 6 to talk about her new role and what it's like to be the first transgender actress on mainstream TV.