Laverne Cox has finally met Caitlyn Jenner! The two women have been communicating on the phone and social media but had never met in person until a private showing of Jenner's upcoming reality series, I am Cait. Cox shared two pictures from the private screening on Instagram on Monday (20th July). In one picture, Cox poses alongside Jenner and, in the other photograph, Cox and Jenner pose with the other guests at the screening.

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox at New York Week for Men's S/S 2016 in 2015.

Read More: Laverne Cox Will Be The First Transgender Person To Receive A Madame Tussauds Wax Figure.

'@caitlynjenner and I finally met in person at a special private advance screening of #IAmCait. #TransIsBeautiful#girlslikeus #caitlynjenner,' Cox captioned the picture in which she poses with Jenner. Both women looked remarkably content in each other's company and are pictured smiling serenely into the camera. 

'Fun with #girlslikeus tonight at the screening of #IAmCait @tracelysette @candiscayne @smartassjen @zackarydrucker #MimiMarks #TransIsBeautiful,' Cox captioned a picture in which she poses with a the group of women at the screening. 

The other guests at the screening were actress Candis Cayne, Mimi Marks and Trace Lysette. 

Cox and Jenner have previously expressed the desire to meet one another in person. Jenner contacted Cox, who is one of the most high profile members of the Trans community in the U.S., before transitioning. Cox, speaking to E! shortly after Jenner's transition, expressed her pride and praised Jenner's courage. 

"I was deeply moved by About Bruce and Caitlyn's family's very really struggle with this change and the deep love and devotion that they have for Caitlyn was deeply moving," she said. "I cried many, many times watching it."

The two women have been hugely influential and active in raising awareness for the Trans community. Cox made history when she became the first trans woman to grace the cover of Time magazine and receive an Emmy Award nomination. Jenner, who is a former Olympic Athlete and star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, transitioned earlier this year and has been outspoken on many issues affecting the Trans community. She received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards last week and made an impassioned speech in which she called for an end to bullying. Although her focus was on the Trans community, the message was universal. 

Read More: Laverne Cox Reveals Inspiring Reason Why She Posed Naked For Allure.