Actors With Disabilities , Shocking Facts

These actors are a source of inspiration, not only for the disable but for everyone. If these people can have the courage to accept their disability and come on tv, then why can’t us accept the little flaws in ourselves?

RJ Mitte

RJ Mitte breaking bad

People know him as Walter Flynn white jr. from the famous series “breaking bad”.Coming into this world through an emergency caesarian and not breathing at the time of his birth permanently damaged his brain. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and doctors put his legs in casts to straighten his feet. Though his legs are fine now but he still has mild cerebral palsy.

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve on wheel chair

Christopher is as super-man. He was thrown from a horse and became a quadriplegic.Even after his accident, he continued as an actor and director. He also wrote two books about his experiences as a quadriplegic.

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

Famus actor Emily from the movie devil wears prada. Emily struggled with stuttering in her early life. A teacher encouraged her to act in a school play despite her stuttering. She is active with the American Institute for Stuttering, sitting on the board of directors.

Jamie Brewer

Jamie Brewer syndrome

This actor is best known for her roles in television series American Horror Story. She has down syndrome which is not even possible to hide. She became the first woman with Down syndrome to walk the red carpet at New York Fashion Week.Brewer has been active in the Down Syndrome community.

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage disabilty

Peter is much famous for X-men and HBO tv series Game Of Thrones.He was born with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism.He has the same disability as his character.He is a great actor and his disability doesn’t affects him. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor in 2011, He also won a second Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor for Game of Thrones.

Kate Hood

Kate Hood disability

Kate Hood is a disabled actor, writer and director. She has worked across stage, television , film and has won awards for her audio-books. She is well known for tv series ‘Prisoners’. She is a wheel chair user.Kate Hood is the Deputy Chair of the Diversity Committee at Actors Equity.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone paralyzed

Sylvester Stallone was a difficult birth, pulled from his mother’s womb by a doctor’s forceps which caused severed a facial nerve. As a result, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed, including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin. But he positively used his disability. The accident  has given Stallone his trademark snarling look and slightly slurred speech.


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