Bridget Brown is a unique actor who captures the attention of everyone she meets with her vitality and confidence. She has a big smile, an infectious laugh, and a joyful enthusiasm for life. Bridget never lets the fact that she has Down Syndrome stop her from dreaming big dreams. Her love of acting began at a very young age. She got her start in Chicago-area community theater and discovered she was blessed with a clear, articulate voice. Bridget has used this gift as an actor, public speaker, and disability advocate.
Bridget’s growing resume includes a role as Lily in the Lionsgate movie, LOL. She was thrilled to film a scene with Miley Cyrus and work on portraying a young French girl with Down Syndrome. In addition, Bridget played the role of Claire in NightLights, a Chicago independent film by Play on Productions.
In 2011, Bridget was featured in a HBO documentary about the Miss You Can Do It Pageant, a beauty pageant for girls and young women with disabilities. She was excited to be a contestant and was the recipient of awards for her interview skills and leadership. Chicago area audiences may have seen Bridget in many roles with the Lyons Township Actors with Special Needs company. She enjoyed playing the leading roles in Oliver and Annie. Her favorite sassy role was Frenchy in Grease.
In addition to using her talents on screen and stage, Bridget travels the country as an inspirational, public speaker. She speaks to audiences of students, teachers, parents, and administrators. In her keynote presentation, “Dwell in the Possibilities,” Bridget shares her incredible journey as the first person with a disability included in general education classes in her school district. She also speaks on a variety of topics that focus on living full and exceptional lives. Bridget founded an advocacy organization that is dedicated to helping people with disabilities find their voices so they can share their hopes and dreams with others. She is proud to have been the recipient of national awards for her work in this field. To learn more about
Bridget’s public speaking and advocacy visit her website: www.butterfly4change.org
Bridget loves being part of her big family with whom she camps and travels. She enjoys biking, reading, and researching her genealogy. She recently visited Ireland where she learned much about the lives of her ancestors. Bridget is a long-time Special Olympics athlete and Global Messenger. She is most proud of her achievements in gymnastics, for which she won many gold medals. Bridget’s family affectionately calls her “the gift,” and she doesn’t mind that one bit.
Bridget is thrilled to be part of Gray Talent Group.