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It’s World Down Syndrome Day & We’re Celebrating Our Fave Performers With DS!


It’s World Down Syndrome Day & We’re Celebrating Our Fave Performers With DS!

These actors are seriously slaying the stage and screen

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, which helps raise awareness for what Down Syndrome is, and highlight the incredible roles people with Down Syndrome play in communities across the globe. 

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, we’re celebrating our favorite stars who have DS.

Check it out!


1. With her scene-stealing role in “Glee,” Lauren Potter soared to superstardom:

Most recently, she guest starred on “Switched at Birth.” When she’s not on set, Lauren volunteers with organizations like AbilityPath, Best Buddies International, and the Special Olympics.

2. For five years, Luke Zimmerman played Tom on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

Next up, Luke will make his big screen debut in “Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets.”

3. Edward Barbanell has starred in movies like “The Ringer” and “Dumb and Dumber 2,” and appeared on the hit TV shows “Workaholics” and “Ridiculousness.”

He says, “I was diagnosed with Down syndrome but it is just a meaningless word that does not stop me from pursuing my dreams, hopes and talents and abilities.”

4. In less than three years, Sarah Grace’s YouTube channel has racked up nearly 50 million views! “I can do baseball or ballet, and I like to dance,” she told GMA. “I do hip-hop, and I play soccer, and I do batting, and I always play goalie.”

Sarah Grace’s starring role in her big bro, Matty B’s, cover of “True Colors,” sends such an important message – and it made international news headlines! Take a look:

5. Last but most definitely not least? Jamie Brewer, who stole the show during her three seasons on “American Horror Story” and also guest starred on “Switched At Birth.”

Jamie is an advocate for differently-abled people and made history when she became the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week!

We can’t wait to see Jamie in her two upcoming projects, “Turnover,” which also stars Riker Lynch, and “Snow Moon,” with BooBoo Stewart! We love you, Jamie! Watch our exclusive interview with Jamie below.

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