Mullins at the premiere of Baby Mama at Tribeca Film Festival in 2008.
|Born||July 20, 1975|
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Rupert Friend (m. 2016)
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||Long jump, sprinting|
|College team||Georgetown University|
|Achievements and titles|
|Paralympic finals||1996 Paralympics|
Aimee Mullins (born July 20, 1975) is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model. She was born with a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her lower legs. She competed against able-bodied athletes in National Collegiate Athletic Association events, and competed in the Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta. In 1999 she began modeling, and in 2002 she began an acting career.
Mullins was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and as a result, had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was one year old. A graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she took up sports and acting at an early age. Also while at Georgetown, Mullins won a place on the Foreign Affairs internship program, working at The Pentagon.
While attending Georgetown University on a full academic scholarship to the School of Foreign Service there, she competed against able-bodied athletes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I track and field events, and is the first female amputee in history to compete in the NCAA. She was the first amputee in history (male or female) to compete in Division I NCAA track and field.
Mullins competed in the Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta, in which she ran the T42-46 class 100-meter sprint in 17.01 seconds and jumped 3.14 meters in the F42-46 class long-jump,. She retired from competitive track and field in 1998.
She was elected to represent all American female athletes from 2007-2009 as President of the Women's Sports Foundation, founded by sports pioneer Billie Jean King. Sports Illustrated magazine named her one of the "Coolest Girls in Sports".[when?] Mullins is included as one of the "Greatest Women of the 20th Century" in the Women's Museum in Dallas, Texas.
In 1999, she launched her career as a model by starting on the runway. She modelled for British fashion designer Alexander McQueen by opening his London show, on a pair of hand-carved wooden prosthetic legs made from solid ash, with integral boots. She is able to change her height between 5 ft 8in and 6 ft 1in by changing her legs. She was on the cover of Dazed & Confused magazine, in 1998, and in features in fashion magazines like Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Vogue, i-D, Another, Numero, and Garage Magazine. She was on billboards across America as part of the "25 Years of Non-Uniform Thinking" campaign Kenneth Cole in 2009. She signed a contract to be a face of L'Oréal Paris and was appointed as a global L'Oréal Ambassador in February 2011.
In 2002, she starred in Matthew Barney's art film Cremaster 3 as six different characters, including a cheetah woman. Other film and TV credits include roles in Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, Five Little Pigs with David Suchet and Aidan Gillen, Naked in a Fishbowl, Quid Pro Quo with Vera Farmiga and Nick Stahl, and Marvelous with Amy Ryan, Michael Shannon, Ewen Bremner and Martha Plimpton. In the River of Fundament, she continues her collaboration with Matthew Barney by starring as Isis in performances both live and filmed since 2007, released in early 2014. She has roles in Young Ones with Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Michael Shannon, The Being Experience with Terrence Howard, Famke Janssen and Alan Cumming, Rob the Mob with Nina Arianda, Samira Wiley, Michael Pitt and Andy Garcia, and Desiree Akhavan's debut feature Appropriate Behavior. She also acted in the NBC television show Crossbones opposite John Malkovich, and in the Netflix series Stranger Things with Winona Ryder.
Mullins makes appearances as a speaker on topics related to body, identity, design, and innovation. Her TED conference talks have been translated into 42 languages. She is credited as being one of the speakers that inspired Chris Anderson to purchase the TED conference from Richard Saul Wurman. She was named a TED "All-Star" in 2014.
|2006||World Trade Center||Reporter|
|2008||Quid Pro Quo||Raine|
|2013||In the Woods|
|2014||Rob the Mob||Carrie|
|2014||Young Ones||Katherine Holm|
|2014||River of Fundament||The Ka of Norman / Isis|
|2015||In Stereo||Trisha Bontecou|
|2018||Drunk Parents||Heidi Bianchi|
|2002||Cremaster 3||The Entered Novitiate / Oonagh MacCumhail|
|2003||Five Little Pigs||Lucy Crale|
|2011||Naked in a Fishbowl||Nance||Episode: "The Bold and the Bucious"|
|2014||Crossbones||Antoinette / Woman in White / The Woman-In-White||4 episodes|
|2015||The Mysteries of Laura||Connie Baker||Episode: "The Mystery of the Exsanguinated Ex"|
|2015||Power||Ellen Wenrich||Episode: "Ghost Is Dead"|
|2016||Limitless||Dr. Peri||Episode: "Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris"|
|2016–2017||Stranger Things||Terry/Terresa Ives||6 episodes|
|2017||Odd Mom Out||Annabelle Hughes||Episode: "Homo Erectus"|
Mullins has been featured in the following books:
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