Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Actress with Down syndrome, Jamie Brewer, on "Southland" Feb. 20

From the Down Syndrome in Arts & Media (DSiAM) and Jamie Brewer Facebook pages:

Actor Michael Cudlitz, who plays Officer John Cooper on "Southland," tweeted this photo of himself with DSiAM's Jamie Brewer who guest stars.

Watch for them February 20 on TNT; check local listings for times.

Brewer played Adelaide in season 1 of "American Horror Story" on FX.

Brewer began her career by taking theater classes in 1999 at a 'College for Kids' class during her middle school years. She has performed in dramas, musicals, comedy's, and improvisations during her theater training at Dionysus Theatre. She appeared/spoke in PSA's for the "Souper Bowl of Caring Houston Food Drive" in Houston, TX for 2 consecutive years which aired on NBC, ABC, and CBS.

Brewer was the youngest to ever be elected President of the ARC of Fort Bend Chapter. From there, she was appointed to the State of Texas ARC Board, then elected to the Executive Board as Treasurer. She was then asked to serve on the ARC Governmental Affairs Committee for the State of Texas. She spoke with Senators at the Texas State Capitol to persuade them to pass the law for Texas to abolish using the "R" word from state legislation, and regarding the needs of people with disabilities in Texas. Texas now uses "Intellectual Developmental Disability" in their legislation.