Lauren Potter

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Lauren Potter
Born (1990-05-10) May 10, 1990 (age 24)
Inland Empire, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, White House advisor
Years active 2007–present

Lauren Elizabeth Potter[1] (born May 10, 1990) is an American actress, best known for her role as Becky Jackson on the television show Glee.

Biography[edit]

Potter was born May 10, 1990, and grew up in Southern California's Inland Empire. She graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in Riverside, California, and was studying at Irvine Valley College in Irvine, California, as of Fall 2011.[1][2] Potter has Down syndrome.[2]

Career[edit]

Potter portrays the character Becky Jackson, a cheerleader with Down syndrome, on the TV show Glee. Cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) takes a special interest in Becky in part because Sue's older sister, Jean, also had Down syndrome.

In November 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Potter to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, where she will advise the White House on issues related to that population.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Mr. Blue Sky Young Andra Little
2007 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Poisoned Child Small Part
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009–present Glee Becky Jackson Recurring (Season 1–present)
2012 Leader of the Pack Jenny

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "President Obama announces more key Administration posts" (Press release). The White House. November 4, 2011. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "'Glee' star tapped to join Obama's committee". CNN. November 14, 2011. 

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