Lauren Potter

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Lauren Potter
Born (1990-05-10) May 10, 1990 (age 25)
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 in the television show Glee.


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]


From 2009 to 2015, Potter portrayed the recurring character Becky Jackson, a cheerleader with Down syndrome, in all six seasons of the TV show Glee.[2] Cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) takes a special interest in Becky in part because Sue's older sister, Jean, also has Down syndrome. In 2015, Potter appeared as Jenny in the short film Guest Room, which premiered at SXSW.[3]

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]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Mr. Blue Sky Young Andra Little
2015 Guest Room[3] Jenny Short Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Poisoned Child Small Part
2009–2015 Glee Becky Jackson 56 episodes
2012 Leader of the Pack Jenny


  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 d Park, Madison (November 14, 2011). "'Glee' star tapped to join Obama's committee". CNN. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "SXSW Schedule: Guest Room". Retrieved December 18, 2015. 

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