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Katy Sullivan

Actress, Director

Katy Sullivan is an actress, producer, athlete and bilateral above knee amputee. Katy grew up performing in theatre and received a BFA in acting from Webster University’s Conservatory in St. Louis. She has worked on many stages in Chicago, including THE LONG RED ROAD at the Goodman Theatre directed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, before making the journey west to try her luck at TV and film. She has appeared in numerous television shows and independent films including the award winning documentary, WALK ON. She has appeared on NBC’s MY NAME IS EARL, ABC’s LAST MAN STANDING with Tim Allen, FX’s Comedy LEGIT and CBS’ hit NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. She just closed the World Premiere of the play COST OF LIVING at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, starring along side of Wendell Pierce, a production that is moving to Manhattan Theatre Club in 2017.

She co-created SulliFlinn Productions with fellow Webster Grad, Becca Flinn. They produce online comedy content, short films and are developing a sitcom, LEGS, based on Katy’s life experiences. They were 2015 Fellows at the Producer’s Guild of America in their Power of Diversity program.

Katy is also a three time US Champion in the 100m. She was among the first bilateral above the knee amputees to compete in the Paralympics in ambulatory track when she ran in the 100m at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, setting a new American record of 17.33s and finished 6th in the World. Katy will be featured as an NBC Sports Analyst for the upcoming 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this summer.

Katy stays busy with a full motivational speaking calendar and works as a National Coordinator for Hanger Clinic’s AMPOWER Program, a resource and community for amputees.