Aimee Mullins

best known for her collegiate-level athletic accomplishments, despite a disability that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs.

Mullins was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and, as a result, had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was just a year old. She is a graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. While attending Georgetown University she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events and set Paralympic records in 1996 in Atlanta in the 100-meter dash and the long jump. Her personal bests are: 15.77 seconds for the 100-meter dash, 34.60 seconds for the 200 meter, and 3.5 meters for the long-jump.

Also while at Georgetown, Mullins won a place on the Foreign Affairs internship program, working at The Pentagon. She also makes appearances as a motivational speaker.

Fashion model

In 1999, she modelled for British fashion designer Alexander McQueen in his London show. She has been named one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world by "People".

Actress

In 2002, she appeared in Matthew Barney's "Cremaster 3" as a cheetah woman (the Entered Novitiate and Oonagh MacCumhail). In 2006, she appeared in "World Trade Center", playing the role of a reporter. She also appeared, in 2003, in the made-for-television version of Agatha Christie's "Five Little Pigs", as the woman who asks Hercule Poirot to clear her dead mother of murder.

Films and television

*2002 - "Cremaster 3" (Cremaster Cycle), film directed by Matthew Barney.
*2003 - "Five Little Pigs"
*2006 - "Marvelous"
*2006 - "World Trade Center" as a reporter
*2008 - "Quid Pro Quo" (post production)

Books

Mullins been featured in the following books:

*"Athlete" (2002) ISBN 0-06-019553-3
*"Laws of the Bandit Queens" (2002) ISBN 0-609-80807-9
*"The Prosthetic Impulse" - Smith & Morra (eds.) (2006) ISBN 0-262-19530-5

External links

*imdb name|id=1190429|name=Aimee Mullins
* [http://www.allamericanspeakers.com/speakerbio/Aimee_Mullins.php Aimee Mullins at AllAmericanSpeakers.com]


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