|Birthname||Geraldine Ann Jewell|
|born on||13 September 1956 at 08:34 (= 08:34 AM )|
|Place||Buffalo, New York, 42n53, 78w53|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||20°41' 07°21 Asc. 09°23'|
American comedian, actress, motivational speaker, and disability and diversity consultant.
Her role on the television program The Facts of Life (from 1980 to 1984) made her the first person with a disability to have a regular role on a prime time series, as well as the first actor with cerebral palsy to be featured on a TV series. Jewell appeared as the recurring character "Jewel" on the HBO original series Deadwood from 2004 to 2006.
The title of her 2011 autobiography "I'm Walking as Straight as I Can" refers to both her cerebral palsy and lesbianism.
- associate relationship with Whelchel, Lisa (born 29 May 1963). Notes: co-stars on "The Facts of Life"
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2011 (Autobiography)
Sy Scholfield quotes her in "I'm Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond" by Geri Jewell and Ted Nichelson (ECW Press, 2011): "In 1956 . . . My mother was rushed to the Sisters Hospital in Buffalo . . . On the morning of September 13 at 8:34 a.m., I came into the world with a faint heartbeat..."
- Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
- Vocation : Education : Public speaker
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
- Vocation : Healing Fields : Other Healing Fields (Disability and diversity consultant)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer