Jewell, Geri

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Jewell, Geri Gender: F
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)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°41' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°21 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Whelchel, Lisa (born 29 May 1963). Notes: co-stars on "The Facts of Life"


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2011 (Autobiography)

Source Notes

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