Aimée first received worldwide media attention as an athlete. Born without fibulae in both legs, Aimée’s medical prognosis was discouraging; she was told she would never walk and would likely spend the rest of her life using a wheelchair. In an attempt for an outside chance at independent mobility, doctors amputated both her legs below the knee on her first birthday. The decision paid off. By age two, she had learned to walk on prosthetic legs, and spent her childhood swimming, biking, skiing, playing softball and soccer with everyone else.
Why you should book Aimee Mullins for your next event
- Aimée serves on the boards of various non-profit organizations, most notably the Women’s Sports Foundation
- She was named a global brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris in 2011.
- Aimée has also acted in a varied range of film and television roles alongside such talent as Rupert Friend, Vera Farmiga, Michael Shannon and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Mullins has excelled in multiple fields, inspiring people around the world as an athlete, actor, model and speaker. As the first double amputee in history to compete in Division 1 NCAA track and field, she then competed for Team USA in the 1996 Paralympic Games and has set world records in the 100 metres, 200 metres, and long jump events.
Aimée went on to become a lauded runway and editorial fashion model and was named a global brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris in 2011. Over the past decade, she has acted in film and television shows, including the Netflix mega-hit Stranger Things, and has multiple feature films and a television series in development as a producer.
In 2012, Mullins was named Chef de Mission for the US at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in London. That same year she was appointed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports.
Her prolific work for non-profit organizations is matched by her frequent public speaking appearances on topics related to the body, identity, design, and innovation, and her famous TED Talks have been translated into 42 languages. In 2017, she became one of the youngest-ever inductees into the United States’ National Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2019, she inducted Jane Fonda into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
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