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Alex Valdez

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Alex Valdez is a comedian and an acclaimed speaker. Having a disability, Valdez became the first comedian with a disability to gain recognition. He has gone on to become very popular winning the first Norman Lear Comedy Competition and also winning the hearts of everyone who hears him speak. He has released programs, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way... read full bio

Alvin Law

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The life of Alvin Law could easily have become a tragic story, but it didn't turn out that way. Born without arms, and given up by his birth family, Alvin, today, is a successful professional speaker, living proof that out of nothing, and with the right combination of Attitude, Learning, Value of self, Imagination and Never giving up, the impossible... read full bio

Amanda Boxtel

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Amanda Boxtel was enjoying her life skiing when all in a blink of an eye she somersaulted and an electric current went through her legs and left her paralyzed. She unfortunately was left with a permanent spinal cord injury, which left her without a way to walk, but she didnt let that stop her from living her best life. Fast... read full bio

Anastasia Somoza

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Disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza has been fighting for equality since she was nine. It all began when Anastasia asked President Bill Clinton to help mainstream her twin sister into the New York City public school system. Like Anastasia, her sister was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Thirteen years later, as a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention, Anastasia was... read full bio

Andrew Solomon

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Andrew Solomon is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, and President of PEN American Center. He studied at Yale University and then at Jesus College Cambridge, where he was graduated first in his class, becoming the only foreigner ever to be so-honored. Solomon's book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, has so far won him... read full bio

Anjali Forber-Pratt

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Anjali Forber-Pratt is an American wheelchair races who has competed in the Paralympic Games. Anjali was born in India, abandoned by her parents and soon after adopted when she was two. She had been diagnosed with transverse myelitis, which leaves her paralyzed from the waist, down. She went on to begin racing and soon started coaching with Adam Bleakney. She... read full bio

Art Metrano

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Art Metrano is an American actor and comedian of Greek-Turkish-Jewish-Sephardic ancestry. Metrano may be best known for his role as Capt. Mauser in Police Academy 2 and Police Academy 3. He left the series due to a serious fall at home that seriously injured his spinal cord and left him disabled. Also known for his frequent appearances on The Tonight... read full bio

Bill Demby

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Bill Demby serves as proof that a major disability doesn't mean the end of the line in athletics. Demby lost both his legs from the knee down when the truck he was driving in Vietnam was hit by a rocket. An avid competitor before his injury, he found that participation in sports gave him the self confidence he needed to... read full bio

Bill MacPhee

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Driven by a passion for swimming, Bill MacPhee landed a job as a commercial deep sea diver in Singapore at the age of nineteen. At twenty-four years old, MacPhee was trapped in a world of illusion, housed in a psychiatric ward, diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many hospitalizations and a suicide attempt, MacPhee found medication and began a full recovery. This... read full bio

Blake Leeper

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Please be advised that CTI does not exclusively represent Blake Leeper and the office for this celebrity has asked that CTI not list them, give out pricing, information or availability. If you are interested in this celebrity only, please contact CTI directly and we can let you know the process needed to confirm a date with them.

Brett Leake

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Brett Leake is a dynamic performer of observational material. His lively desire to learn and to know lead him from the kitchen to the car to the classroom to the stage. Behind a persona that is appears sometimes confused, sometimes frustrated, Brett wonders about the little things the automobile battery light, people who draw a line through the number... read full bio

Carmen Apelgren

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Carmen Apelgren was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of seven. Eventually, she lost her eyesight. As a Theater and Dance major, Apelgren was a performer at hearta singer, dancer, actress, playwriter, ad songwriter. After leading a life as an artist, Apelgren joined the staff at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles as the institutes Community Relations Coordinator. She... read full bio

Charlene Tilton

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Charlene Tilton is best known for her role as Lucy Ewing in Dallas, a popular television series. Tilton has also starred in other television series and films, including Happy Days, Freaky Friday, and Big Wednesday. Apart from acting, Tilton is also a singer. She released several tracks, including a dance-pop hit titled Cest La Vie, which reached number one in... read full bio

Chris Burke

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Chris Burke has become best known for his character Charles Corky" Thatcher on the television series Life Goes On. Burke has Down Syndrome, and his parents were told to institutionalize him when he was born, but they decided to raise him at home and nurture his talents. He was encouraged to follow his career objectives no matter how untraditional they... read full bio

Chris Fonseca

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Chris Fonseca has done stand-up on the tube, The Late Show with David Letterman, Arsenio, SHOWTIMEs Latino Laugh Festival, among other shows. Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy, Fonseca has no chip on his shoulder. He sees himself as did the Montreal Gazzette, as a comedian who happens to have Cerebral Palsy. Among various charitable efforts, in 1998 Chris established... read full bio

Clay Aiken

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Since coming to national attention on the second season of American Idol where he was the unexpected runner up, only to become the biggest selling male artist the show has ever featured, Clay Aiken has evolved into a versatile and beloved popular entertainer. He has toured eleven times, written a New York Times bestselling memoir, sold more than six... read full bio

Denzel & Pauletta Washington

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Denzel Washington has earned fame and fortune, not to mention two Oscars. But Washington and his wife Pauletta are more proud of helping people make a difference. To that end the Washingtons are long-time members of The Brain Trust, which supports the research of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. For over five years... read full bio

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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A precocious literary light and popular female speaker, Elizabeth Wurtzel published her groundbreaking memoir of depression, the cultural phenomenon Prozac Nation, at the tender age of 26. Already a cultural critic and literary diva for The New Yorker and New York magazines, Wurtzel had only dared to dream growing up of the rarefied world and success Prozac Nation opened to... read full bio

Emily Perl Kingsley

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The mother of a child with Down syndrome, Ms. Kingsley is a frequent lecturer on that subject and on mental retardation and disability rights. For her efforts in educating the public, Ms. Kingsley has become a true inspiration to all of us. Ms. Kingsley was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Down Syndrome Congress and has... read full bio

Frank Miles

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Comedian Frank Miles, has thrilled Las Vegas audiences for over a decade with his feats as a juggler and magician, found himself with some unique new material, after being pronounced dead following a hang gliding accident. Most recently Frank brought attitude to an audition for Americas Got Talent. When emergency room doctors gave him a second chance at life, he... read full bio



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Celebrity Talent International is a booking agent to help you hire disabilities speakers for corporate functions, business or private parites, fairs or festivals, weddings, speaking engangments, print or online advertising campaigns, media events, endorsements, fundraisers, or appearances. Contact CTI by calling 760-729-2000 today or submitting a request in order to book talent like Alex Valdez, Alvin Law, Amanda Boxtel, Anastasia Somoza, Andrew Solomon, Anjali Forber-Pratt, Art Metrano, Bill Demby, Bill MacPhee, Blake Leeper, Brett Leake, Carmen Apelgren, Charlene Tilton, Chris Burke, Chris Fonseca, Clay Aiken, Denzel & Pauletta Washington, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Emily Perl Kingsley, Frank Miles and more!