Jamie Brewer

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Jamie Brewer
BornFebruary 5, 1985 (age 29)
California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2011-Present
 
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Jamie Brewer
BornFebruary 5, 1985 (age 29)
California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2011-Present

Jamie Brewer is an American actress with Down syndrome best known for her roles in the horror TV series American Horror Story. In its first season American Horror Story: Murder House she portrays Adelaide, a mentally disabled but clever and sly young woman, while in the third season Coven, she plays Nan, an enigmatic and clairvoyant witch.

Life and Career[edit]

Brewer made her television debut on American Horror Story but was a theatrical actress before that. She has not left the stage; she still continues her training through The Groundlings Theatre and School.

Brewer has also been active in the Down Syndrome community. She is the youngest person with this disability to be elected President of the ARC of Fort Bend Chapter. From there, she was appointed to the State of Texas ARC Board, then elected to the Executive Board as Treasurer. Brewer was then asked to serve on the ARC Governmental Affairs Committee for the State of Texas, and while on the committee, spoke with Senators at the Texas State Capitol to persuade them to pass the law for Texas to abolish using the word "retarded" from state legislation and to improve recognition of the needs of people with disabilities within the state. The effort was successful and Texas now uses the term "Intellectual Developmental Disability" in their legislation.

Brewer is involved with several other non-profit organizations, including DSALA, DSiAM, BTAP, National Down Syndrome Congress, American Association of People with Disabilities of the United States, and Civitan International.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2014My Next BreathTBDfilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011American Horror Story: Murder HouseAdelaide "Addie" Langdon[1]6 episodes
2013SouthlandAmandaEpisode: "Heat"
2013–14American Horror Story: CovenNan[2][3][4]9 episodes

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Los Angeles Daily News: 'American Horror Story' brings a bit of 'Glee' to haunting by Frazier Moore on 3 October 2011 The house also comes with strange neighbors. Jessica Lange plays Constance, a busybody Southern belle with an even more intrusive daughter, Adelaide, who (like Jamie Brewer, portraying her splendidly) has Down syndrome. Adult but childlike, the irrepressible Adelaide keeps busting into the Harmon's home. "Addie will always find a way in," Constance tells Vivien matter-of-factly. "She has a bug up her ass about this house. Always has."
  2. ^ International Business Times: Detailed Synopsis For ‘Coven’ Premiere Leaks Online; More Scoop On Characters by Amanda Remling on 26 September 2013 Nan (Jamie Brewer), a girl with Down’s Syndrome who is clairvoyant. .. while the girls are at LaLaurie’s home, Nan “sees ominous portents of the future.” ..
  3. ^ The New York Times: Each One Witchier Than the Next - American Horror Story: Coven’ Has a Big-Star Lineup by Neil Genzlinger on 8 October 2013 Already enrolled there are Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), Nan (Jamie Brewer) and a young, bossy movie star
  4. ^ Eonline: American Horror Story: Coven Recap by Tierney Bricker on 23 October 2013 Luke (Alexander Dreymon), the hottie who just moved in next door and who most of the girls, especially Nan (Jamie Brewer), have taken an interest in.