Jamie Brewer

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Jamie Brewer
Jamie Brewer at PaleyFest 2014 - 13491431415.jpg
Brewer at PaleyFest 2014 for American Horror Story: Coven
Born5 February, 1985[1]
California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present
 
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Jamie Brewer
Jamie Brewer at PaleyFest 2014 - 13491431415.jpg
Brewer at PaleyFest 2014 for American Horror Story: Coven
Born5 February, 1985[1]
California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present

Jamie Brewer is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. In its first season, American Horror Story: Murder House, she portrayed Adelaide "Addie" Langdon, only daughter of the main antagonist, Constance Langdon; in the third season, American Horror Story: Coven, she portrayed Nan, an enigmatic and clairvoyant witch, and in American Horror Story: Freak Show, she portrayed Chester Creb's vision of his doll, Marjorie.

Life and career[edit]

Brewer grew up loving all forms of the arts, especially movies and theatre productions. She started by taking theatre classes in 1999 at a College for Kids class during her middle school years. She performed in dramas, musicals, comedies, and many improvisations during her theatre training at Dionysus Theatre. Brewer appeared and spoke in PSAs for the Souper Bowl of Caring Houston Food Drive in Houston, Texas for two consecutive years which aired on NBC, ABC, and CBS. Brewer has still not left stage work behind and continues her training through The Groundlings Theatre and School.

In 2011, Brewer made her television debut as Adelaide "Addie" Langdon in American Horror Story: Murder House.[2] She then appeared on Southland in an episode titled "Heat", which aired on February 20, 2013. Also in 2013, she returned to American Horror Story for the third season, subtitled Coven, playing the supporting role of Nan, a young witch who is clairvoyant.

It was announced at the 2014 PaleyFest that Brewer would return to the series for the fourth season, subtitled American Horror Story: Freak Show.[3] Although, at a later date, Murphy indicated Brewer may not appear during the season. Brewer was later confirmed after appearing in a promo for the final two episodes.[4][5] She played Marjorie, the ventriloquist dummy / alternate personality of another character.

In 2015 Brewer became the first woman with Down syndrome to walk the red carpet at New York Fashion Week.[6]

Activism[edit]

Brewer has been active in the Down Syndrome community. She is the youngest person with this condition to be elected President of the ARC of Fort Bend Chapter.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2015My Next BreathTBDPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011American Horror StoryAdelaide Langdon6 episodes (Murder House)
2013–14Nan9 episodes (Coven)
2015Marjorie2 episodes (Freak Show)
2013SouthlandAmandaEpisode: "Heat"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4661932/
  2. ^ Adam Lawton (November 21, 2011). "Interview with Jamie Brewer". Media Mikes. Jamie Brewer plays the role of Adelaide on the hit FX series American Horror Story. Media Mikes had a chance to speak with Jamie recently to discuss the show. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 29, 2014). "'American Horror Story' Enlists Michael Chiklis for 'Freak Show'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Stack, Tim (October 9, 2014). "'American Horror Story: Freak Show' premiere: Ryan Murphy talks sex, scary clowns, and season 5clues". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Whitney, Erin (December 18, 2014). "Here's Your First Look At Neil Patrick Harris In 'American Horror Story'". Huffington Post. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ Jessica Probus, Stephanie McNeal. "Meet The First Woman With Down Syndrome To Walk At Fashion Week". BuzzFeed. 

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