Disabled advocate celebrates gains in Hollywood casting

As an actress with cerebral palsy, Christine Bruno has secured roles for herself on network shows like “Law & Order” and in stage productions across the country. And in her work as an advocate for disabled performers, she says more doors may finally be opening.

“Now you see a lot more disability representation, particularly in the last five years… meaning disabled actors playing either disabled actors or playing what we call non-specific roles,” Bruno said.

She credits decades of activism and an increasing awareness in the entertainment industry. Those are some of the reasons that she also works as a disability inclusion consultant, helping producers and casting directors shift their thinking.

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