21 Facts About Aimee Mullins


Aimee Mullins is an American athlete, actress, and public speaker.


Aimee Mullins was born with a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs beneath the knee.


Aimee Mullins is the first amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in National Collegiate Athletic Association events, and competed in the Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta.


Aimee Mullins has periodically spoken at conferences, including TED Talks.


Aimee Mullins's parents were told she would likely use a wheelchair for the rest of her life and never walk, but by the age of two she had learned to walk with prosthetic legs.


Aimee Mullins took up sports and acting at an early age.


Aimee Mullins attended high school at Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania.


Aimee Mullins attended Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service on a full scholarship, where she competed against able-bodied athletes in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I track and field events.


Aimee Mullins is the first female amputee in history to compete in the NCAA and the first amputee in history to compete in NCAA Division I track and field.


Aimee Mullins retired from competitive track and field in 1998.


Aimee Mullins was elected to represent American female athletes from 2007 to 2009 as Women's Sports Foundation president; the organization was founded by sports pioneer Billie Jean King.


Aimee Mullins remains a member of both its board of trustees and its athlete advisory panel for the Women Sports Foundation.


Aimee Mullins was included as one of the "Greatest Women of the 20th Century" in the Women's Museum in Dallas prior to the museum's closure.


Aimee Mullins was on billboards in the US as part of the "25 Years of Non-Uniform Thinking" campaign by Kenneth Cole in 2009.


Aimee Mullins was a face of L'Oreal Paris and was appointed a global L'Oreal ambassador in 2011.


Aimee Mullins has performed roles in Young Ones, The Being Experience, Rob the Mob, and the debut feature Appropriate Behavior.


Aimee Mullins acted in Crossbones, an NBC television show, and in the Netflix series Stranger Things.


Aimee Mullins appeared on The Colbert Report on April 15,2010, and declared having 12 pairs of prosthetic legs, including some "in museums".


Aimee Mullins appears periodically as a speaker on topics related to body, identity, design, and innovation.


Aimee Mullins's TED conference talks have been translated into 42 languages.


Aimee Mullins is credited as being one of the speakers that inspired Chris Anderson to purchase the TED conference from Richard Saul Wurman.