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Eileen Grubba        

Award-Winning Actress, Writer, Producer & Disability Inclusion Advocate; Spinal Cord Injury & Cancer Survivor

Eileen Grubba is an award-winning actress, writer, and producer. She serves on the PGEC committee of the Television Academy, is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, and is a Brand Ambassador for Global Disability Inclusion. Grubba has made facing adversity an art form. She is a spinal cord injury and cancer survivor who has been sharing her journey for many years to help others facing daunting challenges. She is a highly sought-after motivational speaker known for showing others how to keep fighting, no matter what they are up against.

Her TV appearances include HBO’s "Watchmen," CBS’s "CSI: Vegas," "SWAT," "ALL Rise," "Criminal Minds," NBC’s "New Amsterdam," "This Is Us," "Game Of Silence," Netflix’s "The Politician," ABC’s "Stumptown," FX’s "Sons of Anarchy," "Bones," "Fear The Walking Dead," HBO’s "Hung & Enlightened," "Benched," "Instant Mom," "CSI: Miami," "The Mentalist," "Cold Case," "Nip/Tuck," "The Closer," "Monk" and more.

She has won over a dozen Best Actress awards. She won a $100,000 production package for a feature film in a pitch competition in 2021. Grubba has also been honored with the WeSpark Award at Idyllwild Film Festival 2020 for social impact on the entertainment industry, the Mary Austin Excellence in Screenwriting Awards in 2019 and 2020, and the Mary Austin Excellence in Producing Award in 2021, as well as more than 50 international awards for her disability-inclusive short films.

She is an advocate for the hiring of performers with disabilities in film, television, and advertising, serves on the SAG/AFTRA National PWD Committee, and was selected for the 2020 CBS Leadership Pipeline for directing. She is a national public speaker for events supporting challenged patients, disability inclusion, eradicating bullying, and empowering women. In 2019 she went through training at the FBI’s Citizen Academy for community leaders and was keynote speaker for their graduation.

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