Dawn Grabowski likes to be known as an actor first, and as an actor with a disability second. She doesn’t let her disability define her, it’s just another part of her, like her brown hair or her big smile.

Dawn is an award-winning actress, motivational speaker, writer, and comedian who has written, produced, sole-financed, performed and presented “Always Going Up” in the Los Angeles area.

Her first big break happened in 1996 when she appeared in the movie “Jerry Maguire” with Tom Cruise.

In 2002, she was the proud recipient of The Norman G. Brooks Comedy Competition. She went on to create a 35mm short entitled “Shattering Images,” and a full-length digital feature film entitled “Dangerous Perceptions,” in which she starred in, wrote, produced, and financed. Both films are currently seeking distribution.

In 2009 Dawn received the Red Carpet Award from Women In Theater.  She also has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Stetson University and a B.S. in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University.

Dawn strives for excellence in her craft and has been a member of the Actors’ Network since 1995.