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"Facts of Life" Star - Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell is best known as Cousin Geri on the NBC sitcom, The Facts of Life.  She began her career doing stand up comedy at the Comedy Store in 1978. In 1980 she performed at the 2nd Annual Media Access Awards, when she was introduced to Norman Lear by producer, Fern Field.

After Facts of Life she has appeared on such shows as The Great Space Coaster, the Emmy Award Winning movie Two of a Kind, Sesame Street, 21 Jump Street, Young and the Restless, Strong Medicine and the HBO hit series, Deadwood. She also co-starred in the independent film Night of the White Pants and was featured on the FOX series, Alcatraz.

Geri is famous for her uncanny ability to captivate the hearts of her audiences by using humor to facilitate attitudinal change. She brings to her presentations her personal experiences in life, which in turn allow people to gain insight into the prospect of seeing disability in a totally different light, creating hope where there is none.

Geri has never forgotten her roots in comedy. She has appeared on many of the cable comedy shows, including Evening at the Improv on A&E, and Stand Up Spotlight on VH1. She has opened for Paul Anka, Robert Goulet, and Judy Collins. She has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, E Hollywood True Story, and ABC's 20/20, and A&E’s Biography.

Geri Jewell will be sharing all about her NEW autobiography, I’m Walking as Straight as I Can which received the 2012 Gold Award by the Independent Publishers.