Caterina Scorsone is a Canadian American Actress who has garnered the attention of audiences around the world portraying powerfully complex characters that bring real-world emotion to the screen. Scorsone began acting when she was eight years old on the long running Canadian children’s program, Mr. Dressup.
Best known for playing the reckless, yet compelling ”Dr. Amelia Shepherd” on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (2010-present) and its hit spin-off Private Practice (2010-2013), Scorsone has cemented herself as a beloved staple of immensely successful medical dramas. In 2020, Scorsone guest starred as Dr. Shepherd on multiple episodes of Station 19, a new Grey’s spinoff set in a firehouse.
Bryan Russell made history when he declared his candidacy for the Peruvian Congress in 2019. Entering the race in the 2020 election, he became the first person with Down syndrome to run for public office anywhere in the world. But firsts are nothing new to this twenty-seven-year-old. Five years earlier, Bryan became the first Peruvian with Down syndrome to graduate from university, where he majored in communications.
While an understudy in New York in the Circle-In-The-Square production of John Patrick Shanley’s “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” John C. McGinley was spotted by director Oliver Stone and soon after was cast in “Platoon,” the first of a long list of collaborations between Stone and McGinley which includes “Wall Street,” “Talk Radio,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Nixon” and “Any Given Sunday.”
Award-winning television and film actor Eric Dane has been a fan-favorite since his television roles in the 2000s. Dane is best known for his role as the hunky “Dr. Mark ‘McSteamy’ Sloan” in ABC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-award-winning, and Emmy-nominated tv series Grey’s Anatomy. Dane appeared in 138 episodes of the show. Along with his costars, Dane won the Satellite Award for Best Cast and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Currently, Dane can be seen in the HBO drama series Euphoria starring as “Cal Jacobs” alongside award-winning actress Zendaya.”
Kyra Phillips is an award-winning journalist, author, and news anchor. She is currently an Investigative Correspondent for ABC News. Prior to that, Philips anchored “Raising America with Kyra Phillips” on HLN, and anchored various shows on CNN. She has traveled the world to cover and investigate a wide range of breaking news, including four tours reporting in Iraq.
John Roberts joined Fox News Channel as a senior national correspondent based in the Atlanta bureau in January of 2011. Before joining FNC, Roberts co-anchored CNN’s “American Morning.” Previously, he served as CNN’s senior national correspondent and anchor of “This Week at War.” Roberts has provided live coverage during numerous breaking news and political events, including presidential debates, the Democratic and Republican national conventions and the war in Iraq. Before joining CNN in 2006, he spent more than 14 years with CBS News, during which he was the chief White House correspondent, chief medical correspondent and anchor of the weekend editions of the “CBS Evening News” and “CBS Morning News.” Roberts is a GLOBAL supporter and has been an emcee for Global’s AcceptAbility Gala for multiple years.
Amanda Booth is an American supermodel and actress. She has worked on fashion editorials for Italian Vogue, Australian Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle and appeared in advertising campaigns for Lancome, Fiat, Hershey’s, Target, Old Navy, and more. She has been featured on network television shows including “Hot in Cleveland,” “Maron,” and “Community.”
Brandon McManus, one of the longest-tenured members of the Denver Broncos, is in his seventh NFL season in 2020. The most accurate kicker in team history, McManus’ unparalleled focus makes him one of the NFL’s greatest kicking weapons. After entering the NFL in 2013 as a college free agent from Temple University, McManus found his way to Denver and has thrived as the backbone of the Broncos’ special-teams unit.
Justin Simmons, a rising NFL star as a safety for the Denver Broncos, has established himself as a foundational piece of the Broncos’ defense and its famed “No Fly Zone.” Since being drafted by the Broncos in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft from Boston College, Simmons has posted multiple interceptions, sacks and blocked kicks in addition to ranking among the top tacklers on the team. A standout on the field, Simmons is also one of the most recognizable Broncos players in the community, having received the team’s Community Ambassador Award in 2017. In addition to being a regular participant in the Broncos’ High School game of the Week visits, Simmons has been a leader for the team’s relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, including speaking at its annual graduation ceremony and spending time at the Broncos’ branch during his free time. Global is excited to partner with Justin Simmons for this incredible event celebrating a brighter future for people with Down Syndrome.
Harrison Foster Phillips, nicknamed “Horrible Harry,” is an American football defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills. He was drafted in the third round of the 2018 National Football League (NFL) draft. He is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, home of many GLOBAL supporters, including GLOBAL’s 2020 Ambassador, Walt Snodgrass, and Fashion Show Chairs and longtime friends of Phillips, Jill and Louis III Rotella.
One of the prized products of FC Dallas’ prolific soccer academy, Acosta logged three full seasons as a professional before his 21st birthday. A longtime U.S. youth international, the Homegrown is a rangy, two-footed player most valuable in midfield though he has experience as a fullback. After a down 12 months, Acosta was traded to the Colorado Rapids the day before his 23rd birthday. He started all 12 matches he appeared in with the Rapids in 2018, with two goals and three assists. In 2019, Acosta logged 2619 minutes, the most of his career, while accounting for 2 goals and 2 assist being implemented in a box to box midfield role. He played a key role in the Rapids’ resurgence down the stretch in 2019 and will be counted on as a lynchpin in the midfield for 2020. Acosta recently graced the cover of Down Syndrome World™ magazine with self-advocate Bert Defeo.
Kim Christiansen grew up in Colorado and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her first job was as a writer and associate producer for the 6AM news at 9News. She went on to work as a writer for the late newscasts and eventually made the transition to general assignment reporter. Her first anchor position was on the weekend morning news. Kim has won eight regional Emmy awards for spot news, news writing and news reporting. Kim is also devoted to the fight against breast cancer. She currently anchors the 4:00, 5:00, and 10:00 PM news. Kim has been an emcee for Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show for multiple years, as well as other GLOBAL events.
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