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Andrea Fay Friedman Biography Age, Husband, Children, Siblings, Net Worth



Andrea Fay Friedman

(June 1, 1970 – December 3, 2023) was an American actress with Down syndrome who made significant contributions to the representation of individuals with disabilities in the entertainment industry. Throughout her career, she inspired millions with her talent, dedication, and positive spirit.

Andrea Fay Friedman Biography

Born in California in 1970, faced numerous challenges due to Down syndrome. However, her family, including her sister, Julie, nurtured her talents and encouraged her to pursue her dreams. She attended mainstream schools, graduating from West Los Angeles Baptist High School and later studying at Santa Monica College.

Andrea's acting career began in the 1990s with guest appearances on popular television shows like “Baywatch,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and “7th Heaven.” She rose to prominence for her role as Amanda Swanson in the groundbreaking ABC drama series “Life Goes On,” which ran from 1989 to 1993. This portrayal of a character with Down syndrome in a mainstream television show was groundbreaking and helped to raise awareness and understanding of the condition.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Andrea continued to work in television, appearing in shows such as “Saving Grace,” “ER,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “The Division.” She also had roles in films like “Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story” and “Carol of the Bells.”

Beyond her acting career, Andrea was a passionate advocate for individuals with disabilities. She served as an assistant teacher at UCLA's Pathway program, which helps young adults with Down syndrome transition to independent living. Additionally, she participated in numerous public speaking engagements and fundraising events to raise awareness and support for Down syndrome causes.

In recent years, Andrea faced challenges related to Alzheimer's disease. Sadly, she passed away on December 3, 2023, at the age of 53. Her death was mourned by her family, friends, and fans worldwide.

Andrea Fay Friedman's legacy is one of courage, determination, and inspiration. She broke down barriers in the entertainment industry and paved the way for greater representation of individuals with Down syndrome. Her talent, humor, and positive attitude touched the lives of countless people and will continue to inspire generations to come

Andrea Fay Friedman Height & Weight

Andrea Fay Friedman's height and weight are currently unknown to us. She attended West Los Angeles Baptist High School and Santa Monica College

Andrea Fay Friedman Parents

Andrea Fay Friedman was born to his parents in California, United States. Her father has been identified as Hal Friedman but her mother's identity is unknown to us as of this writing.

Andrea Fay Friedman Husband

Andrea Fay Friedman was not known to be married at the time of her death. Since she kept her personal life under wraps, there are no records of her previous relationships.

Andrea Fay Friedman Children

As of December 2023, there are no records of Andrea Fay Friedman's children, making it unknown whether the late 53-year-old actress had biological or adopted children.

Andrea Fay Friedman Siblings

Andrea Fay Friedman is not the only child of her parents. The “Life Goes On” star is survived by her sister, Katherine Holland. Since she lives away from the eyes of the public, her date of birth, age, and occupation is unknown to us.

Andrea Fay Friedman Net Worth

Before Andrea Fay Friedman passed on, she had an estimated net worth of about $4 million. She accumulated such fortune from her career as an actress.

Friedman was also an assistant teacher at the University of California, Los Angeles Pathway program, an initiative for students that teaches them to live independently.


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