About Me


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. Aside from logistics Dawn defines her life, she doesn't let her disability define her.

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.

Dawn received her "first big break" in 1996 when she appeared in the movie "Jerry Maguire" with Tom Cruise.

In 2002, Dawn 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.

Dawn Grabowski 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 studied with Kim Darby, Gordon Hunt, and Jerry Corley. She has also been a member of the Actors’ Network since 1995.

Dawn’s Philosophy

Dawn's mission is to encourage the public and the Hollywood industry to look beyond her "packaging.” It is her sincere hope that her talent, passion, persistence, and integrity will enlighten decision makers to hire more than just the "Hollywood type" and to be open to creative casting.

"Whenever possible, I promise to help open the door for talented professionals of all diversities and ethnicities. Above all I promise to constantly put my best efforts forward and to be involved with projects that will invoke changes for the better in the entertainment industry as well as the world." --Dawn Grabowski