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Ali Stroker lands new movie role

Ali Stroker collecting her Tony award
Ali Stroker collecting her Tony award Image credit: nytimes.com

Ali Stroker, who appeared in Glee, has landed a new role in the adaption of Judith Heumann's memoir, Being Heumann.

The movie is based on disability activist Heumann who will act as an executive producer and also appear in the Apple Original film.

Heumann contracted polio when she was 5, at the time – when there was very little disabled awareness – she was told to stay at home because she was seen as a fire hazard.

Now 73 Judith has become an activist for disabled people and the person behind the 504 Sit-In in San Francisco, California which led to standardising rights for those with disabilities.

It sounds like Ali will soon have an Oscar to put next to her 2019 Tony Award she won for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Ado Annie in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Ali Stoker was the first actor to appear on Broadway in a wheelchair and played Betty Pillsbury in Glee.