Katy Sullivan serves as a track and field analyst for NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Actress, athlete, and bilateral above knee amputee Sullivan represented the U.S. at the BT Paralympic World Cup in England, set a new American Record in the 100-meter dash at a competition in Canada in 2012, and at the height of competition was ranked 5th in the world in the 100 meter from the last Paralympic Games. She won the 2012 Press Telegram’s Amazing Woman Sports Award, Webster University’s 2013 Young Alumni Award and the 2015 Foundation for Global Sports Development’s Athletes in Excellence Award (among others). She has been featured in multiple national and international outlets including: Amplititude Magazine, Mobility (cover), Variety, The Daily Beast and People along with interviews on NBC, KTLA, ABC, FOX to name only a few. She was also featured in the PBS series MEDAL QUEST as well as a mini-documentary on Refinery 29. She was an Athleta Women’s Apparel as well as Hanger Clinic Sponsored Athlete.
Sullivan is also a talented actress best known as Tiffany on NBC’s “My Name is Earl” and was recently seen on ABC’s “Last Man Standing” with Tim Allen, FX’s comedy “Legit” and CBS’ hit “NCIS: New Orleans” as well as early appearances on the FX series “Nip/Tuck” and “Dirt.” After being chosen as a 2015 Fellow at the Producer’s Guild of America, Katy (along with her producing partner Becca Flinn) developed a half hour single camera sitcom comedy, “Legs,’ based on her life experiences. Katy and Becca also stay busy producing digital content on their YouTube channel, including standalone sketches and their series “S&M: Sammy & Marisa,” a female odd couple of sorts.
In addition to being an athlete and actress, Sullivan is a speaker and works as a National Coordinator for Hanger Clinic’s AMPOWER Program, a resource and community for amputees.