Katy Sullivan is an award winning actress, producer, writer, athlete and bilateral above knee amputee. She grew up in Alabama, performing in theatre and received a BFA in acting from Webster University’s Conservatory in St. Louis.
As an actress, she has performed all over the US, including in THE LONG RED ROAD at the Goodman Theatre directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and more recently in FINISH LINE: A Documentary Play about the 2013 Boston Marathon at the Shubert Theatre.
Sullivan starred in the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning play, COST OF LIVING at Manhattan Theatre Club, after the World Premiere of the same show at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her portrayal of Ani has gained her the following recognition: Champion of Change Award from the Office of the Mayor of New York City, Berkshire Theatre Critic's Choice Best Female Performance(2016), Theatre World Award(2018), Ovation Award Best Ensemble(2020) and Nominations: Berkshire Theatre Award(2016), Lucille Lortel Award (2018), Drama League Award(2018), Outer Critic's Circle Award(2018), Ovation Award Best Leading Actress(2020).
She has appeared in numerous television shows and films including the award winning documentary, WALK ON. Katy has been seen on NBC’s MY NAME IS EARL, ABC’s LAST MAN STANDING and STATION 19, FX’s comedy LEGIT and CBS’ NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and plays Esther in DEXTER NEW BLOOD on Showtime.
She co-created SulliFlinn Productions with fellow Webster Graduate, Becca Flinn. They produce online comedy content, short films and are developing a comedy, LEGS, based on their life experiences. They were 2015 Fellows at the Producer’s Guild of America in their Power of Diversity program.
Katy is also a four time US Champion in the 100m. She was among the first bilateral above the knee amputees to compete in the Paralympics in ambulatory track when she ran in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, setting a new American record of 17.33s and finishing 6th in the World. She added 'Sports Analyst' to her list of accomplishments recently when she covered the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games for NBC/Universal.