|Amy Purdy Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||November 7, 1979|
Amy Purdy is an American actress, model, para-snowboarder, motivational speaker, clothing designer, and author. Representing the United States, she had won a ‘Silver’ medal in snowboard cross and a ‘Bronze’ medal in banked slalom at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. She had also won a ‘Bronze’ medal in snowboard cross at the 2014 Winter Paralympics. In December 2014, her autobiography titled On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs To Learning The Dance Of Life was published.
Amelia Michelle Purdy
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Amy had graduated, in 1998, from the Cimarron-Memorial High School in her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. Later that year, she had joined the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah, and studied there until 1999.
Actress, Model, Para-Snowboarder, Motivational Speaker, Clothing Designer, Author
- Father – Stephan Purdy
- Mother – Sheri Purdy
- Siblings – Crystal Purdy (Sister)
She is represented by Patrick Quinn, Booking Agent (Speaking Engagements) and Manager, Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Amy has dated –
- Daniel Gale (2002–Present) – Amy began dating fellow competitive snowboarder and avid skateboarder Daniel Gale in 2002. They got engaged in May 2015 and were married on August 29, 2015, in a ceremony in Boise, Idaho.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
She often tends to dye her hair blonde or red.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length hair
- Charming smile
- Gleaming face
Amy has endorsed, promoted, or partnered with brands and services such as –
- The Hartford Financial Services Group
- Freedom Innovations, LLC
- Element Eden
- Procter & Gamble
- PopSugar Inc.
- Stanley Hand Tools
- Wells Fargo
- CVS Pharmacy
Amy Purdy Facts
- When Amy was 19 years old, her world was turned upside down after she had been diagnosed with Neisseria Meningitidis, a form of bacterial meningitis. The infection had damaged her circulatory system to such an extent that both of her legs had to be amputated below the knee.
- Later, she lost both her kidneys and the doctors had given her a minimal chance of survival. 2 years after this, her father had donated his kidney to her and after a successful transplant, she was also fitted with prosthetic legs, and within a year of the operation, she had started pursuing a career in para-snowboarding. She earned a grant from a non-profit organization called Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) through which she competed in numerous snowboarding competitions in the United States.
- In 2005, she had co-founded a non-profit organization called Adaptive Action Sports to help individuals with physical disabilities who wish to get involved in action sports, art, and music.
- In 2014, she had become the first double amputee contestant to participate in the globally popular competition-based reality TV series Dancing with the Stars. She never received a score lower than an 8 from any of the judges and had ended the season as runner-up.
- In September 2015, she was invited to serve as a celebrity judge at the Miss America 2016 pageant.
Featured Image by Amy Purdy / Instagram