Geri Jewell

Biography: Geri Jewell, best known for many years to millions as "Cousin Geri" from the ground-breaking NBC sitcom, "The Facts of Life", is changing her look. She currently has the role as " Jewel" on the new, and Emmy Award winning HBO series, "Deadwood" and portrays the character of Rosey on the daytime series, "The Young and the Restless".
Geri started her acting career as the personal choice of famed producer Norman Lear for her role as Cousin Geri. With this role she became the first person with a visible disability to become a regular performer on a primetime sitcom. During her long run on the show she broke important new ground by addressing issues of disability awareness.
Geri is not only is an exceptional actress and comedienne, but is a powerful motivational speaker and trainer. She is famous for her uncanny ability to captivate the hearts of audiences by using humor to facilitate attitude changes. Geri brings to her presentations personal experience of having her
Geri Jewell, best known for many years to millions as "Cousin Geri" from the ground-breaking NBC sitcom, "The Facts of Life", is changing her look. She currently has the role as " Jewel" on the new, and Emmy Award winning HBO series, "Deadwood" and portrays the character of Rosey on the daytime series, "The Young and the Restless".
Geri started her acting career as the personal choice of famed producer Norman Lear for her role as Cousin Geri. With this role she became the first person with a visible disability to become a regular performer on a primetime sitcom. During her long run on the show she broke important new ground by addressing issues of disability awareness.

Geri is not only is an exceptional actress and comedienne, but is a powerful motivational speaker and trainer. She is famous for her uncanny ability to captivate the hearts of audiences by using humor to facilitate attitude changes. Geri brings to her presentations personal experience of having her behavior and actions misunderstood because of her cerebral palsy. By sharing her disability as her greatest blessing, and revealing insights about the world, Geri turns the focus from disabilities to a true celebration of ability, resulting in an inspiring, empowering and healing experience.
In addition to her on-going speaking tours to college campuses, associations, corporations and government agencies, Geri performs on the comedy circuit and has appeared on VH 1 and A & E. Recently she was the focus of an "Entertainment Tonight" special segment.

Geri is well-schooled on issues relating to diversity and disabilities and is available to deliver keynote addresses and workshops on such titles as:
Celebrating Abilities
Valuing Diversity

"You are a tremendously bright, witty and endearing person, both on stage and off. Your speech was one of the true highlights of our conference: at the same time hilarious, moving, inspirational, and thought- provoking. I admire your dedication and your stamina...and appreciate the importance of the message that you deliver.
Jeff Schimber, Sr. VP
Marriott Corporation

"Geri was wonderful! Every call I get from participants at our conference raves about her sense of humor and her ability to make them think more positively about their potential to be whatever they want to be."
Sherry Repscher, Executive Director
Utah Governor's Committee on Disabilities
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Geri Jewell's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 86
Highest Metascore: 93 Deadwood: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 80 Deadwood: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
85 Deadwood: Season 3 Jun 11, 2006 Jewel / Jewel 9.2
93 Deadwood: Season 2 Mar 6, 2005 Jewel / Jewel 9.2
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 32 Mar 26, 2004 Rose tbd
80 Deadwood: Season 1 Mar 21, 2004 Jewel / Jewel 9.2
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 31 Mar 26, 2003 Rose tbd
tbd The Facts of Life: Season 5 Sep 21, 1983 Geri Tyler tbd
tbd The Facts of Life: Season 4 Sep 29, 1982 Geri Tyler tbd
tbd The Facts of Life: Season 3 Oct 28, 1981 Geri Tyler tbd
tbd The Facts of Life: Season 2 Nov 19, 1980 Geri Tyler tbd