During Block 10, actress Lauren Potter thanked the dancers for their fundraising. “Good luck dancing for 30 hours! Get ready to bust a move,” she finished. You know who she is, right? Just think back to middle school: Potter played sassy cheerleader Becky Jackson on Glee. But there’s a lot more to her besides playing Sue Sylvester’s sidekick. Here’s five fast facts about Lauren Potter.
1. Potter is a Down syndrome advocacy activist with a number of organizations: the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, the American Association of People with Disabilities, and International Best Buddies.
2. She’s got a Northwestern connection. in 2014, Best Buddies NU invited her to speak to students about her experiences as an actor with an intellectual disability.
3. President Obama appointed her to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2011.
4. She and Jane Lynch created a PSA comparing the word "retard" to racial slurs.