Emily Kranking Poster

Biography

Emily Kranking is an actress with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (affecting on the right side of her body) and dysarthria (a speech condition).

Having done theatre in schools & locally in MD and DC, Emily's first feature film was "Ready to Ride," in which she plays one of the leading characters, Nancy. She also made her directing & screenwriting debuts in "Saylor and Selena," a short film for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge that is available on YouTube. Moreover, Emily was a part of the fan choir in the Broadway cast recording of "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812," working with Tony-nominated lyricist Dave Mallory and Tony & Grammy-nominated singer/actor Josh Groban.

As a growing disability advocate, Emily had Public Policy and Hollywood Stigma fellowships at RespectAbility, a non-profit, non-partisan disability advocacy company in Washington, DC. She hopes to use her cerebral palsy and her acting & writing careers as tools for disability representation. Her biggest goals are to be on Broadway and to voice the first disabled Disney Princess.