We had the good fortune of connecting with Dawn Grabowski and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dawn, how do you think about risk?
Risk has taken an essential role in my life and career. My most notable risk was to come to California. While on vacation here, I decide to stay and build a life for myself working in the entertainment industry. Now, risk continues every time I create & produce my own projects. Of course now, we all share our health and moral risk.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe what sets me apart is my passion, persistence, and tenacity to get things completed. I’m proud of every project that I have created and worked on and completed. I think, however, saying that, I am most proud of is my longevity in the entertainment industry. I have realized early on that to have a career you must look at it like a marathon and not a sprint. As a Performer With a Disability ( I use crutches and or a wheelchair on a daily basis because I have Cerebral Palsy), I have had to work to help change my industry just to work and be a part of the entertainment industry. I want people to know that Dawn Grabowski is talented, and entertaining. That my work is unique.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I have to say anytime I’m with my friends no matter where we go it would be fun and exciting. However, if my East Coast friends were to come to California for a week I would be thrilled to show them my favorite spots. I would probably take them to the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank and for spectacular views, a drive along Pacific Coast Highway. For fun I would take them to Universal Studios and Warner Brothers Studios. An unique experience would probably be ( if I could get an invitation ) to the Magic Castle. If we have the time to go out of the Southern California area of course a trip to the wine country, and a day Trip to San Diego. In actuality, the sky is the limit my friends and I would check out any restaurant, and anything that looks fun to do. Because we would be enjoying each other’s company and living life as it is an adventure.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people that have helped me along the way to succeed. I believe they all deserve a shout out. That being said, the first shout-out needs to go to my parents who have supported me during every step of my journey. My mom continues to be my biggest cheerleader – thanks Mom! From there I would have to thank my East Coast friends for their unwavering support and their understanding. Especially when I don’t get to travel back east as often as I would like, missing important events such as weddings and birthdays.  I thank every networking organization, every acting class, and voice over class, from The Actors Network, to studying acting with Kim Darby, to the Stand-up Comedy Clinic, and everything in between I would have to thank everyone. Yes, I would have to thank everyone that has touched my journey and supported me along the way- thank you all!

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Image Credits
Orange Picture PLM Photography Penny L. Moore (Photographer) www.plmphotography.net
Beige Picture Access One Photography Patsy Dunn (Photographer) www.accessphotographyone.com
Comedy Poster and Me sitting in wheelchair in front of step and Repeat Banner Headshots by Peggy Peggy Warny (Photographer)www.headshotsbypeggy.com Zombie Picture- Personal Picture Taken on Set with a Show now off the air