Mia Armstrong is a SAG-AFTRA actress, model, and voiceover artist who once declared in a "Good Morning America" interview that Down syndrome is her superpower―and she’s proving that to be true. She will star in her first feature film, "Christmas in New Hope," which hits streamers this Christmas. She has also starred in the Apple TV show "Hello Jack," "Muppet Babies," and Disney’s YouTube series, "The Disney Princess Club." In her modeling work, Armstrong has appeared in ads for Tommy Hilfiger, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Walgreens, Samsung, Cheerios, Chase, and Nickelodeon. She made history as the first child with Down syndrome to voice a cartoon character on Netflix. She has appeared on "The View," "MSNBC," and "The Tamron Hall Show." Armstrong is changing the way intellectual disabilities and differences are perceived as she fights for inclusion and against discrimination.
The actress and artist will be in conversation with her mother, Cara Armstrong, and her editor, Sara Sargent, to discuss her debut picture book, "I Am a Masterpiece!," which offers a glimpse into the life of a child with Down syndrome, helping some readers see themselves in a book and helping others understand those friends, classmates, and family members who are neurodivergent. The book will be available January 2024.
Armstrong is a prolific artist who draws and paints daily, and her art has inspired Owtside The Box, an apparel company featuring the art of individuals with Down syndrome. She lives in California with her parents and brother.