As Nicole Lynn Evans sat on her couch in her apartment in Los Angeles to watch the premiere of season two of the Netflix show Special, she couldn’t help but be excited. She’d loved the first season of the comedy series, which was written by its star and creator, Ryan O’Connell, an actor with cerebral palsy. But this time, Evans was watching with an even stronger connection: she was hired by O’Connell as a recurring character who will appear in episodes five and six.
How she got hired to play the role of Natalie is as unique as her journey to becoming a Hollywood actress.
Evans was born and raised in Simi Valley, California, just outside of L.A. After birth, she was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disorder. Evans is also a little person.