Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA
Claim to Fame
Figure Skater, Olympic Scandal
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Nancy Kerrigan (born October 13, 1969, in Stoneham, Massachusetts) is a two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist and 1993 U.S. champion. Kerrigan took up skating at age six. She grew up with brothers who played hockey, and often joined in herself. She describes herself as having been a "tomboy." She won her first figure skating medal at age nine. Kerrigan was coached by Evy and Mary Scotvold. Their relationship was rocky at times during coaching sessions; however, Kerrigan respected and admired her coaches. Kerrigan gained considerable fame beyond the skating world when, on January 6, 1994, she was hit in the knee with a collapsible baton by Shane Stant at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Stant had been hired to assault her by Tonya Harding`s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and friend Shawn Eckardt. Following the attack, her screaming of the words "Why me? Why anybody?" became well-known and were even included in ESPN`s Sports Century video, which chronicle the most important sports moments of the 20th century.
Kerrigan was born to Brenda and Dan Kerrigan. She has two brothers: Michael and Mark. She graduated from Stoneham High School and attended Emmanuel College in Boston to study business. Kerrigan created The Nancy Kerrigan Foundation to raise awareness and support for the vision impaired. Kerrigan`s mother, Brenda, is legally blind. Tabloids reported that she started dating her agent and future husband, Jerry Solomon, while he was still married to his second wife, though Solomon maintained that he had been separated from his second wife and they were headed to a divorce. Solomon was married twice before marrying Kerrigan. She and Solomon married on September 9, 1995. They have since had three children together: Matthew Eric, born December 1996; Brian, born April 14, 2005; and Nicole Elizabeth, born May 14, 2008. The family currently resides in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
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Stoneham High School (1987)
BA Business, Emmanuel College
Full Name at Birth
Nancy Ann Kerrigan
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Nancy Ann Kerrigan (born October 13, 1969) is an American former figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic silver medallist, the 1992 Olympic bronze medallist, a two-time world medallist, and the 1993 US National Champion. She is also noted for her conflict with skating rival Tonya Harding.
Michael Kerrigan, Mark Kerrigan
Former figure skater, actress, director
Tonya Harding (archrival)
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Athlete Promotions, StarGames (Sports Management Company)
(1992) TV commercial: Reebok., (1994) Print ads: Reebok's Planet Reebok cross training shoe campaign, (1994) TV commercial: Reebok, (2012) TV commercial: Old Navy clothing stores
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