Chéri Ballinger got her start in film while being discovered as a young girl and placed in the iconic 1998 remake of the Walt Disney classic “The Parent Trap”. She has worked in film steadily ever since. With her passion for her second chance at life after suffering from a severe TBI that stopped everything and resulted in 4+ years of recovery, she is now back to work in the industry as a film producer. Chéri is also heavily focused on her international philanthropy efforts as well as being on the forefront of revolutionary medical technology.
Not one to stifle her entrepreneurial spirit, Chéri is at the helm of several conscious business startups to keep an eye out for (stay tuned!)...A coveted international speaker, she is the official US Ambassador for the Women’s Brain Project based in Switzerland and recently came on board with the Same You Foundation founded by actress Emilia Clarke in the UK. She enjoys speaking everywhere around the world- from Harvard University, to a "Mom's in the Middle" group in the state of Indiana, to the podium where Winston Churchill gave his 1946 speech in Zurich, Switzerland- so that all people can be reminded that every day of life is a beautiful gift and we have the ability to overcome all the odds against us--Her story is proof of just this! She reminds people that miracles happen every day!
Chéri has vowed to use her background, Faith, and personal comeback story to bring people hope and to inspire positive change through business and the beautiful medium of film. She is one of the executive producers of the recently released feature film “Roe v Wade” starring Jon Voight which has enjoyed tremendous press and critical acclaim. She is currently working on several upcoming high profile productions with the desire to have her name and talent associated with films that reflect her passion for life and storytelling. A highly sought after speaker, she continues to delight and inspire audiences and this gives her so much joy and fulfillment. Her motto: "Be the Light".
Testimonials & Endorsements:
"A magnetic ray of beautiful sunshine. Electric. That's the best way to describe Chéri. She lights up every room. She makes everyone feel like they're somebody important even though she is this gorgeous, elegant, well-spoken, fashionable woman. There's really no one else like her with such a radiant energy and presence. I'm just honored to have known her for so many years and to have had the great pleasure of working with her. " -Donna Smith, CEO, Bourbon Beauty LLC