Supermodel. Author. Speaker. Stroke Thriver.Claudia Mason was born and raised in New York City. She trained at the prestigious School of American Ballet and High School for the Performing Arts when she was discovered by Elite Modeling Agency. She became one of the world’s supermodels, featured on magazine covers like Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, in campaigns like Versace, Revlon, Fendi, on runways like Chanel, Calvin Klein, Valentino. She acted in and produced films, TV and theatre, including executive producing a highly successful, critically acclaimed - and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award nominated - run of Tennessee Williams’ ORPHEUS DESCENDING. She wrote a book, FINDING THE SUPERMODEL IN YOU (Skyhorse Publishing). She's a spokesperson for American Stroke Association. She herself is a stroke thriver, having suffered a stroke from a freak accident. She enjoys speaking and writing on the topic of helping others cultivate a strong inner life.