Originally, Michael Andrew Fox, Michael J. Fox is a Canadian-American actor born on June 9 1961 in Alberta Canada. He came to the limelight in the 80s for his comedic roles and was later involved in Parkinson’s disease research after a diagnosis in 1991. When growing up in the Canadian Army bases where his father worked as a sergeant, Michael J. Fox began to develop a love for acting. At the age of 15, he auditioned for a role in the series Leo and Me in 1978. His appearance on stage for “The Shadow Box” gained him huge attention from Canadian movies and TV shows. It also made him realize his unfading love for acting, and at the age of 18, he moved to Los Angeles where he was offered several TV-series roles. Between 1986-88, Michael J. Fox works earned him three Emmy Awards for his role on the renowned TV showFamily Ties.He starred inSpin Citybetween 1996 and 2002 winning an Emmy award in 2000. He also made several appearances in feature films including Portraying Marty McFly inBack to the Futurecomedy of 1985. He boasts of movie credits includingMars Attacks!, Casualties of War,andThe American President.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and in 2000, he founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation dedicated to Parkinson disease research. Although he shifted his attention to managing the illness, he still made appearances on many TV series such asBoston Legal,a role which earned him an Emmy Award in 2009,Designated Survivor,andThe Good Wife.Michael J. Fox also starredin The Michael J. Fox Showbetween 2013 and 2014, playing the role of a news anchor with Parkinson’s disorder. Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, CBD is one of the many treatments endorsed for alleviating Parkinson’s symptoms. Michael J. Fox Foundation funds numerous CBD-related research programs, and also educates society on how cannabinoids help protect brain cells through their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.