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Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton Dirks (born February 8, 1990) ,more professionaly known as Bethany Hamilton, is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to—and was victorious in—professional surfing. She wrote about her experience in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. In April 2011, the feature film Soul Surfer was released; it was based on the book and additional interviews. She has appeared on many television shows since the loss of her arm.

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Feb 8, 1990 In Lihue, Hawaii, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Early Show 1999-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable 2019-07-12
Known For
Poster of Dolphin Tale 2
Poster of The Current: Explore the Healing Powers of the Ocean
Poster of Naked Science
Poster of Switched!
Movie Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable Herself 2019-07-12
Movie The Current: Explore the Healing Powers of the Ocean Herself 2014-02-01
Movie Dolphin Tale 2 Herself 2014-09-11
Movie Soul Surfer 2011-04-08
Movie First Love Herself 2010-04-04
Movie Down the Barrel Herself 2007-09-07
Series Naked Science Unknown 2004-09-15
Series Switched! Unknown 2003-05-26
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01