Marlee Matlin

Name:
Marlee Matlin
Age:
56
Date of Birth:
Aug 24, 1965
Place of Birth:
Morton Grove, Illinois, United States
Occupation:
Actress, Author, Activist
Spouse:
Kevin Grandalski, (m. 1993)
Children:
4
Years active:
1986–present
Known for:
Children Of A Lesser God, Switched At Birth, The West Wing, The L Word

Marlee Matlin - Biography Summary


Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress, author, and activist. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Children of a Lesser God (1986) and to date is the only deaf performer to have won this award. Her work in film and television has resulted in a Golden Globe award, with two additional nominations, and four Emmy nominations. Deaf since she was 18 months old, due to illness and high fevers, she is also a prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf. Her longtime interpreter is Jack Jason.



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