Deaf actress who won Oscar for Children of a Lesser God.
She made her stage debut at the age of seven in a children's theatre production of The Wizard of Oz.
She is an award winning actress who became deaf at 18 months.
She married Kevin Grandalski in 1993, and the couple has four children named Sarah, Brandon, Tyler and isabelle.
She made guest appearances in Jerry Seinfeld's show, Seinfeld.