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Marlee Matlin

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Birthday
24, 1965
Birthplace
Morton Grove, IL
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
24, 1965 (age 53)
Birthplace
Morton Grove, IL

About

Deaf actress who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1986 film Children of a Lesser God, becoming both the first deaf actress and, at 21 years old, the youngest actress to win the award. In 2011, she began playing Melody Bledsoe on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth

Before Fame

She became deaf when she was 18 months old. She made her stage debut at the age of seven in a children's theater production of The Wizard of Oz.

Trivia

She has made appearances on such TV series as ERSeinfeldThe West Wing, and Desperate Housewives

Family Life

She married Kevin Grandalski in 1993, and the couple raised four children together: Sarah, Brandon, Tyler, and Isabelle.

Associated With

She co-starred with William Hurt in the 1986 drama Children of a Lesser God.