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About Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin is an American actress known for portraying the character Sarah Norman in the 1986 romantic drama film Children of a Lesser God, for which she won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She is also known for starring in the political drama TV series The West Wing and the family drama TV series Switched at Birth.
She is the daughter of Libby and Donald Matlin. In 1993, she and Kevin Grandalski tied the knot. The union produced four children.
When she was 18 months old, she became totally deaf in her right ear and lost about 80% of her hearing in her left ear.
Having won the Academy Award for her role in the 1986 film Children of a Lesser God, she made history by becoming the first deaf actor to win that award.
According to her, she was molested multiple times during her younger years.
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Famous quotes by Marlee Matlin
How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave, or are 14, which seems to be true for most people in this business, what could I possibly tell them that they don't already know?Marlee Matlin
I have made the choices that work best for me. I know I cannot please everyone, and that's fine.Marlee Matlin
I hope that through my example, such as my role on 'The West Wing,' I can help change attitudes on deafness and prove we can really do everything... except hear.Marlee Matlin
I'm not broke. Like everybody else, I owe money.Marlee Matlin
It was my father who instilled the 'never say no' attitude I carry around with me today, and who instilled in me a sense of wonder, always taking us on adventures in the car, never telling us the destination.Marlee Matlin
The only thing I can't do is hear. I can drive, I have a life with four kids, I work on TV, I do movies, so the deafness question, is it that they want to know because, what? Not sure.Marlee Matlin
There is nothing better than being a parent. It is the most challenging job one could ever ask for. I love being a mom and I love being a friend to my children as well.Marlee Matlin
When it comes down to it, it's about who you know, and who's a fan. It's about whether you're the right age, whether you're hot or not, whether the studio is into you or not.Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin's Popularity
Marlee Matlin is a famous American actress, who was born on August 24, 1965. As a person born on this date, Marlee Matlin is listed in our database as the 23rd most popular celebrity for the day (August 24) and the 54th most popular for the year (1965).
People born on August 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Marlee Matlin is the 539th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Marlee Matlin's birthday, Marlee Matlin is the 3582nd most famous American.
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