- Name: Marlee Matlin
- Born: 08/24/1965 (56 years old)
- Occupation: Actress, author, activist
- Known for: Children of a Lesser God, Switched at Birth, The West Wing, The L Word, Quantico
- Website: marleematlinsite.com/
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 an Academy Award. Having won the award at the age of 21, she is also the youngest winner in the category. 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.
Birth Name: Marlee Beth Matlin
School: Harper College
Alias: Marlee Beth Matlin
Birth Place: Morton Grove, Illinois, U.S.
Marlee Matlin quotes :
When I learned to sign and speak at the same time, the whole world opened up to me. That's the beauty of encouraging kids who are deaf to use whatever it takes to communicate.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
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
I have made the choices that work best for me. I know I cannot please everyone, and that's fine.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