I'm different, and my manner invites questions. I'm never afraid to answer.
Marlee Beth Matlin is an American actress, author, and activist. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Children of a Lesser God and to date is the only deaf performer to have won the 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.
Nickname: Marlee Beth Matlin
Known for: Children of a Lesser God,Switched at Birth,The West Wing,The L Word