Marlee Matlin Biography

A Hardworking Deaf Actress

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Marlee Matlin is one of the best-known actresses in deaf Hollywood and she has steadily increased her name recognition in both the deaf and hearing worlds.

Marlee Matlin

Matlin, who burst onto the scene years ago in 1986 with her performance in the feature film "Children of a Lesser God" (for which she won an Academy Award), has continued to build her résumé ever since.

Matlin has already appeared in multiple films, but it is her television roles that have increased awareness of Matlin in the hearing world the most.

She has appeared as a lesbian on Showtime's The L Word. She appeared on ER as a sign language instructor, and her Reasonable Doubts program was popular when it was on the air. Her starring role earned her an appearance on the cover of Deaf Life magazine (October 1991). She also appeared on Picket Fences, which aired from 1992 to 1996. In addition, Matlin has made numerous guest appearances on other television programs and was a member of the 2008 cast of Dancing With the Stars.

Matlin has also been featured in several made for television movies. For example, in April 2008 she starred in Sweet Nothing in My Ear, a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.

Matlin has her own production company, Solo One. Lifetime Television has aired one of Solo One's projects, Where The Truth Lies. Matlin has also tried her hand at writing, authoring Deaf Child Crossing, a children's fiction story about the friendship between a deaf girl and a hearing girl.

In addition, Matlin has written her own autobiography, I'll Scream Later.

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