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Marlee Matlin Fast Facts:
Lost her hearing at 18 months of age, after contracting roseola.
Was 12 when she met Henry Winkler, who encouraged her to pursue her acting dreams.
In 1986, at the age of 21, was the youngest performer to receive a Best Actress Oscar (for
Children of a Lesser God
Husband Kevin knew how to sign before meeting her; he had taken a course in college to fulfill a language requirement.
In 1993, performed the national anthem in American Sign Language at Super Bowl XXVII as Garth Brooks sang.
Competed on the sixth season of ABC's
Dancing With the Stars
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.
Very active in charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross and Easter Seals.
Has written books for children, beginning in 2002 with
Deaf Child Crossing
Marlee Matlin Relationships:
David E. Kelley - Ex-significant Other
Sarah Grandalski - Daughter
Don Matlin - Father
Isabelle Grandalski - Daughter
Kevin Grandalski - Husband
Libby Matlin - Mother
Marc Matlin - Brother
Tyler Grandalski - Son
Brandon Grandalski - Son
Eric Matlin - Brother
Richard Dean Anderson - Ex-significant Other
William Hurt - Ex-significant Other
Marlee Matlin Awards:
1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
1986 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
2000 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
Attended Harper College, Palatine, IL
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