Marlee Matlin

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: Morton Grove, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/24/1965, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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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:
  • Libby Matlin - Mother
  • David E. Kelley - Ex-significant Other
  • Sarah Grandalski - Daughter
  • Richard Dean Anderson - Ex-significant Other
  • Marc Matlin - Brother
  • Tyler Grandalski - Son
  • Brandon Grandalski - Son
  • Eric Matlin - Brother
  • Isabelle Grandalski - Daughter
  • Kevin Grandalski - Husband
  • Don Matlin - Father
  • William Hurt - Ex-significant Other
  • Marlee Matlin Awards:
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Harper College, Palatine, IL

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