Deaf actresses

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Marlee Matlin
Marlee Beth Matlin was in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby (Hammer) and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. She has two older brothers. Her family is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. Marlee lost much of her hearing at the age of eighteen months. That did not stop her from acting in a children's...
Deanne Bray
Bray was first discovered while performing with the Deaf dance troupe "Prism West". She has also worked with California's Deaf West Theatre and the National Theatre of the Deaf. Bray straddles both the hearing and deaf worlds, communicating both through spoken English and also American Sign Language.
Katie Leclerc
Katie Leclerc's career began in 2005, when she made her first appearance on Veronica Mars. This jump-started a series of minor roles and small appearances in movies and TV shows. She got her breakout role starring as a deaf teenager, Daphne Vasquez, who finds out she was taken home by the wrong family in ABC Family's Switched at Birth.
Linda Bove
Born deaf, she was a founding member of the National Theater of the Deaf in 1963. In 1974, she received the AMITA--the Italian-American Award for her work on television. Best known for playing Linda on Sesame Street for over 20 years--the longest-running role on American television for a person with a differing ability.
Dolores Faith
Actress, V.D.