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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 theater company at age seven; she was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Some Kind Of Beautiful
 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Annie Jump Cannon
- Sisters of the Sun (2014) ... Annie Jump Cannon (voice)
 2012-2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
- Secondhand Spoke (2014) ... Stella (voice)
- Peter Problems (2014) ... Stella (voice)
- The Blind Side (2012) ... Stella (voice)
 2014 The One I Love
Diner Patron
 2013 4Closed (Video)
Ally Turner
 2012 Excision
 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Professor Julia Holden
- The Two Mrs. Grissoms (2011) ... Professor Julia Holden
 2007-2009 The L Word (TV Series)
Jodi Lerner
- Last Word (2009) ... Jodi Lerner
- Lactose Intolerant (2009) ... Jodi Lerner (credit only)
- Litmus Test (2009) ... Jodi Lerner (credit only)
- Leaving Los Angeles (2009) ... Jodi Lerner (credit only)
 2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Barbara Shapiro
- Magda and Jeff (2008) ... Barbara Shapiro
 2006-2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Ruby Whitlow
- The Trial (2007) ... Ruby Whitlow
 2007 Baby Einstein: My First Signs (Video short)
Sign Language Instructor
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Gina Mitchum
- Silent Night (2006) ... Gina Mitchum
 2006 What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (Documentary)
 2005 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Alisa Stevens
- There Won't Be Trumpets (2005) ... Alisa Stevens
 2005 Baby Einstein: Baby Wordsworth (Video short) (voice)
 2004 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (Documentary)
 2002-2003 Blue's Clues (TV Series)
Marlee the Librarian / Librarian
- Our Neighborhood Festival (2003) ... Marlee the Librarian
- Blue's Book Nook (2002) ... Librarian
 2003 The Division (TV Series)
Ann Polton
- Testimonial (2003) ... Ann Polton
 2001 Askari
Paula McKinley
 2001 Kiss My Act (TV Movie)
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Lindsay Warren
- Orphans (2001) ... Lindsay Warren
 2000 The Practice (TV Series)
Sally Berg
- Life Sentence (2000) ... Sally Berg
 1999 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Eliza Spears
- An Impartial Bias (1999) ... Eliza Spears
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
- The Perfect Dog (1999) ... Teacher
 1999 Where the Truth Lies (TV Movie)
Dana Sue Lacey
 1999 When Justice Fails
Katy Wesson
 1999 In Her Defense
Jane Claire
 1999 Two Shades of Blue
Beth McDaniels
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Sign Language Instructor
- The Storm: Part 1 (1999) ... Sign Language Instructor
 1999 Freak City (TV Movie)
 1997 Spin City (TV Series)
- Deaf Becomes Her (1997) ... Sarah
 1997 Dead Silence (TV Movie)
Melanie Charrol
 1996 Snitch
 1996 It's My Party
Daphne Stark
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Jennifer Winter
- The Message (1995) ... Jennifer Winter
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Brianna Holland
- Pledges (1995) ... Brianna Holland
 1994 Adventures in Wonderland (TV Series)
April Hare
- The Sound and the Furry (1994) ... April Hare
 1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Lip Reader (1993) ... Laura
 1991-1993 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- Trust Me on This: Part 2 (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- Trust Me on This: Part 1 (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- The Ties That Bind: Part 2 (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- The Ties That Bind: Part 1 (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- Wish You Were Here (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
 1993 Hear No Evil
Jillian Shanahan
 1991 The Linguini Incident
 1991 L'homme au masque d'or
 1989 Bridge to Silence (TV Movie)
Peggy Lawrence
 1987 Walker
Ellen Martin
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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth. See more »


Gave birth to her second child at age 35: a son, Brandon Joseph Grandalski, on September 12, 2000. The child's father is her husband, Kevin Grandalski. See more »

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