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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 »

Known For

Children of a Lesser God
(1986)
Reasonable Doubts
Reasonable Doubts Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
(1991-1993)
The One I Love
The One I Love Diner Patron
(2014)

Filmography

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 2014 Some Kind Of Beautiful
Cindy
 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)
Stella
- Secondhand Spoke (2014) ... Stella (voice)
- Peter Problems (2014) ... Stella (voice)
- The Blind Side (2012) ... Stella (voice)
 2014 The One I Love
Diner Patron
 2013 Foreclosed (Video)
Ally Turner
 2012 Excision
Amber
 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)
Amanda
 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)
Lead
 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)
Casey
 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)
Teacher
- 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)
Cassandra
 1997 Spin City (TV Series)
Sarah
- Deaf Becomes Her (1997) ... Sarah
 1997 Dead Silence (TV Movie)
Melanie Charrol
 1996 Snitch
Cindy
 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)
Laura
- The Lip Reader (1993) ... Laura
 1993 Hear No Evil
Jillian Shanahan
 1991 The Linguini Incident
Jeanette
 1991 L'homme au masque d'or
María
 1989 Bridge to Silence (TV Movie)
Peggy Lawrence
 1987 Walker
Ellen Martin
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Other Works:

Made an appearance on Sesame Street (1969) translating into sign language while Billy Joel sang "Just the Way You Are". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I have a lot of great memories of high school and some horrible ones. I got in trouble for smoking pot, and I got in trouble for ditching class for smoking pot and smoking more pot. I had a good time in high school, and it's all great memories... All great memories, just all a long time ago... By the way I want to make it clear I have been sober for 28 years. Just had to put that out there. (in a... See more »

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Close friends with Jennifer Beals. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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