Celebrities Who Can Sign

by gleekout29 | created - 25 May 2015 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

1. Marlee Matlin

Actress | Children of a Lesser God

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 ...

2. Shannen Doherty

Actress | Mallrats

Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender ...

3. Constance Marie

Actress | George Lopez

Constance Marie was a very busy actress in 2002, juggling two primetime series: a short-lived one-hour drama American Family (2002), which aired on PBS and a half-hour sitcom, George Lopez (2002) on ABC.

On the critically praised American Family (2002), Marie starred alongside Edward James Olmos, ...

4. Jennifer Beals

Actress | Flashdance

Jennifer Beals was born in December 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the city. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals first appeared in small high school plays and even got an uncredited bit part in My Bodyguard (1980) in 1980. After graduation, she enrolled in college at Yale University...

5. Katie Leclerc

Actress | Switched at Birth

Katie Leclerc's career began in 2005, when she made her first appearance on Veronica Mars (2004). 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 ...

6. Gabrielle Carteris

Actress | Raising Cain

Gabrielle Carteris was born on January 2, 1961 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA as Gabrielle Anne Carteris. She is an actress and producer, known for Raising Cain (1992), Minority Report (2002) and The Event (2010). She has been married to Charles Isaacs since May 3, 1992. They have two children.

7. Lea Thompson

Actress | Back to the Future

Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The ...

8. Ivonne Coll

Actress | Instinct

"A formidable actress as she continues to deliver breakthrough performances on television, film and theater" -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Ivonne Coll is a Theater, Television, and Film award-winning actress born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico where as a child she trained in classical ballet and ...

9. Vanessa Marano

Actress | Saving Zoë

Vanessa Marano started acting in the theater when she was seven years old, performing in numerous plays at A.C.T. in Agoura Hills, California. She began her professional career with several national commercials.

Marano is most recognized for her roles as "April Nardini", the daughter of "Luke", in ...

10. Stephen Nichols

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Leaving his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, Stephen Nichols traveled West, not in search of "fame and fortune," but to become a monk. He landed in Hollywood at the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple, where he studied yoga, cooked vegetarian meals for the residents and lived the monk's life preparing to ...

11. Mary Beth Evans

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Mary Beth Evans was born in Pasadena, California. She is an actress and producer, best known for her roles on Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and As the World Turns. She has been married to Dr. Michael Schwartz since Nov. 3, 1985 and they have three children.

One of daytime television's most ...

12. Melissa Gilbert

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Ellen Gilbert. She is an actress and producer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Guest Artist (2019) and Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984). She has been married to Timothy Busfield since ...

13. Brian White

Actor | The Family Stone

Brian White was born on April 21, 1975 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Brian Joseph White. He is an actor and producer, known for The Family Stone (2005), Stomp the Yard (2007) and The Game Plan (2007). He has been married to Paula Da Silva since August 28, 2010. They have one child.

14. Craig T. Nelson

Actor | Coach

Craig T. Nelson was born on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Craig Theodore Nelson. He is an actor and producer, known for Coach (1989), The Incredibles (2004) and Poltergeist (1982). He has been married to Doria Cook-Nelson since 1987. He was previously married to Robin McCarthy.

15. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

16. Elizabeth Reaser

Actress | Twilight

Elizabeth Ann Reaser was born July 2, 1975 in Bloomfield, Michigan, to Karen (Weidman) and John Reaser. As the middle child in a trio of sisters, she grew up in rural Milford, MI. Her mother, a homemaker, and her father, an attorney turned restaurateur turned substitute teacher, divorced, and her ...

17. Ryan Lane

Actor | Veronica Mars

Ryan Lane was born as Ryan Thomas Lane. He is an actor and producer, known for Veronica Mars (2014), This Is Ed!! (2017) and House (2004).

18. Amber Riley

Actress | Glee

Amber Riley was born on February 15, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Amber Patrice Riley. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Wiz Live! (2015) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009).

19. Carlease Burke

Actress | Child's Play

When Carlease Burke rented John Travolta "The Cadillac of Mini Vans" in the film Get Shorty (1995), she wondered if her unusual name would land her the high octane jobs in Hollywood. Director Barry Sonnenfeld said it did and there have been other high beams in her film acting career: In Her Shoes (...

20. Chris Colfer

Actor | Struck by Lightning

Chris Colfer is a very talented actor and vocalist who was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009-2015), Struck by Lightning (2012), and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. His break out role was as Kurt Hummel in Glee, ...

21. Kellie Martin

Actress | ER

Kellie Martin was born on October 16, 1975 in Riverside, California, USA as Kellie Noelle Martin. She is an actress and producer, known for ER (1994), Life Goes On (1989) and A Goofy Movie (1995). She has been married to Keith Christian since May 15, 1999. They have two children.

22. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She was previously married to Ryan Dorsey.

23. JoBeth Williams

Actress | Poltergeist

The product of a musical family, Margaret JoBeth Williams was born in Houston, Texas, to Frances Faye (Adams), a dietitian, and Fredric Roger Williams, a wire/cable company manager and opera singer. Her father encouraged her early interest in theater during high school. She made her professional ...

24. Kevin McHale

Actor | Glee

Kevin McHale was born on June 14, 1988 in Plano, Texas, USA as Kevin Michael McHale. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), True Blood (2008) and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011).

25. D.W. Moffett

Actor | Traffic

A native of the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, D.W. Moffett never gave a thought to acting until after he graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations. While he went to work at Chicago's Continental Bank, he also enrolled in an acting class to broaden his artistic ...

26. Lea Michele

Actress | Glee

Lea Michele Sarfati was born in the Bronx, New York to parents Edith Thomasina (Porcelli), a nurse, and Mark David Sarfati, a delicatessen owner-turned-real estate agent. Her mother is of Italian descent (from Rome and Naples), and her father is of Sephardi Jewish ancestry (from Turkey and Greece)....

27. Lucas Grabeel

Actor | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Lucas Grabeel was born on November 23, 1984 in Springfield, Missouri, USA as Lucas Stephen Grabeel. He is an actor, known for High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), High School Musical (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007).

28. Jenna Ushkowitz

Actress | Glee

Jenna Ushkowitz was born on April 28, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea as Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Yellow Fever (2017) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009).

29. Max Lloyd-Jones

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

Max Lloyd-Jones was born on February 26, 1991 in London, England as Maxmillian Edward Lloyd-Jones. He is an actor, known for War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).

30. Sally Hawkins

Actress | The Shape of Water

Sally Cecilia Hawkins was born in 1976 in Lewisham hospital, London, England, to Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. She is of English and Irish descent. Hawkins was brought up in Greenwich, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich...

31. Nyle DiMarco

Actor | Station 19

Model, actor, and activist Nyle DiMarco, born in Queens, New York City, USA, has been breaking down barriers and winning over audiences since he burst onto the scene in 2014. As a fan favorite on cycle 22 of "America's Next Top Model," DiMarco became the second male winner and first Deaf contestant...

32. Darrell Thomas Utley

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Darrell Thomas Utley was born on October 3, 1981 in California, USA. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) and Pacific Blue (1996).

33. Jim Lunsford

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Jim Lunsford is an actor and writer, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Santa Barbara (1984) and The Wish (2009).

34. Sean Berdy

Actor | The Society

Considered by many to be the actor who revolutionized people's passion for learning sign language. Sean Berdy was born on June 3rd, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida, to parents Terrie and Scott Berdy. At a young age Sean began putting on impromptu comedic shows alongside his brother, Tyler, to the ...

35. Tyrone Giordano

Actor | The Family Stone

Tyrone Giordano was born on April 18, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on The Family Stone (2005), A Lot Like Love (2005) and The Next Three Days (2010).

36. Dempsey Bryk

Actor | The Silence

Dempsey Bryk is an American and Canadian actor, born in the New York, NY. Growing up, Dempsey was a competitive boxer (Champ of the Ontario Bronze Gloves tournament), soccer player, debater, and mathematician. He graduated high school with an IB (International Baccalaureate) and an OSSD diploma, ...

37. Kate Trotter

Actress | Tru Love

Kate Trotter was born on February 5, 1953 in Toronto, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for Tru Love (2013), Upside Down (2012) and The Silence (2019).



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