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Encyclopedia > Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
Birth name Marlee Beth Matlin
Born August 24, 1965 (1965-08-24) (age 42)
Flag of the United States Morton Grove, Illinois
Spouse(s) Kevin Grandalski (1993-)
Children Sarah Rose Grandslski (b.1996)
Brandon Joseph Grandalski (b.2000)
Tyler Daniel Grandalski (b.2002)
Isabelle Jane Grandalski (b.2003)

Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who is almost completely deaf. is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Morton Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a sign language-using deaf woman. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a sign language-using deaf woman. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The word deaf can have very different meanings depending on the background of the person speaking or the context in which the word is used. ...

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Biography

Early life

Matlin was born in Morton Grove, Illinois to Libby and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer.[1][2] She was raised in a Jewish family[3] in Morton Grove, Illinois. Matlin graduated from John Hersey High School in nearby Arlington Heights. She lost all hearing in her right ear, and 80% of hearing in her left ear at the age of eighteen months. Morton Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Morton Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... John Hersey High School, or Hersey, is a public four-year high school located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ...


Career

Matlin made her stage debut at the age of seven, as Dorothy in a children's theatre version of The Wizard of Oz, and continued to appear with the same children's theatre group throughout her childhood. Her film debut, 1986's Children of a Lesser God, brought her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and an Academy Award for Best Actress (at 21, the youngest ever to win in that category). Matlin was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her work as the lead female role in the television series Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for a guest appearance in Picket Fences. She became a regular on the series during its final season. For the film, see The Wizard of Oz (1939 film). ... Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a sign language-using deaf woman. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Reasonable Doubts was a police drama broadcast in the United States by NBC from 1991 to 1993. ... An Emmy Award. ... Picket Fences is a 60-minute drama which initially ran from September 18, 1992 to June 26, 1996 on the CBS television network in the United States. ...


Matlin had recurring roles in The West Wing and Blue's Clues. Other television appearances include Seinfeld ("The Lip Reader"),The Outer Limits ("The Message"), ER, Desperate Housewives, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for her guest appearances in Seinfield, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Practice. “The West Wing” redirects here. ... Blues Clues is a childrens show about a dog named Blue. ... This article is about the sitcom. ... The Lip Reader is the seventieth episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... This article describes the paraphrase of the Holy Bible. ... This article is about the drama series. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios — The Walt Disney Companys main television studio — and Cherry Productions. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... An Emmy Award. ...


In 2002, Matlin published her first novel, Deaf Child Crossing, which is loosely based on her own childhood. In 2004, she starred in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know as Amanda. Matlin joined the cast of The L Word for their fourth season, playing Jodi Lerner, the new love interest of Jennifer Beals' character, Bette. The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The L Word is a television drama series on Showtime that portrays the lives, loves and learnings of a group of lesbian and bisexual women and their friends, family and lovers in Los Angeles. ... Jodi Lerner, in the television series The L Word, is a deaf sculptor who worked in the art department. ... Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former teen model and American film actress who is best known for her role as Alexandra Alex Owens in the 1983 movie Flashdance and as Bette on the lesbian themed drama series The L Word Beals was born to...


In 2006, Matlin was honored at AOL's Second Annual Chief Everything Officer Awards. She also joined the cast of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Sunday, September 17, 2006. In the episode featuring a blind autistic boy with deaf parents, she was the guest host. Also in 2006, she played a deaf parent in Desperate Housewives, a public defender in My Name Is Earl, and the mother of one of the victims in an episode of CSI: NY. She also starred in the Baby Einstein videos "Baby's Favorite Places: First Words-Around Town", and "Baby Wordsworth: First Words Around the House" which introduce sign language as a form of non-verbal communication. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an ABC reality television series that began broadcasting in 2003 in which a familys house, including all rooms, exterior and landscaping, is made over by a team of builders and designers in seven days. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios — The Walt Disney Companys main television studio — and Cherry Productions. ... My Name Is Earl is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. ... CSI: NY (working title CSI: New York) is an American police procedural television series which premiered on September 22, 2004. ... Image:Babyeinsteinlogo. ...


On February 4, 2007, Matlin performed the Star Spangled Banner in American Sign Language at Super Bowl XLI in Miami, Florida. She again starred in Baby Einstein in March 2007 with "My First Signs," which introduces sign language using common words such as "mommy" and "milk". She also appeared in Hollywood Squares, with Tom Bergeron as emcee. Though she could not hear or speak, an interpreter accompanied her on the panel and she handled questions and answers with his assistance--including offering some humorous quips (in ASL) in her own right. Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... It has been suggested that ASL Grammar be merged into this article or section. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ... Image:Babyeinsteinlogo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tom Bergeron (born May 6, 1955 in Haverhill, Massachusetts) is an American television personality and a popular one-time game show host, best known to the public as the host of Americas Funniest Home Videos, which he has hosted since 2001, as well as the TV game show Hollywood...


Personal life

Matlin is actively involved with a number of charitable organizations, including the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was founded in 1988 by Elizabeth Glaser, Susan DeLaurentis, and Susie Zeegen, after Glaser and husband Paul Michael Glaser learned that Mrs. ... The Anarchist Black Cross was originally called the Anarchist Red Cross. The band Redd Kross was originally called Red Cross. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Matlin has been close friends with actress Jennifer Beals since they met in an airport in the 1980s.[4] Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former teen model and American film actress who is best known for her role as Alexandra Alex Owens in the 1983 movie Flashdance and as Bette on the lesbian themed drama series The L Word Beals was born to...


Matlin married law enforcement officer Kevin Grandalski on August 29, 1993 (in Henry Winkler's back yard). They have four children: Sarah Rose, born 1996; Brandon, born 2000; Tyler, born 2002; and Isabella Jane, born 2003. is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Dr. Henry Franklin Jameson Frederick Winkler (born October 30, 1945) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, producer and author. ...


She is often confused with political pundit Mary Matalin. Mary Joe Matalin (born September 19, 1953) is an American political strategist and consultant. ...

Awards
Preceded by
Geraldine Page
for The Trip to Bountiful
Academy Award for Best Actress
1986
for Children of a Lesser God
Succeeded by
Cher
for Moonstruck
Preceded by
Whoopi Goldberg
for The Color Purple
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
1987
for Children of a Lesser God
Succeeded by
Sally Kirkland
for Anna

Geraldine Sue Page (November 22, 1924 - June 13, 1987) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated American actress. ... The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 film which tells the story of an elderly woman who wants to return home to the small town where she grew up, but is frequently stopped from leaving Houston, Texas by the daughter-in-law who insists that there is not enough money... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a sign language-using deaf woman. ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... Moonstruck is a 1987 romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. ... Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ... The Color Purple is the ninth film directed by Steven Spielberg, and was released 1985. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a sign language-using deaf woman. ... For Sally Kirkland the Vogue & Life editor, see, see Sally Kirkland (editor). ... Anna is a 1987 film which tells the story of a Polish actress, looking for work in Amsterdam, who sees her protege JR shine while she herself struggles. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/9/Marlee-Matlin.html
  2. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/celeb/matlin.htm
  3. ^ http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/31384/edition_id/587/format/html/displaystory.html
  4. ^ Jennifer Beals and Marlee Matlin Send Sparks Flying on 'The L Word'. The TV Tattler. AOL.com (2007-02-12). Retrieved on 2007-02-13.

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Marlee Matlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress who is almost completely deaf.
Born to a Jewish family in Morton Grove, Illinois, Matlin lost most of her hearing at the age of 18 months, following a bout of Roseola infantum.
Matlin married law enforcement officer, Kevin Grandalski on August 29, 1993 (in Henry Winkler's back yard).
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