10 Facts about Marlee Matlin

Post On: June 8, 2017
By: Agustina

Let us find out the information about the famous American actress on Facts about Marlee Matlin. She was born on 24th August 1965 as Marlee Beth Matlin. In 1987, Children of a Lesser God was released in the theatre where Matlin had a leading role. Her portrayal in the movie earned her an Oscar for Best Actress. Matlin is known as the only deaf who has won an Oscar. Check the complete facts about Matlin by reading the below post:

Facts about Marlee Matlin 1: the work of Matlin

Matlin has worked for various TV and films. Because of illness and high fever, Matlin has been deaf since she was 18 months.

Facts about Marlee Matlin 2: awards

During her career as an actress, she has earned four Emmy Award nominations and one Golden Globe Award.

Facts about Marlee Matlin

Facts about Marlee Matlin

Facts about Marlee Matlin 3: Jack Jackson

Jack Jackson is considered as the long-time interpreter of Matlin.  In the National Association of the Deaf, Matlin is considered as a notable member.

Facts about Marlee Matlin 4: the birthplace

The birthplace of Matlin was located in Morton, Grove, and Illinois.  Her father was Donald Matlin who died in 2013. Her mother is Libby Hammer. Eric and Marc are the older brothers of Marlee.

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Facts about Marlee Matlin 5: the hearing sense

When she was 18 months, she lost 80 percent of her hearing on the left ear. Her right ear lost 100 percent of hearing sense.

Marlee Matlin Pictures

Marlee Matlin Pictures

Facts about Marlee Matlin 6: the cause of hearing loss

She thought that the genetically malformed cochlea was the primary cause of her hearing loss. She narrated the story in I’ll Scream Later, her autobiography.

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Facts about Marlee Matlin 7: the family background

Her family is from Russia and Poland. She had Reform Jewish upbringing.

Facts about Marlee Matlin 8: Congregation Bene Shalom

Congregation Bene Shalom was the synagogue for the deaf that she attended. During her Bat Mitzvah, she was capable to learn her Torah part.

Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin

Facts about Marlee Matlin 9: the stage debut

When she was 7, she debuted herself in stage performance.  She took the role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz produced by ICODA.

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Facts about Marlee Matlin 10: Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler discovered her talent and made her appear in Children of a Lesser God. She earned critical success. Matlin was awarded for Best Actress in Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.

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