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Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her motion picture debut
in Children of a Lesser God, earning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. At
age 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, making her one
of only four actresses to receive that honor for a film debut.
In addition to the Oscar, Matlin was honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. That same year she was honored by Harper’s Bazaar as on the “The Ten Most Beautiful Women” and Esquire’s “Women We Love.”
Since then, Marlee Matlin has starred in numerous feature films and television series, including NBC’s Emmy-Award winning, The West Wing, and Law and Order: SVU. In 2007, she joined the cast of Showtime’s cutting–edge drama, The L Word, and in 2008, Matlin broke barriers once again when she joined the cast of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
Passionate about children, she has also appeared in a number of educations and children’s programs, Matlin served as host of PBS’s Emmy Award winning series People in Motion, and was featured in the PBS documentary, Through Deaf Eyes. Under her Solo One Productions banner, she served as Executive Producer for the courtroom thriller Where the Truth Lies (Lifetime), in which she also starred.
Matlin is the author of three novels for children entitled Deaf Child Crossing (2002), and the sequels, Nobody’s Perfect (2006), and Leading Ladies (2007). She most recently penned her autobiography, I’ll Scream Later. In the book, she takes readers on the frank and touching journey of her life, from the frightening loss of her hearing at 18 months old, to the highs and lows of Hollywood, her battles with addiction, and the unexpected challenges of being thrust into the spotlight as an emissary for the deaf community.
Matlin currently serves as a National Celebrity Spokesperson for the American Red Cross. She has advocated for closed captioning and was instrumental in getting Congress to pass federal legislation requiring all televisions manufactured in the United States to be equipped with closed captioning technology. She also serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations including Easter Seals, The Children Affected by Aids Foundation, as well as those charities which primarily benefit children. Matlin has received numerous awards for her advocacy on behalf of children and the deaf community.