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Actor Bio: Actress. Born Marlee Beth Matlin on August 24, 1965 in Morton Grove, Illinois. She lost the majority of her hearing when she was an infant at the age of 18 months. She did not let that stop her though, she performed in a children's theater group for the deaf as a child. She made her debut on the big screen in Children of a Lesser God, earning an Academy Award® for Best Actress. At age 20 in 1986, she was the youngest ever to win in that category.Matlin has since appeared frequently on television in such programs as Reasonable Doubts, Picket Fences, The West Wing and Seinfeld. In 2004, she starred in the controversial film What the Bleep Do We Know!? Matlin supports several charities, including the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Starlight Children's Foundation.Matlin married Kevin Grandalski in 1993; they have four children. Her first novel, Deaf Child Crossing, was published in 2002.
Non-acting careers: Official spokes person for the American Red Cross.
Children Of A Lesser God (1986)
What the Bleep!?: Down The Rabbit Hole (2006)
Top TV Shows:
The West Wing (2000-2006)
My Name Is Earl (2006-2007)
Picket Fences (1993-1996)
1991 - 1993 Played assistant prosecutor Tess Kaufman on TV series, "Reasonable Doubts" (NBC)
2006 Reprised her role for the final episodes of the NBC White House drama, "The West Wing"
Big break: 1986 Feature film debut in leading role of Sarah in "Children of a Lesser God"; received Best Actress Oscar
Best known for:Children of a Lesser God & L Word.
Won an Oscar for Best Leading Actress in a Leading Role (1987)
Golden Globe Award Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) "Children of a Lesser God" 1986
1993 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Silent Knights (2007)
ABOUT MARLEE MATLIN
as Jodi Lerner
Date of Birth: August 24, 1965
Birth Place: Morton Grove, Illinois
Height: 5' 4"
Family: Husband: Kevin Grandalski; has four children
Education: attended Harper College (studied criminal justice)
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|xxheather013xx||I Love Marlee!!!||1||Mar 24 2008, 4:20 PM EDT by lamfr4|
Thread started: Mar 24 2008, 7:07 AM EDT Watch
I think she is just an inspiration, she didn't let anything hold her back and look at where she is!!! She is just a beautiful person!!
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|cdhenderson1||I love Marlee Matlin||3||Mar 24 2008, 5:23 AM EDT by lifecycle|
Thread started: Jan 22 2008, 4:57 PM EST Watch
I love Marlee Matlin as Jodi Lerner. She is witty, determined, fearless and sexy as hell. Even if she and Bette do not make it, Ilene please keep her on the show. I use to like the lword, but since Marlee joined the cast, I love the lword. Just looking at Marlee's beautiful eyes and those sexy dimples makes me tune in every Sunday. I know that the Tibette fans have put the pressure on to break Jodi and Bette up and more than likely they will get their wish. Most of them don't understand the chemistry between Jodi and Bette and when people don't understand, they belittle thus all the negativity for Jobette. But what they don't understand is that Jodi challenges Bette to be a better person , one who isn't so wrapped up in her self. She calls her on her bullshit control issues which makes Bette more aware of the need to let loose sometimes which allows Bette to grow emotionally and she introduces Bette to different environments which allows Bette to grow socially and quit being such a snob. Jodi makes Bette laugh something she didn't do alot when she was with Tina. Tina didn't like Bette's control issues either, but she didn't know how to deal with them. Jodi knows how to handle Bette, not to mention that she rocks her world in bed. I myself think that Bette is intelligent enough to know that Jodi is really the best thing that has ever happened to her, but because of the tibette fan pressure we probably won't be seeing much more of the charismatic dynamics of two beautiful and powerful women loving each other as we saw in Jodi and Bette. But I have enjoyed it thus far.
P.S. Marlee I would share a shotgun with u any day:-)
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|dixiechick||I just don't get it!||17||Mar 17 2008, 11:06 AM EDT by Barryrock2|
Thread started: Jan 15 2008, 10:45 PM EST Watch
I see no spark between Bette and Jodi - no fire - no passion. If Jodi keeps on dissing Bette's moves she will end up on the outside looking in on Bette's relationship with Tina. Tina appreciates Bette's thoughtfulness. Jodi is too one-dimensional for me.
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