Marlee Matlin Received worldwide critical acclaim for her motion picture debut in Paramount Pictures' "Children of a Lesser God. At age 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and one of only four actresses to receive that honor for a film debut. Marlee was also 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 Magazine as one of the "The Ten Most Beautiful Women" and Esquire Magazine's "Women We Love."
Marlee Matlin Was born and raised in Morton Grove, Illinois, Marlee started acting at the age of seven in the role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" at a children's theatre company in Chicago. Although Marlee is hearing impaired she does not let that stop her. She is an accomplished actress and author.Marlee often takes time out to visit hearing and hearing impaired children during filiming. She has traveled extensively throughout Australia, England, Italy, Germany, Russia, Croatia, Mexico and Canada.
MarleeMatlin Marlee made her television debut, starring with Lee Remick in CBS' "Bridge to Silence." Marlee went on to star for two seasons in the NBC Televison series, "Reasonable Doubts" opposite Mark Harmon. She was twice nominated for both a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress in a Dramatic Television Series as well as the People's Choice Awards. Marlee was nominated for two Emmy awards for her guest turns on NBC's "Seinfeld and CBS's "Picket Fences."
Dancing Past her Limitations Thanks to breakthrough technology provided by Starkey Labs of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Marlee Was able to compete on Dancing With the Stars These hearing instruments utilize the company’s proprietary BluWave™ signal processing. *Fit deep into both of her ear canals *Provide power levels not previously attainable *Give Marleethe benefit of total freedom of movement “Our BluWave signal processing is well suited for any type of hearing loss including someone with a profound hearing loss like Marlee.” said Bill Austin, Owner of Starkey Labs. Devices will soon become available to the general public.
Assistive Hearing Device BluWave technology uniquely eliminates annoying feedback It also allows Marlee tohear the music better and to effectively compete in the show.” "It is exciting to personally experience these new developments by Starkey. It will have impact on so many people,” said Matlin.
AUTHOR: Simon & SchusterDeaf Child Crossing (2002)Nobody’s Perfect (2006)Leading Ladies (2007)-----------------------------------------*Academy Award, Best Actress (1987)Golden Globe Award, Best Actress, Drama (1987)**Cable Ace Nomination, Best Actress in a Miniseries(1994)*** Emmy Nomination :****Golden Globe Nomination, Best ActressPeople's Choice Award Nomination*****Also served as Executive Producer MarleeMatlin HelynnBoughner EDU 674 - Prof. Klein