Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin

  • Highest Rated: 100% CinemAbility (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Some Kind of Beautiful (2015)
  • Birthday: Aug 24, 1965
  • Birthplace: Morton Grove, Illinois, USA
  • A bout of roseola infantum rendered actress Marlee Matlin almost completely deaf at the age of 18 months. Never permitting her affliction to impede her ambitions, Matlin launched her stage career at age 8, playing Dorothy in the Des Plaines Childrens Theatre of the Deaf production of The Wizard Oz. She put her theatrical aspirations on the back burner while studying criminal justice at William Rainey Harper college, but by her early 20s was back on stage, playing a minor role in the original Chicago Immediate Theatre Production of Children of a Lesser God. By the time this community-theatre effort went "professional" and was transplanted to New York, Matlin had been promoted to the leading role of Sara. She repeated this role in the 1988 film version of Children of a Lesser God, and in so doing became the first deaf actress to win the Academy Award. During this same period, Matlin was involved in a well-publicized romance with her Lesser God co-star William Hurt. In her talk-show appearances, Matlin is invariably accompanied by an interpreter, who relays the meaning of her sign language to the studio audience; from the 1989 TV movie Bridge of Silence onward, however, the actress has endeavored to speak as often as possible. From 1991 through 1993, Marleen Matlin starred as assistant district attorney Tess Kaufman on the weekly TV series Reasonable Doubt and in 1995 and '96 she played Mayor Laurie Bey on the Emmy Award-winning Picket Fences.Moving into the new millennium Matlin continued to be active in television and film, frequently essaying recurring roles in such popular shows as My Name is Earl, The West Wing, and The L Word and turning up as the lead in the existential documentary What the #$*! Do We Know (2004).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% CinemAbility Actor 2018
6% Some Kind of Beautiful Cindy 2015
No Score Yet No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie Actor 2013
84% Excision Amber 2012
No Score Yet Sweet Nothing in My Ear Laura Miller 2008
No Score Yet Baby Einstein: My First Signs Actor 2007
27% What the Bleep!? Down the Rabbit Hole Amanda 2006
No Score Yet Baby Einstein - Baby's Favorite Places First Words Around Town Actor 2006
No Score Yet Baby Einstein - Baby Wordsworth - First Words - Around the House Actor 2005
34% What the Bleep Do We Know!? Amanda $10.7M 2004
No Score Yet Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off Executive Producer 2003
No Score Yet Askari Actor 2001
No Score Yet Kiss My Act Casey 2001
No Score Yet Where the Truth Lies Actor Director 1999
No Score Yet Freak City Cassandra 1999
No Score Yet Two Shades of Blue Beth McDaniels 1998
No Score Yet When Justice Fails Katy Wesson 1998
No Score Yet Two Shades of Blue Actor 1998
No Score Yet In Her Defense Jane Claire 1998
47% It's My Party Daphne Stark 1996
No Score Yet Snitch Actor 1996
No Score Yet Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story Carrie Buck 1994
11% Hear No Evil Jillian Shanahan 1993
No Score Yet The Linguini Incident Jeannette 1992
98% The Player Herself 1992
No Score Yet L'Homme au masque d'or (The Man in the Golden Mask) Actor 1991
No Score Yet Bridge to Silence Peggy Lawrence 1989
40% Walker Ellen Martin 1987
81% Children of a Lesser God Sarah Norman 1986
No Score Yet Baby Einstein: Baby Wordsworth First Words - Around The House Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

73% Limetown
2019
Deirdre Wells
  • 2019
89% The Magicians
2016
Guest Harriet
  • 2019
  • 2018
94% This Close
2018
Annie
  • 2019
  • 2018
70% Quantico
2015-2018
Jocelyn Turner
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
2016
Guest Appearing
  • 2017
100% Switched at Birth
2011-2017
Melody Bledsoe
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Kathy Byrne
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
2014
Voice
  • 2014
71% Glee
2009-2015
Herself
  • 2014
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2014
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Reality cast member Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Julia Holden
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Guest Host Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
54% The L Word
2004-2009
Jodi Lerner
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Barbara Shapiro
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member Appearing
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Ruby
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Gina Mitchum
  • 2006
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Joey Lucas
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Alisa Stevens Alissa
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dr. Amy Solwey
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Blue's Clues
1996-2004
Guest Marlee Voice
  • 2003
  • 2000
50% Gideon's Crossing
2000-2001
Lindsay Warren
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Sally Berg
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Sign Language Instructor
  • 1999
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Eliza Spea
  • 1999
66% Spin City
1996-2002
  • 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1997
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
`Dancing Bandit' Mayor Laurie Bey
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1995
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Laura
  • 1993
50% Reasonable Doubts
1993
ADA Tess Kaufman
No Score Yet The Apprentice (UK)
2005
Reality cast member

QUOTES FROM Marlee Matlin CHARACTERS

Sarah Norman
Could you please speak up!
Sarah Norman
Until you let me be an I the way you are an I, you can never come into my silence and know me.