Marlee Matlin Biography
Marlee Matlin first appeared onstage in the childrens production of Wizard of Oz, at the age of 7. She then continued to act all throughout her childhood years. In 1986, she played the lead part in the movie Children of a Lesser God, for which she won the Best Actress Award from the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. She was the youngest actress to win the Academy Award in the category.
Then once again, Marlee Matlin was nominated in the Golden Globe Award for her performance in the hit television drama series Reasonable Doubts. As for the Emmy Awards, Marlee was nominated for her guest starring role in the series Picket Fences. On the last season of Picket Fences, she becme one of the regular casts of the series.
Aside from these award-winning roles, Marlee Matlin was also seen in other television series including, The West Wing and the childrens show Blues Clues. She also guest starred in the comedy series Seinfeld, in The Lip Reader episode. She was also seen in the sci-fi series The Outer Limits, in The Messenger episode.
Marlee Matlin also appeared on the hit medical drama series ER, on the drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Practice, and lately in the hit Desperate Housewives. For her appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Practice and Seinfeld, she was nominated in the Emmy Awards.
In 2002, Marlee Matlin published her semi-autobiographical book, Deaf Child Crossing and then in 2004, she was in the film What the Bleep Do We Know. In 2007, she became a regular in the series The L Word. That same year, she was also seen in My Name is Earl and Silent Knights.
When not busy with acting, Marlee Matlin is active in numerous charitable organizations including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet ant the VSA arts.