Marlee Matlin - Details


Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her motion picture debut in Paramount Pictures' "Children of a Lesser God," for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress.

At age 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar. In addition to the Oscar, Marlee received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama.

She followed her auspicous film debut with Universal's "Walker" starring opposite Ed Harris, filmed in Nicauragua. While filming in Nicaragua, Marlee took time to visit both hearing and hearing impaired children, as she has continued to so throughout her travels both in the U. S. and abroad.

In 1992, Marlee starred in Fine Line Feature's "Player," and in 1993, starred in 20th Century Fox's "Hear No Evil (1993)," opposite Martin Sheen. In 1996, Marlee starred in MGM's AIDS drama "It's My Party (1996), "

On TV, Marlee starred opposite Lee Remick in the CBS telefilm "Bridge to Silence," a film that marked Marlee's first speaking role. Marlee also starred for two seasons in the NBC series, "Reasonable Doubts" opposite Mark Harmon and was twice nominated for both a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress as well as the People's Choice Awards. Marlee was also nominated for two Emmy awards for her guest turns on "Seinfeld" and "Picket Fences. "

Marlee also starred in Lifetime Television's "Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story," for which she was nominated for a CableACE Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Mini-Series. Most recently, Marlee starred and Executive Produced "Where the Truth Lies" for Lifetime Television and is currently Executive Producing and starring opposite Camryn Manheim in Showtime's film adaptation of the Oscar nominated documentary "Sound and Fury. "

Marlee returned to CBS' "Picket Fences" for two seasons and in 1997 she starred in HBO's "Dead Silence," opposite James Garner. In 1998, Marlee starred in Showtime's "Freak City," opposite Jonathan Silverman and Natalie Cole. Marlee also guest starred on HBO's Emmy Award- winning series, "The Larry Sanders Show," ABC's comedy "Spin City," on NBC's drama "ER," and CBS's "Judging Amy," .

In 2000, Marlee received her third Emmy Award nomination for ABC's "The Practice. " Marlee currently stars on NBC's award winning series, "The West Wing" opposite Martin Sheen and Rob Lowe.

Marlee returns to Nickelodeon's "Blues Clues" in 2001 and has just completed a novel for children, "Caution: Deaf Child Crossing," for Simon and Shuster for publication in 2002. In 1994, Marlee was appointed by President Clinton to the Corporation for National Service and served as Chairperson for National Volunteer Week and honored in a Rose Garden ceremony.

Marlee currrently serves as the national spokesperson for VITAC, the largest provider of television closed captioning and serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations including those charities which primarily benefit children.

Marlee makes her home in the Los Angeles area. She and her husband, law enforcement officer Kevin Grandalski, welcomed their first child, Sarah Rose, in 1996 and their son, Brandon Joseph, in 2000.


  • 24th August 1965 - Birth