Birthday: 8/24/1965, the
Age: 49 years
Place of birth: Morton Grove, Illinois, USA
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At 18 months, she went deaf in his right ear and has lost 80% of the left ear after the complications of measles. Her parents were so loving and loyal, which struggled to let my daughter live a normal life as much as was possible at all. Against the advice of doctors, they refused to give Marley a special school for the deaf, instead resorting to programs supporting children with hearing impairment. My parents instilled in her an interest in art at an early age, led to the innovation Matlin Deaf Center, where children with hearing problems, and met regularly holidaying together.
When Matlin won the ‘Oscar’ as the ‘best actress’ film ‘Children of silence’ of 1986, at that time, she became the youngest among the holders of the coveted statuettes and one of the four actresses who have received such a high honor for his film debut. But the reward is even more important, both for herself and for others, because Marley – is not just an American actress, she – a deaf actress.
And there is no fault Matlin that after his ascent to the mountain of glory for his first role she had no choice but to go down. However, a brilliant start to lead straight to a career in film and television, where highly valued its bright appearance and where producers changed specifically offered her roles, adjusting to her deafness.
Marlee Matlin Beth was born August 24, 1965 the first in Morton Grove, Illinois, USA. At 18 months, she went deaf in his right ear and has lost 80% of the left ear after the complications of measles. Her parents were so loving and loyal, which struggled to let my daughter live a normal life as much as was possible at all. Against the advice of doctors, they refused to give Marley a special school for the deaf, instead resorting to programs supporting children with hearing impairment. My parents instilled in her an interest in art at an early age, led to the innovation Matlin Deaf Center, where children with hearing problems, and met regularly holidaying together.
In seven years, Matlin played Dorothy in the play set the Center ‘Wizard of Oz’. This was her first major role, but it does not become her last. Encouraged by the success, the girl decides to become a professional actress. But she did not head in the clouds, choosing a backup plan in case if both the actress she did not succeed. For Marley interested law enforcement issues and studied criminal justice at Harper College in Illinois.
After graduating from the training, and later she won the role of Sarah Norman in the play “Children of a Lesser God ‘, awarded theatrical award” Tony “. For his work in the play Matlin hears in his address rave reviews. Her character, a stubborn deaf woman, in love with his teacher, liked the public. Moreover, the studio ‘Paramount Pictures’ decides to remove the film version of the play, and the role of the teacher to take John Leeds actor William Hёrta, winner Oscar for’ Best Actor ‘in the film’ Kiss of the Spider Woman. ” A risky move to give the studio a major role unknown actress was justified in all respects – Matlin received the Oscar, and the film became a box office hit.
After a sharp rise began falling promised. First, the actress almost fell into a depression because of the lack of invitations to continue his career. Then, in 1987, critics have smashed to smithereens the film with her participation ‘Walker’, and from a financial point of view, work of director Alex Cox failed.
On the big screen actress migrated to television – in the drama “Bridge to silence ‘, which first played the role with words. In the TV movie ‘Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story’ Matlin got the role is not deaf, but mentally retarded woman trying to retain the right to custody of the child. And in the series ‘The L Word’ in the list of her roles she added Jodi lesbian, lover of the protagonist.
Finally, Chicago’s crime series ‘reasonable doubt’ Matlin brought a nomination for Golden Globe and a nomination for the Emmy – the role in the series ‘Zastava fencers’. Deaf actress has achieved considerable before called Aaron Sorkin, creator and executive producer of the series ‘The West Wing’. They met for lunch, and Matlin persuaded Aaron to give her a role in his project. Initially, the character Joey Lucas was written by him for the simple execution, but then the role of special ‘redrawn’ on deaf Matlin.
Marlee Matlin talented not only in the actor’s craft. She succeeded where does not matter whether you know how to speak and if you can hear – in writing. Matlin was the author of the children’s novel ‘Deaf Child Crossing’, released its sequel, ‘Nobody’s Perfect’, and a book of his memoirs.
At the beginning of 2008, continuing to assert itself where the deaf person is not easy, Matlin made in the sixth season of the show “Dancing with the Stars’.
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