Marlee Matlin is an Academy Award winning American actress, author, and activist. She is best known for roles such as Sarah Norman in the 1986 film Children of a Lesser God, Melody Bledsoe in Switched at Birth, Joey Lucas in Joey Lucas, and Jodi Lerner in The L Word. She won the Best Actress Academy Award for the movie Children of a Lesser God. Born as Marlee Beth Matlin on August 24, 1965 in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby and Donald Matlin, she became deaf when she was 18 months old. She has two older brothers, Eric and Marc Matlin. She made her stage debut in a children’s theater production of The Wizard of Oz at age 7. In 1993, she married Kevin Grandalski, with whom she has four children: Sarah, Brandon, Tyler, and Isabelle.
Marlee Matlin Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 24 August 1965
Birth Place: Morton Grove, Illinois, USA
Birth Name: Marlee Beth Matlin
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Actress, Author, Activist
Race/Ethnicity: White (Jewish)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marlee Matlin Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 121 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 55 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 4″
Height in Meters: 1.63 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 34-27-35 in (86-68-89 cm)
Breast Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Waist Size: 27 inches (68 cm)
Hips Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32B
Feet/Shoe Size: 7 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Marlee Matlin Family Details:
Father: Donald Matlin
Mother: Libby Matlin
Spouse/Husband: Kevin Grandalski (m. 1993) (police officer)
Children: Sara Rose Grandalski (Daughter), Isabelle Jane Grandalski (Daughter), Tyler Daniel Grandalski (Son), Brandon Joseph Grandalski (Son)
Siblings: Marc Matlin (Older Brother), Eric Matlin (Older Brother)
Partner: William Hurt (1985-1986)
Marlee Matlin Education:
John Hersey High School
Books: Deaf Child Crossing, Nobody’s perfect, Leading Ladies, I’ll Scream Later (No Series)
Marlee Matlin Facts:
*She is of Jewish descent on her father’s side.
*She lost her hearing at a young age.
*She is a graduate of John Hersey High School.
*She is the only deaf actor to win an Academy Award.
*She is close friends with Jennifer Beals.
*Visit her official website: www.marleematlinsite.com
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.