American actress, Marlee Matlin is the daughter of Libby (née Hammer) and Donald Matlin (1930–2013), an automobile dealer. Matlin made her stage debut at the age of seven, as Dorothy in an International Center for Deafness and the Arts (ICODA) children's theater of 'The Wizard of Oz'. In 2002, Matlin published her first novel named 'Deaf Child Crossing', loosely based on her own childhood.
Marlee Matlin married Kevin Grandalski, a police officer since 29th August 1993. Her daughter named Sara Rose Grandalski was born on 19th January 1996. Matlin's son Brandon Joseph Grandalski was born on 12th September 2000. Her son Tyler Daniel Grandalski was born on 18th July 2002 and her daughter Isabelle Jane Grandalski was born on 26th December 2003. Marlee won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Children of a Lesser God" in 1986.