An award-winning American actress, Marlee Matlin is widely acclaimed for her character in the International Center for Deafness and the Arts (ICODA) children's theater of 'The Wizard of Oz'.Except for that, she's published her first novel named 'Deaf Child Crossing', loosely based on her own childhood.
Marlee Matlin Married? Who Is Her Husband?
Marlee Matlin married the love of her life, Kevin Grandalski, a Burbank police officer. The couple's intimate wedding ceremony was held on 29th August 1993 at the home premises of actor Henry Winkler.
The 54-year-old activist and her husband took the boyfriend-girlfriend relationship into the next level five days after her 28th birthday. The philanthropist lady first met her partner amid she was filming a scene from Reasonable Doubts outside the studio grounds.
She was provided security and the traffic system was strictly controlled midst of their first date. The cupid is blessed with four children. The couple's first child, a daughter Sara, Rose Grandalski was born on 19th January 1996.
Matlin's second child, a son Brandon Joseph Grandalski arrived on 12th September 2000. The third son, Tyler Daniel Grandalski was born on 18th July 2002 and her daughter Isabelle Jane Grandalski on 26th December 2003.
How Much Is Marlee Matlin's Net Worth?
Marlee Matlin possesses an estimated net worth of $11 million in December 2019. She receives a salary of around $3 million from her career as an actress.
At age 21, Marlee was the youngest woman in history. Moreover, she's the only deaf performer to win the Academy Award for being Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Children of a Lesser God" in 1986.
Marlee made her stage debut at age seven portraying Dorothy in an International Center on Deafness and the Arts children theatre of The Wizard of Oz.
Some of her acting credits include Seinfield, My Name is Earl, Desperate Housewives, The L word, Nip/Tuck, The Practice, Switched at Birth, Law & Order.
Her continuous work in television and film has garnered her four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe. Besides this, while competing on the sixth season of Dancing With the stars she stood on "The Celebrity Apprentice".
Except for acting and raising voice for the deaf people, she is a fine author as well. She wrote bestselling books like Deaf Child Crossing, I'll Scream Later, Nobody's Perfect, and Leading Ladies.
Matlin performed to win money for her charity, The Starkey Hearing Foundation. She is an active member of the National Association of the Deaf.
She raised an excess amount of funds that had ever been raised for charity in a particular show prior to, $986,000. She gave away an additional $14,000 in a way to make the contribution an even million. Marlee signed a speech at an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Marlee Matlin Wiki-Bio
Marlee Beth Matlin was born on August 24, 1965, in Morton Grove Illinois, United States. She and her siblings, Marc and Eric were raised in a Reform Jewish household by Donald Matlin and Libby Hammer. Her father was an automobile dealer.
Speaking of deafness, she lost her hearing in the left ear when she was just eighteen months old cause of high fevers and illness. Jack Jason has been serving as Marlee's longterm interpreter.
Matlin earned graduation from John Hersey High School located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The starlet went to Harper College, a two-year community college.
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