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請問美國女星瑪莉麥特琳(Marlee Matlin)的資料


瑪莉麥特琳 Marlee Matlin :1965年8月24生西元1986年曾以悲憐上帝的女兒(Children Of A Lesser God)獲得奧斯卡最佳女主角。西元1991年在影集啞女神探(reasonable doubts)裡(曾在華視播出)飾演聾啞檢察官。不知道她還有哪些作品,以及請問一些關於她的基本資料?





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    Biography for

    Marlee Matlin

    Birth name

    Marlee Beth Matlin



    5' 4" (1.63 m)


    Mini biography

    Marlee Beth Matlin was born on August 24, 1965, to parents Don and Libby Matlin; she was their 3rd child. Marlee was rendered deaf at the age of 18 months through a bout with Roseola Infantum. That didn't stop her from acting in a children's theatre company at age 7; she was Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Her deafness never held her back; as an adult she said it so eloquently, "I have always resisted putting limitations on myself, both professionally and personally." Marlee studied Criminal Justice courses at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and maintained her passion for acting after graduating. While performing on stage throughout Chicago and the Midwest, Marlee was discovered in a stage production of the Tony award winning play "Children of a Lesser God" and was cast for the movie version Children of a Lesser God (1986). This was the film debut of the petite (5'4") young actress, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. While filming her next movie Walker (1987) in Nicaragua, big-hearted Marlee took time to visit both hearing and hearing-impaired children. She continued this tradition of visiting local children throughout her travels to Germany, England, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Canada, etc. Marlee's interest in Criminal Justice played a part in her life onscreen; she portrayed an Assistant D.A. in the TV series "Reasonable Doubts" (1991); while offscreen she married police officer Kevin Grandalski on August 29, 1993. Marlee was nominated for an Emmy award in 1994, for her performance as Laurie Bey in the "Picket Fences" episode "Dancing Bandit." Marlee is also a Spokesperson for the National Captioning Institute. In 1995, Marlee testified at a Capitol Hill hearing, and helped get a law passed that requires all TV sets 13" inches or larger to be manufactured with built-in chips to provide "Closed Captioning" on their screens; this was a Godsend for all deaf people. Marlee is currently serving as the National Spokesperson for the largest provider of TV Closed Captioning, and has spoken on behalf of "CC" in countries as Australia, England, France and Italy. Marlee also serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations, including Very Special Arts, the Starlight Foundation, as well as other charities that primarily benefit children. As someone who loves children so much, it is only fitting that she has two children of her own: Sarah Rose, born January 1996, and Brandon, born September 2000. Professionally, Marlee has even tried producing, being the Executive Producer for Where the Truth Lies (1999) (TV). Now, imagine all of Marlee's millions of fans holding up their right hand like a high-five, and bringing the middle and ring fingers down to the palm--this is the American Sign Language symbol for "I Love You."


    IMDb mini-biography by



    Kevin Grandalski (29 August 1993 - present) 4 children



    Used to live with William Hurt

    She was rendered deaf in infancy by a bout of Roseola Infantum.

    Husband is a police officer. Has one daughter named 'Sarah Rose' .

    Was married in Henry Winkler's (the Fonz's) backyard.

    Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38.

    Son, Tyler Daniel Grandalski, born 18 July 2002 in Los Angeles.

    Son, Brandon Joseph, born 12 September 2000 in Los Angeles.

    Graduated from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights IL.

    Daughter, Isabelle Jane Grandalski, was born on December 26, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

    She presented the Vardon family with $50,000 from a charity for the Vardon's son to go to the college of his choice. This was on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2004. The Vardon family is made up of two deaf parents, an able older son (Stefan) and a younger son who is both blind and autistic


    Personal quotes

    "The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth."

    "Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me."

    The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.


    Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

    This striking, petite actress with brown hair and hazel eyes made a big splash in her film debut as a deaf woman who has isolated herself from the hearing world in Children of a Lesser God (1986). The performance won her an Academy Award and made her an overnight star.

    Matlin developed roseola at the age of eighteen months, which left her completely deaf in her right ear, and 80 percent deaf in her left ear. As a child she developed an interest in performing, and played in a stage version of "The Wizard of Oz" (as Dorothy) at the age of eight. She continued to act in plays at the Children's Theatre of the Deaf in Des Plaines, Illinois, throughout her childhood.

    Her first adult role was a supporting one in Mark Medoff's play "Children of a Lesser God." Director Randa Haines saw her and cast her in the lead for the film adaptation, opposite William Hurt as the teacher who brings her out of her shell. (The two became a couple offscreen as well.) Unfortunately, there were few worthy roles to follow for Matlin. She appeared in the historical satire Walker (1988), had a bit part in The Linguini Incident and a cameo in The Player (both 1992), but it wasn't until 1993 that another lead role was fashioned for her, in the tepid thriller Hear No Evil She has fared better on television, in guest shots on such shows as "Moonlighting" and "Seinfeld," in the TV movie Bridge to Silence (1989), with Lee Remick, and in her own series "Reasonable Doubts" (1991-93), costarring Mark Harmon, in which she played a tough assistant D.A. who happens to be hearing-impaired.

    Copyright © 1994 Leonard Maltin, used by arrangement with Signet, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc.


    Marlee Matlin

    Add contact/agent Date of birth (location)

    24 August 1965

    Morton Grove, Illinois, USA

    Mini biography

    Marlee Beth Matlin was born on August 24, 1965, to parents Don and Libby... (show more)

    Filmography as: Actress, Producer, Herself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

    Actress - filmography

    (2000s) (1990s) (1980s)

    What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004) .... Amanda

    ... aka What the Bleep Do We Know!? (International: English title: informal title) (USA)

    "Ollie" (2001) TV Series .... Paula McKinley

    Kiss My Act (2001) (TV) .... Casey

    Two Shades of Blue (2000) .... Beth McDaniels

    Where the Truth Lies (1999) (TV) .... Dana Sue Lacey

    ... aka 90 Days at Hollyridge (USA)

    ... aka Hollyridge

    Freak City (1999) (TV) .... Cassandra

    In Her Defense (1998) .... Jane Claire

    ... aka In Self Defense (Canada: English title)

    When Justice Fails (1998) .... Katy Wesson

    Dead Silence (1997) (TV) .... Melanie Charrol

    ... aka Silence de mort (Canada: French title)

    It's My Party (1996) .... Daphne Stark

    Snitch (1996) .... Cindy

    "Picket Fences" (1992) TV Series .... Mayor Laurie Bey (1995-1996)

    Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (1994) (TV) .... Carrie Buck

    Hear No Evil (1993) .... Jillian Shanahan

    ... aka Danger Sign (Europe: English title: cable TV title)

    The Linguini Incident (1991) .... Jeanette

    "Reasonable Doubts" (1991) TV Series .... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman

    Homme au masque d'or, L' (1990) .... María

    ... aka The Man in the Golden Mask

    ... aka The Man with the Golden Mask

    Bridge to Silence (1989) (TV) .... Peggy Lawrence

    Walker (1987) .... Ellen Martin

    Children of a Lesser God (1986) .... Sarah Norman

    Filmography as: Actress, Producer, Herself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

    Producer - filmography

    (2000s) (1990s)

    Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off (2003) (TV) (executive producer)

    Where the Truth Lies (1999) (TV) (executive producer)

    ... aka 90 Days at Hollyridge (USA)

    ... aka Hollyridge

    Filmography as: Actress, Producer, Herself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

    Herself - filmography

    (2000s) (1990s) (1980s)

    The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV) .... Herself - Past winner

    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars (1999) (TV) .... Herself

    The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV) .... Herself - Past Winner

    Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International (1992) (TV) .... Herself

    The Player (1992) .... Herself

    The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991) (TV) (uncredited) .... Herself (film sequence on favourite films)

    The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter: Best Actor

    Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville (1987) (TV) .... Herself

    Happy 100th Birthday Hollywood (1987) (TV) .... Herself

    The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) (TV) .... Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Sound

    Filmography as: Actress, Producer, Herself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

    Archive Footage

    Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (V) .... Herself

    Filmography as: Actress, Producer, Herself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

    Notable TV Guest Appearances

    "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" playing "Amy Solwey" in episode: "Parts" (episode # 6.22) 17 May 2005

    "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" playing "Herself" (episode # 1.80) 16 May 2005

    "Desperate Housewives" playing "Alisa Stevens" in episode: "There Won't Be Trumpets" (episode # 1.17) 3 April 2005

    "The West Wing" playing "Josephine 'Joey' Lucas" in episode: "Opposition Research" (episode # 6.11) 12 January 2005

    "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" playing "Herself" in episode: "Vardon Family" 7 November 2004

    "The Oprah Winfrey Show" playing "Herself" 31 May 2004

    "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" playing "Dr. Amy Solway" in episode: "Painless" (episode # 5.22) 27 April 2004

    "I'm with Her" playing "Herself" in episode: "Winners & Losers & Whiners & Boozers: Part 1" (episode # 1.16) 24 February 2004

    "The West Wing" playing "Josephine 'Joey' Lucas" in episode: "The Benign Prerogative" (episode # 5.11) 14 January 2004

    "The Division" playing "Ann Polton" in episode: "Testimonial" (episode # 3.5) 16 February 2003

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "Debate Camp" (episode # 4.5) 16 October 2002

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "100,000 Airplanes" (episode # 3.12) 16 January 2002

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Luca" in episode: "Manchester: Part 2" (episode # 3.3) 17 October 2001

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "Manchester: Part 1" (episode # 3.2) 10 October 2001

    "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" playing "Herself" 17 July 2001

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "18th and Potomac" (episode # 2.21) 9 May 2001

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "The Fall's Gonna Kill You" (episode # 2.20) 2 May 2001

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "The War at Home" (episode # 2.14) 14 February 2001

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "Bartlet's Third State of the Union" (episode # 2.13) 7 February 2001

    "Gideon's Crossing" playing "Lindsay Warren" in episode: "Orphans" (episode # 1.13) 29 January 2001

    "The Practice" playing "Sally Berg" in episode: "Life Sentence" (episode # 4.22) 21 May 2000

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics" (episode # 1.21) 10 May 2000

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "Mandatory Minimums" (episode # 1.20) 3 May 2000

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "20 Hours in L.A." (episode # 1.16) 23 February 2000

    "The West Wing" playing "Joey Lucas" in episode: "Take This Sabbath Day" (episode # 1.14) 9 February 2000

    "Judging Amy" playing "Eliza Spears" in episode: "An Impartial Bias" (episode # 1.7) 2 November 1999

    "Chicken Soup for the Soul" playing "Teacher" in episode: "The Perfect Dog" (episode # 1.7) 28 September 1999

    "ER" playing "Sign Language Instructor" in episode: "The Storm: Part 1" (episode # 5.14) 11 February 1999

    "Spin City" playing "Sarah" in episode: "Deaf Becomes Her" (episode # 1.20) 18 March 1997

    "The Larry Sanders Show" playing "Herself" in episode: "The Book" (episode # 5.10) 5 February 1997

    "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 10 January 1997

    "The Outer Limits" playing "Jennifer Winter" in episode: "The Message" (episode # 1.17) 16 July 1995

    "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" 20 April 1995

    "Picket Fences" playing "Laurie Bey" in episode: "The Dancing Bandit" (episode # 2.5) 12 November 1993

    "Seinfeld" playing "Laura" in episode: "The Lip Reader" (episode # 5.6) 28 October 1993


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