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Marlee Beth Matlin is an actress, producer and writer, born on 24th August 1965 in Morton Grove, Illinois USA, probably best known for her acclaimed performance in the leading role in “Children of a Lesser God”(1986), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her other roles in films and TV series have brought her numerous awards and public acknowledgement.

Have you ever wondered how rich Marlee Martin is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Marlee Martin’s overall net worth is $11 million, acquired through her successful acting career, which started in the mid-‘80s. Since she is still very active, her net worth will likely continue to increase.

Marlee Matlin Net Worth $11 Million

Marlee was the youngest of three children in the Matlin family; by the time she was 18 months old, she had lost almost all hearing. She grew up in a Reform Jewish household, of Polish and Russian descent. Marlee attended a synagogue for the deaf (learning Hebrew phonetically), and later the John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.

She acquired her university education at Harper College, however, Matlin made her debut on stage when she was seven years old, as Dorothy in an International Center on Deafness she was seven years old and the Arts children’s theatre performance of “The Wizard of Oz”, after which she continued to appear on stage throughout her childhood.

Eventually, she was discovered by Henry Winkler during one of her performances, and this led to her film debut in “Children of a Lesser God” in 1986. This performance brought Marlee two significant awards – a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama, and an Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1988 she appeared next to Billy Joel on “Sesame Street”, performing “Just the Way You Are” using sign language; the following year, Joel invited her to perform in his video for “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. Her next film role was that of a deaf widow in “Bridge to Silence”, and then her lead female role in the TV series “Reasonable Doubts” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Another television appearance brought her an Emmy Award nomination, this time for her role in “Picket Fences”. Her other notable roles include in “Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story”, “The West Wing”, “Blue’s Clues” and “ER”. She was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her guest appearances in “Seinfield”, “Law&Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Practice”. All added to her growing net worth.

Apart from being an actress, Marlee is also a writer – the first novel she published, “Deaf Child Crossing” was based on her childhood and released in 2002. When it comes to her producing ventures, Matlin produced a pilot for a reality show, “My Deaf Family”, and launched a viral marketing campaign.

She has made numerous other appearances, including in “Desperate Housewives”(2006), “My Name Is Earl”, “The L Word” among others. Her most recent activities include a recurring role in “Switched at Birth”, and her debut on Broadway in the revival production of the musical “Spring Awakening”, all during 2015.

In her personal life, Matling has been married to Kevin Grandalski since August 1993, and the couple has four children. She is known as a great humanist, and is involved in a number of charitable organizations including Easter Seals, Red Cross, VSA arts and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silent Knights announced
Silent Voice pre-production Beth
Code Black 2016 TV Series Kathy Byrne
Switched at Birth 2011-2015 TV Series Melody Bledsoe Melody
Some Kind of Beautiful 2014 Cindy
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Annie Jump Cannon
Family Guy 2012-2014 TV Series Stella
The One I Love 2014 Diner Patron
No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie 2013 Marlee Matlin
Foreclosed 2013 Video Ally Turner
Excision 2012 Amber
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2011 TV Series Professor Julia Holden
The L Word 2007-2009 TV Series Jodi Lerner
Sweet Nothing in My Ear 2008 TV Movie Laura Miller
Nip/Tuck 2008 TV Series Barbara Shapiro
My Name Is Earl 2006-2007 TV Series Ruby Whitlow
Baby Einstein: My First Signs 2007 Video short Sign Language Instructor
CSI: NY 2006 TV Series Gina Mitchum
The West Wing 2000-2006 TV Series Joey Lucas
What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole 2006 Documentary Amanda
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004-2005 TV Series Dr. Amy Solwey
Desperate Housewives 2005 TV Series Alisa Stevens
Baby Einstein: Baby Wordsworth 2005 Video short voice
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? 2004 Documentary Lead
I'm with Her 2004 TV Series Marlee Matlin
Blue's Clues 2002-2003 TV Series Marlee the Librarian / Librarian
The Division 2003 TV Series Ann Polton
Askari 2001 Paula McKinley
Kiss My Act 2001 TV Movie Casey
Gideon's Crossing 2001 TV Series Lindsay Warren
The Practice 2000 TV Series Sally Berg
Judging Amy 1999 TV Series Eliza Spears
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 TV Series Teacher
Where the Truth Lies 1999 TV Movie Dana Sue Lacey
When Justice Fails 1999 Katy Wesson
In Her Defense 1999 Jane Claire
Two Shades of Blue 1999 Beth McDaniels
ER 1999 TV Series Sign Language Instructor
Freak City 1999 TV Movie Cassandra
Spin City 1997 TV Series Sarah
The Larry Sanders Show 1997 TV Series Marlee Matlin
Dead Silence 1997 TV Movie Melanie Charrol
Snitch 1996 Cindy
Picket Fences 1993-1996 TV Series Mayor Laurie Bey Laurie Bey
It's My Party 1996 Daphne Stark
The Outer Limits 1995 TV Series Jennifer Winter
Sweet Justice 1995 TV Series Brianna Holland
Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story 1994 TV Movie Carrie Buck
Adventures in Wonderland 1994 TV Series April Hare
Seinfeld 1993 TV Series Laura
Reasonable Doubts 1991-1993 TV Series Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
Hear No Evil 1993 Jillian Shanahan
The Player 1992 Marlee Matlin
The Linguini Incident 1991 Jeanette
L'homme au masque d'or 1991 María
Bridge to Silence 1989 TV Movie Peggy Lawrence
Walker 1987 Ellen Martin
Children of a Lesser God 1986 Sarah Norman

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Deaf Family 2008 executive producer
Baby Einstein: My First Signs 2007 Video short producer
Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Where the Truth Lies 1999 TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apprentice 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
Broadway.com 2016 Tony Awards Special 2016 TV Movie Herself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Working in the Theatre 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Herself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2015 TV Series Herself
2014 Hero Dog Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Glee 2014 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
CinemAbility 2013 Documentary Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay 2013 TV Series Herself
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Morning America 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
Miss Deaf International 2012 Documentary Herself
The Jeff Probst Show 2012 TV Series Herself
Home & Family 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film, Looks at Johnny Belinda 2012 TV Movie Herself
The Projected Image: Disability Stereotypes in Film 2012 TV Movie Herself
The 37th Annual Gracie Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The Apprentice 2011-2012 TV Series Herself - Contestant / Herself - Guest Boardroom Advisor / Herself - Finalist
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade 2011 TV Movie Herself
Wicked 2011 TV Series Herself - Contributor
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010-2011 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself
The Nate Berkus Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump 2011 TV Movie Herself - Roaster
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2004-2010 TV Series Herself / Herself - Host
Stand Up to Cancer 2010 TV Special Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2008-2010 TV Series Herself / Herself - Audience Member
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show 2009 TV Short Herself (voice)
See Hear 2009 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Herself
The Hour 2009 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2008 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2008 TV Series Herself
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show 2008 Video documentary Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004-2008 TV Series Herself
Dispatches from Nicaragua 2008 Video documentary Herself
10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2007 TV Movie Herself
Rachael Ray 2007 TV Series Herself
Super Bowl XLI 2007 TV Special Herself - National Anthem Performer
Golden Karma Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
75th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2006 TV Special Herself
Baby Einstein: Baby's Favorite Places First Words Around Town 2006 Video short Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002-2003 TV Series Herself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Past Winner
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Herself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
The Daily Show 1999 TV Series Herself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Past Winner
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-1995 TV Series Herself
The Puzzle Place 1995 TV Series Herself
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Winner
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration 1994 TV Movie Herself
Super Bowl XXVII 1993 TV Movie Herself - National Anthem Performer
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
Rock the Vote 1993 TV Movie Herself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International 1992 TV Special Herself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Drama
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Herself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Film Sequence on Favorite Films (uncredited)
Commitment to Life IV: Los Angeles AIDS Project Benefit 1990 TV Movie Herself
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit 1988 TV Special Herself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Comic Relief '87 1987 TV Special Herself
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville 1987 TV Movie documentary Herself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Herself
De película 1987 TV Series Herself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 1986 Annual D.W. Griffith Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apprentice 2015 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2006-2009 TV Series Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Guilty Pleasures: Courtroom Dramas 2005 Video Dana Sue Lacey
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Herself
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Herself
Especial Oscars 86 1987 TV Movie Sarah

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture Awarded on May 6, 2009 at 6667 Hollywood Blvd.
1987 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Children of a Lesser God (1986)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Children of a Lesser God (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Practice (1997)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Practice (1997)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series The West Wing (1999)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Picket Fences (1992) · Amy Aquino
· Kathy Baker
· Don Cheadle
· Kelly Connell
· Fyvush Finkel
· Lauren Holly
· Costas Mandylor
· Justin Shenkarow
· Tom Skerritt
· Ray Walston
· Adam Wylie
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (1994)
1995 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Specialty Player Picket Fences (1992)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Picket Fences (1992)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Reasonable Doubts (1991)
1993 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series Reasonable Doubts (1991)
1992 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Reasonable Doubts (1991)
1992 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series Reasonable Doubts (1991)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Children of a Lesser God (1986)

TitleSalary
Children of a Lesser God (1986) $50,000 .00

#Fact
1 Delivered her children Sara, Tyler and Isabella via Caesarean section and her son Brandon via forceps.
2 Suffered a miscarriage in December 1998.
3 Is one of 4 actresses to win the Best Actress Oscar for her film debut (Children of a Lesser God (1986)). The others are Shirley Booth (for Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), Julie Andrews (for Mary Poppins (1964)), and Barbra Streisand (for Funny Girl (1968)).
4 Her father was of Russian Jewish descent. Her maternal grandparents were Polish Jewish immigrants.
5 Was the 94th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won a Best Actress Oscar for Children of a Lesser God (1986) at The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) on March 30, 1987.
6 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 6, 2009.
7 Competing on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars (2005). Her dance partner was newcomer Fabian Sanchez. [February 2008]
8 Eliminated during the sixth week of Dancing with the Stars (2005). [April 2008]
9 Gave birth to her fourth child at age 38: a daughter, Isabelle Jane Grandalski, on December 26, 2003. The child's father is her husband, Kevin Grandalski.
10 Gave birth to her third child at age 36: a son, Tyler Daniel Grandalski, on July 18, 2002. The child's father is her husband, Kevin Grandalski.
11 Gave birth to her second child at age 35: a son, Brandon Joseph Grandalski, on September 12, 2000. The child's father is her husband, Kevin Grandalski.
12 Gave birth to her first child at age 30: a daughter, Sara Rose Grandalski, on January 19, 1996. The child's father is her husband, Kevin Grandalski.
13 At the age of 7, she played Dorothy Gale in a production of "The Wizard of Oz" at ICODA (International Center on Deafness and the Arts).
14 Marlee started out as a stage actress.
15 Deaf actress Marlee Matlin has been handed a special award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) for performers with disabilities.
16 Revealed in her biography "I'll Scream Later" that her relationship with William Hurt was physically abusive on both sides and that their fights were alcohol and drug-fueled.
17 Found out about her Oscar nomination for Children of a Lesser God (1986) from her interpreter Jack Jason when she was in rehab in the Betty Ford Clinic for 26 days, seeking help because of her drug problems. She didn't want to field questions from the press about her nomination, since she didn't want them to know that she was in recovery, so she responded to Jack, "I'll scream later." That phrase became the title of her 2009 memoir.
18 Credits ex-boyfriend William Hurt with helping her seek help for her drug abuse.
19 Named godmother of Holland-America Line cruise ship the MS Noordam.
20 Close friends with Jennifer Beals.
21 Lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Kevin, and their four children [2009].
22 She is profoundly deaf. Her right ear has complete loss, while her left ear has around 80% loss. She is the only member of her family who is deaf.
23 As a child, she attended a synagogue for the deaf.
24 Her daughter Sarah was born on the same day an episode of Picket Fences (1992) aired, in which her character, Laurie Bey, also gave birth.
25 Youngest person to win the Oscar in the Best Actress Category at the age of 21 and 218 days old. She is also the only deaf actor to win an Academy Award.
26 One of a chosen few to win a Best Acting Oscar for a debut performance.
27 She presented the Vardon family with $50,000 from a charity for the Vardons' son to go to the college of his choice. This was on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003). The Vardon family is made up of two deaf parents, a hearing older son (Stefan) and a younger son who is both blind and autistic.
28 Attended and graduated from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
29 Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38.
30 Was married in Henry Winkler's (the Fonz's) backyard.
31 Her husband, Kevin Grandalski, is a police officer.
32 Initially, she believed that she was rendered deaf in infancy by a bout of roseola infantum but later found out that roseola doesn't cause deafness. In the 1990s, a doctor told her mother that he believed that Matlin had a genetically malformed cochlea, which meant that she could likely hear when she was born but that her hearing receded over the first couple of years of her life.
33 Used to live with William Hurt.

#Quote
1 I have a lot of great memories of high school and some horrible ones. I got in trouble for smoking pot, and I got in trouble for ditching class for smoking pot and smoking more pot. I had a good time in high school, and it's all great memories... All great memories, just all a long time ago... By the way I want to make it clear I have been sober for 28 years. Just had to put that out there. (in a Playbill interview with the cast of the 2015 production of the teen-centered musical "Spring Awakening"; all of their cast members were asked for their memories of high school.)
2 In response to a new 2006 PBS censorship policy requiring additional visual pixelization for the deaf of recognizable lip movements of sworn words: All I can say is I've been reading the lips of bleeped-out words, angry baseball players, and stoned-out rock stars on awards shows for years and it's been hilarious. Everyone is always asking me what the bleeped-out parts are saying. Just say no to pixelization! Hehe.
3 The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.
4 Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me.
5 The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.


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