Marlee Matlin Biography (1965-)

Full name, Marlee Beth Matlin; born August 24, 1965, in Morton Grove, IL; daughter of Donald (an automobile dealer) and Libby Matlin; married Kevin Grandalski (a police officer), August 29, 1993; children: Sarah Rose, Brandon Joseph, Tyler Daniel, Isabelle Jane. Addresses: Office: Solo One Productions, 8205 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1279, Los Angeles, CA 90046.; Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Adena Chawke, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.; Manager: Mark Teitelbaum, Teitelbaum Artists Group, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Alan Nevins, Renaissance/The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, 9171 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
August 24, 1965
Morton Grove, Illinois

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Sarah Norman, Children of a Lesser God, Paramount, 1986
  • Ellen Martin, Walker, Universal, 1987
  • Jeanette, The Linguini Incident, Rank Films, 1990
  • Maria, L'homme au masque d'or (also known as The Man in the Golden Mask and The Man with the Golden Mask), World Marketing Films,1990
  • Herself, The Player, Fine Line, 1992
  • Jillian Shanahan, Hear No Evil (also known as Danger Sign),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Daphne Stark, It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Cindy, Snitch, 1996
  • Katy Wesson, When Justice Fails (also known as Hush-A-Bye),Moonstone Entertainment, 1997
  • Jane Claire, In Her Defense (also known as In Self Defense), 1998
  • Beth McDaniels, Two Shades of Blue, Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2000
  • Amanda, What the #$*! Do We Know?! (also known as Sacred Science and What the Fuck Do We Know?), Lord of the Wind, 2004
  • (Uncredited) The Last Shot, Buena Vista, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Assistant district attorney Tess Kaufman, Reasonable Doubts, NBC,1991-1993
  • Mayor Laurie Bey, Picket Fences, CBS, 1994-1996
  • Josephine "Joey" Lucas, The West Wing, NBC, 2000-2002
  • Paula McKinley, Ollie, beginning 2001
  • Movies
  • Peggy Lawrence, Bridge to Silence, CBS, 1989
  • Carrie Buck, Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story, Lifetime, 1994
  • Melanie Charrol, Dead Silence (also known as Silence de mort), HBO, 1997
  • Cassandra (Cass), Freak City, Showtime, 1999
  • Dana Sue Lacy, Where the Truth Lies (also known as Hollyridge and 90 Days at Hollyridge), Lifetime, 1999
  • Casey, Kiss My Act, ABC, 2001
  • Specials
  • Herself, Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville, ABC, 1987
  • Herself, Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (also known as Happy 100thBirthday Hollywood), ABC, 1987
  • Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Special, ABC, 1987
  • All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBC, 1989
  • Herself, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic, CBS, 1990
  • "Robert Wuhl's World Tour," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1990
  • The Meaning of Life, CBS, 1991
  • Host, "Creating Community," The Creative Spirit, PBS, 1992
  • Back to School '92 (also known as Education First!), CBS, 1992
  • Herself, Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International, Lifetime, 1992
  • In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • The Sound and the Silence, TNT, 1993
  • The Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1994
  • The Big Help, Nickelodeon, 1995, 1996
  • Host, "People in Motion," Innovation Specials, PBS, 1996
  • Face the Hate, Fox, 1996
  • All Star Moms, CBS, 1997
  • Erase the Hate, USA Network, 1997
  • It Just Takes One, USA Network, 1997
  • Celebrity Weddings InStyle, Lifetime, 1998
  • Herself, The AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • Herself, Against All Odds: AMC's Tribute to Hollywood's Disabled,American Movie Classics, 2000
  • The Great American History Quiz: Heroes and Villains, History Channel, 2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • Herself, The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1987
  • Herself, Golden Globe Awards, syndicated, 1987
  • Herself, Golden Globe Awards, syndicated, 1988
  • Presenter, The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1988
  • The American Comedy Awards (also known as The Third Annual American Comedy Awards), ABC, 1989
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991
  • (In archive footage) The 63rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992
  • The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994
  • Presenter, The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Presenter, The 16th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1995
  • Presenter, Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996
  • Herself, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Presenter, The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1999
  • Herself, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • "Episode 77," MMC (also known as The Mickey Mouse Club), The Disney Channel, c. 1990
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991, 1992
  • Laura, "The Lip Reader," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993
  • Laurie Bey, "The Dancing Bandit," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993
  • Jennifer Winter, "The Message," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1995
  • Herself, "The Book," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1997
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Guest host, The Vicki Lawrence Show, 1997
  • Sarah Adelman, "Deaf Becomes Her," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1997
  • Herself, Elizabeth Glaser: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Sign language instructor, "The Storm: Part 1," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1998
  • Eliza Spears (some sources cite Nancy), "An Impartial Bias," Judging Amy, CBS, 1999
  • Teacher, "The Perfect Dog," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 1999
  • Sally Berg, "Life Sentence," The Practice, ABC, 2000
  • Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001
  • Lindsay Warren, "Orphans," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2001
  • Marlee the librarian, "Blue's Book Nook," Blue's Clues, Nickelodeon, c. 2002
  • Anne Polton, "Testimonial," The Division, Lifetime, 2003
  • Herself, "Dynamic Duos Week," The Hollywood Squares, UPN, 2003
  • Marlee the librarian, "Our Neighborhood Festival," Blue's Clues, Nickelodeon, 2003
  • Dr. Amy Solway, "Painless," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit),NBC, 2004
  • Josephine "Joey" Lucas, "The Benign Prerogative," The West Wing, NBC, 2004
  • Herself, "Winners & Losers & Whiners & Boozers: Part 1," I'm with Her, ABC, 2004
  • Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004
  • Appeared as April Hare, Adventures in Wonderland, The Disney Channel; and as Brianna Holland, Sweet Justice, NBC. Appeared in episodes of Moonlighting, ABC; and Sesame Street, PBS.
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • Where the Truth Lies (also known as Hollyridge and 90 Days at Hollyridge), Lifetime, 1999
  • Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off, The Disney Channel, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as Lydia, Children of a Lesser God, Immediate Theatre Company, Chicago, IL. Appeared in plays such as Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and The Wizard of Oz throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Nebraska, under the auspices of Children's Theatre of the Deaf, Des Plaines, IL.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • "We Didn't Start the Fire," by Billy Joel, 1989
  • "We Shall Be Free," by Garth Brooks, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Novels for Children
  • Deaf Child Crossing, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • With Lin Oliver, author of the children's novels Leading Ladies and Nobody's Perfect, both Simon & Schuster. Contributor to periodicals, including Guideposts and Reader's Digest.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Volume 19, Gale, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Parade, May 22, 1988
    • People Weekly, March 15, 1993, pp. 67-68; April 22, 1996, p. 88; April 8, 2002, pp. 112-13
    • US Weekly, October, 1991
    • Woman's World, May 22, 2001, pp. 14-15
    Electronic
    • Marlee Matlin Official Site, http://www.marleematlinsite.com, June23, 2004

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