Marlee is very happy with this series because there is a great mix of hearing and Deaf actors, ASL is used, and closed captioning is available throughout all of the shows and promos (Mendoza, 2011).Marlee has guest starred on Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing With the Stars.Matlin, a native of Morton Grove, lost most of her hearing at 18 months."I am deaf.There are millions of deaf and hard of hearing people like me in the United States and around the world who face discrimination and misunderstanding like this on a daily basis.
He then left the law to work for an advertising agency.Switched at Birth depicts the lives of two girls that were mixed up in the hospital.One of the daughters, Daphne, became deaf at a young age.Marlee Beth Matlin was born on August 24, 1965 in Morton Grove, Illinois.When she was 18 months old, she lost all of her hearing in her right ear and 80% in her left ear. Being involved in a childrens theater company won her the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. This film launched her very successful acting career, winning her an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the young age of twenty-one, setting the record for the youngest woman to ever win that award (Haisch, 2014).