Quick Facts Marlee Matlin
- NameMarlee Matlin
- Birth NameMarlee Beth Matlin
- Birth Year1965
- Birth month08
- FatherDonald Matlin
- Birth PlaceMorton Grove, Illinois, the United States
- Siblings Marc Matlin and Eric Matlin
- MotherLibby Matlin
A Golden Globe Awards winning actress Marlee Matlin is known for her role in the 1986 movie Children of a Lesser God. Moreover, Matlin portrayed the role of Jocelyn Turner in the series Quantico alongside Jake McLaughlin, Priyanka Chopra, Aunjanue Ellis, Graham Rogers, Pearl Thusi, Alan Powell, Tate Ellington, etc.
Matlin is married to Kevin Grandalski and has four children from their relationship. Let’s find out more about Maltin’s early life, career, marriage, affairs, net worth, achievements, relationships, divorce, education, properties, and children.
Marlee Matlin Early life and Education
Marlee Matlin was born on 24th August 1965, in Morton Grove, Illinois, the United States as Marlee Beth Matlin. She is the daughter of Libby Matlin and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. Matlin grew up along with her brothers Marc Matlin and Eric Matlin.
Her nationality is American and holds a white ethnicity. At the age of 18 months, Matlin lost all hearing of her right ear and 80% hearings of her left ear due to high fever and illness. Matlin attended John Hersey High School. She is the graduate of Harper College.
Marlee Matlin Career
At the age of seven, Marlee Matlin made her stage debut for the play The Wizard of Oz as the role of Dorothy. Throughout her childhood, Marlin appeared in different plays at ICODA children’s theatre. Later in 1986, Matlin made her movie debut through Children of a Lesser God.
For her role in the movie, Matlin won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and an Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1989, she portrayed the role of a Deaf widow in Bridge to Silence for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. Likewise, Matlin has further starred in television series like The West Wing, Blue’s Clues etc.
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Moreover, Marlee further participated in the sixth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. On the other hand, she even produced a reality show My Deaf Family in 2010. Similarly, Matlin has also portrayed the role of ex-FBI agent, Jocelyn Turner in the ABC thriller Quantico and has announced to re-appear in its regular third season.
Marlee Matlin Personal life
Marlee Matlin is a married woman. The 52 years old actress Matlin is married to Kevin Grandalski. The duo shared their vows on 29th August 1993. Matlin and Kevin are blessed with four children. They have two daughters Sara Rose Grandalski and Isabelle Jane Grandalski and two sons Tyler Daniel Grandalski and Brandon Joseph Grandalski.
Matlin and Kevin have maintained a silent relationship since their wedding without facing any rumors of their divorce and extramarital affairs. Matlin gives equal time to her profession and family and often shares adorable photos on Instagram.
Marlee Matlin Net worth
Marlee Matlin is living a lavish life with her husband and children. Matlin earns an astonishing amount of money from her multiple profession. To date, Matlin has starred in several movies and television series. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that her current estimated net worth is around $11 million.
In 2011, Matlin kept her Pasadena house on sale for $899,000 in order to help pay off her debt. She had bought the house back in 1999 for $437,000.