I hope I inspire people who hear. Hearing people have the ability
to remove the barriers that prevent deaf people from achieving their dreams.
Marlee Matlin is a highly successful American actress, author and philanthropist, who has won multiple prestigious awards, including a Golden Globe as a result of her work in TV and film, as well as 4 Emmys, and many more nominations.
I have made the choices that work for me.
I know I cannot please everyone, and that’s fine.
Through this, Matlin was discovered by a talent scout. This soon led to her appearing in her film debut in Children of a Lesser God. This won her a Golden Globe. Throughout her career, Matlin starred in and appeared in many different films, TV shows, adverts, music videos and much more, and became very successful because of this.
In 2002, she published her first ever novel, Deaf Child Crossing. This was somewhat inspired by her own childhood. The sequel, Nobody’s Perfect, was adapted to become a stage production.
The only thing I can’t do is hear.
Marlee Matlin is also plays a very prominent role in a fantastic charity called National Association of the Deaf.
Check out the link below to find out about the great ways the charity supports deaf people today…