Famous deaf person poject

By: Jewel Lee

Who, Where, When?

My person is Marlee Matlin. She was born August 24, 1965 in Monton Grove, IL and grew up there

Cause of hearing loss?

She lost all hearing In her right ear and 80% in her left ear at 18 months because a genetically malformed cochlea

Where did she school?

She went to John Hersey high school and Harper college

Intersting facts

~ Won an academy award for best actress in a leading role and is the only deaf person to revive the award

~ In 2002, she got her first novel printed 'deaf child crossing' which is loosely based on her childhood

~ Got a special award from the screen actors guild for actors with disabilities

~ She has gotten a Golden Globe award, with two extra nominations and four Emmy nominations

Quote by her

"Everyone of us is different in some way, but for those of who are more different, we have to put in more effort into convincing the less different that we can do the same thing they can, just differently"