Marlee Matlin
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"Marlee Beth Matlin" is an American actress. She is the only deafness/deaf performer to win the Academy Award for Best Actress/Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which she won for Children of a Lesser God. At the age of 21, she became the youngest woman in history to win that award. Her work in film and television has resulted in a Golden Globe award, with two additional nominations, and four Emmy nominations. Deaf since she was 18 months old, she is also a prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf (United States)/National Association of the Deaf. Her longtime interpreter is Jack Jason.

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