Marlee Matlin

Biography: Marlee, who burst onto the scene years ago with her performance in the feature film Children of a Lesser God (for which she won an academy award), has continued to build her resume ever since. Like any celebrity, Matlin's personal life is grist for the press. ParentTime did an interview with Matlin. Earlier, the pregnancy and birth of her daughter was reported in People magazine. Matlin has already appeared in numerous films, but it is her television roles that have most increased awareness of Matlin in the hearing world. Most recently she appeared in E.R. as a sign language instructor, and her Reasonable Doubts program was popular when it was on the air. Her starring role on Reasonable Doubts earned her an appearance on the cover of Deaf Life magazine. Another of her popular television programs was Picket Fences.
Marlee currently stars opposite Martin Sheen, Jimmy Smits and Bradley Whitford as pollster, Joey Lucas, on NBC's Emmy Award winning series, "The West Wing.” She has
Marlee, who burst onto the scene years ago with her performance in the feature film Children of a Lesser God (for which she won an academy award), has continued to build her resume ever since. Like any celebrity, Matlin's personal life is grist for the press. ParentTime did an interview with Matlin. Earlier, the pregnancy and birth of her daughter was reported in People magazine. Matlin has already appeared in numerous films, but it is her television roles that have most increased awareness of Matlin in the hearing world. Most recently she appeared in E.R. as a sign language instructor, and her Reasonable Doubts program was popular when it was on the air. Her starring role on Reasonable Doubts earned her an appearance on the cover of Deaf Life magazine. Another of her popular television programs was Picket Fences.
Marlee currently stars opposite Martin Sheen, Jimmy Smits and Bradley Whitford as pollster, Joey Lucas, on NBC's Emmy Award winning series, "The West Wing.” She has also guest-starred on numerous shows including NBC’s "Sweet Justice" with Cicely Tyson, as well as Showtime’s anthology series "The Outer Limits." Marlee starred in HBO’s original feature, “Dead Silence,” opposite James Garner and starred in the Showtime Original feature, “Freak City,” opposite Jonathan Silverman and Natalie Cole. Marlee also guest starred on HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series, “The Larry Sanders Show,” ABC’s comedy “Spin City.” Marlee received her third Emmy Award nomination for her work on ABC's "The Practice" and starred in the ABC telefilm, "Kiss My Act."

Despite being well-known and having a track record as an actress, Matlin has had difficulty obtaining the roles she wants -- she wants to play characters that just happen to have a hearing loss -- and is creating her own projects. She has her own production company, Solo One. Lifetime Television has aired one of her projects, "Where The Truth Lies." With hearing impairment as common as it is, Hollywood casting directors must be awfully short-sighted if hearing impaired people are not getting more film roles. **excerpted from About.com and Marlee Matlin official site**
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Marlee Matlin's Scores

Average career score: 66
Highest Metascore: 79 The West Wing: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 61 Picket Fences: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
63 The New Celebrity Apprentice: Season 11 Mar 6, 2011 Herself - Season 11 5.1
tbd The L Word: Season 6 Jan 18, 2009 Jodi Lerner (Season 4+) 5.5
tbd Dancing With the Stars: Season 6 Mar 17, 2008 Season 6 - Celebrity Dancer 2.5
tbd The L Word: Season 5 Jan 6, 2008 Jodi Lerner (Season 4+) 3.5
tbd The L Word: Season 4 Jan 7, 2007 Jodi Lerner (Season 4-) 4.5
tbd The West Wing: Season 7 Sep 25, 2005 Joey Lucas 7.7
61 Dancing With the Stars: Season 1 Jun 1, 2005 Season 6 - Celebrity Dancer 5.7
tbd The West Wing: Season 6 Oct 20, 2004 Joey Lucas 7.8
tbd The West Wing: Season 5 Sep 24, 2003 Joey Lucas 7.3
tbd The West Wing: Season 4 Sep 25, 2002 Joey Lucas 8.2
tbd The West Wing: Season 3 Oct 10, 2001 Joey Lucas 8.6
tbd The West Wing: Season 2 Oct 4, 2000 Joey Lucas 8.8
79 The West Wing: Season 1 Sep 22, 1999 Joey Lucas 8.9
tbd Picket Fences: Season 4 Sep 22, 1995 Mayor Laurie Bey [ Episodes 67 - 88, Recurring Previously ] 9.0
tbd Picket Fences: Season 3 Sep 23, 1994 Laurie Bey 9.0
tbd Picket Fences: Season 2 Oct 22, 1993 Mayor Laurie Bey [ Episodes 67 - 88, Recurring Previously ] / Laurie Bey 9.0
61 Picket Fences: Season 1 Sep 18, 1992 Laurie Bey 9.0