Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
Celebrated Name: Marlee Matlin
Real Name/Full Name: Marlee Beth Matlin
Gender: Female
Age: 58 years old
Birth Date: 24 August 1965
Birth Place: Morton Grove, Illinois
Nationality: American
Height: 1.63m
Weight: 55kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Kevin Grandatski
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Sara Rose Grandalski, Brandon Joseph Grandalski, Isabelle Jane Grandalski, Tyler Daniel Grandalski
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Marlee Matlin Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Actress, Author, Activist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Marlee Matlin is an American Actress who was born on 24 August 1965 in Morton Grove, Illinois. She is famously known for winning an Academy Award for her role in her debut film children of a lesser God despite being deaf.

By winning the Academy Award at 21 years, Marlee became the first deaf and the youngest Actress to ever win the Award. Winning the Award also made her a role model for so many people. Marlee is also widely known for her roles in the TV Series: Switched at birth, The West Wing, and Quantico. She also happens to be a member of the National Association of the Deaf.

Maybe you know about Marlee Matlin very well, But do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Marlee Matlin’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Marlee Matlin was born on 24 August 1965 in Morton Groove, Illinois. She is the only daughter and last child of Donald Matlin and Libby Matlin. At 18 months old, Matlin lost her hearing and was rendered legally deaf. In her book, she explained that her deafness might have been a result of Malformed Cochlea.  Matlin has two elder brothers by the name Eric Matlin and Martin Matlin.

Matlin and her brothers grew up in the Jewish customs. Her father sent her to a school in her community instead of a deaf special school, and when she was about five years old, her parents learned the sign language so that they could be able to communicate with their daughter. Marlee began acting at the tender age of 7 at a center meant for deaf kids. Her first ever role as Dorothy in the play Wizard of Oz, but she later played in other plays like Mary Poppins and Peter Pan. When she was thirteen years old, she won a second-place award for her essay If I Was a Movie Star at the International Creative Arts festival.

At 11 years old, she got bullied by her babysitter and also her high school teacher. She attended high school at John Hersey High School, where she graduated and later went to Harper College for her college studies. At Harper, she studied Criminal Justice, which was one of her childhood dreams.

Personal Life

Matlin was in a relationship with her co-star William Hurt for two years, but they ended to separate because William was physically abusing her, which she explained in one of her books. She later met a Burbank police officer Kevin Grandalski when she was at a film shoot of the movie Reasonable Doubts, and it was love at first sight. Kevin had the duty of controlling the traffic and also providing security for the crew.

The couple got married on 29 August 1993, and the wedding was at Henry Winkler’s house. In 1996, the couple bore their first child Sarah, and later they were blessed with three other children; Brandon, who was born in 2000, Tyler in 2002, and Isabell in 2003. She currently lives happily with her husband and wife.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 August 1965, Marlee Matlin is 58 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. Her height is 1.63m tall, and her weight is 55 kg.


Matlin began her career in acting at a very young age of 7, where she had played the role of Dorothy in the Children’s play Wizard of Oz at an international center. She continued to play at the center until Henry Winkler discovered her. After he had found her, Matlin received her first film role in 1986 in the film Children of a lesser God. She played it so well that she was nominated and won both the Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actress at only 21 years old.

In 1988, she appeared as a guest in the film Sesame Street. She later appeared and played the role of a deaf woman in the film Bridge to Silence. The movie received a terrible review, but Marlee got hailed for her role in the film. Her first lead role was in the TV series Reasonable doubts, which gave her a nomination at the Golden Globe Award.

In 1994 she appeared in the TV drama The Carrie Buck Story, where she played for the first time as a hearing woman. She later had consistent roles in the TV series The West Wing and Blue’s Clue.

 Matlin published her first book in 2002 titled the deaf child Crossing, and her second book in 2007 titled Nobody’s Perfect. She appeared in Desperate Housewives as a deaf parent in 2006. She later played the role of a girlfriend in the seasons 4, 5and 6 of The L World series. She then participated in the competition of Dancing with the stars.

In 2015 she held leading roles in the Switched at Birth series and The Magicians. In 2017, she appeared in the third season of Quantico.

Awards & Achievements

1986 Academy award for Best Actress

1986 Golden Globe awards for Best Actress.

1986 Utah Film Critics award for Best Actress

1987 Gallaudet University awards for Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters.

1988 Samuel S Beard award for greatest public service by an individual under 35 years

2009 Hollywood walks of Fame.

Net Worth & Salary of Marlee Matlin in 2024

Marlee Matlin Net Worth
Marlee Matlin Net Worth

As of July 2024, Marlee Matlin has an estimated net worth of over $15 million. She has gained this wealth through her successful career as an Actress.

Marlee Matlin will be remembered as the first deaf Actress and also the youngest Actress ever to win an Academy Award. Through this achievement, Matlin has become a role model to very many people.


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