Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin to visit CMU March 13

Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin will be coming to Central Michigan University March 13.

Marlee Matlin, who has been deaf since she was 18-months-old, is the only deaf actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She won the award for her role in "Children of a Lesser God."

She will be speaking at Platcha Auditorium in Warriner Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public.

She has also appeared in a variety of television series, appearing on "Desperate Housewives," "My Name Is Earl," "CSI: NY" and "Nip/Tuck." She was also a finalist on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice."

Her work in television and film has, in all, awarded her an Oscar, Golden Globe award and has been nominated four Emmy awards, according to her official website.

In addition to acting, Matlin is also an author and advocate for the deaf.

She is a prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf.


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