9 Facts About Marlee Matlin

1. As of January 2015, Marlee Matlin acted as the American Civil Liberties Union's celebrity ambassador for disability rights.

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2. On July 26, 2010, Marlee Matlin signed a speech at an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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3. On March 29, 2010, Marlee Matlin uploaded the pilot to YouTube and launched a viral marketing campaign.

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4. In 2010, Marlee Matlin produced a pilot for a reality show she titled My Deaf Family, which she presented to various national network executives.

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5. On May 6, 2009, Marlee Matlin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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6. In 2008, Marlee Matlin participated as a competitor in the sixth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

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7. That same year, Marlee Matlin was cast in season 4 of The L Word as Jodi Lerner, a lesbian sculptor.

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8. In 2002, Marlee Matlin published her first novel, titled Deaf Child Crossing, which was loosely based on her own childhood.

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9. In that role, Marlee Matlin portrayed a hearing woman for the first time in her career, which earned her a CableACE Nomination as Best Actress.

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