Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress, author, and activist. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for a BAFTA Award, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.
She lost all hearing in her right ear and 80% of the hearing in her left ear at the age of 18 months due to illness and fevers. She has an autobiography and so many other accolades. I hope you get to read more about her and check out all of the amazing accomplishments that she has done over the years.