Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures' Children of a Lesser God, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. At 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and only one of four actresses to receive the honor for a film debut. In addition to the Oscar, Matlin received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She has starred in the feature films The Player, Hear No Evil, It's My Party, and What the Bleep Do We Know.
Matlin made her TV debut starring opposite Lee Remick in CBS' Bridge to Silence, a film that marked her first speaking role.