Marlee Matlin Net Worth, Age, Height, Relationship Status

Marley Matlin is a phenomenal American actress and deaf activist. She is best known for her leading role in the 1986 romantic drama Children of a Lesser God. Matlin is the only deaf artist to win an Oscar. As of 2021, Marley Matlin’s net worth is estimated to be around $11 million.

Marley Matlin recently acted in the movie Brilliant Coda (Child Of Deaf Adults). In film, she had the unique opportunity to work with deaf actors.

Full Name Marlee Beth Matlin
Birth Date August 24, 1965
Birth Place Morton Grove, Illinois, United States
Profession Actress, author, deaf activist
Husband Kevin Grandalski
Net Worth $11 million

Early life

Marley Matlin was born on August 24, 1965 in Moreton Grove, Illinois, United States. She was born to her parents Donald and Libby Matlin. Her father, Donald, was a car salesman. At the age of 18 months, due to illness and fever, she lost 80% of her hearing in her left ear and all her hearing in her right ear.

Matlin grew up with his two older brothers named Eric and Mark. She attended a synagogue for the deaf. She attended John Hersey High School and Harper College for her education. Matlin at the time wanted to pursue a career in criminal justice. However, he later became interested in acting.

Marley Matlin Net Worth and Career


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Marley first appeared on stage at the age of seven. She brilliantly acted as Dorothy at the International Center for Deafness and the Arts (ICODA). She first acted in the children’s theater company “The Wizard of Oz”. Then, throughout her childhood, she performed with the ICODA children’s theater group.

Matlin starred in Children of a Lesser God after actor/director Henry Winkler saw her perform in an ICODA stage production. After the premiere of the film, she received high praise from viewers and critics.

Her role in the film was a deaf woman who reluctantly fell in love with a hearing man. Matlin received an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series for this film.

Matlin played a deaf widow in the 1989 film Bridge to Silence. Then, in 1991, she appeared as the female lead in the television series Reasonable Doubt, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. In 1992, she starred in the family drama Picket Fences, which earned him an Emmy Award nomination.

Marley played a deaf father on the 2006 comedy series Desperate Housewives. He also had a recurring role on the television series My Name Is Earl, where he acted as a public defender.

Matlin participated in the reality show Dancing with the Stars in 2008. However, she did not make it very far on the show as she was the sixth contestant to be eliminated from the show along with her dance partner Fabián Sánchez.

Marley recently appeared in the comedy-drama CODA, which tells the story of a hearing teenager and his deaf parents. The movie receives positive reviews all over the world and her performance is highly appreciated by the public. CODA also won Best Ensemble at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

The personal life of Marley Matlin.

Marlee Matlin is married to Burbank Police Officer Kevin Grandalski. She married Kevin on August 29, 1993 at the home of actor Henry Winkler.

Matlin met Kevin while filming a scene for the drama Reasonable Doubt. Kevin was present at the studio to provide security and traffic control. Matlin shares four children with her husband Kevin.

marley matlins net worth

As of 2021, Marley Matlin’s net worth is estimated to be around $11 million. She has earned a lot of money acting in many movies and series.

Matlin raised a whopping $986,000 donation by appearing on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice. She attended the show to raise money for her charity The Starkey Hearing Foundation. Marley finished second in the show.