In ONE WEEK, my highschool pal, Fabian Sanchez will be dancing all over the stage of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. I have talked so much about Fabian, I thought I would tell you a bit about his highly talented dance partner, Marlee Matlin. Matlin is an Academy Award winning actress. She received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Children of a Lesser God, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. An incredible movie. It was one of the inspirations of me taking sign language classes for a degree in education interpretation. At 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and only one of four actresses to receive the honor for her film debut. In addition to the Oscar, Marlee received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She has since appeared on a number of hit television programs including The West Wing, The L-Word, Nip/Tuck, and Desperate Housewives. My personal favorite, as you might have guessed, if one the sitcom Seinfeld, in which she played a deaf tennis player. The episode is a classic. George decides to use her to read the lips of his girlfriend who he suspects is cheating on him with a friend of his. Matlin's character misreads the lips confusing the word "sweep" with the word "sleep", when the couple are discussing cleaning up after a party, saying, "Let's sweep together". A ruckus ensues. It is quite comical.
In Spring 2008, she will star opposite Jeff Daniels in the telefilm, Sweet Nothing In My Ear.
Be sure to tune in on March 17 (A week from today!) and vote for Fabian and Marlee!
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