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Born: August 24, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Morton Grove, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Became deaf from a bout of roseola when she was 18 months old
1973:
At age eight, performed with Children's Theater of the Deaf in Des Plains, IL
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Acted in community theater
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Played a supporting role in a Chicago stage production of Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God"
1986:
Feature film debut, the leading role of Sarah in "Children of a Lesser God"
1989:
TV movie debut and first speaking role in "Bridge to Silence" (CBS)
1991:
Played assistant prosecutor Tess Kaufman on TV series, "Reasonable Doubts" (NBC)
1992:
Appeared as herself in Robert Altman's "The Player"
1992:
Portrayed April Hare in episodes of the Disney Channel's "Adventures in Wonderland"
1993:
Performed the national anthem in American Sign Language with country music star Garth Brooks at Super Bowl XXVII; also appeared in Brooks' video "We Shall Be Free"
1993:
Played a terrorized deaf woman in the thriller, "Hear No Evil"
1993:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1993:
Played Jerry's girlfriend Laura in two episodes of "Seinfeld" (NBC); nominated for an Emmy
1994:
Earned praise for her performance in Lifetime's "Against Her Will: The Story of Carrie Buck"; based-on-fact tale of a mentally-impaired woman who fought against her sterilization in the 1920s
1994:
Had recurring role as Laurie Bay on David E Kelley's "Picket Fences" (CBS); received Emmy nomination
1996:
Played Eric Roberts' sister in Randal Kleiser's "It's My Party"
1996:
Hosted PBS' "People in Motion" a look at how technology is reshaping the lives of people with disabilities
1997:
Starred in the HBO movie, "Dead Silence"
1999:
Reteamed with Eric Roberts in "Two Shades of Blue"
1999:
Producing debut, the Lifetime TV-movie "90 Days at Hollyridge"
2000:
Had a recurring role as a feisty campaign manager on the NBC political drama "The West Wing"
2000:
Earned plaudits for playing a deaf woman on trial in ABC's "The Practice"; scripted by David E Kelley
2002:
Published her first novel <i>Deaf Child Crossing</i>, which was loosely based on her own childhood
2004:
Guest-starred on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as Doctor Amy Solway; earned an Emmy nomination
2006:
Reprised her role for the final episodes of the NBC White House drama, "The West Wing"
2007:
Joined the fourth season of Showtime's Lesbian themed drama, "The L Word" as fiery artist Jodi Lerner, the new love interest of Bette (Jennifer Beals)
2008:
Joined the ABC reality series, "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant
2011:
Joined the cast of the fourth season of "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC)

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