Marlee Matlin, who overcame deafness to win an Oscar, still finds it tough to find quality roles. Still, she won't complain about it.
"It's hard to find roles, period, regardless of whether I'm deaf or a woman," Matlin told the New York Post. "My deafness is obviously an added difficulty, but you try to break whatever barriers you can."Matlin, who won an Academy Award for "Children of a Lesser God," is currently starring in the HBO film "Dead Silence," a hostage drama about a deaf teacher trying to save a busload of captive students.
She's also had roles on "Picket Fences," "Reasonable Doubts," "Seinfeld" and the made-for-TV movie "Bridge to Silence."
"I'm frustrated about it," Matlin said of her casting difficulties, "but I've managed to work - I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth."