"Matlin boldly challenges audiences to endeavor to live a life without judgment of others -- everybody's different, and nobody's perfect. Audiences can expect to come away informed and empowered to make a difference in the world, with the knowledge that we can begin by changing just one person's life," officials said.
Matlin burst onto the scene in Hollywood with her acclaimed performance in "Children of a Lesser God" in 1986, becoming the youngest woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress at 21 years old and being one of the few actresses to win the lead Oscar for her film debut.
Matlin's career has continued in the decades since, notably with memorable roles on television series such as "The West Wing", "Seinfeld", "Picket Fences" and "Law and Order: SVU". In 2021 she co-starred in the movie "CODA", which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
"An Evening with Marlee Matlin" is presented as part of the Rae Dorough Speaker Series in partnership with the Livermore Valley Arts at the Bankhead. The series is organized each year to honor the late Dorough, a devoted supporter of cultural events in Livermore.
The event is set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. For tickets and more information, visit www.livermorearts.org.
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