The 10th Annual Celebration of Hope & Recovery Luncheon
East House’s 10th annual Celebration of Hope & Recovery Luncheon featured
Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and advocate
on Thursday, September 27 at 11:30am at the
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Marlee Matlin is a renowned actress of both stage and screen whose career has spanned more than 30 years and whose performances have moved many. Marlee received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures’ Children of a Lesser God, for which she received the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She has also appeared in numerous films and TV shows including Seinfeld, The West Wing, ER, Glee, Nip/Tuck, CSI, Family Guy, Dancing with the Stars and currently, Quantico, to name a few.
Though Ms. Matlin lost her hearing when she was only 18 months old, she never let her challenges dictate her future or deter her dreams. Along with a successful Hollywood career, she has dedicated herself to being a champion for those struggling from addiction and domestic abuse, battles with which she has personally fought. In 2009, Ms. Matlin published The New York Times best-selling autobiography, I’ll Scream Later, detailing her career and path to achieving sobriety. Today, she is 31 years sober and continues to act and publish children’s books.
Ms. Matlin’s story is inspiring and East House was proud to welcome her as keynote speaker for the 10th annual Celebration of Hope & Recovery Luncheon. Each year, proceeds from the luncheon support East House’s programs and services. This initiative highlights to the greater community the efforts of those living with mental health and substance use disorders to live satisfying and productive lives.
Arrangements for the appearance of Marlee Matlin made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY.