Shoshannah Stern - actress (above, pictured with Marlee Matlin at a theater production of ‘Children of a Lesser God' that Stern starred in). Stern has appeared in numerous roles including appearances on Weeds, Jericho, Lie to Me, and The Hammer, a film about Matt Hamill.
from her bio:
Shoshannah Stern was born in Walnut Creek, California. Along with her brother and sister, she represents the fourth generation of a deaf family. She attended Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, the only Liberal Arts University for deaf people in the world. There she pursued her love of theater, winning numerous awards for her performances, and continued to dream, as she had since she was a child, of becoming a professional actor.