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Deaf Actress Shoshannah Stern in new series

From: D.E.A.F. Media Inc. - Sept 17, 2003

Be sure to watch the new ABC series "Threat Matrix" premiering Thursday night, Sept. 18th. Please check your local station for station number and time.

Deaf Actress Shoshannah Stern will appear in a recurring role in this series. Shoshannah is the daughter of long time Bay Area Deaf community members Hedy and Ron Stern, now living in Santa Fe.

Shoshannah has been a guest on several other TV shows, this is her first regular series role.

Susan D. Rutherford, Ph.D. Executive Director
DEAF Media, Inc., 2600 Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

More on Shoshannah (from ABC's web site)

Shoshannah Stern was born in Walnut Creek, California. Along with her brother and sister, she represents the fourth generation of a deaf family. She grew up in Fremont, CA, where she attended the California School for the Deaf, Fremont, where both her parents worked and her two siblings attended. Upon graduation, her family relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Shoshannah 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.

During the winter recess of her senior year at Gallaudet, she received a random email from Warner Bros. asking her to audition for a guest-starring role on the series Off Centre. On a whim, she flew to Los Angeles, auditioned and subsequently got the role. This led to guest-starring roles on such television series as Providence, Boston Public, ER, The Division and a cameo in the upcoming feature film, Providence. It was her role on The Division that led to a role on Threat Matrix.



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