Abbot alumna inspires and educates through radio show
Episode #1381
August 4th, 2021
Living Without Sight
A lifelong advocate and a voice for other actors that are also visually impaired, Marilee Talkington will be lighting up television sets alongside Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones," AQUAMAN) in Apple TV+'s upcoming futuristic, post-apocalyptic drama See. Legally blind herself, Marilee will be playing more than just a role in a show, but a pivotal role in the fight for authentic casting and representation. Born with cone-rod dystrophy, a retinal disease she had inherited from her mother, Talkington had no central vision, and learned how to not just survive, but thrive. While studying Psychology, she took an acting class on a whim and fell in love immediately. Since then, she has starred in NBC's New Amsterdam, CBS' NCIS, and countless theater productions, both Off-Broadway and Regional.
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