Super Bowl XLI is bound to be an extravaganza of fun and showmanship. NFL announced that academy award winning actress Marlee Matlin would be performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Matlin will sign the anthem in the American Sign Language during pre-game show at the Super Bowl XLI, which will be held in Miami on February 4, 2007.

Matlin will have a rare distinction and a chance of a lifetime when she signs the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Matlin will be doing the show with Billy Joel, who will be performing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl XLI. Matlin had earlier performed the National Anthem in the sign language along with Grammy award winner Garth Brooks during Super Bowl XXVII which was held at Pasadena, California. This is not the first time that Matlin and Billy Joel are working together. In fact, Matlin had earlier done a music video called “We didn’t start the fire” with Billy Joel and has also given some wonderful performances along side Joel.

Matlin is world famous for her acting. She is an Academy Award winning American actress who is almost completely deaf. She won the academy award for her brilliant performance in “Children of A Lesser God”. She was also awarded a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Drama for the same film. Apart from doing films, Matlin regularly appears in number of TV shows and serials. Some of her recent performances are in “Reasonable Doubts”, “The West Wing”, “Picket Fences” and “The Practice”.

Source by Nigel Kerry