‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Ridloff Will Be Marvel’s First Deaf Superhero

‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Ridloff Will Be Marvel’s First Deaf Superhero

Tony nominee will star in The Eternals.

Lauren Ridloff, who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2018 for her performance in Children of a Lesser God, will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Playbill reports.

She will play Makkari, a member of the immortal title species in the upcoming The Eternals.

The cast was just revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, and will also feature fellow Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Icarus, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh.

Makkari will be the first deaf character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ridloff, who is deaf herself, made her professional stage debut as Sarah Norman in the revival of Children of a Lesser God and went on to appear in AMC’s The Walking Dead.

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