Is Tony Kotsur Deaf?


has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The CODA actor is married to actress Deanne Bray.

Do Troy and Deanne have kids?

The on-screen pair does have a child together. On September 8, 2005, they welcomed their daughter into the world.
According to NPR, Troy’s daughter was the inspiration for a moment in the film CODA. The actor places his hands on his on-screen daughter’s neck in one moment in the film to feel the vibrations of her voice.

Is Deaf?

Troy Kotsur became the first deaf man to win an Academy Award for acting, marking a significant step forward for deaf representation in Hollywood. Voters praised his heartfelt supporting role as a fisherman seeking to connect with his deaf daughter in “CODA.”

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Bray is deaf and can communicate in both American Sign Language and English.

Troy, her deaf spouse, is the first deaf actor to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award on his own.

Troy made a point of thanking his wife Deanne upon accepting his historic victory.

“Today, she is still with me.” She’s been by my side for all of these years of adversity. Thank you so much for being my rock and for your unwavering support. He signed in ASL, “I love you.”

“I’m ecstatic to be a part of SAG.” Since I’ve been a member since 2001, I finally feel like I’m a part of the family.

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