Lauren Ridloff was born on 6th April 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents belong to a different ethnicities; her father is Mexican while her mother is African-American. As she was the only deaf member in the family, they helped her in learning the sign language from an early age. Lauren went to a mainstream school where everybody could hear, which made it extremely difficult for her to adjust. She would listen to an interpreter in class who translated everything the teacher said. Lauren used to believe \u2018deaf people didn\u2019t become adults\u2019 as she had never witnessed an elderly deaf person in her life. Lauren Ridloff is a former teacher who is best known as 'Connie' in 'The Walking Dead.' Source: MCU Fandom After her schooling in Washington, DC, she attended California State University, where she graduated in English and creative writing. Lauren later moved to New York and began teaching Kindergarten students. She did so for a few years until destiny had other plans for her. Lauren Ridloff is Marvel\u2019s first deaf superhero Lauren Ridloff will play the role of 'Makkari' in Marvel's 'The Eternals.' Source: Phone Technology Reviews During the San Diego comic con in 2019, Marvel Studios made some exciting revelations in regards to their upcoming comic movie known as The Eternals. Led by Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones \/ Bodyguard), the majority of the overall cast in the film are pretty new into the industry. One of the biggest surprises was the inclusion of the 2018\u2019s Tony Award nominee (for her marvelous performance as Sarah Norman in the Broadway play Children of a Lesser God), Lauren Ridloff, who became the first deaf superhero in the history of Marvel Cinematic Universe. It came as a pleasant surprise to many the fact that Marvel was representing the deaf community in their splendid movies. Watch: Lauren Ridloff Brings Authentic Deaf Representation To The Big Screen https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?voRAVNRSUSt0 The actress plays one of the members of the immortal title species named Makkari. Starring alongside her is the fellow Broadway star Tyree Henry (Phastos). Likewise, Kumail Nanjiani plays Kingo, Lia McHugh portrays Sprite, Gemma Chan as Sersi, and Don Lee depicts Gilgamesh. Lauren Ridloff is married to her husband, Douglas Ridloff https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vBCoI4mzJ_eg Back in the early 2000s, Lauren Ridloff was named Miss Deaf America 2000-2002 as Lauren Teruel. Following the event, the actress moved to New York and somewhere down the line met Douglas Ridloff, who is a deaf artist as well. The couple took their relationship forward and ended up getting married. The duo shares two children. Lauren Ridloff shares two kids with Douglas Ridloff. Source: Getty Images Back in 2018, The New York Times interviewed the rising actress where she revealed, \u2018my life has changed in every way.\u2019 Moreover, she talked about her husband, who oversees ASL poetry where body language, movement, and rhythm are used to create a pictorial equivalent to oral poetry. As a matter of fact, one of the couple\u2019s neighbors even learned sign language just to interact with them. Meanwhile, talking about his lack of fondness for theatres, Douglas said \u2013 \u201cI\u2019m not crazy about Broadway shows in general. I\u2019m more of a movie guy.\u201d Lauren Ridloff plays the role of 'Connie' in 'The Walking Dead' Lauren Ridloff as Connie in 'The Walking Dead.' Source: Fan Fest Lauren Ridloff stars as Connie in the AMC post-apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead. The deaf girl is a member of Magna\u2019s group and the sister of Kelly (Angel Theory). Ridloff was introduced in the fifth episode of season 9 titled What Comes After. She was joined by Ryan Hurst, playing the role of Beta and Nadia Hilker, who was cast as Magna. Watch: Connie and Kelly Scene ft. Daryl - The Walking Dead 10x1 https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vtNOLGiOQ7os The seasoned survivor, Connie, is extremely intelligent and independent despite her disability and uses her other heightened senses to her advantage. Pre-apocalypse, she used to be a journalist who exposed corruption and put several politicians in prison. The actress has so far featured in 16 episodes in the series. Check out Celebs In-Depth for more Biography and Celebrity Life contents\u00a0of your favorite stars.