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Creator / Stephanie Nogueras

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Stephanie Nogueras (November 18, 1989) is a deaf American actress of Puerto Rican descent, best known for Switched at Birth. Aside from her acting career, Nogueras also teaches ASL to deaf children in LA county, along with mentoring them. In 2022 she married Christopher Masheck.



Examples from her career:

  • Actor-Shared Background: She has played Latina women like her in three of her roles so far, to judge by their names.
  • Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: All of her film roles have been playing deaf women like herself. Indeed, she only speaks in two roles onscreen thus far and communicates entirely with ASL or by writing otherwise.
  • Hand Signals: The characters she plays entirely communicate with ASL (or near enough).
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  • Twofer Token Minority: As a Puerto Rican deaf women, she automatically qualifies in all of her roles thus far.