TL Forsberg

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TL Forsberg
Background information
Born8 September[year missing]
Nova Scotia, Canada
GenresAvant-garde rock with American Sign Language
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actress

TL Forsberg (born 8 September [year missing] in Nova Scotia, Canada) is a Canadian hard of hearing singer, songwriter and actress who distinctly identifies as "Deaf." She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School, Forsberg performed as the singer/front person for the band KRIYA which opened for Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in 1999. Forsberg, is perhaps most known for her candidacy as the hard of hearing singer as one of four subjects, along with CJ Jones, Bob Hilterman, Robert De Mayo profiled in the 2010 award-winning documentary See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary.[1][2][3]

As an actress she starred in the short film Simone.[4]

She also performed the role of Magician Assistant in a 2009 Deaf West/Center Theater Group production of Pippin at the Mark Taper Forum.[5][6]

Other TV/Film: Out of Step, Exhibit A: Secret of Forensic Science, Fight for Justice, His Bodyguard, Falcone, Hendrix, La Femme Nikita, and Earth: The Final Conflict.

As a Musical performer and fashion stylist, Forsberg appeared opposite rockers Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Evan Sienfeld (Biohazard) and bad boy Ted Nugent on VH1’s reality TV series Supergroup. Her performances were featured on Much Music, MTV (Fuse), The New Music and City TV, Ozzfest 2006, San Diegos' 105.3 Rock Radio and

Recently she performed ASL musical translations with rappers Cee-Lo and T-Pain on FUSE TV's production "Lay it Down" and on NBC's Season Two of The Voice performing opposite Opera singer and finalist Chris Mann.[7]

Forsberg is most known to date for her portrayal of Olivia, Camryn's stunning alternative hard of hearing girlfriend, on ABC's hit TV series, Switched at Birth. [8]

Miss Forsberg resides in Los Angeles.


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