'Switched at Birth': Meet Katie LeClerc and Sean Berdy, hearing-impaired stars


ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" is pretty much what it sounds like - the tale of two teenage girls who discover that the hospital swapped up their ID tags when they were born. One of them, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) drives a BMW, lives in a mansion, and attends a fancy private school. The other, Daphne Vasquez (Katie LeClerc), went deaf after an illness in infancy, and has grown up in a less desirable neighborhood with her single mother. While Marano is recognizable, particularly to "Gilmore Girls" fans, LeClerc is a newer face. She's has had small roles on "Veronica Mars" and "Hard Times of RJ Berger," but "Switched at Birth" is her first high-profile gig. "To make this show real and genuine, we had to find hard-of-hearing actors," executive producer Paul Stupin says in a casting feature. "We were looking for a character who could be the lead of an ABC Family show, who...



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