Analyst featured on the police drama SUE THOMAS F.B.EYE/PAX-2002-2005.
Deanne Bray starred as Sue Thomas, a young deaf woman from Ohio who is
accepted for a position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in
Washington, D.C. where she used her sign language skills and lip reading
abilities to solve crimes.
Assisting her was her canine hearing sidekick Levi (played by Jesse the dog)
who acts as her ears in the busy metropolis.
Sue's colleagues at the F.B.I. included:
Yannick Bisson as Special Agent Jack
Hudson, the unit leader
Rick Peters as Special Agent Bobby Manning
Gomes as Special Agent Dimitrius Gans
Ted Atherton as Special Agent Myles
Tara Samuel as Special Agent Tara Williams
In 2005, Sue Thomas was offered a job as Senior
Investigative Analyst in the Counter-Terrorism department in New York City, but
after a lot of soul-searching Sue decided to stay in Washington, DC.
The series is based on a true story about the
real Sue Thomas, deaf from the age of 18 months, who overcame significant
obstacles to work for the F.B.I. and later as a motivational speaker and the
author of the best selling autobiography, "Lip Service."
Born in Ohio, Sue Thomas also earned her degree
in International Relations and has done post graduate work in Counseling.
The role of Sue Thomas is played by deaf actress
Deanne Bray who is also an experienced lip reader. Severely deaf since birth,
Bray is a veteran of Deaf West Theatre in California and has appeared in several
films and television series. Although she loves acting Bray is passionate about
teaching. She has taught science and math to deaf and hard-of-hearing students
in East Los Angeles and has established a literacy program -- the Little
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