04:58 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 11/15/2013 08:30PM
When Stephanie Nogueras was asked to scream at a recent audition, there was just one thing that had her worried – she has never heard what her scream sounds like!
"The audition called for me to scream aloud and act out being aggressively captured," Nogueras, 23, tells PEOPLE of being cast on the supernatural drama Grimm.
"As a deaf person it was a first for me to have to use my voice. I don't know what it sounded like but it landed me the role."
Nogureras's role as a mermaid on Friday's episode of the NBC show is just the latest success the actress has enjoyed in recent years.
Originally posted 11/02/2013 12:05PM
Switched at Birth actress Katie Leclerc is headed to the altar.
Leclerc, who stars as hearing-impaired Daphne Vasquez on the ABC Family series, is engaged to marry her boyfriend, real-estate agent Brian Stuart Habecost.
"We are thrilled to start our life together,” Leclerc, who turns 27 on Wednesday, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"We can't wait to combine families and start the adventure together."
Originally posted 03/10/2013 09:15AM
The Switched at Birth star's teenage costars helped her come to the realization, she writes
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