Susan Sarandon biography

Susan Sarandon

Actor, Film actor

1946 –

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Who is Susan Sarandon?

Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking and a British Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1994 film The Client.

Sarandon began her career in the 1970 film Joe and appeared in the soap opera A World Apart from 1970 to 1971. She has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, for Atlantic City, Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo's Oil, The Client and Dead Man Walking for which she finally won. On television, she has received five Emmy nominations, including for Bernard and Doris and You Don't Know Jack. Her other films include, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pretty Baby, The Hunger, The Witches of Eastwick, Bull Durham, White Palace, Little Women, Stepmom, Igby Goes Down, Enchanted, The Lovely Bones and Arbitrage.

She is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes. She was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.

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Born
Oct 4, 1946
Jackson Heights
Also known as
  • Susan Abigail Tomalin
  • Susan Tomalin
  • Susan Abigail Sarandon
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • White American
  • Irish American
  • Italian American
  • English American
  • Welsh American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, The Catholic University of America
    Drama
    (1964 - 1968)
  • Edison High School
    ( - 1964)
Lived in
  • Edison
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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