- Date of Birth:
- October 4, 1946
- 5' 7"
Susan Sarandon (born Susan Abigail Sarandon on October 4, 1946 in in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York) is an American actress. Though born in Queens, Susan grew up in Edison, New Jersey, graduating from Edison High School in 1964, She enrolled in The Catholic University of America and graduated in 1968. Always interested in acting, Susan landed her debut role in 1969’s Joe. Afterwards, she appeared in two daytime soaps, A World Apart and Search for Tomorrow, before focusing her attention to film. One of her earlier roles was that of Janet in the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Susan’s gained critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for her performance in 1980’s Atlantic City. From there, she starred in such highly regarded movies as The Witches of Eastwick, Bull Durham and A Dry White Season. In the 1990s, Susan’s acting earned her praise from critics for roles in Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo’s Oil and Dead Man Walking, in which she won the Oscar for Best Actress. In addition to film and television, Susan has appeared on the stage, acting in Broadway and off-Broadway plays.
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Susan Sarandon is an American actress best known for her roles in movies Thelma & Louise and Dead Man Walking.
Susan is highly active in humanitarian efforts and progressive causes. Susan met Chris Sarandon in college. They were married in 1967 but divorced three years later. Susan retained the Sarandon last name as a stage name. She has been romantically linked to Luis Malle and David Bowie. During the 1980s, Susan dated Italian filmmaker Franco Ammuri. They welcomed a daughter, Eva, in 1985. From 1988 to 2009, Susan was involved with actor Tim Robbins. They had two sons together — Henry and Miles — before splitting in 2009.