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Susan Sarandon ACTOR




SUSAN SARANDON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Susan Sarandon was born on October 4th, 1946 in New York City, New York with the birth name Susan Abigail Tomalin, born to Lenora Marie and Phillip Leslie Tomalin.  She was the oldest of nine children and grew up in a family involved in entertainment.  Her father used to perform as a singer at various night clubs and worked as a television producer.  In 1982, after forty years of marriage, her parents separated.  
 
She was raised in Edison, New Jersey and received her early years education from a number or Roman Catholic Schools.  She earned her high school diploma from Edison High in 1964 and then enrolled at the Catholic University of America.  It was while at college that she met her only husband, actor, Chris Sarandon whom she wed in 1967. 

Sarandon was not an actress and never had any intentions of pursuing a career in the industry, however, when she attended a casting call with her husband for a film called, "Joe" (1970), she ended up being chosen for the film and her husband was not cast. 

Soon she was working in the industry as well appearing on television in such series as, "A World Apart" (1970-1971), "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1971) and "Search for Tomorrow" (1972).  

By 1974 she added two more films to her resume, "Lovin' Molly" and "The Front Page".  Soon more successful film roles succeeded such as, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), "The Great Waldo Pepper" (1975), "Pretty Baby" (1978) and "Atlantic City" (1980), a role for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. 

Although, she was long divorced from her actor husband, she remained in the industry and continued adding successful feature films to her credits such as, "The Witches of Eastwick" (1987), "Bull Durham" (1988), "A Dry White Season" (1989), "White Palace" (1990), "Thelma & Louise" (1991), "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992) and "The Client" (1994), for which the last three mentioned films also awarded her with three more Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. 

In 1995, she finally won the best Actress award for her role in the film, "Dead Man Walking".  More recently, she has appeared in the films, "Romance & Cigarettes" (2005), "Elizabethtown" 92005), "Enchanted" (2007), "The Lovely Bones" (2007), and "Middle of Nowhere" (2007).

Sarandon has also added a variety of television roles to her resume such as, "Friends", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Saturday Night Live", "30 Rock" and in 2010 she joined the cast of the HBO series, "The Miraculous Year".  

She has also narrated a number of documentaries and done voice over work on the television series, "The Simpsons" and the film, "Sonnet 22".  Her most recent work includes the television series, "The Big C" (2012) and the films, "That's My Boy" (2012), "Irwin & Fran" (2012), "The Wedding" (2012), "Cloud Atlas" (2012), "The Company You Keep" (2012), "Hemlock Drive" (2012) and soon to release, "Snitch" and "Mother's Day" (both 2013). 

In addition to her career as an actress she remains involved in a number of political and liberal causes.  In 1999 she was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is public with her support of various human right issues.  She is an advocate for victims of hunger and HIV/AIDS and is also a spokesperson for Heifer International.
 
Susan Sarandon has never re-married, but does have one daughter from a relationship with an Italian filmmaker, Franco Amurri and two sons from another relationship with actor, Tim Robbins


Filmography

2013   Mother's Day

2012   Hemlock Drive 

2013   Snitch

2012   The Company You Keep

2012   Cloud Atlas

2012   The Wedding

2012   Irwin & Fran

2012   That's My Boy 

2012   The Big C 

2011-2012  30 Rock

2012   Arbitrage

2012   Robot and Frank 

2011   Jeff, Who Lives at Home 

2009-2011  Saturday Night Live

2011   Fight for Your Right Revisited

2011   The Miraculous Year

2010   Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 

2010   Peacock 

2010   You Don't Know Jack

2010   La Mama: An American Nun's Life in a Mexican Prison 

2009   The Lovely Bones 

2009   Solitary Man 

2009   Leaves of Grass 

2009   ER

2009   The Greatest 

2008   Middle of Nowhere

2008   Speed Racer

2008   Classical Baby

2007   Enchanted

2007   Emotional Arithmetic 

2007   Mr. Woodcock 

2007   In the Valley of Elah 

2006-2007  Rescue Me 

2006   Bernard and Doris

2006   Irresistible

2005   Romance & Cigarettes 

2005   Elizabethtown

2005   The Exonerated

2005   Sonnet 22

2004   Alfie

2004   Shall We Dance

2004   Noel

2003   Ice Bound

2003   Children of Dune

2003   Freedom: A History of Us

2002   Little Miss Spider 

2002   Moonlight Mile

2002   The Banger Sisters

2002   Igby Goes Down

2002   Malcolm in the Middle

2001   Cats & Dogs

2001   Friends

2000   Rugrats in Paris: The Movie - Rugrats II

2000   Joe Gould's Secret

1999   Anywhere But Here 

1999   Cradle Will Rock 

1999   Earthly Possessions

1999   Our Friend, Martin

1999   Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales

1998   Stepmom 

1998   For Love of Julian 

1998   Illuminata

1998   Twilight

1997   The Need to Know

1996   James and the Giant Peach 

1995   Dead Man Walking 

1995   The Simpsons 

1994   Safe Passage 

1994   Little Women 

1994   The Client 

1994   All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 

1994   School of the Americas Assassins 

1992   Lorenzo's Oil

1992   Bob Roberts

1992   Light Sleeper 

1991   Thelma & Louise 

1990   White Palace 

1989   A Dry White Season

1989   The January Man 

1988   Sweet Hearts Dance

1988   Bull Durham 

1987   The Witches of Eastwick 

1986   Women of Valor

1985   Compromising Positions 

1985   Mussolini and I

1985   A.D.

1984   Oxbridge Blues

1984   Faerie Tale Theatre

1984   The Buddy System 

1983   The Hunger 

1982   Tempest 

1982   American Playhouse 

1980   Loving Couples 

1980   Atlantic City

1979   Something Short of Paradise

1978   King of the Gypsies

1978   Pretty Baby

1977   The Great Smokey Roadblock

1977   The Other Side of Midnight

1977   Checkered Flag or Crash 

1976   Dragonfly 

1975   The Rocky Horror Picture Show 

1974-1975  Wide World Mystery

1975   The Great Waldo Pepper

1974   The Whirlwind

1974   The Front Page 

1974   Lovin' Molly 

1972-1974  Great Performances 

1973   Calucci's Department 

1972   Search for Tomorrow 

1971   Lady Liberty 

1971   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law

1971   Fleur bleue 

1970-1971  A World Apart

1970   Joe







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