Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Oct. 4th, 1946
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 7"

Susan Sarandon's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Who Do You Think You Are? (US) TV Show
Who Do You Think You Are? (US)
Independent Lens TV Show
Independent Lens
Fridays TV Show
Hi-Jinks TV Show
VH1 Divas TV Show
VH1 Divas
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
Bravo Profiles TV Show
Bravo Profiles
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK) TV Show
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK)
Oxbridge Blues (UK) TV Show
Oxbridge Blues (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Hell & Back
2014 - Tammy
2014 - Ping Pong Summer
2014 - Regarding Susan Sontag
2014 - The Calling
2013 - The Big Wedding
2013 - Snitch
2013 - How to Make Money Selling Drugs
2013 - The Company You Keep
2013 - The Last of Robin Hood
2012 - Robot & Frank
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Arbitrage
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2011 - Fight for Your Right Revisited
2010 - Peacock
2010 - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
2009 - The Lovely Bones
2009 - The Greatest
2009 - PoliWood
2008 - Speed Racer
2008 - Middle of Nowhere
2007 - Mr. Woodcock
2007 - Enchanted
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2007 - Emotional Arithmetic
2007 - In the Valley of Elah
2006 - Irresistible
2006 - Secrets of the Code
2005 - Jiminy Glick In Lalawood
2005 - Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
2005 - Romance & Cigarettes
2005 - Elizabethtown
2004 - Shall We Dance
2004 - Alfie
2004 - Noel
2003 - The Nazi Officer's Wife
2002 - Moonlight Mile
2002 - Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
2002 - The Banger Sisters
2001 - Cats & Dogs
2000 - Rugrats in Paris: The Movie - Rugrats II
1999 - Anywhere But Here
1998 - Twilight
1998 - Stepmom
1996 - James and the Giant Peach
1995 - Dead Man Walking
1994 - The Client
1994 - Safe Passage
1994 - Little Women
1992 - Lorenzo's Oil
1992 - The Player
1992 - Bob Roberts
1992 - Light Sleeper
1991 - Thelma & Louise
1990 - White Palace
1989 - A Dry White Season
1989 - The January Man
1988 - Bull Durham
1988 - Sweet Hearts Dance
1987 - The Witches of Eastwick
1983 - The Hunger
1982 - Tempest
1980 - Atlantic City
1978 - Pretty Baby
1978 - King of the Gypsies
1975 - The Great Waldo Pepper
1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
1974 - The Front Page
1970 - Joe

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Joy Kleinman
Alicia Green
Herself - Guest
J.C. Small
Herself (Voiced)
Lynn Onkman
Herself - Guest
[Complete List]


It was after the 1968 Democratic convention and there was a casting call for a film with several roles for the kind of young people who had disrupted the convention. Two recent graduates of Catholic University in Washington DC, went to the audition in New York for Joe (1970). Chris Sarandon (I), who had studied to be an actor, was passed over. His wife Susan got a major role.

That role was as Susan Compton, the daughter of ad executive Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick (I)). In the movie Dad Bill kills Susan's drug dealer boyfriend and next befriends Joe (Peter Boyle (I))-- a bigot who works on an assembly line and who collects guns.

Five years later, Sarandon made the film where fans of cult classics have come to know her as Janet, who gets entangled with transvestite Dr. Frank n Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). More than 15 years after beginning her career Sarandon at last actively campaigned for a great role, Annie in Bull Durham (1988), flying at her own expense from Rome to Los Angeles. "It was such a wonderful script ... and did away with a lot of myths and challenged the American definition of success", she said. "When I got there, I spent some time with Kevin Costner, kissed some ass at the studio and got back on a plane". Her romance with the Bull Durham (1988) supporting actor, Tim Robbins (I), had produced two sons by 1992 and put Sarandon in the position of leaving her domestic paradise only to accept roles that really challenged her. The result was four Academy Award nominations in the 1990s and best actress for Dead Man Walking (1995). Her first Academy Award nomination was for Louis Malle's Atlantic City (1980).

  • In 1992, the National Society of Film Critics named her as their runner-up for best actress for her performance in "Lorenzo's Oil".
  • Has a dog named Penny, a Pomeranian Maltese. The dog appears in the movie, _Bernard and Doris (2006)_ (qv), playing a pet of Doris, the character she portrayed.
  • Is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
  • Is listed along with 'Geena Davis' (qv) on the 24th place in AFI's Hero Top 50.
  • (1996) chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful in the world.
  • Received a 1982 Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as a victimized woman who rallies and turns the tables on her would-be attacker in the hit Off-Broadway play "Extremities," by playwright William Mastrosimone.
  • One of eight women, also among them 'Sophia Loren' (qv) and author 'Isabel Allende' (qv), carrying the Olympic flag at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Turin (10 February 2006).
  • Attended Catholic University of America Drama School, 1964-1968. Met and married 'Chris Sarandon (I)' (qv) there (by priest who was head of Dept.).

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