Susan Sarandon is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and nine Golden Globe Awards.
53 Facts About Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon gained prominence for her role as Janet Weiss in the cult classic musical comedy horror film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Susan Sarandon made her Broadway debut in the play An Evening with Richard Nixon and went on to receive Drama Desk Award nominations for the off-Broadway plays A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking and Extremities.
Susan Sarandon returned to Broadway in the 2009 revival of Exit the King, and to off-Broadway in the 2019 play Happy Talk.
Also known for her social and political activism, Susan Sarandon was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.
Susan Sarandon was born in Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City.
Susan Sarandon is the eldest of nine children of Lenora Marie and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, an advertising executive, television producer, and one-time nightclub singer.
Susan Sarandon's father was of English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry.
Susan Sarandon's father worked for WOR-TV in New York City.
Susan Sarandon's mother was a member and board director of the Stephenville Women's Club and the Terra Tova Garden Club.
Susan Sarandon attended Edison High School, a public school located in Edison Township.
In 1964, Susan Sarandon was inducted into the National Honor Society.
Susan Sarandon attended the Catholic University of America in Washington DC from 1964 to 1968, earning a Bachelor of Arts in drama, and studying under the drama coach Gilbert V Hartke.
In 1969, Susan Sarandon went to a casting call for the motion-picture Joe with her then-husband Chris Susan Sarandon.
Susan Sarandon appeared in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and played the female lead in The Great Waldo Pepper, opposite Robert Redford.
Susan Sarandon was twice directed by Louis Malle, in Pretty Baby and Atlantic City.
Susan Sarandon appeared in the comedy-fantasy The Witches of Eastwick alongside Jack Nicholson, Cher, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
However, Susan Sarandon did not become a "household name" until she appeared with Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins in the film Bull Durham, a commercial and critical success.
Susan Sarandon takes the kind of risk she took playing a stubbornly obsessed mother in Lorenzo's Oil.
Susan Sarandon has appeared in two episodes of The Simpsons, once as herself and as a ballet teacher, "Homer vs Patty and Selma".
Susan Sarandon has contributed the narration to two dozen documentary films, many of which dealt with social and political issues.
Susan Sarandon participates as a member of the Jury for the NYICFF, a local New York City Film Festival dedicated to screening films made for children between the ages of 3 and 18.
Susan Sarandon joined the cast of the adaptation of The Lovely Bones, opposite Rachel Weisz, and appeared with her daughter, Eva Amurri, in Middle of Nowhere; both films were made in 2007.
Susan Sarandon appeared in the films Arbitrage, Tammy, and The Meddler.
In 2017, Susan Sarandon portrayed Bette Davis in the first season of FX's anthology series Feud.
In Fall 2022, Susan Sarandon starred in the FOX TV drama Monarch.
Susan Sarandon is known for her active support of progressive and left-wing political causes, ranging from donations to organizations such as EMILY's List to participating in a 1983 delegation to Nicaragua sponsored by MADRE, an organization that promotes "social, environmental, and economic justice".
Susan Sarandon donated fruit trees to the New York City Housing Authority's Jamaica Houses in 2018 in the borough of Queens.
Susan Sarandon visited the housing complex in person to help plant the trees.
Susan Sarandon said she and the administration haven't been allies.
On March 28,2016, in an interview on All In with Chris Hayes, Susan Sarandon indicated that she and other Sanders supporters might not support Hillary Clinton if Clinton is the Democratic nominee for president.
In 1995, Susan Sarandon was one of many Hollywood actors, directors and writers interviewed for the documentary The Celluloid Closet, which looked at how Hollywood films have depicted homosexuality.
Susan Sarandon has become an advocate to end the death penalty and mass incarceration.
Susan Sarandon has joined the team of people fighting to save the life of Richard Glossip, a man on death row in Oklahoma.
In May 2015, Susan Sarandon launched a campaign with fundraising platform Represent.
On March 12,2011, Susan Sarandon spoke before a crowd in Madison, Wisconsin protesting Governor Scott Walker and his Budget Repair Bill.
On September 27,2011, Susan Sarandon spoke to reporters and interested parties at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.
Susan Sarandon brought activist Rosa Clemente to the 75th Golden Globe Awards and participated in a rally against gun violence in June 2018.
On June 28,2018, Susan Sarandon was arrested during the Women Disobey protests, along with 575 other people, for protesting at the Hart Senate Office Building where a sit-in was being held against Donald Trump's migrant separation policy.
On May 27,2021, Susan Sarandon tweeted in support of the Palestinian people, in her words, "fighting against the apartheid government of Netanyahu", and of the Israeli people "that they too, will enjoy peace".
Susan Sarandon expressed support for Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid "for having the bravery to stand in solidarity with her people".
Susan Sarandon co-signed an open letter criticizing Israel for labeling six Palestinian human rights groups as terror organizations, and quoted Desmond Tutu on the conflict saying that "true peace can ultimately be built only on justice".
Susan Sarandon was the executive producer for Soufra, a documentary that covered the development of a food truck in the Bourj el Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon.
In February 2022, some law enforcement organizations criticized Susan Sarandon for sharing a tweet that described a photo of police officers honoring a killed officer as fascism.
Susan Sarandon was then involved romantically with director Louis Malle, musician David Bowie and briefly, actor Sean Penn.
In 2017, Susan Sarandon revealed that she had had an affair with British actor Philip Sayer, who she further revealed had been gay.
Susan Sarandon, like Robbins, is a lapsed Catholic, and they both share liberal political views.
Susan Sarandon is the co-owner of this New York ping-pong club and its Toronto branch SPiN Toronto.
Susan Sarandon has identified herself as bisexual, seemingly coming out during a September 2022 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Susan Sarandon is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Susan Sarandon received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival, was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2010, and received the Outstanding Artistic Life Award for her Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival.
In 2015, Susan Sarandon received the Goldene Kamera international lifetime achievement award.
Susan Sarandon has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the following films:.