25 Facts About Susan Sarandon

1. 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 (1979) and Extremities (1982).

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2. Susan Sarandon was born in Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City.

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3. Susan Sarandon's is the eldest of nine children of Lenora Marie and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, an advertising executive, television producer, and one-time nightclub singer.

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4. In 1964, Susan Sarandon was inducted into the National Honor Society.

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5. Susan Sarandon's 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.

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6. In 1969, Susan Sarandon went to a casting call for the motion-picture Joe with her then-husband Chris Susan Sarandon.

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7. Susan Sarandon's appeared in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and played the female lead in The Great Waldo Pepper ( 1975), opposite Robert Redford.

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8. Susan Sarandon's was twice directed by Louis Malle, in Pretty Baby and Atlantic City (1981).

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9. Susan Sarandon takes the kind of risk she took playing a stubbornly obsessed mother in Lorenzo's Oil.

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10. 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.

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11. In 2017, Susan Sarandon portrayed Bette Davis in the first season of FX's anthology series Feud.

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12. 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".

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13. Susan Sarandon's donated fruit trees to the New York City Housing Authority's Jamaica Houses in 2018 in the borough of Queens.

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14. Susan Sarandon's said she and the administration haven't been allies.

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15. 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.

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16. In May 2015, Susan Sarandon launched a campaign with fundraising platform Represent.

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17. On March 12, 2011, Susan Sarandon spoke before a crowd in Madison, Wisconsin protesting Governor Scott Walker and his Budget Repair Bill.

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18. On September 27, 2011, Susan Sarandon spoke to reporters and interested parties at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.

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19. 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.

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20. 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".

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21. Susan Sarandon's 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".

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22. 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.

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23. Susan Sarandon is the co-owner of this New York ping-pong club and its Toronto branch SPiN Toronto.

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24. 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.

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25. In 2015, Susan Sarandon received the Goldene Kamera international lifetime achievement award.

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