Susan Sarandon

About Susan Sarandon

Susan Abigail Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an American actress and activist. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a SAG Award, and has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and nine Golden Globe Awards. In 2002, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry. Also known for her social and political activism, Sarandon was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.

Susan Sarandon began her acting career in the drama film ‘Joe’, in 1970, before appearing in the soap opera ‘A World Apart’. 5 years later, Sarandon starred as Janet Weiss in the musical comedy ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, which was without a doubt, a success. Sarandon was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for ‘Atlantic City’, ‘Thelma & Louise’, ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’, and ‘The Client’, before winning for ‘Dead Man Walking’.

 Sarandon made her Broadway debut in the play ‘An Evening with Richard Nixon’ in 1972 and went on to receive Drama Desk Award nominations for the Off-Broadway plays ‘A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking’ and ‘Extremities’. She returned to Broadway in the 2009 revival of ‘Exit the King’. On television, she is a six-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee, including for her guest roles on the sitcoms ‘Friends’ and ‘Malcolm in the Middle’. Learn More…

Susan Sarandon