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Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon was born in New York City, New York, to Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, a television producer and advertising executive. She is of Italian (mother) and English, Irish, Welsh, and German (father) descent. Soon after the 1968 Democratic convention, 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, 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). In the movie Dad Bill kills Susan's drug dealer boyfriend and next befriends Joe (Peter Boyle)-- 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, 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).

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Oct 4, 1946 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe 2015-05-30

Won 1 Oscar. Another 53 wins & 48 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Louie
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Friends
Poster of The Simpsons
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe Gladys Mortenson 2 episodes, 2015 2015-05-30
The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Death Row Stories Narrator 12 episodes, 2014-2018 2014-03-09
Doll & Em Unknown 2014-03-19
Hamish & Andy's Gap Year Unknown 2011-07-28
Louie Unknown 2010-06-29
Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown 2010-03-05
Mike & Molly Unknown 2010-09-20
The Big C Unknown 2010-08-16
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Rescue Me Unknown 2004
Project Runway Unknown 2004-12-01
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Chappelle's Show Unknown 2003-01-22
Children of Dune Princess Wensicia Corrino 3 episodes, 2003 2003-03-16
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Behind the Music Unknown 1997-08-17
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
A.D. Livilla 5 episodes, 1985 1985-03-31
Reading Rainbow Unknown 1983-06-06
Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21