Fast Facts

  • Began career as a model for the Ford Agency.
  • In 1970, accompanied then-husband Chris Sarandon to his audition for the film Joe; she was hired instead.
  • Made Broadway debut as Tricia Nixon in Gore Vidal's An Evening with Richard Nixon (1972).
  • While presenting at the 1993 Academy Awards, spoke out about the plight of HIV-positive Haitian refugees incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay; her comments drew some negative press.
  • Received the Amnesty International USA Media Spotlight Award for Leadership and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999.
  • Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and hunger-relief organizations in New York City.
  • Appeared in the first season of Who Do You Think You Are?, tracking her family history to Italy.

Awards

  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1981, Genie Awards — Best Performance by a Foreign Actress: Winner
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1981, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1991, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Chris Sarandon — Ex-husband
  • Franco Amurri — Ex-significant Other
  • Miles Guthrie Robbins — Son
  • Tim Robbins — Ex-significant Other
  • Jack Henry Robbins — Son
  • Louis Malle — Ex-significant Other
  • Phillip Leslie Tomalin — Father
  • Terry Tomalin — Brother
  • Eva Amurri — Daughter
  • Lenora Marie Tomalin — Mother
  • Jonathon Bricklin — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia, United States (BA in Drama and English, 1968)

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  • Birth Name: Susan Abigail Tomalin
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Birthday: October 4, 1946, Libra
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Model
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