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Susan Sarandon Biography

Birth Name:
Susan Abigail Tomalin
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, model

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

  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2008Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1995Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1995BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1994Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1992Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1992National Society of Film Critics-Best Actress - Runner-up: winner
  • 1991Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1991National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1981Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1981Genie Awards-Best Performance by a Foreign Actress: winner

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