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Susan Sarandon

Susan SarandonAKA Susan Abigail Tomalin

Born: 4-Oct-1946
Birthplace: Queens, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Louise in Thelma and Louise

Born Susan Tomalin, she had a quiet, boring but happy suburban childhood, Catholic University, where she majored in drama. She became Susan Sarandon when she married a college classmate Chris Sarandon in 1967. They divorced in 1979. She made her film debut in Joe (1970), as a bohemianette fleeing her father, Peter Boyle. After appearing for a few months on Search for Tomorrow, Sarandon landed a key role in the Jack Lemmon-Walter Matthau remake of The Front Page. She starred in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a dramatization of the play, opposite Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry, and Meat Loaf, but that film flopped on first release. For middle America, she became a movie star when she was featured with Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper (1975).

Sarandon later played the mother of 12-year-old prostitute Brooke Shields in Pretty Baby, and starred with Burt Lancaster in the loners' romance Atlantic City. Both films were directed by Louis Malle, who became Sarandon's lover for several years. In Bull Durham (1988), Sarandon played the baseball groupie, with Kevin Costner as a veteran catcher and a young Tim Robbins as the team's rookie pitcher. Susan Sarandon was Oscar-nominated for Atlantic City, The Client, Lorenzo's Oil, and Thelma & Louise. She won her statuette playing a nun in Dead Man Walking.

Always an outspoken liberal, Sarandon participated in protests against the Vietnam war and in support of civil rights while she was in high school.

Father: Phillip Leslie Tomalin (advertising executive)
Mother: Lenora Marie Criscione (housewife)
Brother: Terry Tomalin (sportswriter, St. Petersburg Times)
Husband: Chris Sarandon (actor, m. 16-Sep-1967, div. 1979)
Boyfriend: Louis Malle (director, dated early 1980s)
Boyfriend: Sean Penn (actor, dated in 1984)
Boyfriend: Franco Amurri (Italian screenwriter/director, together mid-1980s, one daughter)
Daughter: Eva Amurri (actress, b. 15-Mar-1985)
Boyfriend: Tim Robbins (actor, cohabited 1988-2009, two sons)
Son: Jack Henry Robbins (b. 15-May-1989)
Son: Miles Guthrie Robbins (b. 4-May-1992)

    High School: Edison High School, Edison, NJ (1964)
    University: BA Drama, Catholic University of America (1968)

    Endorsement of Revlon
    America Coming Together
    Amnesty International
    Bill Bradley for President
    The Creative Coalition Advisory Board
    Dean for America
    EMILY's List
    Innocence Project Artists' Committee
    John Edwards for President
    Marijuana Policy Project Advisory Board
    MoveOn.org
    Nader 2000
    Nader for President 2004
    Obama for America
    Progressive Patriots Fund
    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
    Oscar for Best Actress 1996 for Dead Man Walking
    Disorderly Conduct Arrested 30-Mar-1999 during Amadou Diallo protest
    Italian Ancestry
    Welsh Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Big Wedding (26-Apr-2013)
    Snitch (21-Feb-2013)
    Cloud Atlas (8-Sep-2012)
    How to Make Money Selling Drugs (7-Sep-2012) · Herself
    The Company You Keep (6-Sep-2012)
    That's My Boy (14-Jun-2012) · Mary McGarricle
    Arbitrage (21-Jan-2012)
    Robot & Frank (20-Jan-2012)
    Jeff, Who Lives at Home (14-Sep-2011)
    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (14-May-2010) · Jake's Mother
    Peacock (20-Apr-2010) · Fanny Crill
    You Don't Know Jack (14-Apr-2010)
    The Lovely Bones (24-Nov-2009) · Grandma Lynn
    Leaves of Grass (14-Sep-2009) · Daisy
    Solitary Man (Sep-2009)
    The Greatest (17-Jan-2009)
    Middle of Nowhere (6-Sep-2008) · Rhonda Berry
    Speed Racer (28-Apr-2008)
    Enchanted (20-Oct-2007)
    Emotional Arithmetic (15-Sep-2007) · Melanie Winters
    Mr. Woodcock (14-Sep-2007)
    In the Valley of Elah (1-Sep-2007) · Joan Deerfield
    Bernard and Doris (Sep-2006)
    Irresistible (18-Apr-2006)
    Romance & Cigarettes (6-Sep-2005) · Kitty
    Elizabethtown (4-Sep-2005) · Hollie Baylor
    The Exonerated (27-Jan-2005)
    Alfie (22-Oct-2004) · Liz
    Shall We Dance? (15-Oct-2004)
    Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (18-Sep-2004) · Herself
    Noel (12-Sep-2004)
    Ice Bound (20-May-2003)
    Children of Dune (16-Mar-2003)
    Moonlight Mile (9-Sep-2002) · Jojo Floss
    The Banger Sisters (8-Sep-2002) · Lavinia
    Igby Goes Down (23-May-2002)
    Last Party 2000 (2-Nov-2001) · Herself
    Cats & Dogs (23-Jun-2001) [VOICE]
    Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (5-Nov-2000) [VOICE]
    Dirty Pictures (27-May-2000) · Herself
    Joe Gould's Secret (21-Jan-2000)
    Anywhere But Here (17-Sep-1999) · Adele August
    Cradle Will Rock (18-May-1999)
    Earthly Possessions (20-Mar-1999)
    Our Friend, Martin (1999) [VOICE]
    Stepmom (15-Dec-1998) · Jackie Harrison
    Illuminata (21-May-1998)
    Twilight (6-Mar-1998) · Catherine Ames
    James and the Giant Peach (12-Apr-1996) [VOICE]
    Dead Man Walking (29-Dec-1995) · Sister Helen Prejean
    The Celluloid Closet (13-Sep-1995) · Herself
    Little Women (21-Dec-1994) · Mrs. March
    Safe Passage (Dec-1994)
    The Client (20-Jul-1994)
    Lorenzo's Oil (30-Dec-1992) · Michaela Odone
    Bob Roberts (4-Sep-1992)
    Light Sleeper (21-Aug-1992) · Ann
    The Player (3-Apr-1992) · Herself
    Thelma & Louise (24-May-1991) · Louise
    White Palace (19-Oct-1990)
    A Dry White Season (10-Sep-1989)
    The January Man (13-Jan-1989) · Christine Starkey
    Sweet Hearts Dance (23-Sep-1988)
    Bull Durham (15-Jun-1988) · Annie Savoy
    The Witches of Eastwick (12-Jun-1987)
    Women of Valor (23-Nov-1986)
    Compromising Positions (30-Aug-1985)
    Mussolini and I (1985)
    The Buddy System (4-May-1984)
    The Hunger (29-Apr-1983)
    Tempest (13-Aug-1982)
    Who Am I This Time? (2-Feb-1982)
    Loving Couples (4-Sep-1980)
    Atlantic City (2-Sep-1980) · Sally
    Something Short of Paradise (14-Sep-1979)
    King of the Gypsies (20-Dec-1978)
    Pretty Baby (5-Apr-1978)
    The Other Side of Midnight (21-Oct-1977)
    The Great Smokey Roadblock (7-Sep-1977)
    Checkered Flag or Crash (3-Jun-1977)
    One Summer Love (1976)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (14-Aug-1975) · Janet Weiss
    The Great Waldo Pepper (13-Mar-1975)
    The Front Page (17-Dec-1974) · Peggy Grant
    Lovin' Molly (14-Apr-1974) · Sarah
    F. Scott Fitzgerald and "The Last of the Belles" (7-Jan-1974)
    Lady Liberty (1971)
    Joe (15-Jul-1970)


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