Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Actress + Activist
Born Oct 4, 1946

Susan Abigail Tomalin, known professionally as Susan Sarandon, is an American actress. She has worked in movies and television since 1969, and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking. She had also been nominated for the award for four films before that and has received other recognition for her work. She is also noted for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Sarandon.


1946 Birth Born on October 4, 1946.


1964 17 Years Old 1 More Event
She grew up in Edison, New Jersey, where she graduated from Edison High School in 1964.


1967 - 1969 2 More Events
1970 23 Years Old Between 1970 and 1972, she appeared on the soap operas A World Apart and Search for Tomorrow, playing Patrice Kahlman and Sarah Fairbanks, respectively.
1972 25 Years Old She made her Broadway debut in 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 (1979) and Extremities (1982). … Read More
1975 28 Years Old In 1975, she appeared in the cult favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show. … Read More


1979 32 Years Old They divorced in 1979, but she retained the surname Sarandon as her stage name. … Read More
1983 36 Years Old Her most controversial film appearance was in Tony Scott's The Hunger in 1983, a modern vampire story in which she had a lesbian sex scene with Catherine Deneuve.
1985 38 Years Old In the mid-1980s, Sarandon dated Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri, with whom she had a daughter, Eva Amurri, on March 15, 1985. … Read More


1987 40 Years Old In 1987, she appeared in the hit comedy-fantasy The Witches of Eastwick alongside Jack Nicholson, Cher, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
1988 41 Years Old However, Sarandon did not become a "household name" until her A-list breakthrough opposite Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins (who became her real-life live-in lover) in the 1988 film Bull Durham, which became a huge commercial and critical success. … Read More
1994 47 Years Old She was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award in 1994. … Read More
1995 48 Years Old In 1995, Sarandon was one of many Hollywood actors, directors and writers interviewed for the documentary The Celluloid Closet, which looked at how Hollywood films have depicted homosexuality.


1999 - 2000 2 More Events
Sarandon and Robbins both took an early stance against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, with Sarandon stating that she was firmly against war as a pre-emptive strike.
2004 57 Years Old The next year, in 2004, she served on the advisory committee for 2004 Racism Watch, an activist group.
2005 58 Years Old She hosted a section of the Live 8 concert in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2005.
2006 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, she was one of eight women selected to carry in the Olympic flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, in Turin, Italy.


2007 - 2008 2 More Events
2009 62 Years Old Sarandon split with her long-time partner, Robbins, in 2009. … Read More
2010 63 Years Old Sarandon was appointed an FAO Goodwill Ambassador in 2010.
On March 12, 2011, Sarandon spoke before a crowd in Madison, Wisconsin protesting Governor Scott Walker and his Budget Repair Bill.
2012 65 Years Old …  In 2012 Sarandon's audiobook performance of Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding was released at … Read More
In May 2015, Sarandon launched a campaign with fundraising platform to sell T-shirts to help finance the documentary Deep Run, the story of a poor North Carolina teen undergoing a gender transition.
2016 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, she has made public her support for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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