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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 1 More Event
Although he did not get a part, she was given a major co-starring role in the film, which was released in 1970.
1972 25 Years Old …  She made her Broadway debut in the original 1972 production of An Evening with Richard Nixon, 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
1974 27 Years Old 1 More Event
She was in the TV movie The Rimmers of Eldrich in 1974.
1975 28 Years Old In 1975, she starred as Janet in the cult classic 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 In 1983 she appeared in Tony Scott's The Hunger, which generated controversy due to her lesbian love scene with Catherine Deneuve.
1985 38 Years Old In the mid-1980s Sarandon dated Italian filmmaker, Franco Amurri, and she gave birth to their daughter, actress Eva Amurri, on March 15, 1985.


1987 40 Years Old In 1987, she played Jane in The Witches of Eastwick, opposite Jack Nicholson.
1988 41 Years Old 1 More Event
One of her biggest commercial successes came in 1988 when she starred in Bull Durham with Kevin Costner.
1989 42 Years Old In 1989 Sarandon co-starred with Marlon Brando in A Dry White Season, followed by White Palace (1990) with James Spader. … Read More
1994 47 Years Old In 1994 Sarandon was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award. … 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
2010 63 Years Old Sarandon was appointed an FAO Goodwill Ambassador in 2010. “I am proud to help draw everyone’s attention to the very real and dramatic problems of hunger, food insecurity and extreme poverty,” she said.
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 Audible.com. … Read More
2013 66 Years Old Sarandon was invited to inaugurate the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2013 in Goa.
2014 67 Years Old On March 1, 2014, the documentary Storied Streets, produced by Sarandon and directed by Jack Henry Robbins was released. … Read More
2015 68 Years Old In 2015, she also received the Goldene Kamera international lifetime achievement award.
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