Susan Sarandon

Lowest Rated: 0% Hell & Back (2015)
Birthday: Oct 4, 1946
Birthplace: New York, USA
Simply by growing old gracefully, actress Susan Sarandon has defied the rules of Hollywood stardom: Not only has her fame continued to increase as she enters middle age, but the quality of her films and her performances in them has improved as well. Ultimately, she has come to embody an all-too-rare movie type -- the strong and sexy older woman. Born Susan Tomalin on October 4, 1946, in Queens, NY, she was the oldest of nine children. Even while attending the Catholic University of America, she did not study acting, and in fact expressed no interest in performing until after marrying actor Chris Sarandon. While accompanying her husband on an audition, Sarandon landed a pivotal role in the controversial 1970 feature Joe, and suddenly her own career as an actress was well underway. She soon became a regular on the daytime soap opera A World Apart and in 1972 appeared in the feature Mortadella. Lovin' Molly and The Front Page followed in 1974 before Sarandon earned cult immortality as Janet Weiss in 1975's camp classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the quintessential midnight movie of its era. After starring with Robert Redford in 1975's The Great Waldo Pepper, Sarandon struggled during the mid-'70s in a number of little-seen projects, including 1976's The Great Smokey Roadblock and 1978's Checkered Flag or Crash. Upon beginning a relationship with the famed filmmaker Louis Malle, however, her career took a turn for the better as she starred in the provocative Pretty Baby, portraying the prostitute mother of a 12-year-old Brooke Shields. Sarandon and Malle next teamed for 1980's superb Atlantic City, for which she earned her first Oscar nomination. After appearing in Paul Mazursky's Tempest, she then starred in Tony Scott's controversial 1983 horror film The Hunger, playing a scientist seduced by a vampire portrayed by Catherine Deneuve. The black comedy Compromising Positions followed in 1985, as did the TV miniseries Mussolini and I. Women of Valor, another mini, premiered a year later. While Sarandon had enjoyed a prolific career virtually from the outset, stardom remained just beyond her grasp prior to the mid-'80s. First, a prominent appearance with Jack Nicholson, Cher, and Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1986 hit The Witches of Eastwick brought her considerable attention, and then in 1988 she delivered a breakthrough performance in Ron Shelton's hit baseball comedy Bull Durham, which finally made her a star, at the age of 40. More important, the film teamed her with co-star Tim Robbins, with whom she soon began a long-term offscreen relationship. After a starring role in the 1989 apartheid drama A Dry White Season, Sarandon teamed with Geena Davis for Thelma and Louise, a much-discussed distaff road movie which became among the year's biggest hits and won both actresses Oscar nominations. Sarandon was again nominated for 1992's Lorenzo's Oil and 1994's The Client before finally winning her first Academy Award for 1995's Dead Man Walking, a gut-wrenching examination of the death penalty, adapted and directed by Robbins. Now a fully established star, Sarandon had her choice of projects; she decided to lend her voice to Tim Burton's animated James and the Giant Peach (1996). Two years later, she was more visible with starring roles in the thriller Twilight (starring opposite Paul Newman and Gene Hackman) and Stepmom, a weepie co-starring Julia Roberts. The same year, she had a supporting role in the John Turturro film Illuminata. Sarandon continued to stay busy in 1999, starring in Anywhere But Here, which featured her as Natalie Portman's mother, and Cradle Will Rock, Robbins' first directorial effort since Dead Man Walking. On television, Sarandon starred with Stephen Dorff in an adaptation of Anne Tyler's Earthly Possessions, and showed a keen sense of humor in her various appearances on SNL, Chappelle's Show, and Malcolm in the Middle. After starring alongside Goldie Hawn in The Banger Sisters, Sarandon could be seen in a varie

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Blackbird Actor 2019
36% Viper Club Helen 2018
100% Survivors Guide to Prison Narator 2018
18% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Actor 2018
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Executive Producer 2017
32% A Bad Moms Christmas Carla's Mother $72.1M 2017
32% 3 Generations Dolly $66.9K 2017
14% Spark: A Space Tail Bananny $0.2M 2017
84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Lunch Lady Lorraine $65.8K 2017
100% Soufra Executive Producer 2017
20% Ace the Case: Manhattan Mystery Detective Dottie Wheel 2016
18% Mothers and Daughters Millie 2016
85% The Meddler Marnie Minervini Executive Producer $4.3M 2016
No Score Yet Saving Jamaica Bay Narrator 2016
0% Hell & Back Barb the Angel $0.2M 2015
No Score Yet Radical Grace Executive Producer 2015
29% The Last Of Robin Hood Florence Aadland 2014
52% The Calling Hazel Micallef 2014
24% Tammy Pearl $51.1M 2014
59% Ping Pong Summer Randi Jammer 2014
77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs Actor $15.8K 2013
No Score Yet Irwin & Fran Actor 2013
7% The Big Wedding Bebe $21.6M 2013
54% The Company You Keep Sharon Solarz $5.2M 2013
56% Snitch Joanne Keeghan $43M 2013
No Score Yet The Shaman's Apprentice Actor 2013
66% Cloud Atlas Madame Horrox/Older Ursula/Yusouf Suleiman/Abbess $22.2M 2012
87% Arbitrage Ellen Miller $8M 2012
86% Robot & Frank Jennifer $3.3M 2012
No Score Yet Islamic Art: Mirror Of The Invisible World Actor 2012
20% That's My Boy Mary McGarricle (Present Day) $37M 2012
77% Jeff Who Lives at Home Sharon $4.3M 2012
No Score Yet Nothing Like Chocolate Narrator 2012
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Mother 2011
55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Jake's Mother $52.5M 2010
79% Solitary Man Nancy Kalmen $4.4M 2010
61% Leaves of Grass Daisy $68.5K 2010
53% The Greatest Grace Brewer 2010
No Score Yet Peacock Fanny Crill 2010
91% You Don't Know Jack Janet Good 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
32% The Lovely Bones Grandma Lynn $44M 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
No Score Yet One Giant Leap 2: What About Me? Actor 2008
40% Speed Racer Mom $44M 2008
No Score Yet Letter to Anna: The Story of Journalist Politkovskaya's Death Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Middle of Nowhere Rhonda 2008
No Score Yet On the Line Actor 2008
93% Enchanted Queen Narissa $127.8M 2007
No Score Yet Bernard and Doris Doris Duke 2007
73% In the Valley of Elah Joan Deerfield $6.6M 2007
No Score Yet Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning Melanie Winters 2007
13% Mr. Woodcock Beverly $25.8M 2007
54% Romance & Cigarettes Kitty $0.4M 2007
No Score Yet Secrets of the Code Actor 2006
No Score Yet Stardust: The Bette Davis Story Narrator 2006
No Score Yet Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars Actor 2006
29% Elizabethtown Hollie Baylor $26.9M 2005
No Score Yet Movies 101 Actor 2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Herself $26.2K 2005
No Score Yet The Exonerated Sunny Jacobs 2005
No Score Yet Irresistible Sophie Hartley 2005
48% Alfie Liz $13.4M 2004
46% Shall We Dance Beverly Clark $57.9M 2004
No Score Yet Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes Narrator 2004
No Score Yet Independent Lens Actor 2004
28% Noel Rose 2004
No Score Yet Ethics And The World Crisis: A Dialogue With The Dalai Lama Actor 2004
No Score Yet Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars Narrator 2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women Actor 2004
No Score Yet Journey of the Heart: Henri Nouwen Actor 2003
86% Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Actor 2003
No Score Yet Nazi Officer's Wife Narrator 2003
85% The Nazi Officer's Wife Actor 2003
No Score Yet Ice Bound: A Woman's Survival at the South Pole Dr. Jerri Nielsen 2003
No Score Yet The Peace! DVD Actor 2003
No Score Yet Independent Lens Actor 2003
No Score Yet American Masters Actor 2003
No Score Yet June Moon Actor 2002
63% Moonlight Mile JoJo Floss Executive Producer 2002
48% The Banger Sisters Lavinia $30.2M 2002
76% Igby Goes Down Mimi $4.7M 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
No Score Yet For Love of Julian Narrator 2002
56% The Party's Over Actor 2001
No Score Yet Rudyland Narrator 2001
53% Cats & Dogs Ivy 2001
83% Light Keeps Me Company Actor 2001
No Score Yet Goodnight Moon Actor 2001
76% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie Coco LaBouche 2000
64% Anywhere but Here Adele August 2000
65% Joe Gould's Secret Alice Neel 2000
No Score Yet This is What Democracy Looks Like Narrator 2000
No Score Yet Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales Actor 2000
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2000
No Score Yet Our Friend, Martin Mrs. Clarke 1999
64% Cradle Will Rock Margherita Sarfatti 1999
40% Illuminata Celimene 1999
No Score Yet Earthly Possessions Charlotte Emory 1999
No Score Yet Fresco Narrator 1999
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Geisha Host 1999
45% Stepmom Executive Producer Jackie Harrison 1998
60% Twilight Catherine Ames 1998
No Score Yet War Zone Narrator 1998
No Score Yet The Shape of Speed Actor 1997
No Score Yet Joseph Campbell: Mythos Actor 1996
91% James and the Giant Peach Spider 1996
96% The Celluloid Closet Interviewee 1996
95% Dead Man Walking Sister Helen Prejean 1995
54% Safe Passage Mag 1995
No Score Yet The Gospel According to Jesus Actor 1995
91% Little Women Mrs. March 1994
78% The Client Reggie Love 1994
No Score Yet National Geographic Narrator 1993
92% Lorenzo's Oil Michaela Odone 1992
97% Bob Roberts News Anchor Tawna Titan 1992
98% The Player Herself 1992
87% Light Sleeper Ann 1992
84% Thelma & Louise Louise Sawyer 1991
59% White Palace Nora Baker 1990
No Score Yet Through the Wire Actor 1990
47% Erik the Viking Actor 1989
85% A Dry White Season Melanie Bruwer 1989
20% The January Man Christine Starkey 1989
No Score Yet Monkey People Narrator 1989
50% Sweet Hearts Dance Sandra Boon 1988
97% Bull Durham Annie Savoy 1988
74% The Witches of Eastwick Jane Spofford 1987
No Score Yet Women of Valor 1LT 1986
No Score Yet Uphill All the Way Narrator 1986
No Score Yet Mussolini and I Edda Mussolini-Ciano 1985
53% Compromising Positions Judith Singer 1985
52% The Hunger Sarah Roberts 1983
No Score Yet The Buddy System Emily 1983
67% Tempest Aretha Tomalin 1982
No Score Yet Who Am I This Time? Helene Shaw 1982
No Score Yet Loving Couples Stephanie Beck 1980
100% Atlantic City Sally 1980
No Score Yet Something Short of Paradise Madeline Ross 1979
80% King of the Gypsies Rose 1978
No Score Yet The Great Smokey Roadblock Ginny 1978
75% Pretty Baby Hattie 1978
No Score Yet Checkered Flag or Crash C.C. Wainwright 1978
No Score Yet The Other Side of Midnight Catherine 1977
No Score Yet Dragonfly (One Summer Love) Chloe 1976
80% The Rocky Horror Picture Show Janet Weiss 1975
71% The Great Waldo Pepper Mary Beth 1975
68% The Front Page Peggy Grant 1974
No Score Yet Lovin' Molly Sarah 1974
No Score Yet The Rimers of Eldritch Patsy 1974
No Score Yet The Last of the Belles Actor 1974
No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' Ailie Calhoun 1974
No Score Yet The Apprentice Elizabeth 1971
80% Joe Melissa Compton 1970

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CREDIT
100% At Home With Amy Sedaris
2017
Guest
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72% Ray Donovan
2013
Samantha Winslow
  • 2019
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  • 2014
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77% Neo Yokio
2017-2018
Voice Aunt Agatha
  • 2018
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No Score Yet Skylanders Academy
2016-2018
Voice
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No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Executive Producer Voice
  • 2018
  • 2003
91% Feud
2016-2017
Producer Bette Davis Bette Davis
  • 2017
No Score Yet Feud: Bette and Joan
Bette Davis
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
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No Score Yet Today
2017
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No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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  • 2017
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No Score Yet The Talk
2010
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  • 2017
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No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
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  • 2017
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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  • 2017
  • 2015
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No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
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  • 2017
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
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  • 2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
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  • 2016
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
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  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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  • 2016
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100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Saving My Tomorrow
2014
Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
55% Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
2015
Gladys
  • 2015
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Narrator Appearing Executive Producer Host Voice Host (Season 3)
  • 2015
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
62% Doll & Em
2014-2015
Herself
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
J.C. Small
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2010
No Score Yet Project Runway
2005
Judge
  • 2013
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
Judge
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
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No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
94% Louie
2010-2015
Herself
  • 2012
55% The Big C
2010-2013
Joy Joy Kleinman
  • 2012
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Lynn Onkman
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
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  • 2009
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2008
89% Rescue Me
2004-2011
Alicia Alicia Green
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Children of Dune
2003
Princess Wensicia Corrino
  • 2003
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Meg
  • 2002
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
Narrator Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator Voice
  • 1995
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1982
No Score Yet Mythos with Joseph Campbell
1985-2011
Host Voice Host

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