Susan Seidelman

Highest Rated: 100% Smithereens (1982)
Lowest Rated: 18% Cookie (1989)
Birthday: Dec 11, 1952
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
American filmmaker Susan Seidelman majored in art and fashion design at Drexel University. She worked at an independent TV station in Philadelphia before enrolling at NYU's film school. Her feminist-oriented student films, made between 1976 and 1977, won several awards and plenty of industry attention. Seidelman's first feature, the independently produced Smithereens (1983), made very little headway in mainstream theaters, but was a hit on the festival circuit. On the strength of Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Seidelman was lauded as one of Hollywood's few "bankable" female directors; the film's success was probably due more to the supporting performance of Madonna than to its director. Seidelman's next two films, Making Mr Right (1987) and Cookie (1989), failed to match the standard set by Desperately Seeking Susan. In 1989's She-Devil, Seidelman attempted to do for Roseanne Barr what she had done for Madonna -- - that is, transform Roseanne into a viable film personality. But She Devil did nothing for anyone, least of all Susan Seidelman, whose much-vaunted bankability was injured.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Cut in Half Director 2017
36% The Hot Flashes Producer Director 2013
37% Musical Chairs Executive Producer Director $30.4K 2012
60% Boynton Beach Club Director Producer Screenwriter $3.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Ranch Director 2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women Actor 2004
No Score Yet Power and Beauty Director 2002
29% Gaudi Afternoon Director Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet A Cooler Climate Director 1999
No Score Yet The Barefoot Executive Director 1995
60% Tales of Erotica Screenwriter Director 1994
44% She-Devil Producer Director 1989
No Score Yet First Works Actor 1989
18% Cookie Director 1989
46% Making Mr. Right Executive Producer Director Producer 1987
No Score Yet Room 666 (Chambre 666) Actor 1985
85% Desperately Seeking Susan Director $27.5M 1985
100% Smithereens Producer Director Screenwriter 1982


100% Now and Again
  • 1999
71% Sex and the City
  • 1998
No Score Yet Early Edition
  • 1996


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