Susan Sarandon is an award-winning actress, who has been appearing in television shows and films since 1970. In 1995, Susan Sarandon was nominated in the Golden Globe and won an Oscar for her portrayal as Sister Helen Prejean in the movie “Dead Man Walking.” She started out auditioning for the film “Joe” along with her ex-husband Chris Sarandon in 1969 and got the part. Susan then appeared in the British-American musical comedy picture “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a film that earned a huge cult following through the years.
Sarandon finally got her much-awaited break when she was selected to play the role of Annie Savoy in the film “Bull Durham,” alongside co-stars Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins. After having multiple nominations in the for blockbuster movies like “Atlantic City”, “Lorenzo’s Oil”, “Thelma and Louise” and the “Client”, Susan Sarandon finally grabbed the Academy Award for Dead Man Walking.
Susan’s other hit movies are “The Banger Sisters”, “Shall We Dance”, “Alfie”, “Anywhere But Here”, “Cradle Will Rock”, “Romance And Cigarettes” and “Elizabethtown.” Susan Sarandon also appeared in numerous television shows like “Friends”, Malcolm in the Middle”, “Chapel Show” and “Rescue Me.” She has also lent her voice on two episodes of “The Simpsons” and has narrated dozens of documentaries.
Although TV gigs and films keep her busy, Susan Sarandon has always actively supported left-liberal and progressive political causes. Susan participated in the Nicaragua delegation in 1983, sponsored by an organization promoting environmental, social and economic justice MADRE. She made donations in organization called EMILY’s List, a political action committee in the US that aims to help elect progressive female candidates (who are pro-choice) to the office. She was also appointed as the Ambassadress of Goodwill by UNICEF, where she actively aids the organization’s global advocacy.