Born in Manhattan and raised in Queens and New Jersey, Susan was the eldest of nine children and grew up attending Catholic grammar school, public high school and Catholic University, in Washington, DC. She landed her first role in the film Joe at the age of 20 when she accompanied her husband to New York City
where he got a role in a Broadway musical. That controversial part began her journey toward becoming one of Hollywood’s most esteemed leading ladies, recognized for playing strong, sexy, multifaceted characters. Many of her films have become instant classics, such as Thelma & Louise, Bull Durham and the campy cult hit, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Her distinguished acting career has spanned over four decades and garnered her five Academy Award nominations, and a win for Best Actress for the 1995 film Dead Man Walking.
A PASSIONATE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST
Susan has supported progressive causes as diverse as LGBT rights, environmental issues, and the fight
against racism. She was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and works globally to protect children’s rights. In 2006, she received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award, and in 2013 she became the first celebrity face of the “100 Good Deeds Bracelet,” a nonprofit organization providing economic and educational opportunities to women and girls across Africa and elsewhere.
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER
Susan has been admired throughout her long career, and continues to stay true to her authentic self. Life doesn’t stop when you reach a certain age; for Sarandon, it’s quite the opposite: “I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you ARE is the point.” As a new international spokesperson, she will be the face of Age Perfect skincare & haircolour.
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