• FS1
    9:00 PM PST

    9:30 PM PST

Susan Sarandon

Powered by imdb

Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, New York, to Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, a television producer and advertising executive. She is of Italian (mother) and English, Irish, Welsh, and German (father) descent. Soon after the 1968 Democratic convention, there was a casting call for a film with several roles for the kind of young people who had disrupted the convention. Two recent graduates of Catholic University in Washington DC, went to the audition in New York for Joe (1970). Chris Sarandon, who had studied to be an actor, was passed over. His wife Susan got a major role. That role was as Susan Compton, the daughter of ad executive Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick). In the movie Dad Bill kills Susan's drug dealer boyfriend and next befriends Joe (Peter Boyle)-- a bigot who works on an assembly line and who collects guns. Five years later, Sarandon made the film where fans of cult classics have come to know her as "Janet", who gets entangled with transvestite "Dr. Frank 'n' Furter" in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). More than 15 years after beginning her career Sarandon at last actively campaigned for a great role, Annie in Bull Durham (1988), flying at her own expense from Rome to Los Angeles. "It was such a wonderful script ... and did away with a lot of myths and challenged the American definition of success", she said. "When I got there, I spent some time with Kevin Costner, kissed some ass at the studio and got back on a plane". Her romance with the Bull Durham (1988) supporting actor, Tim Robbins, had produced two sons by 1992 and put Sarandon in the position of leaving her domestic paradise only to accept roles that really challenged her. The result was four Academy Award nominations in the 1990s and best actress for Dead Man Walking (1995). Her first Academy Award nomination was for Louis Malle's Atlantic City (1980).  See full bio on IMDb »

Susan Sarandon: The Pope Is a 'Nazi'

Susan Sarandon
Claims Pope Is a 'Nazi'

Susan Sarandon referred to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi over the weekend – not just once, but twice.During an interview at the Hamptons Film Festival, Sarandon was talking about sending the… READ MORE >

Susan vs. Ann-Margret: Who'd You Rather?

Susan vs. Ann-Margret
Who'd You Rather?

Cougarlicious babes Susan Sarandon, 63, and Ann-Margret, 69, defied gravity at the Emmys last night.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 2797 days ago
Tim Robbins -- Support Group on Ice

Tim Robbins
Support Group on Ice

Tim Robbins isn't letting news of his split with Susan Sarandon get him down. Dude chilled with his son at Madison Square Garden last night to watch the N.Y. Rangers beat down the Florida Panthers. READ MORE >

- 3046 days ago
Tim Robbins & Susan Sarandon Call it Quits

Tim Robbins & Susan Sarandon
Call it Quits

No Hollywood relationship is safe. Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon have officially broken up. The couple -- who never married -- had been together for 23 years. They have two sons together. READ MORE >

- 3046 days ago
Susan Sarandon: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Susan Sarandon
Good Genes or Good Docs?

No matter what your political views are, everyone can agree Susan Sarandon looks fantastic.Here's the 37-year-old Oscar winner back in 1983 (left) -- and 26 years later, the 63-year-old version at… READ MORE >

- 3120 days ago
Sarandon Fan Wants Equal Time!

Sarandon Fan
Wants Equal Time!

In Hollywood, folks hardly react when paparazzi are all over celebs -- but in New York when they see celebs swarmed, their reactions are pure comedy! Take the case of Susan Sarandon strolling in… READ MORE >

- 3747 days ago
Tim & Susan -- Huge Hockey Fans?

Tim & Susan
Huge Hockey Fans?

Jack Nicholson at a Lakers game is a normal occurrence, but Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon at a NY Rangers game not so much. You may not know this, but apparently the A-list couple are die hard… READ MORE >

- 4220 days ago
Stars Have Daytime Jobs Too

Have Daytime Jobs Too

Most people must face a daily grind of working a 9 to 5 job, but if you're an A-list actor like George Clooney, Susan Sarandon and Russell Crowe your job is a whole different ball game.Right now,… READ MORE >

- 4279 days ago
Earth Day: We Ride in Style

Earth Day:
We Ride in Style

(April 22) -- Forget fad, hybrids are here to stay. If the waiting list to buy one doesn't convince you, then maybe this list of Hollywood elite who own them will do the trick. Susan Sarandon,… READ MORE >

- 4387 days ago
Julia Makes Her Broadway Debut

Makes Her Broadway Debut

Oprah Winfrey, James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins all turned out for the much-hyped premiere of 'Three Days of Rain' -- Julia Roberts' Broadway debut. "It was just a great… READ MORE >

- 4389 days ago
Around the Web