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The eldest of nine children, Susan Sarandon was born Oct. 4, 1946, in New York City. She met her future husband, actor Chris Sarandon, while attending Catholic University and landed a key role in the 1970 film Joe when she accompanied him on an audition.

After appearing in several largely forgettable movies, Sarandon broke through in 1975 in the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She honed her talents when she became involved with director Louis Malle, who cast her in the controversial Pretty Baby (1978) and then in Atlantic City (1980), for which she nabbed the first of five Oscar nods for Best Actress.

A series of high-profile roles followed with The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Bull Durham (1988) and Thelma & Louise (1991). In 1995, Sarandon won the Best Actress Oscar playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking. She earned an Emmy nomination in 2010 for her supporting work in the HBO biopic You Don't Know Jack.

Susan Sarandon in The Meddler

The Meddler

2016 PG-13

On the heels of her husband's death, Marnie Minervini moves to Los Angeles and begins interfering with her daughter Lori's life. But after Marnie's chance encounter with a charismatic security guard, she turns her attention in a different direction.

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  • Susan Sarandon in Cloud Atlas Cloud Atlas
  • Susan Sarandon in The Client The Client
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  • Susan Sarandon in Robot & Frank Robot & Frank
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  • Susan Sarandon in Cats & Dogs Cats & Dogs
  • Susan Sarandon in Children of Dune Children of Dune
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  • Susan Sarandon in Speed Racer Speed Racer
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  • Susan Sarandon in The Calling The Calling
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  • Susan Sarandon in James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach
  • Susan Sarandon in White Palace White Palace
  • Susan Sarandon in Pretty Baby Pretty Baby
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  • Susan Sarandon in Romance & Cigarettes Romance & Cigarettes
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  • Susan Sarandon in Lorenzo's Oil Lorenzo's Oil
  • Susan Sarandon in Shall We Dance? Shall We Dance?
  • Susan Sarandon in Hell and Back Hell and Back
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  • Susan Sarandon in June Moon June Moon
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  • Susan Sarandon in Something Short of Paradise Something Short of Paradise
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  • Susan Sarandon in When the Mountains Tremble When the Mountains Tremble
  • Susan Sarandon in The Gospel According to Jesus The Gospel According to Jesus
  • Susan Sarandon in Anywhere but Here Anywhere but Here
  • Susan Sarandon in This Is What Democracy Looks Like This Is What Democracy Looks Like
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  • Susan Sarandon in Igby Goes Down Igby Goes Down
  • Susan Sarandon in Moonlight Mile Moonlight Mile
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  • Susan Sarandon in Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
  • Susan Sarandon in Rated R: Republican in Hollywood Rated R: Republican in Hollywood
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  • Susan Sarandon in The Exonerated The Exonerated
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  • Susan Sarandon in Irresistible Irresistible
  • Susan Sarandon in Secrets of the Code Secrets of the Code
  • Susan Sarandon in Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars
  • Susan Sarandon in Mr. Woodcock Mr. Woodcock
  • Susan Sarandon in Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning
  • Susan Sarandon in Classical Baby: I'm Grown Up Now: Poetry Classical Baby: I'm Grown Up Now: Poetry
  • Susan Sarandon in On the Line On the Line
  • Susan Sarandon in You Don't Know Jack You Don't Know Jack
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  • Susan Sarandon in Peacock Peacock
  • Susan Sarandon in For Love of Liberty For Love of Liberty
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