the gentlewoman

Susan Sarandon

For over 40 years Susan Sarandon has given consistently memorable and exciting performances, in an astonishing 123 films, earning her a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most engaging and forthright actresses. Her roles have ranged from the wide-eyed ingénue (The Rock Horror Picture Show), a lesbian vampire (The Hunger), a disaffected housewife (Thelma and Louise) and a crusading nun (Dead Man Walking, for which she won an Oscar). She has matched such uncompromising parts by her indefatigable political activism for causes as varied as Action Against Hunger, HIV/AIDS and Occupy Wall Street. A mother of three, originally from Queens, New York, Susan continues to live in the city from where she runs her recent ventures into the world of ping pong as a co-owner of the franchise Spin.