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Susan Sarandon

HNP Board Member

Perhaps best known for portraying the fiercely independent waitress Louise of Thelma and Louise (1991) or the Oscar-winning nun Sister Helen Prejean of Dead Man Walking (1995), Susan Sarandon is an actress of instinctive talent and exceptional versatility. She is also one of the most enduring, with a career spanning some 50 years. Her filmography lists over 100 feature films, and she has appeared in or narrated 47 television shows, including appearing as Bette Davis in the FX miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan (2017). She has also narrated or appeared in 49 documentary films and acted on Broadway as well as in off-Broadway theater. Susan has been nominated for 9 Academy Awards, 9 Golden Globes and 6 Screen Actors Guild Awards among others, and has won one Oscar, one British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and one Screen Actors Guild award. She has also been nominated for six Emmy Awards.

In addition to her work in front of and behind the camera, Susan is also a mother, an activist and humanitarian. She dedicates her time and resources to advocate for social and political justice. She’s an outspoken voice on issues such as capital punishment, world hunger, HIV and AIDS awareness, and LGBTQ rights. She’s served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In 2023, Susan Sarandon joined the Board of Human Needs Project to support the organization's efforts in providing the essential infrastructure to residents living in urban slums, such as clean water, sanitation, laundry, food, education and career opportunities.

Photo Credit: Darren Tieste

Susan Sarandon
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