Susan Cookson first became interested in acting as a result of numerous visits to the theatre. Susan was studying A level Fine Art and Embroidery at the time and after getting her qualifications she decided to take a break from her education. She gained a job at the Palace Theatre in Manchester as a costume maker but soon became more interested in acting.
Whilst performing a spoof of the current pantomime on stage Susan was spotted by the director who was impressed by her performance. This lead to several roles in theatre for Susan until her move to TV and film.
Susan made her TV debut in Band Of Gold but it wasn't until her performance in Early Doors that Susan found success. Susan currently plays Maggie in Casualty a role she has played since 2005.