Susan is #41 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads."
In 2008 Susan posed wearing only tights and a feather boa in the book Hollywood Pinups, by photographer Timothy White.
Susan has been nominated for seven Golden Globes. In 2003, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Igby Goes Down. In 1999, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for Stepmom. In 1996, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for Dead Man Walking. In 1993, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for Lorenzo's Oil. In 1992, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for Thelma and Louise. In 1991, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for White Palace. In 1989, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Bull Durham.
Susan has been nominated for three Emmys. In 2008, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Bernard and Doris. In 2002, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Malcolm In The Middle. In 2001, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Friends.
In 1995 and 1996, Susan was nominated for SAG Awards in the category of "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role". In 1995, she was nominated for The Client. In 1996, she won the award for Dead Man Walking.
Susan's first daughter, Eva Amurri, was born in 1985. Eva's father is Franco Amurri. Susan then had 2 more children with Tim Robbins, Jack Henry Robbins in May 1989 and Miles Guthrie Robbins in May 1992.
Susan was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Beauty over 60, in May 2007.
Susan had her first child at age 39, and her second at 45.
Susan appears in commercials for Revlon (2005-2006).
Susan landed her first Hollywood role when her then-husband, Chris Sarandon, took her along on one of his auditions.
As co-presenters of the Academy Awards in 1993, Susan and her partner, Tim Robbins, seized a chance to bring public attention to the plight of a few hundred Haitians with Aids who had been interned in Guantanamo Bay.
Susan graduated from Edison High School in Edison, New Jersey where she was a cheerleader.
According to Celebrity Sleuth magazine, Susan's measurements are 37C-26-36.
Susan caught pneumonia after shooting the pool scene in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Susan is listed along with Geena Davis on the 24th place in AFI's hero top 50.
Susan is the first actress to win an Oscar for playing a nun.
For the past ten years, Susan has been involved with Heifer International, an organization that donates farm animals to needy families who need the animals for work.
Susan recorded a duet with Eddie Vedder which played over the end credits of the movie Cradle Will Rock.
Susan is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
Susan is sometimes credited as Susan Tomalin.
Susan and Tim Robbins are both involved in left-wing and liberal political causes.
Susan received four Academy Award nominations in the 1990s, finally winning in 1996.
Susan's astrological sign is the Libra.
Susan was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Thelma and Louise.
In 1967 while in college, Susan met and married fellow student Chris Sarandon but they divorced in 1979.
Susan's father is Welsh American and her mother is Italian-American.
Susan keeps her Oscar in the bathroom.
Susan has won an Academy Award for her role in Dead Man Walking.
Susan participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony by carrying the Olympic flag in Torino.
In 2005, Susan hosted a section of the Live 8 concert in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Susan earned $3,500,000 from the movie Lorenzo's Oil.
Susan earned $5,000,000 from the movie The Client.
Susan is a former "Ford" Model.
Susan attended the Catholic University of America Drama School.
Susan ranked #35 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
Susan is 5'7½.
The actress that plays Jessica Lockhart's daughter in Friends, is Susan Surandon's real life daughter.
Susan: I think the good news and the bad news is Hollywood's not political. The only thing they punish you for is getting old and fat.
Susan: I never think about humiliating myself. I keep focusing on wanting to do a good job.
Susan: I choose projects I can talk about for days because now you do publicity for as long as it took you to shoot the movie.
Susan: I feel I've always been on the outside and always on the edge of an abyss. The women I portray, and the woman I am, are ordinary but maybe find themselves in extra-ordinary circumstances, and what they do is at great cost.
Susan: Sexuality ... is something that develops and becomes stronger and stronger the older you get... If you can continue to say yes to life and to maintain a certain generosity of spirit, you become more and more of who you are.
Susan: I think the only reason I remain an actor is that you can never quite get it right. So there is a challenge to it.
Susan: If I were 22 and trying to build a career, I don't know who'd be watching the kids as happily as I do. It takes so much to get me to break out of domestic paradise. There's hardly anything that interests me as much as my family.
Susan: (on the movie Thelma & Louise) I was surprised that the film struck such a primal nerve. I knew when we were filming that it would be different, unusual and hopefully entertaining. But shocking? I guess giving women the option of violence was hard for a lot of people to accept.
Susan: People will like you for the wrong reasons your entire life, even if you don't have parents who are celebrities. They will like you because you have a car or you have money or your breasts are big.
Susan: You're so lucky in Ireland, England and Spain. Everyone there already knows what it's like to have inexplicable terrorist violence.
Susan: The thing that's bad about breasts is that you have to choose between having a mind and having breasts. It'd be nice if you could have both. Anyway, I think my breasts have been highly overrated.
Susan: The largest party in the United States is the 50 percent who don't vote.
Susan: It's always so painful to watch yourself. That never changes. I still sit there and think, 'Oh, that scene is missing? Wasn't I good? What happened there?.
Susan: I haven't yet had any plastic surgery, but I won't knock it. I think women have the right to do anything they want to their bodies that makes them feel good about themselves. It's hard to be in this business and be viewed on a screen that's huge. You can see every single line. But I think it's an aesthetic choice for the individual. I don't like it when surgeons take a perfectly interesting looking woman and she ends up looking like a female impersonator with these gigantic breasts. It's just so extreme and that worries me. I think everyone is looking the same.
Susan: My children were embarrassed at my Lincoln Center Tribute. I forgot they would show film clips and my children hadn't seen anything. Every time something a little racy would come on like 'The Hunger,' I'd look at my 13-year-old, who was shielding his eyes.
Susan: I'm certainly not an expert, but Tim and I just celebrated 17 years together, which in Hollywood years I think is 45. I think the key is just focusing on this one person and not keeping one eye on the door to see who might be better.
Susan: I remember going to great lengths to celebrate disappointments like not getting a job. I'd take whatever little cash I had and go out to dinner. I saw loss as an opportunity to change direction.
Susan: It's still not easy to find roles that offer more complex images of women. I do a lot of smaller parts that I find interesting - as opposed to the big, splashy movies that you get paid more money for.
Susan: I didn't realize that everything was supposed to fall apart at 40. So I just slid past 40 and 50. When you're an outsider and not paying attention to the rules the hurdles are a little lower.