Susan Abigail Sarandon (née Tomalin; born October 4, 1946) is an American actress.
She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for the 1994 film The Client.
Sarandon began her career in the 1970 film Joe and appeared in the soap opera A World Apart from 1970 to 1971. She has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, for Atlantic City (1980), Thelma & Louise (1991), Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), The Client (1994) and Dead Man Walking (1995), for which she finally won. On television, she has received five Emmy nominations, including for Bernard and Doris (2007) and You Don’t Know Jack (2010). Her other films include The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Pretty Baby (1978), The Hunger (1983), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Bull Durham (1988), White Palace (1990), Little Women (1994), Stepmom (1998), Igby Goes Down (2002), Enchanted (2007), The Lovely Bones (2009) and Arbitrage (2012).
She is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes. She was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.