Arts & Entertainment | Edison (1946- )
Award winning actress Susan Sarandon grew up in Edison the oldest of nine children and graduated from Edison High School. She earned a BA in Drama from Catholic University and in 1969 began an acting career that has made her intentionally famous. Her early acting career included roles in the cult favorite Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Great Waldo Pepper with Robert Redford and The Witches of Eastwick with fellow Hall of Fame inductee Jack Nicholson. She has received five Academy Award nominations and won Best Actress for her performance in Dead Man Walking. She has received multiple nominations for the Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards among a long list of film and television honors. She provides narration on many documentaries, many dealing with complex social and political issues. In addition to her many critically acclaimed films, Sarandon is known for political activism and for support of the New Jerseyan, Susan donated her time in support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Discover Jersey Arts Campaign which featured photographs by the exceptional photographer Timothy White.