10 Things You Didn’t Know About Susan Sarandon

  
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Susan Sarandon has a film career that has spanned over four decades. She’s been nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for her role in Dead Man Walking. Even after all these years, she’s still a force to be reckoned with and is still considered one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses. Sarandon has a birthday coming up, so we have 10 things you didn’t the actress:

10. Family

Susan Abigail Tomalin was born on October 4, 1946 into a working class family in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, but she was raised in Edison, New Jersey. Her father Phillip was an advertising executive, television producer and, at one point, a nightclub singer and was of English, Irish, and Welsh while her mother, Lenora, was Italian-born. With nine siblings – four brothers and four sisters – she was the eldest.

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9. Catholic

She was raised Catholic and attended Roman Catholic schools while she was growing up. When she was young, her faith was very important to her. “I was very spacey, kind of in my head, dreamy and really concerned with my faith and being a good person. When things would go off, it was shocking to me because I was trying so hard and something about me just got on everybody’s nerves,” she told the Los Angeles Times.

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