Susan Sullivan

Actor, PLAYBOY bunny
Susan Sullivan's striking statuesque blonde beauty and sophisticated persona often finds her cast in roles that require intelligence and authority. Although born in New York City, she was raised on Long Island and ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1942 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Castle 2008 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers & Sisters 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Faith 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nine 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2005 (Tv Show)

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Justice League Unlimited 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The George Carlin Show 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joan of Arcadia 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 2004 (Tv Show)

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Dead Like Me 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'm With Her 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Body & Soul 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dharma & Greg 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dwarfs: Not a Fairy Tale 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Genesis Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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14th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bunny Years 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Show & Tell 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

Isabelle Wallace (Actor)

The Monroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

At Rona's 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Diet America Challenge 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Valvoline National Driving Test 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Party For "Dutch" Reagan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The 1st Annual CBS Easter Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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CBS Tournament of Roses Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Julie Farr, M.D. 1977 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Having Babies II 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Having Babies III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredible Hulk 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredible Hulk 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Bell, Book and Candle 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer's Delight 1977 (Movie)

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Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The City 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Magnet of Santa Mesa 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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A World Apart 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Everything 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Show)

Actor

Cave-In! (TV Show)

Actor

City in Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Deadman's Curve (TV Show)

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Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Company (TV Show)

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The New Maverick (TV Show)

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The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Show)

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Two Came Back (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Susan Sullivan's striking statuesque blonde beauty and sophisticated persona often finds her cast in roles that require intelligence and authority. Although born in New York City, she was raised on Long Island and became interested in acting as a youngster, appearing locally as an actress and model. At the age of 16, she was a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and when it came time for college, she was offered three scholarships. Sullivan chose to attend Hofstra University, bypassing offers from Carnegie-Mellon and New York University. She did apprentice work at the Cleveland Playhouse, the Hartford Stage Company and the National Repertory Theatre before making her Broadway debut alongside Dustin Hoffman in "Jimmy Shine".

Relationships

Helen Sullivan

Mother

Connell Cowan

Companion
wrote 1986 best-seller, "Smart Women, Foolish Choices" together from c. 1987 has been twice married and divorced with two sons

Cary Grant Actor

Companion
dated in the 1960s

Brendan Sullivan

Father
was an alcoholic

Brendan Sullivan

Brother
older

Brigid Sullivan

Sister
younger

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Hofstra University

Hempstead , New York 1966
received George M Esterbrook Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982

Hofstra University

Hempstead , New York 1966
received George M Esterbrook Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982

Milestones

2000

Starred in a Pasadena Playhouse production of "The Glass Menagerie"

1997

Returned to series TV as co-star in the sitcom "Dharma and Greg" (ABC)

1997

Had featured role as Cameron Diaz's mother in P J Hogan's "My Best Friend's Wedding"

1995

Portrayed the matriarch on the short-lived ABC drama series "The Monroes"

1978

Feature debut, "Killer's Delight"

1976

Primetime series debut as co-star of "Rich Man, Poor Man--Book II" (ABC)

1975

Relocated from New York City to Los Angeles

1970

Played Lenore Moore on the NBC soap "Another World"

1969

Played Nancy Condon in the ABC daytime drama "A World Apart"

1968

TV debut in "Macbeth" (syndicated)

1968

Broadway debut as Elizabeth in "Jimmy Shine", starring Dustin Hoffman

1960

Worked as a Playboy bunny in NYC while attending collge

Starred in title role of "Julie Farr, M.D." (series was originally called "Having Babies"); won Emmy nomination

Co-starred in the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"; cast as Maggie Gioberti

Played role of Julie Farr in TV-movie sequels/series pilots "Having Babies II" and "Having Babies III" (ABC)

Played Kathleen, the love interest to George Carlin on the sitcom "The George Carlin Show" (Fox)

Appeared as Lois on "It's a Living" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources give 1944 as the year of Ms. Sullivan's birth

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Active in charity work throughout her career, Sullivan has volunteered her time to "Save the Children", the Los Angeles Mission, the Foundation of Hospice and Homecare and Easter Seals. For her charity work, Sullivan received the American Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year Award.

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In the mid-1980s, she was the TV commercial spokesperson for Tylenol.

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