Suzy Amis

Actor, Model
Former model who was introduced on TV's "The Merv Griffin Show" as 'The Face of the Eighties' by modeling agency head Eileen Ford. After making her film debut as the object of Kevin Costner and Sam Robards' attentions ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Firestorm 1998 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Cadillac Ranch 1997 (Movie)

C J Crowley (Actor)

The Ex 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

Lizzy Calvert (Actor)

One Good Turn 1996 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Nadja 1995 (Movie)

Cassandra (Actor)

The Usual Suspects 1995 (Movie)

Edie Finneran (Actor)

Blown Away 1994 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Two Small Bodies 1994 (Movie)

Eileen Mahoney (Actor)

Rich in Love 1993 (Movie)

Rae Odom (Actor)

The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 (Movie)

Little Jo Monaghan (Actor)

Watch It 1993 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Where the Heart Is 1990 (Movie)

Chloe (Actor)

Twister 1989 (Movie)

Maureen Cleveland (Actor)

Plain Clothes 1988 (Movie)

Robin Torrence (Actor)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

Aggie Rockwell (Actor)

The Big Town 1987 (Movie)

Aggie Donaldson (Actor)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Dead By Midnight (TV Show)

Actor

Judgment Day (TV Show)

Actor

Last Stand at Saber River (TV Show)

Actor

The Beneficiary (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Former model who was introduced on TV's "The Merv Griffin Show" as 'The Face of the Eighties' by modeling agency head Eileen Ford. After making her film debut as the object of Kevin Costner and Sam Robards' attentions in "Fandango" (1985), Amis won a 1986 Theatre World Award for her off-Broadway debut in "Fresh Horses". Since then, she has shown a certain independence in her project choices that belies her former image. She has played in films ranging from "Plain Clothes" (1988) to John Boorman's "Where the Heart is" (1990). Her two largest roles to date have been in the independently produced features "To Small Bodies" (1993), Beth B.'s tense look at relationships co-starring Fred Ward, and "The Ballad of Little Jo" (1993). In the latter she played the title character, a 19th century woman who cross-dressed in order to live her life in the Old West. Amis appeared briefly as a lawyer involved with Gabriel Byrne in "The Usual Suspects" (1995) and was the granddaughter of shipwreck survivor Rose (Gloria Stuart) in James Cameron's "Titanic" (1997).

Relationships

James Cameron Actor

Husband
Cameron directed Amis in "Titanic" (1997) Married on June 4, 2000 near Malibu, CA

Sam Robards Actor

Husband
Met while filming "Fandango" (1985)

Jasper Robards

Son
born in April 1990 father, Sam Robards

Milestones

1997

Had small role as Rose's granddaughter in "Titanic"

1993

Starred in the independent Western "The Ballad of Little Jo" as a woman who masquerades as a man

1986

Off-Broadway stage debut, "Fresh Horses"

1985

Screen acting debut in "Fandango"

1982

Returned to New York after three years of modeling in Europe

1980

Aunt submitted photo to model agency head Eileen Ford who introduced her on "The Merv Griffin Show" as 'The Face of the Eighties'

Reputedly offered role in first film she auditioned for ("Blame It on Rio" 1984); turned it down because of nudity

Worked as model in Paris during summer vacation and first five months of senior year in high school

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