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First Year Connections

Susan Sullivan

'64, BA in Drama
Actress

Susan Sullivan

Two time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Susan is well known to television audiences for her starring roles in the long running hits Falcon Crest and Dharma and Greg. She also starred in the series It's A Living, Rich Man, Poor Man, Julie Farr M.D., The George Carlin Show, and The Monroes. Susan has just completed shooting a pilot for ABC's new hour drama Castle.

Born in New York, Susan attended Hofstra University on a drama scholarship. On Broadway, she starred in Jimmy Shine opposite Dustin Hoffman and in The Beauty Part. Off Broadway, she played the leads in The Fourth Wall and Buffalo Gal. She toured with the L.A. Threatre Works production of The Pentagon Papers. Her extensive list of regional theater credits includes Fifth Of July at the Mark Taper Forum, the National Touring Company's production of Uncle Vanya as well as The Three Sisters. She also appeared in Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and The Winter's Tale for PBS. She is a member of both the Matrix and Antaeus Theatre companies in Los Angeles.

In addition to her series roles, Susan has starred in numerous feature and made for television movies including The Incredible Hulk, Midway, and My Best Friends Wedding.

Susan is a founding member of the Celebrity Action Council at the Los Angeles Mission. She has served on the Board of the Felice Foundation and has been a spokesperson for the National Hospice Foundation and Save The Children.

Susan is bi-coastal, and shares her life with noted psychologist and author Dr. Connell Cowan and a couple of finicky feline friends.