Suzy Amis Biography

Suzy Amis is an American environmental advocate, and also a former model and actress. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her life.

Suzy Amis
Quick Facts

Birthday: January 5, 1962

Nationality: American

Famous: Vegans Actresses

Age: 57 Years, 57 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Susan Elizabeth Amis Cameron

Born in: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: James Cameron (m. 2000), Sam Robards (m. 1986–1994)

father: Dave Amis

siblings: Charlie Amis, Dave Amis, Page Amis, Rebecca Amis, Scott Amis

children: Claire Cameron, Elizabeth Rose Cameron, Jasper Robards, Quinn Cameron

U.S. State: Oklahoma

City: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Susan Elizabeth Amis Cameron is an American environmental advocate, and also a former model and actress. Born in Oklahoma City in the US, she initially began her career as a Ford model. She made her film debut at the age of 23, playing a supporting role in the comedy film 'Fandango'. Directed by Kevin Reynolds, the story revolved around the lives of a few students at the University of Texas. The film was loved and appreciated by critics. Over the years, she appeared in several other films, such as 'Where the Heart Is' and 'The Usual Suspects'. She then appeared in the blockbuster 'Titanic', portraying the granddaughter of the female lead character. Directed by James Cameron, the film was one of the biggest hits of the century. It won a total of eleven Oscars. Two years later, she appeared in 'Judgment Day' which was the last work in her acting career. Apart from acting, she is also known for several ventures concerning environmental issues. She is the co-founder of the MUSE school which is a nonprofit school situated in California. It is reported to be the country's first vegan K-12 school.

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Suzy Amis
Childhood & Early Life
  • Susan Elizabeth Amis Cameron was born on 5th January 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the US. Her father Dave Amis was the owner of the Amis Construction Company and Downtown Airpark located in Oklahoma City. However, not much is known about her childhood and parents.
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Career
  • Suzy Amis initially worked as a Ford model before making her film debut in the 1985 comedy film ‘Fandango’, directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film was a commercial failure. However, Amis was appreciated by the audience and critics. She then played a main role in the 1988 drama film ‘Rocket Gibraltar’, which dealt with the personal life of a retired Hollywood screenwriter.
  • She appeared in the films ‘Where the Heart is’ (1990) and ‘Rich in Love’ (1993). Both the films were commercial failures. She earned her first award nomination in 1993 for her performance in the film ‘The Ballad of Little Jo’.
  • After appearing in films, such as ‘Two Small Bodies’ (1993) and ‘Blown Away’ (1994), she appeared in the Oscar winning film ‘The Usual Suspects’, released in 1995. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film is remembered for having one of the most celebrated plot twists in the history of world cinema. The film won Amis her first award.
  • Over the years, she acted in films such as ‘One Good Turn’ (1996) and ‘The Ex’ (1997). Amis played a supporting role in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ in 1997, which can be considered the most significant work of her career. One of the most famous films in the history of world cinema, the film was also a monumental success commercially and won several Oscars.
  • After the success of ‘Titanic’, Amis appeared in a few films such as ‘Last Stand at Saber River’ and ‘Firestorm’. In 1999, she played a supporting role in the sci-fi action film ‘Judgment Day’, after which she put an end to her acting career.
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Major Works
  • ’The Usual Suspects’, a 1995 American mystery film directed by Bryan Singer, is one of the major works in Suzy Amis’ career. The film follows the interrogation of a small-time conman by an American customs agent. Gradually the whole story narrated by him becomes too complex to follow. With Amis in a supporting role, the film starred actors Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio del Toro and Kevin Pollak. It was a commercial success and was also praised by critics. It won several awards including two Oscars.
  • ‘Titanic’, the super hit romance disaster film, can be regarded as the most significant work in Amis’ career. Directed by famed Hollywood director James Cameron, the film was a fictionalized account of the famous sinking of the RMS Titanic. The film also explored the story of two youths from different social classes who fall in love during the voyage. The film was a huge commercial success and grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. It was nominated for fourteen Oscars out of which it won eleven.
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  • Amis played a significant role in the TV film ‘Last Stand at Saber River’. The film was based on a 1959 novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. Featuring Suzy in a main role, the film also starred Tom Selleck, David Dukes, Haley Joel Osment, and Rachel Duncan. The film won two awards as well.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 1993, Suzy Amis earned a nomination for ‘Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead’ for her role in the film ‘The Ballad of Little Jo’.
  • In 1995, she won the ‘National Board of Review’ Award for Best Cast for her role in the Oscar award winning film ‘The Usual Suspects’.
  • Her role in the 1997 blockbuster ‘Titanic’ earned her a nomination for ‘Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’.
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Personal Life
  • Suzy Amis married American actor Sam Robards in 1985. They have a son, Jasper. The couple eventually divorced after eight years of marriage.
  • In 2000, Amis married the famous American filmmaker James Cameron. The couple has three children, Claire, James, and Elizabeth.
  • Suzy Amis and her husband, James Cameron, are both vegans, and they are also involved in actively promoting it.
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