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Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean was born on October 31, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is a writer and actress, known for Adaptation. (2002), Blue Crush (2002) and State by State (2008). She has been married to John Gillespie since 2001. She was previously married to Peter Sistrom. See full bio »
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 2002 Adaptation. (book "The Orchid Thief")
 2002 Blue Crush (magazine article "Surf Girls of Maui")
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 2002 Adaptation.
Woman in Supermarket (scenes deleted)
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 2013 Retro Report (TV Mini-Series)
Herself - Staff Writer, The New Yorker
- What Happened to Willy? (2013) ... Herself - Staff Writer, The New Yorker
 2012 Literary Death Match (Video short)
Herself (Reader)
 2011 Overheard (TV Series)
Herself - interviewee
- Susan Orlean (2011) ... Herself - interviewee
 2011 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Susan Orlean (2011) ... Herself - Guest
 2008 Texas Monthly Talks (TV Series)
Herself - Interviewee
- Susan Orlean, Author (2008) ... Herself - Interviewee
 2008 State by State (Video short)
 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Interviewee
- You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008) ... Herself - Interviewee

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Novel: "The Orchid Thief" See more »

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Wrote for the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Globe, and the New Yorker. See more »

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