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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 How to with John Wilson (2020). She has been married to John Gillespie since November 10, 2001. She was previously married to Peter Sistrom. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Adaptation. Writer
Blue Crush Writer


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 2021 How to with John Wilson (TV Series documentary) (written by - 6 episodes)
- How to Be Spontaneous (2021) ... (written by)
- How to Remember Your Dreams (2021) ... (written by)
- How to Throw Out Your Batteries (2021) ... (written by)
- How to Find a Spot (2021) ... (written by)
- How to Appreciate Wine (2021) ... (written by)
 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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 2020 Animal Talking with Gary Whitta (TV Series)
Self - Guest
- Susan Orlean, Justin Roiland, The Elwins (2020) ... Self - Guest
 2019 The Booksellers (Documentary)
 2019 Página 2 (TV Series)
Self - Guest
- Episode #12.39 (2019) ... Self - Guest
 2019 Quan arribin els marcians (TV Series)
Self - Interviewee
 2016 FOUND (Podcast Series)
Self - Guest
- Susan Orlean's List: To-Do Part 1 (2016) ... Self - Guest
 2016 After Adderall
 2013 Retro Report (TV Series)
Self - Staff Writer, The New Yorker
- What Happened to Willy? (2013) ... Self - Staff Writer, The New Yorker
 2012 Literary Death Match (Video short)
Self - Reader
 2011 Overheard (TV Series)
Self - Interviewee
- Susan Orlean (2011) ... Self - Interviewee
 2011 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Self - Guest
- Susan Orlean (2011) ... Self - Guest
 2008 Texas Monthly Talks (TV Series)
Self - Interviewee
- Susan Orlean, Author (2008) ... Self - Interviewee
 2008 State by State (Video short)
 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Self - Author of 'Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend'
- You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008) ... Self - Author of 'Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend'

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend". ISBN: 1439190135, 1439190143 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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John Gillespie | See more »

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

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