Suzy Amis

Suzy Amis
Amis in 2010.
Born Susan Elizabeth Amis
(1962-01-05) January 5, 1962 (age 52)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Other names Suzy Amis Cameron
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1984–1999
Spouse(s) Sam Robards (m. 1985–94)
James Cameron (m. 2000)

Susan Elizabeth "Suzy" Amis-Cameron (born January 5, 1962) is an American former film actress and former model.

Career

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Amis first worked as a Ford model before she began acting in the 1980s. She made her feature film debut in the 1985 comedy film Fandango, opposite Kevin Costner. Following Fandango, Amis next had roles in Rocket Gibraltar (1988), Where the Heart Is (1990), and Rich in Love (1993). In 1993, she appeared as Josephine "Jo" Monaghan in The Ballad of Little Jo. Amis later appeared in Blown Away (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995) and the blockbuster Titanic (1997) in which she played Lizzy Calvert, the granddaughter of Rose DeWitt Bukater (Gloria Stuart). That same year, she starred opposite Tom Selleck in the western Last Stand at Sabre River and acted in the cult-classic Nadja. Amis quit acting after her last screen appearance in the 1999 film, Judgment Day.

In 2005, Amis founded MUSE Elementary, a Reggio-inspired, independent, non-profit school in the Topanga, California area of Los Angeles.

Personal life

Since June 4, 2000, Amis has been married to film director James Cameron, whom she met while filming Titanic.[1] Amis and Cameron have three children: twins Claire and Quinn (April 4, 2001), and Elizabeth Rose (December 29, 2006). She also has a son, Jasper, with first husband, Sam Robards.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Fandango The Girl
1987 Big Town, TheThe Big Town Aggie Donaldson
1988 Plain Clothes Robin Torrence
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Aggie Rockwell
1989 Twister Maureen Cleveland
1990 Where the Heart Is Chloe McBain
1993 Rich in Love Rae Odom
1993 Watch It Anne
1993 Ballad of Little Jo, TheThe Ballad of Little Jo Josephine "Jo" Monaghan Alternative title: Little Man Jo
1993 Two Small Bodies Eileen Mahoney
1994 Blown Away Kate Dove
1994 Nadja Cassandra
1995 Usual Suspects, TheThe Usual Suspects Edie Finneran
1996 Cadillac Ranch C.J. Crowley
1996 One Good Turn Laura Forrest
1997 Ex, TheThe Ex Molly Kenyon
1997 Titanic Lizzy Calvert
1998 Firestorm Jennifer
1999 Judgment Day Jeanine Tyrell Direct-to-video release
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Miami Vice Penny McGraw 1 episode
1997 Beneficiary, TheThe Beneficiary Connie Roos Television movie
1997 Last Stand at Saber River Martha Cable Television movie
1997 Dead by Midnight Lisa Larkin/Dr. Sarah Flint Television movie

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • TCM Movie Database
  • AllRovi

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