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Susan Dey is an American actress who has been gracing the silver screen since the early seventies and became famous for playing Laurie Partridge on the sitcom The Partridge Family and as Grace Van Owen on the L.A. Law – a drama series which was on air for six years (1986 – 1992).
Dey is a three-time Emmy Awards nominee and six-time Golden Globe Awards nominee, scroll down to discover other detailed information about this sensational actress.
A little bit about her bio, Susan Dey was born on December 10, 1952, as Susan Hallock Dey in Pekin, Illinois. She attended Columbus Elementary School Thornwood, New York, and Fox Lane High School where she was actively involved in the school’s drama club and participated in several school plays, this obviously nurtured her interest and love for acting.
Before starting her acting career, Susan Dey did a little bit of modelling, having been encouraged by her grandmother who sent her picture to a modelling agency, she got signed to a professional contract and modelled for several magazines, including Seventeen, American Girl, and Simplicity.
She started acting in the television series The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974. She made her film debut in 1972 in the movie Skyjacked alongside Charlton Heston.
In 1977, she appeared on the short-lived sitcom Loves Me, Loves Me Not. In the same year, she was on the television movie Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night, and also in the movie First Love, directed by Joan Darling.
In 1981, she co-starred with Albert Finney in Looker – a science-fiction movie written and directed by Michael Crichton. She starred in Echo Park as a struggling waitress-actress who had to take up a job as a stripper and as a deputy district attorney who later became a judge in L.A Law.
In 1992, she hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, that same year, she co-starred in the sitcom Love & War and remained on the show till she got replaced in 1993. She produced and starred in Lies & Lullabies which was later released on DVD as Sad Inheritance.
Between 1970 and 2004, Dey has starred in over thirty films and television drama series. Here are some of them:
|1973||Terror on the Beach||DeeDee Glynn||Television movie|
|1975||Cage Without a Key||Valerie Smith||Television movie|
|1977||Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night||Rowena Harper||Television movie|
|1978||Little Women||Jo March||Television miniseries|
|1980||The Comeback Kid||Megan Barrett||Television movie|
|1983||Malibu||Linda Harvey||Television movie|
|1984||Love Leads the Way||Beth||Television movie|
|1987||The Trouble with Dick||Diane|
|1992||Bed of Lies||Vicky Daniel|
|1993||Lies and Lullabies||Christina Kinsey||Television movie|
|1994||Beyond Betrayal||Joanna/Emily Doyle||Television movie|
|1995||Deadly Love||Rebecca Barnes||Television movie|
|1995||Blue River||Mrs. Sellers||Television movie|
|1997||Bridge of Time||Madeleine Armstrong||Television movie|
|2002||L.A. Law: The Movie||Grace Van Owen||Television movie|
Dey won her first award (Golden Globe) in 1988 for a leading role in a drama series, she also got an Emmy nomination for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1987, 1988, and 1989 respectively.
- 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Nominee
- 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Nominee
- 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Nominee
- 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Winner
- 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Nominee
She is also involved in some kind of humanitarian work, she has served as a board member of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center and co-narrated a documentary on campus rape with Corbin Bernsen.
Susan Dey’s Net Worth
Dey has a net worth of $10 million. Her income is mostly from her acting career and probably from returns of the book “Dey’s Secrets on Boys, Beauty, and Popularity” which she was credited to have authored in 1972.
Susan Dey was married to Leonard Hirshan from 1976 to 1981 and they have a daughter together named Sarah (born 1978). She has been married to television producer Bernard Sofronski, since 1988. The couple has no children together, but Bernard has two children from his previous marriage with Myra Phyllis Tamarkin.