Suzy Amis

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Suzy Amis
Suzy Amis 2.jpg
Amis in 2010.
Born Susan Elizabeth Amis
(1962-01-05) January 5, 1962 (age 53)
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.


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 Saber River and acted in the cult-classic Nadja. Amis retired from acting after her last screen appearance in the 1999 film, Judgment Day

In 2005, Amis co-founded MUSE Elementary,[1] a Reggio-inspired, independent, non-profit school in the Topanga, California area of Los Angeles.

Red Carpet Green Dress[2][3] is a global initiative[4] showcasing sustainable fashion on the red carpet at the Oscars, founded by Suzy Amis Cameron.[1] In 2014, for the fifth anniversary of the founding of Red Carpet Green Dress, Olga Kurylenko wore a custom sustainable fashion gown.[1] The gown was designed by Alice Elia, a student at ESMOD.[1] whilst Kellan Lutz marked the introduction of a menswear category, wearing a tuxedo designed by Jomnarn Dul of Ekocycle made from recycled plastic. Other actors to participate in the project include Naomie Harris and Missi Pyle.

Personal life[edit]

Since June 4, 2000, Amis has been married to film director James Cameron, whom she met while filming Titanic.[5] Amis and Cameron have three children: Claire (April 4, 2001), Quinn (September 9, 2003) and Elizabeth Rose (December 29, 2006). She also has a son, Jasper (April 30, 1990), with first husband, Sam Robards.

In 2012, Amis and her husband and children adopted a vegan diet.[6][7]


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Miami Vice Penny McGraw Episode: "Heart of Darkness"
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
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
1993 Two Small Bodies Eileen Mahoney
1994 Blown Away Kate Dove
1994 Nadja Cassandra
1995 Usual Suspects, TheThe Usual Suspects Edie Finneran National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
1996 Cadillac Ranch C.J. Crowley
1996 One Good Turn Laura Forrest
1997 Ex, TheThe Ex Molly Kenyon
1997 Titanic Lizzy Calvert Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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
1998 Firestorm Jennifer
1999 Judgment Day Jeanine Tyrell Direct-to-video release

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  1. ^ a b c d Medina, Marcy (26 February 2014). "Olga Kurylenko to Wear Design for Red Carpet Green Dress". WWD. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
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  5. ^ Ghosts of the Abyss DVD – Special Features
  6. ^ Barclay, Eliza (2014-06-08). "James Cameron-Backed School To Terminate Meat And Dairy". NPR. Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. The turn happened, Amis Cameron says, when the couple went vegan in 2012 after watching the documentary Forks over Knives. 
  7. ^ Woods, Judith (2012-10-02). "Rare interview with director James Cameron: Titanic temper, Kate Winslet, and veganism". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2014-08-15. [James Cameron] drives a Toyota Hybrid that is a whole six years old and recently became vegan, along with his family of five children, aged from five to 23. 

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