Suzy Amis Cameron
Suzy Amis Cameron
|Other names||Suzy Amis Cameron|
(m. 1986; div. 1994)
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Amis Cameron 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. Amis Cameron 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. She 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 Dawson Calvert (Gloria Stuart). That same year, she starred in the Western Last Stand at Saber River and acted in the cult-classic Nadja. Amis Cameron retired from acting after her last screen appearance in the 1999 film Judgment Day.
In 2005, Amis Cameron co-founded MUSE School CA, a Reggio-inspired, independent, nonprofit school in the Calabasas, California, area north of Los Angeles, with her sister, Rebecca Amis, reported as the country's first vegan K-12 school with a 100% plant-based lunch program. Additionally, the school is zero waste and 100% solar powered, with Solar Sun Flowers designed by her husband, James Cameron.
In 2009, Amis Cameron founded Red Carpet Green Dress, a global initiative showcasing sustainable fashion on the red carpet at the Oscars. Collaborating with fashion brands such as Armani, Vivienne Westwood, and Reformation, the gowns and tuxedos have included vintage, recycled, repurposed and eco design. Previous campaign ambassadors include Emma Roberts, Priyanka Bose, Naomie Harris, Olga Kurylenko, Kellan Lutz, Sophie Turner, and Missi Pyle.
In 2014, Amis Cameron co-founded, with her husband, director James Cameron, and Craig McCaw, Plant Power Task Force, an organization focused on showing the impact of animal agriculture on climate change and the environment. Plant Power Task Force supported the first multi-country studies on global diets and climate change by the independent U.K.-based think tank, Chatham House: Livestock—Climate Change's Forgotten Sector and Changing Diets, Changing Climate. They also spearheaded the MyPlate MyPlanet initiative in spring 2015, a platform for hundreds of environmental and health organizations in support of linking health and the environment in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
In fall 2018, Amis Cameron published OMD: Swap One Meal a Day to Get Healthy, Live Longer, and Save the Planet, with Simon & Schuster's Atria Publishing Group; in 2019, the paperback edition, The OMD Plan: Swap One Meal a Day to Save Your Health and Save the Planet, was published. The OMD Plan was featured on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday in Fall 2019. The book inspired Oprah Winfrey to eat one plant-based meal a day.
Amis Cameron also launched the OMD campaign to promote plant-based food solutions to climate change, a multi-pronged effort to transform eating habits and the food system.
She also is a founder of Cameron Family Farms and Food Forest Organics, a plant-based café and market in New Zealand. Her farm in New Zealand supports regenerative agriculture using 500-600 cattle livestock to improve the soil and help carbon sequestration. In an interview with NZ media the Cameron couple assured the audience that his was merely a pathway for other NZ farmers in their eventual transition, for the planet, to plant based agriculture, without livestock. A vegan diet is, she explained, a healthier choice, despite their use of cattle on their land. A shortage of foreign labour during lockdown was another reason for keeping on the cattle, instead of making the transition to plant based agriculture as she and James Cameron had planned.
In 1986, she married actor Sam Robards, her co-star in Fandango, and son of Lauren Bacall and Jason Robards. Their marriage produced a son, Jasper, before their divorce in 1994.
It was amid speculation of an affair between her and Canadian film director James Cameron that Cameron and Linda Hamilton separated after two years of marriage, with Hamilton receiving a settlement of $50 million. Since June 4, 2000, Amis has been married to Cameron, whom she met while filming Titanic. In 2012, Amis and Cameron adopted a plant-based diet after watching the film Forks Over Knives. They live on an organic farm in Hollister Ranch. They are featured in Eating You Alive, a 2016 American documentary.
|1984||Miami Vice||Penny McGraw||Episode: "Heart of Darkness"|
|1987||The Big Town||Aggie Donaldson|
|1988||Plain Clothes||Robin Torrence|
|1988||Rocket Gibraltar||Aggie Rockwell|
|1990||Where the Heart Is||Chloe McBain|
|1993||Rich in Love||Rae Odom|
|1993||The 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|
|1995||The 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||The Ex||Molly Kenyon|
|1997||Titanic||Lizzy Calvert||Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|1997||The 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|
|1999||Judgment Day||FBI Agent Jeanine Tyrell||Direct-to-video release|
|2014||Deepsea Challenge 3D||Herself||Documentary|
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actor Suzy Amis in 1962 (age 57)
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- "Curried kale cakes for My Plate, My Planet". CSMonitor.com. 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
- Winfrey, Oprah (2019-10-14). "Oprah Talks to Suzy Amis Cameron About the Benefits of Eating One Plant-Based Meal Every Day". Oprah Magazine. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
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- "James Cameron explains dairy cows on Wairarapa farm". Rnz.co.nz. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
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- Ghosts of the Abyss DVD – Special Features
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- Ghosts of the Abyss DVD – Special Features
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The turn happened, Amis Cameron says, when the couple went vegan in 2012 after watching the documentary Forks over Knives.
- 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.
- Boone, Lisa (2013-10-11). "Suzy Amis and James Cameron's 100-acre mini farm near Santa Barbara". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
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