Suzy Amis Cameron

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Suzy Amis Cameron
Amis in 2017.jpg
Amis in 2017
Born Susan Elizabeth Amis
(1962-01-05) January 5, 1962 (age 55)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Other names Suzy Amis Cameron
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1984–1999
Spouse(s) Sam Robards
(m. 1985; div. 1994)

James Cameron
(m. 2000)
Children 4

Susan Elizabeth Amis Cameron (born January 5, 1962) is an American environmental advocate, a former actress, and a former model.

Career[edit]

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, opposite Kevin Costner. 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 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 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, non-profit 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.[1] Additionally, the school is zero waste and 100% solar powered, with Solar Sun Flowers designed by her husband, James Cameron.[2]

In 2009, Amis Cameron founded Red Carpet Green Dress, a global initiative showcasing sustainable fashion on the red carpet at the Oscars.[3] 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.[4][5][6]

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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

In Fall 2018, Amis Cameron will publish, OMD: Swap One Meal a Day to Get Healthy, Live Longer, and Save the Planet, with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group. She will also launch the OMD campaign to promote plant-based food solutions to climate change—a multi-pronged effort to transform eating habits and the food system.[10]

She is also a founder of Cameron Family Farms and Food Forest Organics, a plant-based café and market in New Zealand.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Since June 4, 2000, Amis has been married to film director James Cameron, whom she met while filming Titanic.[12] Amis and Cameron have three children: Claire (April 4, 2001), James Quinn (September 9, 2003, known by his middle name) and Elizabeth Rose (December 29, 2006). She also has a son, Jasper (April 30, 1990), with her first husband, Sam Robards.

In 2012, Amis and her husband adopted a plant-based diet.[13][14] They are featured in Eating You Alive, a 2016 American documentary.

Filmography[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metro.co.uk, Deni Kirkova for. "First ever vegan school in the US says you can't consume animals and care for the environment". Metro. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  2. ^ "James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron Unveil 'Solar Sun Flowers' Project". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  3. ^ Cameron, Suzy Amis (2016-03-19). "Designing Change: The History of Red Carpet Green Dress". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-09-15. 
  4. ^ Prudom, Laura (2015-02-20). "Eco-Friendly Fashion Reigns at Suzy Amis Cameron's 'Red Carpet Green Dress' Pre-Oscar Bash". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-15. 
  5. ^ "Red Carpet Green Dress is here to change the way you think of sustainable fashion". HelloGiggles. 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-09-15. 
  6. ^ "3 Celebrities Who Wore Eco-Fashion to the 2016 Oscars". Retrieved 2017-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Food Politics by Marion Nestle » My Plate, My Planet: Support Sustainability in Dietary Guidelines". Foodpolitics.com. 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  8. ^ Witt, Annick de. "People Still Don't Get the Link between Meat Consumption and Climate Change". Scientific American Blog Network. Retrieved 2017-09-15. 
  9. ^ "Curried kale cakes for My Plate, My Planet". CSMonitor.com. 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  10. ^ "Publishers Marketplace: Log In". www.publishersmarketplace.com. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  11. ^ "James Cameron snaps up organic empire". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  12. ^ Ghosts of the Abyss DVD – Special Features
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ 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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