Suzy Amis Biography

Susan Elizabeth Amis Cameron is an American environmental advocate, former model, and actress. She began her career as a Ford model and made her film debut in the comedy film ‘Fandango’. She went on to appear in other films such as ‘Where the Heart Is’ and ‘The Usual Suspects’. However, she is best known for her role in the blockbuster ‘Titanic’. In addition to her acting career, she is also a co-founder of the MUSE school, the country’s first vegan K-12 school, located in California.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Susan Elizabeth Amis Cameron
  • Age: 61 Years, 61 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: James Cameron (m. 2000), Sam Robards (m. 1986–1994)
    • Father: Dave Amis
    • Siblings: Charlie Amis, Dave Amis, Page Amis, Rebecca Amis, Scott Amis
    • Children: Claire Cameron, Elizabeth Rose Cameron, Jasper Robards, Quinn Cameron
  • Quotes By Suzy Amis
  • Vegans
  • Height: 5’8″ (173 cm), 5’8″ Females
  • U.S. State: Oklahoma
  • City: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Childhood & Early Life

Susan Elizabeth Amis Cameron was born on 5th January 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the US. Her father Dave Amis was the owner of the Amis Construction Company and Downtown Airpark located in Oklahoma City. However, not much is known about her childhood and parents.


Suzy Amis initially worked as a Ford model before making her film debut in the 1985 comedy film ‘Fandango’, directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film was a commercial failure. However, Amis was appreciated by the audience and critics. She then played a main role in the 1988 drama film ‘Rocket Gibraltar’, which dealt with the personal life of a retired Hollywood screenwriter.

She appeared in the films ‘Where the Heart is’ (1990) and ‘Rich in Love’ (1993). Both the films were commercial failures. She earned her first award nomination in 1993 for her performance in the film ‘The Ballad of Little Jo’. After appearing in films, such as ‘Two Small Bodies’ (1993) and ‘Blown Away’ (1994), she appeared in the Oscar winning film ‘The Usual Suspects’, released in 1995. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film is remembered for having one of the most celebrated plot twists in the history of world cinema. The film won Amis her first award.

Over the years, she acted in films such as ‘One Good Turn’ (1996) and ‘The Ex’ (1997). Amis played a supporting role in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ in 1997, which can be considered the most significant work of her career. One of the most famous films in the history of world cinema, the film was also a monumental success commercially and won several Oscars.

After the success of ‘Titanic’, Amis appeared in a few films such as ‘Last Stand at Saber River’ and ‘Firestorm’. In 1999, she played a supporting role in the sci-fi action film ‘Judgment Day’, after which she put an end to her acting career.

Major Works

‘The Usual Suspects’, a 1995 American mystery film directed by Bryan Singer, is one of the major works in Suzy Amis’ career. The film follows the interrogation of a small-time conman by an American customs agent. Gradually the whole story narrated by him becomes too complex to follow. With Amis in a supporting role, the film starred actors Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio del Toro and Kevin Pollak. It was a commercial success and was also praised by critics. It won several awards including two Oscars.

‘Titanic’, the super hit romance disaster film, can be regarded as the most significant work in Amis’ career. Directed by famed Hollywood director James Cameron, the film was a fictionalized account of the famous sinking of the RMS Titanic. The film also explored the story of two youths from different social classes who fall in love during the voyage. The film was a huge commercial success and grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. It was nominated for fourteen Oscars out of which it won eleven.

Amis played a significant role in the TV film ‘Last Stand at Saber River’. The film was based on a 1959 novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. Featuring Suzy in a main role, the film also starred Tom Selleck, David Dukes, Haley Joel Osment, and Rachel Duncan. The film won two awards as well.

Awards & Achievements

In 1993, Suzy Amis earned a nomination for ‘Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead’ for her role in the film ‘The Ballad of Little Jo’.

In 1995, she won the ‘National Board of Review’ Award for Best Cast for her role in the Oscar award winning film ‘The Usual Suspects’.

Her role in the 1997 blockbuster ‘Titanic’ earned her a nomination for ‘Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’.

Personal Life

Suzy Amis married American actor Sam Robards in 1985. They have a son, Jasper. The couple eventually divorced after eight years of marriage.

In 2000, Amis married the famous American filmmaker James Cameron. The couple has three children, Claire, James, and Elizabeth.

Suzy Amis and her husband, James Cameron, are both vegans, and they are also involved in actively promoting it.

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