• Susan Fallender was born on 30 November 1957 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California USA
• She is an actress best known for her role in the 1983 Oscar-nominated movie “Trading Places”
• She is married to Charles Shaughnessy, with whom she has two daughters
• Her hobbies include sailing, swimming, diving, and reading
• She is 64 years old and has a net worth of over $200,000
Who is Susan Fallender?
Susan Fallender was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 30 November 1957, in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Jewish. She is an actress with 10 credits to her name, perhaps still known best for her role as Bunny in the 1983 Oscar-nominated movie “Trading Places”, starring Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, and Dan Aykroyd; the movie had five award nominations, including for Oscar Best Music, Original Song Score, and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score, in 1984, and won three.
Early life, family, and education
Susan was raised in North Hollywood, an eclectic neighborhood of Los Angeles, alongside her sister Deborah, who is also an actress, perhaps known best for her role as Nora Maines in the series “JAG”.
There is no information about their parents, including their occupations, however, it’s assumed that they prefer to keep their private lives a secret.
Susan attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1975, she enrolled at West Coast University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, then attended acting classes, where she met her future husband.
Roles in series
Susan made her first appearance on television in the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1991, portraying Romulan in this action adventure mystery, starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner; the series had 61 award nominations and won 36, including 18 Primetime Emmys.
In the following years, Susan portrayed Alien Tech in the Primetime Emmy nominated science-fiction adventure drama “Space Rangers”, and after that, she was cast to play Sharkey’s Mom in “Hypernauts” acting alongside Marc Daniel, Heidi Lucas and Glenn Herman; this was her most recent role on television.
Roles in movies
After she debuted in “Trading Places”, Susan made an appearance as Annie Johnson in “Clay Feet”, followed by her support roles as Nurse in “Laguna Heat”, and as Rose in “The Last Dance”. She acted in several short TV movies, and her most recent role was as Anna in the 2007 short movie “The Documents”, written and directed by Paul Haber.
Love life and relationships
Susan hasn’t been involved in any rumors or affairs, although she hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships; it’s widely known that she’s a married woman.
Her husband is Charles Shaughnessy – he proposed to her through a ‘phone call, explaining to the Chicago Tribune: ‘On a cold and rainy night in London, I went to the phone near Falls Station and called my girlfriend, Susan, in Los Angeles. At one o’clock in the morning, I proposed. When I asked her father for his daughter’s hand in marriage, he laughed so hard he dropped the phone.’ The two married on 21 May 1983, in the presence of their families, in a garden, under a chuppah, a canopy beneath which Jewish marriage ceremonies are performed.
They were both without a steady job, so they spent their honeymoon in the presidential suit in one of the Los Angeles hotels, and after the wedding, they moved into Susan’s parent’s house.
Susan gave birth to their first daughter Jenny on 18 March 1990, and they welcomed their second daughter Madelyn on 8 February 1995.
As of December 2021, Susan and Charles are still in a marriage, and live an apparently happy life with their daughters, in their own house.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Susan’s favorite hobbies is sailing with her husband, which they enjoy together most weekends – and she also likes swimming and diving.
In her spare time, she likes to read – her favorite writer is Khaled Hosseini, and her favorite books are “Sea Prayer”, “The Kite Runner”, and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”.
She has an Instagram account, which has been followed by over 300 people, on which she posts photos featuring her everyday life.
Age, height, and net worth
Susan is 64 years old, she has brown hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs) and is 5ft 4ins (1.65m) tall with vital statistics of 33-25-34.
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $200,000.
Who is Charles Shaughnessy?
Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 9 February 1955, in London, England; he holds British nationality, and his ethnicity is of Irish descent. He’s an actor with over 120 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his role as Shane Donovan in the series “Days of Our Lives”, which had 507 award nominations, including four for Primetime Emmys, and won 231 since premiering in 1965.
For his performance, Charles won three Soap Opera Digest Awards, two shared with Patsy Pease, which are Favorite Super Couple: Daytime and Favorite Daytime Super Couple on a Daytime Serial; he also won Outstanding New Actor in a Daytime Serial Award.
Charles was raised in London alongside his brother David, who is also an actor, by their parents, father Alfred who was the scriptwriter for “Upstairs, Downstairs”, a British television drama series, and their mother Jean Lodge who was an English movie, television, and stage actress.
Charles’ great-grandfather Thomas Shaughnessy was the 1st Baron Shaughnessy, and after Charles’ cousin Michael, the 4th Baron died, he inherited the title, so Charles is now 5th Baron Shaughnessy.
He attended Eton College, and upon matriculating in 1973, he enrolled at Magdalene College, at the University of Cambridge, from which he graduated with a law degree; he wrote a thesis on the House of Lords.
Charles made his acting debut in the series “Jury” in 1983, and during his acting career, has appeared in numerous television series and movies; one of his most notable roles was as Maxwell Sheffield in the series “The Nanny” starring alongside Fran Drescher and Daniel Davis; the series had 34 award nominations and won seven, including one Primetime Emmy.
In the series “The Bay” he portrayed Captain Elliot Sanders and his performance brought him Indie Series Award – Best Guest Actor-Drama, in 2015.
He is known as a voice actor too, voicing The Sheriff of Nottingham in the 2012 animated movie “Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse”, which brought him a nomination for Behind the Voice Actors Award Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short.
He voice was also heard in “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”, “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack”, and in video games such as “White Knight Chronicles”, “Homefront”, and “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning”, among others.
Charles’ most recent role on television was in the series “General Hospital”, and in the 2021 movie “The Magic”.
Charles is 66 years old, and has gray hair and blue eyes; he weighs around 170lbs (78kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.82m) tall.
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.