Who is Susan Misner?
Susan Misner was born on February 8, 1971 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, and is an actress, known for appearing on various television shows as a guest. Some of her most notable projects include “One Life to Live”, “Rescue Me”, “Gossip Girl”, and “The Good Wife”.
The Wealth of Susan Misner
As of the beginning of 2020, Susan Misner’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful acting career dating back to 1996. Besides mainly television projects, she has also worked on numerous movies, mostly in supporting roles.
Early life and career beginnings
Susan developed an interest in acting at an early age, growing up in nearby Pompton Plains, New Jersey. She finally continued it in her mid-twenties, with her film debut in “Everyone Says I Love You” in 1996, in which she had the role of a dancer. The film stars Julia Roberts and Edward Norton, and is known for using actors who are not typically known for their singing skills. It is one of Woody Allen’s more critically successful films, despite not doing well at the box office.
After a series of independent film projects, she found her way to television, guest starring in “Ed” and “Soul Man”.
In 1999 she had her first regular role, on the soap opera “One Life to Live”, playing the role of Grace Davidson Buchanan for less than a year. The soap ran from 1968 to 2013 and is considered the first daytime show to feature a diverse cast, representing different socioeconomic statuses as well as ethnicities.
Susan then had more opportunities in television and throughout the new decade she consistently appeared on television in popular shows. Some of her guest appearances included “Without a Trace”, “CSI: Miami”, and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.
In 2005, she had a recurring role in the series “Jonny Zero”, playing the character Eve. The show aired on Fox and follows the story of an ex-con who becomes an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). While the show had some potential, it ultimately failed due to a bad time slot, and Fox made the mistake of airing the episodes in the wrong order, causing problems in continuity.
Her work continued with guest starring roles on “Vanished” and “Law & Order”, and then she was a recurring appearance on the show “Rescue Me”.
The series aired on FX and tells the story of a firefighter living in New York City who deals with numerous issues professionally and personally, especially since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In movies, Misner also had a few notable roles, including in “Chicago‘, an adaptation of the play of the same name, starring Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger. She went on to do independent film work, including an appearance in ‘Two Weeks’ which aired at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
By the 2010s, Misner appeared in “Gigantic” and “Tanner room”, the latter a coming-of-age story featuring four girls living in a boarding school, starring Brie Larson, Rooney Mara and Georgia King. In 2011, she had a recurring role on “The Good Wife” playing Simone Canning. The political series tells the story of a prosecutor’s wife who becomes involved in a corruption and sex scandal. The show won numerous awards and the cast was praised for their performances.
At the same time, she had a role in “Person of Interest” produced by JJ Abrams, about a machine that gathers information about possible terrorist attacks, but gains sense, leading its creator to independently conduct operations and recruit presumed dead former special agents, like John Reese, played by Jim Caviezel. Then she became one of the stars of “The Americans”, a show about two KGB agents posing as a married couple during the Cold War – the show was praised for its writing and acting, and ran for six seasons and won several awards.
Misner appeared as a guest on “Blue Bloods” and “Gotham” before becoming part of the first season of “Nashville” in 2013, a musical series about singers living in the Tennessee city. Her next notable project was in “Billions”, plays Terri McCue. The show is loosely based on a number of notable events, including the battle between SAC Capital Advisors and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. It also covered the story of the Salomon Brothers and their market manipulation efforts in the 1990s.
Some of his most recent projects include recurring roles on “God Friended Me” and “Jack Ryan”, based on the Tom Clancy novels starring the character. She has not done much film work during this period and prefers the consistency of television roles.
Her last two films were “Hope Strings”, starring Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep”, which received positive reviews, and “Being Charlie”, an independent film project starring Nick Robinson – he plays the role of an 18-year-old struggling with drugs and family issues, and the emergence of a love interest he meets during his rehab.
Susan has been working with her partner, producer Jonathan Bernstein, since 1999. He is known for a few projects in the 1990s, including ‘About Sarah’ and ‘Family of Spies’. She loves to dance and admitted that dance is the reason she was introduced to the acting profession. She first danced in several stage productions, admitting and performing in her love of Broadway musicals. She is a very private person and doesn’t talk much about her family and life outside of work.