New Yorker staff writer and non-fiction author known for her book The Orchid Thief, with was the inspiration for the movie Adaptation. She’s also written for Esquire and Rolling Stone.
She studied history and literature at the University of Michigan, after which she started writing for the Willamette Weekly in Oregon. She published her first book, Saturday Night, in 1990.
A 1998 article of hers, about a group of surfing girls, served as inspiration for Blue Crush. Her academic honors include a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, an honorary doctorate from Michigan, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
She was married to Peter Sistrom from 1983-1999. She married John Gillespie in 2001 and has a son and step-son.
Meryl Streep portrayed a fictionalized version of Orlean in Adaptation, a role that earned her a Golden Globe.
Susan Orlean Age
How old is Susan Orlean? She was born in 1955, she is 66 years old.
Susan Orlean Wiki
|Age||66 years old|
|Birthday||October 31, 1955|
Quotes by Susan Orlean
One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day.— Susan Orlean
What’s funny is that the idea of popularity – even the use of the word ‘popular’ – is something that had been mostly absent from my life since junior high. In fact, the hallmark of life after junior high seemed to be the shedding of popularity as a central concern.— Susan Orlean
My ace in the hole as a human being used to be my capacity for remembering birthdays. I worked at it. Whenever I made a new friend, I made a point of finding out his or her birthday early on, and I would record it in my Filofax calendar.— Susan Orlean
It seems that half the point of being in Miami Beach – particularly the northern end of South Beach – is to be observed by people-watchers like me, and the display along Ocean Drive during my visit was, as always, sublime.— Susan Orlean
I was never any good at remembering dates, but now I hardly have to. When the first bulb catalogs get delivered and the hens start laying again, that’s all the notice I’ll need to know that winter has passed.— Susan Orlean