Who is Susan Misner?
Susan Misner was born on 8 February 1971, in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, and is an actress, known for her appearances in 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 early-2020, Susan Misner’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful career in acting dating back to 1996. Apart from mostly television projects, she’s also worked on numerous films, mostly in a support roles.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Susan developed an interest in acting at a young age, while growing up in nearby Pompton Plains, New Jersey. She eventually pursued it in her mid-20s, 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 noted for the usage of actors who are not typically known for their singing ability. It is one of Woody Allen’s more critically successful films, despite it not doing well at the box office.
After a string of independent film projects, she found her way onto television, with guest roles in “Ed” and “Soul Man”.
In 1999, she had her first regular role, in the soap opera “One Life to Live” in which she played the role of Grace Davidson Buchanan for less than a year. The soap opera ran from 1968 to 2013, and is considered the first daytime show to feature a diverse cast, representing various socio-economic statuses as well as ethnic groups
Continued Acting Work
Susan then got more opportunities on television, and through the new decade consistently appeared on television in popular shows. Some of her guest works 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-convict who becomes an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). While the show had some potential, it ultimately failed due to a bad timeslot, and Fox making the mistake of airing the episodes in the wrong order, causing some problems in its continuity.
Her work continued with guest roles in “Vanished” and “Law & Order”, and she then had a recurring presence in 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 problems professionally and personally, especially since the occurrence of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In films Misner also had a few notable roles, including in “Chicago” which is an adaptation of the play of the same name, and starred Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger. She continued with the independent film work, including an appearance in “Two Weeks” which aired at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Nearing the 2010s, Misner appeared in “Gigantic” and “Tanner Hall”, the latter a coming-of-age story featuring four girls residing in a boarding school, and starring Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, and Georgia King. In 2011, she had a recurring role in “The Good Wife”, playing Simone Canning. The political series tells the story of the wife of a state attorney who becomes involved in a corruption and sex scandal. The show won numerous awards, and the cast received acclaim for their performances.
Concurrently she had a role in “Person of Interest”, produced by JJ Abrams, about a machine that collates information about possible terrorist attacks but gains sentience, leading to its creator to run operations on their own, recruiting presumably dead former special agents such as John Reese, portrayed by Jim Caviezel. Following that, she became one of the stars of “The Americans”, a show about two KGB agents pretending to be a married couple during the Cold War – the show was praised for its writing and acting, and ran for six seasons, winning several awards.
Misner appeared in “Blue Bloods” and “Gotham” as a guest before becoming a part of the first season of “Nashville” in 2013, a musical series about singers that reside in the Tennessee city. Her next notable project was in “Billions”, playing Terri McCue. The show is loosely based on several notable events including the battle of SAC Capital Advisors and the US Attorney for New York’s Southern District. It also tackled the story of the Salomon Brothers, and their market manipulation endeavors during the 1990s.
A few of his most recent projects include recurring roles in “God Friended Me” and “Jack Ryan” which is based on the Tom Clancy novels starring the character. She hasn’t done a lot of film work during this period, preferring the consistency of television roles.
Her last two films have been “Hope Strings” which starred Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones, and Meryl Streep”, which gained positive reviews, and “Being Charlie”, an independent film project starring Nick Robinson – he plays the role of an 18-year-old who struggles with drugs and family problems, and the rise of a love interest whom he meets while in rehabilitation.
Susan has been with her partner, producer Jonathan Bernstein since 1999. He is known for a few projects during the 1990s, including “About Sarah” and “Family of Spies”. She loves dancing and admitted that dance is the reason she got introduced into the acting profession. She first danced in various stage productions, admitting her love for Broadway musicals and performing in them. She is a very private person, not talking a lot about her family and life outside of work.