After graduating from Bennington College, Suzanne Shepherd studied with Larry Arrick, Herbert Berghof and Sanford Meisner. For the past 43 years, Suzanne has been teaching and coaching actors and has been on the faculty of Trinity Square Conservatory, Hartman Conservatory, the Berghof Studio and her own studio in New York City.
Suzanne has directed at the Nederlander Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Trinity Square Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Whole Theatre and at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. As an actress Suzanne has played leading roles at The Roundabout, Yale Repertory, Long Wharf, Berkeley Repertory, Vineyard Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and many more major regional theaters.
Suzanne played Edie Falco’s mother on HBO’s The Sopranosand also appeared on Law & Order, Blue Bloods, One Life to Live, and Third Watch.
Suzanne’s film credits include: Goodfellas, Lolita, Requiem For A Dream, Mystic Pizza, Second Sight, Palookaville, Jerky Boys, Working Girl, Where is Kyra?, Furlough, Uncle Buck, Choke, Harold, Bullet, Jacob’s Ladder, Twilights Last Gleaming, Wormhole, A Dirty Shame, Trees Lounge, Living Out Loud, On The Run, and Never Again.