Originally from South Africa, Suanne began her career in television by hosting a travel series Bon Voyage which won her The Star Tonight Award for Television Excellence making her a household name. A regular fixture on the red carpet, Suanne co-hosted the Miss World pageant for 2 years. After what was meant to be a brief visit to the USA, Suanne moved to Los Angeles and spent the next 10 years there. Television highlights during this time include Prowler (CBS) directed by Academy Award Winner Peter Bogdanovich, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (FOX), Just Shoot Me(NBC), Wings (NBC), FX-The Series (The CW) and Goddess Hathor in the immensely popular series Stargate SG-1 (MGM and SKY).
Theatre credits during this time include Private Lives (Fleur Du Cap Best Actress Nomination), Offbeat Broadway (Fleur Du Cap Best Actress in a Musical Nominee), The Secret Lives of Henry And Alice, Lend Me A Tenor, Bedside Manners, Things We Do For Love (Best Actress Nomination), A Slice Of Saturday Night, Nunsense and a 6-month stint with The Groundlings Improv Comedy Group in Los Angeles. With the guidance of her mentors at The Groundlings, Suanne began to explore the world of stand up. Her debut act won the Funny Bones Award. Suanne returned to her hosting roots for a while in LA and hosting highlights during this time include The 67th Academy Awards, The Spirit Awards for Independent Film, The West Wing Live (NBC) as well as being the entertainment correspondent for Singapore Today.
Since moving to the UK theatre credits include Tanya in Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales, West End), Ranyevskaya in The Cherry Orchard (OnStage Award Best Actress, Union Theatre) Maria Callas in Onassis (The Novello, West End), Fraulein Kost in Rufus Norris’ Olivier winning production of Cabaret (West End and UK number 1 tour), Fanatical (SYFY Award Favourite Theatre Performer 2018, The Playground Theatre) Vice-The Revenger’s Tragedy (Soho Theatre), Bernada Alba (Union Theatre) Sailing Somewhere (National Theatre Studio), Easy To Love (BAC), Carnival of The Animals (Riverside Studios) Daisy Pulls It Off (Official Nomination Best Actress, Gatehouse), Cougar -The Musical (Coventry), I Have Life (Theatre on The Square), Mamma Mia (The Novello Theatre, West End) for the 20th anniversary and most recently Suanne’s first one-woman show- Sailing Somewhere (Sunday Telegraph Pick of London, Zedel.)
Recent film & television credits include Castle for Christmas (Netflix) The Princess Switch-Switched Again (Netflix), All The Things You Are (Dan Films), The Princess Switch (Netflix), Summer Of Rockets (BBC2), The Last Warrior (Disney), Bladerunner 2049 (Virtual version), Revealing Mr Maugham (BAFTA nomination, Swim Cinema), Un/Packing (Best Actress, SIF, Best Actress Nominee IOWF), The Girls Guide To Depravity (HBO), Red Dwarf XI (Sky & BBC America), Need For Speed (Independent Films) Survivor (Millennium Films) and A Winter Prince (Hallmark).
Additionally, Suanne is an accomplished voice artist who has voiced numerous campaigns. Most recently Lipton Tea, Nutraderm, Money Supermarket, The New York Times and Rolex.
Suanne lives in London and owns an artisan bakery and deli with her husband. When she isn’t performing, she can be found in the kitchen of the bakery working as the chef.