Susan Lucci Biography
The most famous face in daytime television history, Susan Lucci has held audiences spellbound for years as the sexy, sassy, beautiful "woman you love to hate," Erica Kane on ABC-TV's All My Children. In May of 1999, she won the Emmy Award for "Best Actress," which was a historic moment not only for Lucci, but for all of television. From 2013 to 2016, Lucci played the wealthy and effervescent socialite Genevieve Delatour on the hit Lifetime series Devious Maids and played the role of Danica in the 2015 Academy Award nominated film, Joy. Susan was also the host and narrator of Investigation Discovery's highly rated series Deadly Affairs. On January 28, 2005, Susan Lucci received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her tremendous impact in the entertainment industry.
She has appeared in countless television series and competitions, including Hot in Cleveland, Army Wives, Dancing With The Stars, and Saturday Night Live. Her theater and cabaret credits include solo concerts across the country and nightclub performances opening for Regis Philbin. In her 1999 Broadway debut, Lucci starred as Annie Oakley in the revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, to glowing review. In March 2011, Lucci released her New York Times bestselling autobiography, All My Life with Harper Collins. In 2018, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announced a development deal with Susan Lucci for a mystery movie series based on the novel Charley's Web by Joy Fielding, in which Lucci will star and executive produce.
A successful entrepreneur, Susan Lucci boasts collections of hair care products, jewelry, shoes, lingerie, and accessories, as well as two fragrances and a personal microdermabrasion system. Susan is currently on QVC with the "Pilates PRO Chair," after having popularized "Malibu Pilates," the widely popular Pilates chair fitness program. In 2018, she launched a namesake line of active wear apparel called the "Susan Lucci Collection" with QVC. The Electronic Retailing Association has also recognized Susan for her achievements in direct response marketing with the DR Icon Award at the 2014 Moxie Awards Gala.
In addition, Lucci is actively involved with United Cerebral Palsy of NYC, and has worked with many other charities, including of Little Flower Children, Family Services of New York, the National AFib Campaign, the March of Dimes, AMDeC (Academic Medicine Development Company), the New York Cancer Project, and Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids.
Her countless honors and awards include: serving as the second woman in the history of the New York City Columbus Day Parade to serve as Grand Marshal (the first was Sophia Loren) and as an ambassador for the newly established National Women's Museum in Washington, DC; the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the New York City Gracie Award; the Muse Award for Women in Film & Television; the Italian Board of Guardians Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Disney Legends Award. She was inducted into the American Academy of Achievement Award and the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Lucci was also named one of E! Entertainment's "Top Entertainers of the Year," as well as one of Barbara Walters' "Ten Most Fascinating People." VH-1 has also named Lucci one of its "200 Top Icons of all Time."