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Susan Hinshaw is an actor, writer and teacher, currently living in Los Angeles.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Washington, as well as an M.F.A. in acting from California State University at Fullerton.  Susan has acted on many stages in London, Seattle and L
os Angeles, and worked with many notable artists  including Barry Kyle (Royal Shakespeare Company), Michael Shurtleff, George Shadanoff (Chekhov Theatre), and Jose Quintero (Circle in the Square Theatre).   Among her favorite stage roles are Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, Karen in The Children's Hour, Emma in Betrayal and Le Marquis de Merteiul in Les Liasons Dangereus.  Susan recently appeared in the West Coast Premier of the new play (In the Wings) with Mariette Hartley.  Currently, Susan is touring her successful solo show, Nirvana, which she also wrote.   Susan’s most recent television and film work includes the hit ABC series “Desperate Housewives” and the film “Waitin'”.  She played the lead in the feature film “Future Murder” and in the break-out  hit, “Troops”.

Susan holds a certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA and has also written a number of plays.  She has written  a popular newspaper column in the Santa Clarita Signal, where she chronicles her perspective on daily life in the 21st century.   Susan is currently writing a new play about living life as a twin. 

Susan lives on the beach with her husband of twenty three years and their cat.  She shares her passion for theatre and the arts by teaching at College of the Canyons where she is a full professor of Theatre.   She also teaches workshops while on tour with her solo show.  Susan loves to travel and has been all over the world, including the British Isles, Africa, Egypt, Jordan, and Tahiti. 

Susan is a member of  Actors’ Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Women in Film and Women in Theatre.