Welcome to my my life...
Hi. Welcome to my Actor's page. My name is Suzanne Salhaney and I'm an Actress in Film/Television/Commercial and Print. I'm also a Voice Talent and most recently a Writer/Blogger. I'm not a huge fan of bios. Trust me, I know most of you hate reading them as much as I hate writing them...but I will. I'd much rather meet you in person and talk your ear off about how much I love acting and how gorgeous and totally cool my children are. Of course I would also brag about my newest venture...writing a BOOK.
Yes, 10 years in the making. It's going to be great so please stay tuned! Although I'd have to admit I'm scared to death. There would also be a bit of name dropping during our conversation about all the fabulous people I've met throughout this crazy journey of mine so please don't judge...lol.
I'm passionate about so many things in life. First, my lord and savior. My two incredible adult children, which are my biggest accomplishments. A son and daughter who inspire me daily and make me want to be a better person. I look at these gorgeous creatures and think, "I made them". My Mom, who is almost 94 and still around to tell the most amazing stories. I talk to her on the phone, every day. She's my best friend and confidant. Performing, dancing and music are in my blood. I adore food and love to entertain. I'm ethnic...we love to cook but love eating even more. As far as my cooking skills go...well I have to say I spend a lot of time pretending I know what I'm doing. Yes to college football, baseball and basketball. I can get lost in a good movie and am a huge dreamer and a day dreamer...
Born of Lebanese decent. I am the baby of the family. 5th daughter. Yes...there are 5 girls. My poor father. Welcome to my big crazy Lebanese family. My Father, JP (Mr. Clean as he was referred too) passed right before his 94th birthday, March 2012. My Mother, (Dottie or "hot dot" as I and my friends refer to her) is still around telling wonderful stories of our pasts. They both were larger than life. Strong personalities, tough, loving and surely could make you laugh. Wonder where I get my sometimes strong and intimidating personality from? I can honestly and humbly say that I attribute all my success and positive qualities to both of them. They are the most giving and thoughtful people I've ever known.
I decided at an early age I was destined to become a performer. My love and passion for the arts came early in life. I was enrolled in dance classes at age 4 and never stopped. The world of make-believe came easy. I spent my days "dreaming" creating all sorts of skits and plays for anyone who would watch. After high school I started my training in ballroom, theater arts, salsa, disco and contemporary dance, competing and choreography.
Having grown up in a family owned and operated business, my old fashioned values and hard work ethic were instilled by my supportive and loving parents. I'm not one to take NO for an answer and don't quit until the job is done. Rejection doesn't affect me. I see it as a challenge. I can be a glutton for punishment. I mean rejection is daily in this crazy business. You must have really thick skin.
Over the past 25+ years I've built a successful real estate company. I'm the CEO and managing broker of OpenHouseAtlanta Real Estate Group. I've always been told, "never quite your day job".
I placed my dreams on hold to start a family. After the kids left for college, I knew it was my time to get back into what I loved to do...and here I am.
Watch out world...here I come...