Canadian born Susan Haskell got her bachelor's from Tufts University in 1985 before embarking on a career as a professional actress. In 1992 she originated the role of Marty Saybrooke on the long-running television soap opera One Life to Live, earning a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series two years later, and leaving the show in 1997. A turn as Lt. Cmdr. Jordan Parker on the series JAG follwed in 1998, though Haskell only appeared in a handful of episodes before taking on the role of Granya Thornhart on the daytime soap Port Charles in 2001. In 2008 Haskell rejoined the cast of One Life to Live, and in 2009 she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Began modeling on the advice of her hair dresser.
- Studied piano and flute at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
- Planned on a career in medicine until a college drama course turned her toward acting.
- Met longtime partner and fellow soap opera actor Thorsten Kaye when he played her love interest on the ABC soap One Life to Live.
- Originated the role of Marty Saybrooke on One Life in 1992; performance as the victim of sexual assault earned her a 1994 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
- Left One Life in 1997; returned in 2008 and subsequently won a 2009 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
- Is an ardent supporter of the Brain Injury Association and Canada's Campaign for Women in Shelter.