Susan Downey is a well-known American based film producer. She is also known as the wife of famous Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr., and she is the co-founder and owns the film production house called “Team Downey.” Before becoming an American film producer, she worked and was the co-president of the entertainment production called “Dark Entertainment Production” and vice president of “Silver Picture Productions.” Susan Downey was born in Illinois, United States, on November 6th, 1973.
Susan Nicole Downey was born to a Jewish family in Schaumburg, Illinois, United States. Her parents were Rosie Levin (mother) and Elliot Levin (father). Her birth name was Susan Levin, and her father was a businessman. She went to a high school in her hometown named Schaumburg High School, and at the age of 12, she started dreaming of becoming a part of the film industry.
In her teenage years, her interest in working in the entertainment industry grew, and after graduating from high school in 1991, she moved to California, United States, to pursue her dreams. She was admitted to the University of South California, a school of cinematic arts where she learned arts and music.
Career Growth of Susan Downey:
After graduating from the University of South California, she started her career in the entertainment industry and got associated with Threshold Entertainment. She managed the production projects of films and TV shows of the company. Later in the 1990s, she took the position of Vice President in the ” Silver Pictures production company.”
She also took charge of the production house called “Dark Castle Entertainment,” which features horror and dark films. The company released many popular movies under the administration of Susan Downey. Her first debut film as a producer was released in 2003 named “Gothika.” Later she produced films like ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ‘House of Wax’ and many more.
Family Stories of Susan Downey:
Susan is the daughter of Elliot Levin, who was a Jewish businessman. He is of Irish descent. Her mother, Rosie T. Levin, was a housewife of Lithuanian descent. Not much information about Susan Downey’s parents is available, and she doesn’t like to disclose her personal life much.
Susan and Robert Downey Jr. met on the sets of the thriller film “Gothika,” produced by Susan in 2003. They first appeared as a couple on October 9th, 2003, in the premier of Robert’s musical album. Later in the same year, in November 2003, Robert Downey Jr proposed to Susan, and the couple got engaged.
The couple married in 2005 in a beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony and gave birth to Exton Elias Downey, their first son, on February 7th, 2012. On July 9th, 2014, they gave birth to their daughter, Avri Roel Downey.
Net Worth of Susan Downey:
As of 2023, the current net worth of Susan Downey is more than 20 million USD. Throughout her career, she has produced many films that were a huge success at the box office. Most of her fortune comes from the earnings of her and her husband’s production house, “Team Downey.” She was also the producer of films like “Sherlock Holmes” “Gothika” “The Judge.”
She was a part of this big Marvel film like ‘Iron Man 2”. Apart from earning in the entertainment industry, she also invested in several companies and real estate.
Lesser-Known Facts about Susan Downey:
- Susan Downey is a brilliant woman and is considered the Tony Stark in the Downey Family.
- Susan Downey did not like and vibed with Robert Downey Jr. at the first meeting in the sets of “Gothika.” But eventually fell in love with him.
- Susan Downey got rid of the bad habits in her husband, like drinking and addiction. He got his life back on track because of her wife.