Susie Hariet is a South African actress and singer, born on 22 December 1975, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She rose to public notice through being the wife of British actor Dan Stevens, known for his starring role in the movie “Beauty and the Beast”.
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Not much is known about Susie Hariet’s childhood, family and primary education. However, it has been disclosed that she moved to England in the early 2000’s to study acting. After her graduation Susie stayed in the country to pursue a career as a theater actress, and jazz singer.
Although the identity of Susie Hariet’s family is unknown, her husband Dan Steven has revealed that her mother is also an actress. Susie’s family still resides in South Africa.
ˋ OLD; event › Dan Stevens with her wife Susie Hariet at the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Los Angeles Premiere on March 2nd, 2017.–l'amore è nell'aria, quasi come la perfezione di questo scatto ✨
Actress & Singer
After her graduation Susie Hariet acted and sang in several plays and musicals in England. In 2007 she made her first professional acting appearance in “Worth”, a short film which was directed by Alexander Holt and written by Rainer Wiseman.
Then in 2010 she had a small role in the short movie “The Dark Room”; produced by Alexander Holt and Lance Roehrig, the film is centered on the story of Jay, a photographer with a dark past and a long history of flings.
Also in 2010 ,Susie Hariet appeared as Suze in another film by Alexander Holt, the successful romance-centered film “Forget Me Not”, starring Luke de Woolfson and Charlie Covell. The movie tells the love story which develops between a musician and a waitress. It
won the Independent Film Festival’s awards for Best Editing and Best UK Film. It was also rewarded at the Las Vegas Festival with a Golden Ace. To date this is the most important role in Susie Hariet’s career.
What Is She Doing Today?
Reportedly Susie Hariet currently works as a singing teacher. However, despite being the wife of a renowned actor, Susie keeps a low profile, and her social media accounts are private.
Famous Husband – Dan Stevens
Although Susie Hariet is a professional actress and singer, her husband has undoubtedly achieved bigger success in his career. Daniel Jonathan ‘Dan’ Stevens was born in Croydon, south of London, England. As both of his parents are teachers, he grew up in an educational-oriented environment. He attended the independent Kent-based school Tonbridge, where he became interested in acting, and started auditioning for various plays.
At 15 years of age he auditioned to appear in his school’s production of the classical Shakespearean tragedy “Macbeth”.
Despite his teachers’ judgement – they thought he was auditioning for a minor role – Dan was finally cast in the lead role, and starting what would become a promising career as an actor, by subsequently joining the National Youth Theatre: ‘In the oddness of the public school system, English and drama were my salvation’, he told TES Magazine. Other plays he acted in during his school years were “Henry IV, Part I” and “Murder in the Cathedral”.
After his high school matriculation, and as per his school’s drama teacher Jonathan Smith’s suggestion, Dan attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he majored in English Literature. During his university years, Dan Stevens joined the famous Dramatic Club Footlights and the theater club The Marlowe Society, with which, for the second time in his young career, he acted in the leading role of “Macbeth”.
Thanks to his role in this play, Dan caught the attention of Peter Hall, who invited him to join the cast of Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It”. This marked the start of Dan’s professional career as an actor, allowing him to perform in several theaters in the UK and the US.
In 2006, Dan made his TV debut in “The Line of Beauty”, and besides then playing the role of Lord Holmwood in BBC’s “Dracula”, Stevens also appeared in the network’s adaptation of the classic novel “Sense & Sensibility” by Jane Austen. He continued playing several roles on TV, until his big break in 2010 when he was cast to appear in “Downton Abbey”. His role as Matthew Crawley in this Emmy-nominated series brought Dan Stevens immeasurable fame, undoubtedly setting his path as a promising star.
Regardless of the success of the series, Stevens decided to leave “Downton Abbey” in 2012: ‘It was a bit of a shock for everybody’. He confessed to Buffalo News that the period after his exit from the series was full of uncertainty, not only professionally but also on a personal level -‘My wife was pregnant with our second child, and I didn’t know what was going to happen’.
Fortunately for him he found new professional opportunities after moving to New York, US. He debuted on Broadway in the cast of “The Heiress”, and made several memorable appearances on TV, and in independent films such as “The Guest” in 2014.
Steven was cast as David Charles Haller in the TV series “Legion” in 2017, though his most memorable role to date has been as The Beast in Disney’s live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast”, co-starring Emma Watson. Stevens has also appeared in the movies “Marshall”, “Apostle” and “Lucy in the Sky”.
How Did Susie and Dan Met?
Susie Hariet and Dan Stevens met at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, when she was acting in a musical and he was part of the cast of “The Romans in Britain”. Although they started going out together as friends, Stevens described their connection as ‘pretty instant’.
Not only was Dan caught by Susie’s beauty, her personality and sense of humor were important factors which attracted him, as he told The Daily Mail: ‘I suppose it was refreshing to meet someone who had the same level of bemusement about it as me,’ he said in reference to her cluelessness about British culture.
The couple dated for three years, finally marrying in 2009. The same year Susie gave birth to their first child, a daughter they named Willow. In 2012 Hariet and Stevens welcomed Aubrey, their first son, and in 2016 their younger daughter Eden was born.
As of late 2020, Susie Hariet has an estimated net worth of close to $1 million, which is the result of her work as a singer and actress.
Susie Hariet is a woman of white ethnicity who has slender build, beautiful red hair and blue eyes. Susie is 5feet 5ins (1.65m) tall, but her weight is unknown.
Susie is seven years older than her husband, who was born in 1982.
Susie is supportive of her husband’s career, he said in an interview: ‘I’ve been so lucky in that my wife has been incredibly understanding and supportive. Had that not been the case, things might not have been quite so easy.’
Although she doesn’t live in South Africa anymore, Susie and her family often visit Johannesburg and consider it their ‘second home’.
As per their children’s request, Susie and her husband watch “The Muppets” holidays every Christmas Eve: ‘that’s what we’ve done for the last eight years, and we’ll probably continue to do so,’ said Stevens in an interview with the show “Today”.
Although Susie Hariet maintains her social media accounts privately, her husband Dan often shares pics of her on his Instagram account.
Susie and her daughter Willow deeply appreciate Dan’s role in the movie “The Man Who Invented Christmas”: ‘(they) have seen it and they both really enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised by how much my seven-year-old got out of it,’ Stevens said in 2017 to the Star Magazine.