Raised in southern New Jersey, Suzanne DeLaurentiis was a singer, dancer and actress from an early age. She worked on and oﬀ Broadway, and studied Opera at Carnegie Hall with the famous Carlo Menotti. She established a successful singing career in her teens, following in the footsteps of her cousin and mentor, 50’s superstar, Frankie Avalon.
In her early 20’s, Suzanne opened her own production company, writing, producing and directing feature ﬁlms and television. Throughout her 40-plus years as a ﬁlmmaker, Suzanne has been involved with over one hundred productions, and has been honored with many prestigious awards. In 2002, the Marco Island Film Festival honored Ms. DeLaurentiis with their esteemed Terry Scarlett Award for Filmmaking, in 2003 the Palm Beach International Film Festival presented her with The Distinguished Founders Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, in 2007, Suzanne received the prestigious Opal Award from Women in Film and in 2008, The Hollywood Fame Awards honored her for her lifetime achievement for music in independent ﬁlms.
In addition to her numerous awards and productions, Ms. DeLaurentiis has also taken part in historical litigation in cases relating to both union issues and distribution. She has fought successfully, protecting the rights of independent ﬁlmmakers.
In 2006, Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions independently produced the award winning, 10th & Wolf, a multi-million dollar, award winning maﬁa drama. She will be an ex producer on the Feature ﬁlm RIZZO written by Stephen Rivele starring Vince Vaughn.
Suzanne is currently in pre-production for two, true-life, epic feature ﬁlms, Triangle and The Spear of Destiny, both written by Oscar nominated Screenwriter, Stephen Rivele, Some of her other independent ﬁlm titles include A Month of Sundays, Middleton Christmas, Reeds Point, They Crawl Beneath, Wedding Day, Shut Up and Kiss Me, Lost Revolution, The Dark Tourist, Black Gold, Area 407, Stone Markers, How Sweet It Is, and Buried Lies.
Her television credits also include Pet Doctors of Atlanta, Soul Fire Rising, and Stone Markers, Suzanne’s Saturday Night Scares and Very Frightening Tales. Suzanne is currently in pre production for a television series entitled, The Save, and comedy series, On All Fours and a historical Wilderness Road.
Suzanne devotes much of her spare time to veteran charities raising money and awareness. In 2010, Suzanne received a Commendation Metal from the United States military in recognition of her services to veterans.