Suzie Léger is an Austrian-Canadian actress. She studied acting at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting Conservatory in New York and the Acting School Krauss, as well as Transmedia Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Suzie enjoys embodying female characters who fight through with inexhaustible willpower, never give up and can also master their fate with humor – seen in the Argentine-Austrian film Astronauts (acting, screenplay). For her portrayal as a single mother who pushes herself to her limits, she received several awards at international festivals and screened in competition at Diagonale’22. She also had a supporting role in the American TV pilot Cicatrix.
Her own Jewish family background also leads her to material that contributes a bit to coming to terms with the past. She is currently writing her second narrative short film, which tells the life stories of the forgotten and erased Jewish women artists under National Socialism in Vienna and reveals intimate insights into their everyday struggle against fascism in the German-speaking world. In this thematic complex, Suzie was part of the production The more it comes the more it goes by Israeli director David Maayan (Arbeit macht frei) at Hamakom Theater in Vienna.
Suzie is the founder of the punk rock band What Would Tilda Swinton Do (Fm4) and performed as its lead singer on the East Coast of the United States.
As an artist, she supports the Don’t Mess With My Rights project initiated by documentary filmmaker Tina Leisch. This brings Austrian youths together virtually with young people from the global south, who together make short films on children’s rights issues and show them at the This Human World Festival in Vienna.
For her work to date, she has been awarded the Ö1 Talentestipendium, a START grant for media art, a prize for the best short film at the Women’s Film Festival Vienna, and the main prize at the Now&After Film Festival in Moscow, as well as the Young Female Artist Award from Bildrecht GmbH.