A relative fresher in the Hollywood scene, Susannah Flood has a good number of theatre and screen works to her credits. After several guest-starring roles on TV, Susannah got a major breakthrough with the new Shondaland obsession, For The People. Being her first lead role, the prosecutor character Kate Littlejohn on the NBC legal drama further thrust the talented and budding actress into the limelight. While it is no secret that Susannah Flood prefers to keep things under the radar, here are lesser-known facts and details about the fresh-to-screen face.
Susannah Flood Biography
Though a public figure, Susannah has not been generous with some of her personal details. While there are no public records of her exact birth date, parents, and family, we do know that the actress is a New Yorker who was raised in Manhattan. Flood had her high school education in Santa Monica and later went to the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated summa cum laude. Other than these, there are no other personal details about the actress that has been made public knowledge.
A proper thespian, Flood began her acting career on stage in 2016 with the Broadway production The Cherry Orchard, a revival by the Roundabout Theatre. She followed up with versatile roles in other off-Broadway productions such as Barrow Street Theatre’s Effect and Tribes, Scenes From A Marriage, New York Theatre Workshop’s Love & Information, Playwrights Horizons’ Mr. Burns, and The Public’s Delacorte Theater’s As You Like It.
Onscreen, you might recognize Susannah from her recurring work as Athena Bailey-Johnson on the popular NBC action-drama Chicago Fire. She has also guest starred on TV series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2015) and the supernatural/stoner comedy, Deadbeat (2016). Given how she effectively delivered and interpreted her previous roles, it came as no surprise when in 2018, Susannah landed her first major TV role as prosecutor Kate Littlejohn on ABC’s For The People.
The Shondaland legal drama chronicles a group of six new and young attorneys handling high-stake cases in one of the country’s most famous courts, the Southern District of New York.
Interestingly, Susannah Flood also has a radio credit. She is the voiceover for Laeticia Saltier on Julian Koster’s fictional radio drama podcast, The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air). The surreal variety show is a production by the NightVale Presents and WNYC.
Personal Life of the American Actress
The blonde-haired actress stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters). A goal getter and an over-achiever, Susannah Flood was an honorary student who was more interested in her studies than socializing and making friends. Thankfully, her strategy paid off when she graduated summa cum laude from UC Berkeley.
The American actress is quite athletic and was part of the Women’s Lightweight Crew while in college. Since she came into the limelight, many have been curious to get an inkling into Susannah Flood’s love life with conflicting speculations that she is perhaps secretly married or may never have been married at all. But given the actress’s private lifestyle, these details have remained a mystery. In fact, having played Anya Ooms, Caitlin Stasey’s love interest in the ABC drama For The People, the onscreen progressive chemistry between the girlfriends made many speculate that Flood is a lesbian in real life. Since Susannah has so far not gratified the speculations, we can only presume the lesbian role was only professionally delivered.
Apparently an indoor and reserved person, Flood indulges in several fun-loving activities. Among other hobbies, when she’s not working, Susannah Flood loves to swim and is a RuPaul’s Drag Race fan. In addition to that, she loves watching old movies and reading. Her favorite oldie is It’s A Wonderful Life while her favorite book is Middlemarch.
After several guest-starring roles, Susannah landed her first major job on NBC’s For The People which boasts of other new faces as well as some seasoned ones. Considered the expert among the legal team cast, Flood revealed that she had to read a lot of books and high profile cases in preparation for the role and to learn about the country’s judicial system. The actress admits that she was able to fit into the role well because the character intimidated and inspired her.