Susan Downey Wiki: Producer, Net Worth, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ & Facts About Robert Downey Jr.’s Wife

Here is all you have always wanted to know about the prolific American film producer, Susan Downey, who doubles as the darling wife of Robert Downey Jr.

About Susan Downey, Wife Of Robert Downey Jr.

Born on the 6th of November 1973, Susan Downey, a native of Schaumburg, Illinois was originally christened Susan Nicole Levin before her marriage to Robert Downey Jr. in 2005 which necessitated the change of her name. Susan Downey’s father, Eliot Levin is a successful businessman while Susan Downey’s mother, Rosie, worked as a member of the PTA. Susan Downey completed her high school education at Schaumburg High School, Illinois in 1991 at the age of 18. She was introduced to the acting business by her father and she became fascinated with film business at the tender age of 12. It was this special interest in the movie business that prompted Susan Downey to relocate to California so she could attend the prestigious University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts where she later earned a degree in movie production. She graduated summa cum laude, and soon after she began her career working first as the overseer at Threshold Entertainment. This was the company that produced the renowned ‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Mortal Kombat: Annihilation’ films respectively.

Susan Downey’s Career Life

Moving on from her role at Threshold Entertainment, Susan Downey became a Co-President of Dark Castle Entertainment as well as the Executive Vice President of Production at Silver Pictures around the same time in 1999. During her tenure in these positions, Susan Downey presided over the production of some well-known feature films such as ‘Swordfish’ and ‘Thir13en Ghosts.’ But as a movie producer proper, Susan Downey’s debut work is ‘Ghost Ship,’ a movie which Susan Downey co-produced with Joe Silver and Robert Zemeckis in 2002. Susan Downey also co-produced another work ‘Cradle 2 the Grave’ before she started being a sole producer of movies. ‘Gothika’and ‘House of Wax’ were among the first works single-handedly produced by Susan Downey. ‘Gothika’ which was produced by Susan Downey later became a thriller. Other movies which had Susan Downey as their producer include ‘The Brave One’ which was a psychological drama; ‘RocknRoller,’ a comedy by Guy Ritchie, and ‘Orphan,’ which was a horror film. Orphan featured Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga. Just in case you haven’t seen ‘The Book of Eli, it’s a drama about latter-day events. It was also Susan Downey that produced it. She was also the producer of the epic film ‘White0ut.’ Her latest movie produced is ‘The Judge’ which was released in 2014.

Susan Downey And The Sherlock Holmes

It was during the time that Susan Downey was working on producing a crime movie titled RocknRoller for ‘Guy Ritchie’ that her husband, Robert Downey Jr. paid her a visit in her office and got to know that Ritcher had a plan to release another movie called ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ The content of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ attracted Susan Downey’s husband so much that he requested through his wife to be made the lead actor. His request was granted after a meeting between Ritchie and Susan Downey and that meant the couple would be working together on a project which was going to take some time to be completed. That plan became ingenious as it meant that the couple wouldn’t have to miss each other since both were had roles to play in the same project. As things turned out, Sherlock Holmes became widely accepted by the public and as of today, no single work has brought as much money as Sherlock Holmes has to the couple’s bank accounts. That aside, Robert Downey Jr. won his third Golden Globe Award based on his role in said movie. While accepting the award, Robert thanked Susan Downey, his wife for the role she played in getting him a chance to feature in the movie.

Susan Downey’s Relationship And Net Worth

‘Gothika’ was the first movie to be solely produced by Susan Downey and it was said to be the meeting platform for her soon-to-be husband and herself. Robert Downey was finalizing the process of divorcing his first wife named Deborah Falconer when they met. At first, Susan Downey was skeptical of Robert’s romantic advances because of the latter’s job which has to do with acting. But just a few hours before Susan Downey turned 30, Robert proposed to her and the deal as it was, was sealed
Two years after, precisely the 27th of August, 2005, they were married. Susan Downey and her husband have two children named Exton Elias Downey (son) and Avri Roel Downey (daughter). Prior to the birth of the second child, Robert in his excitement would always announce on his Instagram and Facebook platforms of the expected day of his daughter’s delivery. Susan Downey is no doubt, a very rich woman. Her net worth has been estimated to be around $12 milion dollars. And the fact that Susan Downey is still in business suggests a potential increase in her net worth if she keeps keeping the flag flying. Currently, Susan Downey has stopped working for people because she and her husband now run a film business called Team Downey where notable movies have been billed to be soon produced.

Closing Remarks

Susan Downey, producer of ‘The Judge’ and wife of Robert Downey Jr. is indeed a woman of many parts. Susan Downey has managed to combine her career life with the everyday task of being a wife and mother and that perhaps is why her marriage is still intact to date. Just to mention, Susan Downey is Jewish and her wedding to Robert was conducted according to the Jewish tradition. Photos of the wedding are available on her Instagram page. Susan Downey keeps doing everything a good woman should do to bring the hero out of her husband, a fact Guy Ritchie would later come to acknowledge.