• Born in 1958 in New Jersey, USA, Susan Mikula is an artist and photographer
• She attended Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, studying color theory
• Susan's career started in 1998 with a group show at State of the Arts ’98 Oregon
• She has exhibited her work at galleries across the US and published several photo books
• She is openly gay and shares a Massachusetts villa with her life partner, Rachel Maddow, with a net worth of $5 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 1, 1973
MarkShort hair
Fact"The Rachel Maddow Show" has been nominated by the Television Critics Association for "Outstanding Achievement in News and Information", and TRMS received a GLAAD award in 2010.

Who is Susan Mikula?

Born in 1958 in New Jersey, USA, Susan is an artist and photographer, but perhaps best known to the world as the life partner of the famous television personality, Rachel Maddow. The two met in 1999, and have maintained a romantic relationship ever since.

Susan Mikula Background and Education

Susan spent early childhood years in New Jersey, after which she moved to Hampshire College, in Amherst, Massachusetts, focusing her studies on color theory.

Career Beginnings

Susan’s career started in 1998 with a group show at State of the Arts ’98 Oregon, while the same year she also had her debut solo exhibition, entitled Lux in Tenebris, at Northampton Center for the Arts. However, after two years and a few other exhibitions, Susan decided to leave her career as a photographer aside, and focus on other things. She met her girlfriend in 1999 at her own yard; Rachel, as a part of dissertation work, had to complete several odd jobs, including working in someone’s yard, and it was destiny that brought these two women together.
To get back on Susan’s career, she returned to photography in 2007 and continued to use the same equipment, despite the major advancement of the photography. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop her from becoming one of the most-praised of photographers.

Rise to Fame

With her 2007 career resurgence, Susan slowly started taking over the American scene, exhibiting her work at The Boston State House, Massachusetts, then at CHC Gallery, New York City, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, and at Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown both in Massachusetts, among many other prominent galleries across the US, which only helped her increase her popularity and net worth.
Aside from exhibitions, Susan has also published several photo books, including “Susan Mikula, Photographs, 2008” in 2009, then “Susan Mikula, American Bond” in 2011, “u.X, Susan Mikula” in 2013, and “Susan Mikula, Kilo” (2017), the sales of which have also added to her net worth.

Susan Mikula Net Worth and Assets

Thanks to her newfound fame, Susan has earned her a decent amount in the last few years. Aside from sharing a big Massachusetts villa with her girlfriend, Susan, according to authoritative sources, she has a total net worth of $5 million.

Susan Mikula Sexuality and Relationship

Susan is openly gay, and ever since meeting Rachel, she has been nothing but a support in her career on TV. The two haven’t married until the present day, but that hasn’t stopped them from enjoying their relationship.

General Info

Full NameRachel Maddow
Date Of BirthApril 1, 1973
Height1.8 m
ProfessionAuthor, Commentator, Actor, Radio personality
EducationUniversity of Oxford, Stanford University, Castro Valley High School, Lincoln College, Oxford


ParentsElaine Maddow, Bob Maddow
SiblingsDavid Maddow
PartnerSusan Mikula, Susan Mikula


AwardsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis, Shorty Award for Best Journalist
NominationsGLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism - Segment, TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information, 45. Episode 45, 44. Episode 44, 43. Episode 43
TV ShowsThe Rachel Maddow Show

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#Marks / Signs
1Short hair
2Towering height


1If you're someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that's a sign of a life lived honorably.
2I think the [George W. Bush] administration has essentially been like, I mean, I like vegans, but it's like hiring a vegan to be your butcher. Like, if you have somebody who is really against the idea of providing you the service you've hired them for, they're going to be bad at providing that service.


1Her paternal grandfather was from a Jewish family from Ukraine and Lithuania, while her paternal grandmother was of Dutch (Protestant) descent. Her mother, whose family is from Newfoundland, Canada, has English and Irish (Catholic) ancestry.
2Her MSNBC documentary "The Assassination of Dr. Tiller" won a Gracie award in 2011. It covered the May 31, 2009, murder of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller, one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers, by Scott Roeder, 52, of Kansas City, Missouri.
3Maddow was honored by the Interfaith Alliance with the 2010 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom award.
4Maddow was named MSNBC political analyst in January of 2008.
5She first gained national prominence as a host on Air America Radio, where she worked from its inception in 2004. Prior to joining AAR, she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts.
6"The Rachel Maddow Show" has been nominated by the Television Critics Association for "Outstanding Achievement in News and Information", and TRMS received a GLAAD award in 2010.
7Maddow received a bachelor's degree in public policy from Stanford University. She earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship.
8Partner since 1999 of photographer Susan Mikula. Their first date was celebrated at a gun range.




Brother Nature2016Rachel Maddow
The Jim Gaffigan Show2015TV SeriesRachel Maddow
Alpha House2014TV SeriesRachel Maddow
House of Cards2014TV SeriesRachel Maddow
30 Rock2012TV SeriesRachel Maddow
The Ides of March2011Rachel Maddow


When I Came Home2006Documentary special thanks


Hating Breitbart2012DocumentaryHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
Meet the Press2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - MSNBC / Herself - Host, 'The Rachel Maddow Show'
Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio2012DocumentaryHerself
Howard Stern on Demand2012TV SeriesHerself
Day of Destruction, Decade of War2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Onion News Network2011TV SeriesHerself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHerself - Host MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show
The Assassination of Dr. Tiller2010DocumentaryHerself - Host
The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist2010TV MovieHerself - Host
Blueprint for Accountability: Working the Dark Side2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself
A Tribute to Arianna Huffington: Newhouse Mirror Awards2009ShortHerself
Ugly Betty2009TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHerself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2008TV SeriesHerself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2007TV SeriesHerself
Paula Zahn Now2007TV SeriesHerself
The Advocate Newsmagazine2006TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
Tucker2005TV SeriesHerself
American Morning2005TV SeriesHerself
America Undercover2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The View2009-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Rachel Maddow Show2009-2016TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Election Night Coverage2016TV MovieHerself - Anchor
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself
20 Stories That Shook the World in 20 Years2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Jeopardy!2016TV SeriesHerself - Video Clue Presenter
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV SeriesHerself
First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum on MSNBC2015TV SpecialHerself - Moderator
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - MSNBC Hostess
Late Show with David Letterman2009-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
WWE Tribute to the Troops2014TV SpecialHerself
Vote 2014: MSNBC Election Coverage2014TV MovieHerself - Host
P.O.V.2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Simpsons2013TV SeriesHerself
The Muslims Are Coming!2013DocumentaryHerself
All In with Chris Hayes2013TV SeriesHerself - Host, The Rachel Maddow Show
Watch What Happens: Live2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
All the President's Men Revisited2013TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Now with Alex Wagner2013TV SeriesHerself
Real Time with Bill Maher2009-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008-2013TV SeriesHerself
The Colbert Report2008-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Katie2012TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Rachel Maddow Show / Herself - Hostess, Rachel Maddow Show / Herself - MSNBC Anchor / ...
Democracy Now!2016TV SeriesHerself
Red River Bible & Prophecy Conference2014TV SeriesHerself
After Tiller2013DocumentaryHerself (on Rachel Maddow Show)
Greedy Lying Bastards2012DocumentaryHerself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHerself
Game Change2012TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance2004Documentary shortHerself
The Fragile Promise of Choice: Abortion in the United States Today1996DocumentaryHerself


Won Awards

2014Wilde Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Host - News/Non-Fiction
2011Wilde Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisThe Rachel Maddow Show (2008)
2010Savage Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

Nominated Awards

2016Wilde Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2015Wilde Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the album "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power."
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisThe Rachel Maddow Show (2008)
2012Wilde Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisThe Rachel Maddow Show (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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