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Susan Kennedy
Susan
Jackie Woodburne as Susan Kennedy
Neighbours character
Portrayed by: Jackie Woodburne
Duration: 1994-
First appearance: 3rd October 1994
Created by: Stanley Walsh
Profile
Family: Kennedy
Alias(es): Susan Smith (maiden name)

Susan Kinski (second married name)

Gender: Female
Occupation: Waitress (1994),

Teacher and Principal at Erinsborough High (1995-2007, 2013-), Journalist (2008-2013), Student at Eden University (2010-2011)

Residence: 28 Ramsay Street
Relationships
Parents: Grace Smith
Siblings: Carmel Taylor,

Liz Conway

Marital status: Married
Past marriage(s): Karl Kennedy(1978-2004, 2007-),

Alex Kinski (2005)

Children: Libby Kennedy,

Malcolm Kennedy, Billy Kennedy, Zeke Kinski, Katya Kinski, Rachel Kinski, Holly Hoyland

Grandchildren: Jackson Kennedy,

Ben Kirk, Susannah Kennedy

Nieces and nephews: Darcy Tyler,

Elly Conway

Romances: Karl Kennedy (1978 - 2004, 2007-),

Alex Kinski (2005)

Susan Wendy Kennedy (also Smith and Kinski), is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Jackie Woodburne. The character and her family were created by storyliners in an attempt to bring the show back to its roots. Susan made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 3 October 1994, along with her eldest son and daughter. The storyliners made Susan a teacher at Erinsborough High to give her immediate links with other characters. Since her introduction, Susan's personality and appearance have been through several changes. Susan is currently married to Karl Kennedy, they live at 28 Ramsay Street and often let family and friends stay at their house when in need of a place to stay.

Her storylines have seen her begin a relationship with a Priest, being married, divorced and widowed. Susan has become a stepmother and a grandmother and she has been central to three plots revolving around health issues: Retrograde amnesia,Multiple sclerosis and Surrogacy. She has also been central to a cyber-bullying plot. In October 2009, Susan became the longest-running female character in the show's history, having been in Neighbours for over fifteen years. Woodburne has garnered various award nominations for her portrayal of Susan and the character has been well received by viewers and television critics.

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