March 23, 2023

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Susie Edie Izzard: Comedian and activist says she’s wanted her new name since she was 10

(CNN) Susie Edie Izzard is looking forward to a new chapter.

The activist and comedian announced her new name on Tuesday’s episode of the show The political party podcast.

“I’ll be Susie Eddie Izzard, that’s how I’ll roll,” she said. “So, people can choose whatever they want. They can do no wrong. They can do no wrong with me.”

The Emmy winner said on the podcast that she’s wanted to use the name Susie since she was 10 years old. At the time, she said, she thought, “No, that’s not going to happen.”

Once Izzard’s Hollywood career began to pick up, she said she felt she couldn’t “recreate” what her public-facing name already had become.

‘Then I thought well, if I’m doing that, why don’t I add that to the name? Because I have ‘Edward’ in my passport, he’s quite wooden and big and I don’t call him that myself. So, I just thought I’d add Susie in there, and then Eddie, And people can choose what they want and no one can go wrong,” she said.

Izard came out as transgender in the 1980s. She began using the pronouns in 2019 after the chancellor of Swansea University referred to Izard with these pronouns during a ceremony where he was introduced. honorary degree. She explained that it was “surprising” to hear herself referred to as “she/it” and adopt the pronouns as her own afterward.

In 2020, Izzard publicly began using feminine pronouns while appearing in a segment of Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year.

Best known for her decades in film and television, Izard has appeared in the “Ocean’s 11” films and the NBC series “Hannibal,” among many other titles, as well as her stand-up comedy work. Outside of Hollywood, Izzard is a member From the UK Labor Party and loyal Political activist.

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