Former Diplomat Susan Rice Gets A Seat on Netflix’s Board

Woman of Power and former ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice will join the board of Netflix, the company announced.

“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” said Rice.

Rice, 53, served under two presidents—first with the Bill Clinton administration from 1993 to 2007 and under President Barack Obama who appointed her as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., making her the second youngest person and first African American woman to represent America at the U.N.

Rice began her career at Intellibridge as managing director before joining the Brookings Institute as a management consultant focused on U.S. foreign policy, national security issues, and global poverty. Rice left the Brookings Institute in 2008 to serve as then-candidate Barack Obama’s foreign policy advisor.

A contributing editor at The New York Times, Rice currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at American University’s School of International Service and as a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”

While Michael B. Jordan announced just a week after the Oscars that he would be adopting the “inclusion rider,” Hastings, whose company is heralded as a prime example of diversity in broadcast programming said his company has no interest in doing such a thing.

Rice’s appointment comes in a month that has seen a number black women take board level roles in some of the world’s largest organizations. Etsy added Edith W. Cooper to its board. Richelle Parham also joined Best Buy’s board of directors and Intel added medical doctor Risa Lavizzo-Mourey to its board.

Rice previously held positions as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and as a Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton, as Senior Director, and Director of the National Security Council staff.

From 2009 to 2013, Rice served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN and as a cabinet member. In 2013, Rice directed the National Security Council staff, where she chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals committee providing daily national security briefings to President Obama. She was responsible for the formulation, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the administration’s foreign and national security policy, intelligence and military efforts.

A Washington native, Rice is married to Ian Cameron, and they have two children.

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Down under a freeway overpass in LA’s Frogtown neighborhood, a production crew has set up shop for a “Ray Donovan” location shoot. Although the Showtime series regularly traffics between the high life (Beverly Hills mansions) and the low life (various seedy motels), this dirty space seems like a new low. On one side of the…
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WATCH: Susan Sarandon Stole WHAT From Set?!

Susan Sarandon has a practical approach when it comes to stealing from sets — take nothing too flashy, just the basics (And maybe some Prada).

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE at the Cannes Film Festival, the 70-year-old Oscar winner reveals the surprising parting gifts she last snagged from a set: “Underwear,” she says. And shoes.

“ these shoes when I went to Milan,” she adds of the black and white Prada platform oxfords on her feet. “I think they really gave them to me, but I left with them.”

Sarandon admits this particular practice is a time-honored one among actors. “I think as an actor, you’re trained to take every condiment if you’re not paying for your hotel,” she says.

The Feud: Bette and Joan star also opens up about the last time that she laughed so hard that she cried — and it’s all thanks to her granddaughter, Marlowe Mae.

“My granddaughter is so hilarious,” she says. “She’s wild, she’s really articulate and she’s two. She laughs so deeply and with such abandon that every time I’m with her — she just kills me.”

Marlowe was born in 2014 to Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri Martino and her husband, Kyle Martino. The couple is also parents to seven-month-old son, Major James.

While in Cannes for the festival in May, Sarandon stunned on the red carpet as a L’Oréal Brand Ambassador and the face of Age Perfect skin care and hair color.

 


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Susan Sarandon did not hold back when discussing her dating life and sexuality in a candid interview with pridesource.com.

The actress — who is currently playing Bette Davis opposite Jessica Lange, who stars as Joan Crawford, in the new FX series Feud — said that at the moment, “My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say.”

Sarandon also opened up about a past relationship with gay actor Philip Sayer. The British actor, who died in 1989, and Sarandon were co-stars in the 1983 film The Hunger. “I did at one point have a very successful and very loving and wonderful affair with a man who then wasn’t with another woman after me, and that worked out fine!” said Sarandon.

The Thelma and Louise star married fellow actor Chris Sarandon when she was 20. After they split, she briefly dated director Franco Amurri. The two had a daughter, Eva Amurri.

In 2009, she ended her 23-year relationship with actor Tim Robbins. Most recently she has been linked to Jonathan Bricklin, 31, who is a co-investor with her in SPiN, the New York City ping-pong bar, but both have denied a romantic relationship.

Sarandon also added that she is “serial monogamist.”

“I haven’t really had a large dating career. I haven’t exactly been in the midst of a lot of offers of any kind. I’m still not!” said Sarandon. “I don’t know what’s going on! But I think back in the ’60s it just was much more open.”

 


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