American paleontologist who gained national fame in 1990 for discovering Tyrannosaurus rex bones in South Dakota. The skeleton was named "Sue" in her honor.
She was interested in scuba diving before studying marine biology at the University of Washington.
She earned special honors at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in 2005.
She has two younger siblings, John and Karen.
She is one of America's most well-known paleontologists, along with Walter Granger.