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Sally Field

Born: 1946

Biography

Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American actress. She has received many awards and nominations, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, and nominations for a Tony Award and for two British Academy Film Awards. Field began her career on television, starring in the comedies Gidget (1965–1966), The Flying Nun (1967–1970), and The Girl with Something Extra (1973–1974). In 1967, she was also in the western The Way West. In 1976, she attracted critical acclaim for her performance in the television film Sybil, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Her film debut was as an extra in Moon Pilot (1962). Her film career escalated during the 1970s with starring roles in films including Stay Hungry (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Heroes (1977), The End (1978), and Hooper (1978). During the 1980s she won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984), and she appeared in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Absence of Malice (1981), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), Steel Magnolias (1989), Soapdish (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and Forrest Gump (1994). In the 2000s, Field returned to television with a recurring role on the NBC medical drama ER, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and the following year made her stage debut with Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?. For her portrayal of Nora Walker in the ABC television family drama series Brothers & Sisters (2006-2011), Field won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She starred as Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln (2012), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she portrayed Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel, with the first being her highest-grossing release. In 2015, she portrayed the title character in Hello, My Name Is Doris, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. In 2017, she returned to the stage after an absence of 15 years with the revival of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, for which was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2019, she received the Kennedy Center Honor.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Pasadena, California, USA

Resources

Movies

Forrest Gump

Mrs. Gump in Forrest Gump

Mrs. Doubtfire

Miranda Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Rep. Victoria Rudd in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Steel Magnolias

M'Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias

Smokey and the Bandit

Carrie 'Frog' in Smokey and the Bandit

Say It Isn't So

Valdine Wingfield in Say It Isn't So

Stay Hungry

Mary Tate Farnsworth in Stay Hungry

The Amazing Spider-Man

Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man

Home for the Holidays

Christine Morgan in Home for the Holidays

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Sassy (voice) in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Celeste Whitman in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

Sassy (voice) in Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

Soapdish

Celeste Talbert in Soapdish

Not Without My Daughter

Betty Mahmoody in Not Without My Daughter

Smokey and the Bandit II

Carrie in Smokey and the Bandit II

Murphy's Romance

Emma Moriarty in Murphy's Romance

Places in the Heart

Edna Spalding in Places in the Heart

Punchline

Lilah Krytsick in Punchline

Norma Rae

Norma Rae in Norma Rae

The End

Mary Ellen in The End

The Way West

Mercy McBee in The Way West

Back Roads

Amy Post in Back Roads

Hooper

Gwen Doyle in Hooper

Two Weeks

Anita Bergman in Two Weeks

Absence of Malice

Megan Carter in Absence of Malice

Kiss Me Goodbye

Kay in Kiss Me Goodbye

Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln

Heroes

Carol Bell in Heroes

The Desert of Forbidden Art

Voice in The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Surrender

Daisy Morgan in Surrender

David Copperfield

Aunt Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield

A Cooler Climate

Iris in A Cooler Climate

Mongo's Back in Town

Vikki in Mongo's Back in Town

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring

Denise "Dennie" Miller in Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring

Hitched

Roselle Bridgeman in Hitched

Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

Self in Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

Eye for an Eye

Karen McCann in Eye for an Eye

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Doris Miller in Hello, My Name Is Doris

All the Way Home

Mary Follet in All the Way Home

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Marina Del Ray (voice) in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Marriage: Year One

Jane Duden in Marriage: Year One

Where the Heart Is

Mama Lil in Where the Heart Is

Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire

Self - Hostess in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire

Little Evil

Miss Shaylock in Little Evil

Spielberg

Self in Spielberg

The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

Self in The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

National Theatre Live: All My Sons

Kate Keller in National Theatre Live: All My Sons

The Story Behind

Self in The Story Behind "Absence of Malice"

James Stewart: A Wonderful Life

Self in James Stewart: A Wonderful Life

Mickey's 50

Self in Mickey's 50

A Century of Cinema

Self in A Century of Cinema

Bridger

Jennifer Melford in Bridger

Love Letters

Melissa Gardner in Love Letters

The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo

Self in The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo

Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

Self (archive footage) in Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

Spoiler Alert

Marilyn in Spoiler Alert

Voices That Care

Self - Choir Member in Voices That Care

Lee Strasberg: The Method Man

Self in Lee Strasberg: The Method Man

Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels

Self (archive footage) in Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies

Self / Host in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

Self (archive footage) in Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

80 for Brady

Betty in 80 for Brady

Lily for President?

Beth Barber in Lily for President?

Merry Christmas, George Bailey!

Mrs. Bailey / Narrator in Merry Christmas, George Bailey!

Barbra Streisand: One Voice

Self - Audience Member (Uncredited) in Barbra Streisand: One Voice

TV Shows

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

in Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Gidget

Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence in Gidget

King of the Hill

Junie Harper (voice) in King of the Hill

The Flying Nun

Sister Bertrille in The Flying Nun

The View

Self in The View

Sybil

Sybil in Sybil

Alias Smith and Jones

in Alias Smith and Jones

Intimate Portrait

Self (archive footage) in Intimate Portrait

The Girl with Something Extra

Sally Burton in The Girl with Something Extra

The Court

Justice Kate Nolan in The Court

Inside the Actors Studio

Self in Inside the Actors Studio

The Tony Danza Show

Self in The Tony Danza Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Self in The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Night Gallery

Irene Evans in Night Gallery

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Self in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Occasional Wife

in Occasional Wife

The Oscars

Self - Presenter in The Oscars

Brothers and Sisters

Nora Walker in Brothers and Sisters

Chelsea

Self in Chelsea

Dispatches from Elsewhere

Janice in Dispatches from Elsewhere

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

The Dick Cavett Show

Self - Guest in The Dick Cavett Show

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies

Self - Host in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Self in Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Hollywood Squares

Self in Hollywood Squares

Great Performances

Self in Great Performances

Finding Your Roots

Self in Finding Your Roots

Maniac

Dr. Greta Mantleray in Maniac

The Larry Sanders Show

Sally Field in The Larry Sanders Show

From the Earth to the Moon

Trudy Cooper in From the Earth to the Moon

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

ER

Maggie Wyczenski in ER

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

Jessie Buss in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

The American Film Institute Salute to ...

Self in The American Film Institute Salute to ...

The Last Movie Stars

Self in The Last Movie Stars

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Self in Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Self - Guest in The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Kelly Clarkson Show

in The Kelly Clarkson Show

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Self in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Self - Guest in Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

The Mike Douglas Show

Self in The Mike Douglas Show

The Emmy Awards

Self - Presenter in The Emmy Awards

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Self in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

A Woman of Independent Means

Bess Alcott Steed Garner in A Woman of Independent Means