Sally M. Field

Santa Monica, CA
Actor; Director (film); Producer (film); Writer (screenwriter)
Humanities and Arts
Performing Arts
Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter. In each decade of her career, she is known for major roles in American television and film, including Gidget (1965-66) and Sister Bertrille on The Flying Nun (1967-70); for Sybil (1976) and Norma Rae (1979); for Absence of Malice (1981), Places in the Heart (1984) and Steel Magnolias (1989); for Not Without My Daughter (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and Forrest Gump (1994); on the TV shows ER and Brothers & Sisters (2006-11); and in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and Lincoln (2012). Field won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart. Other honors include three Emmy Awards: for TV film Sybil; her guest-starring role on ER in 2000; and for her role as Nora Holden Walker on Brothers & Sisters in 2007; two Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress; and Best Female Performance Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, for Norma Rae .
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