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Sally Field

Birth Name: 
Sally Margaret Field
Birthday: 
Wednesday, November 6, 1946
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Birth Place: 
Pasadena, California, USA
Height: 
5' 2"

Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California to actress Margaret Field and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother remarried stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California.

Her acting career began in 1965, when she landed the role of Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence in "Gidget" (1965), it was canceled after only one season because of bad ratings. She went on to star in "The Flying Nun" (1967), which ran for three seasons. She also appeared in her first film in 1967, The Way West (1967) opposite Kirk Douglas. In the next few years she appeared in numerous TV-movies and TV-shows such as Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971) (TV), Marriage: Year One (1971) (TV), "The Girl with Something Extra" (1973), and Sybil (1976) (TV). In 1977 she starred alongside Burt Reynolds in the box office hit Smokey and the Bandit (1977), which led to a less successful sequel in 1980. In 1979 she starred in the popular film Norma Rae (1979) and she received her first Oscar for that role.

In the years that followed she starred in films such as Absence of Malice (1981), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), Places in the Heart (1984) (she received her second Oscar for her role), Murphy's Romance (1985), Punchline (1988) and Steel Magnolias (1989). In 1993 she starred alongside Robin Williams and Pierce Brosnan in the popular comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). A year after, she played the role of Tom Hanks character's mother (even though she's only ten years older than him in real life) in the successful film Forrest Gump (1994). The film was a huge commercial success and won six academy awards.

Since then she has appeared in Tv-movies and Mini-series such as "A Woman of Independent Means" (1995), Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997) (TV), "From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) and David Copperfield (2000) (TV). In 2000 she appeared in the film Where the Heart Is (2000) with Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd and in 2003 she starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003). She also appeared in 12 episodes of "ER" (1994) from 2000-2006. In recent years she has played the role of matriarch Nora Walker in the hit television show "Brothers & Sisters" (2006), which earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007.

Sally has been married twice. First to Steven Craig from 1968 to 1975. They had two sons together, Peter Craig and Eli Craig. Second marriage was to film producer Alan Greisman from 1984 to 1993. They had one son together, Samuel Greisman (born December 2, 1987).

Awards and Nominations

2013 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Lincoln)
1985 - Won - Best Actress in a Leading Role (Places in the Heart)
1980 - Won - Best Actress in a Leading Role (Norma Rae)

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Sally Field to Play Abraham Lincoln's Wife in Steven Spielberg Movie

Sally Field will star as Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of the 16th president of the United States, in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis has already been cast to play the president. Spielberg and DreamWorks co-chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced the casting Wednesday. ... Read more
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Sally Field in Talks for Spider-Man Film

 The actress is in early talks to play Peter Parker’s beloved aunt in the new Spider-Man movie, which Marc Webb is directing for Columbia. The news comes on the heels of Martin Sheen in final negotiations to play Uncle Ben in the relaunch of the movie franchise.... Read more
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