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Sissy Spacek (born Mary Elizabeth Spacek; December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. She came to international prominence for her roles as Holly Sargis in Terrence Malick's 1973 film Badlands, and as Carrie White in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film Carrie (based on the first novel by Stephen King) for which she earned her first Academy Award nomination. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as country star Loretta Lynn in the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter. She also received Oscar nominations for her roles in Missing (1982), The River (1984), Crimes of the Heart (1986) and In the Bedroom (2001).


Personal lifeEdit

Spacek married production designer and art director Jack Fisk in 1974, after they met on the set of Badlands. Fisk later directed her in the films Raggedy Man and Violets Are Blue. They have two daughters, Schuyler Fisk (born July 8, 1982) and Madison Fisk (born September 21, 1988).

[edit]FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1970 Women in Revolt Girl extra at bar uncredited
1972 Prime Cut Poppy
1973 The Girls of Huntington House Sara TV film
The Waltons Sarah Jane Simmonds TV series (2 episodes)
Badlands Holly Sargis Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
1974 Ginger in the Morning Ginger TV film
The Migrants Wanda Trimpin
1975 Katherine Katherine Alman TV film (also known as The Radical)
1976 Carrie Carietta "Carrie" White Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival – Special Distinction Award

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress(3rd place) Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress

Welcome to L.A. Linda Murray
1977 3 Women Pinky Rose National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress(3rd place)

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

1978 Verna: U.S.O. Girl Verna Vane TV film
1980 Coal Miner's Daughter Loretta Lynn Academy Award for Best Actress

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress National Board of Review Award for Best Actress National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Heart Beat Carolyn Cassady
1981 Raggedy Man Nita Longley Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1982 Missing Beth Horman Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress

Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

1983 The Man with Two Brains Anne Uumellmahaye Voice (uncredited)
1984 The River Mae Garvey Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress

Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

Terror in the Aisles Archival footage
1985 Marie Marie Ragghianti
1986 Violets Are Blue Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
'night, Mother Jessie Cates
Crimes of the Heart Babe Magrath Botrelle Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress

1990 The Long Walk Home Miriam Thompson
1991 Hard Promises Christine Ann Coalter
JFK Liz Garrison
1992 A Private Matter Sherri Finkbine TV film

Nominated — CableACE Award for Actress in a Movie or Miniseries

1994 A Place for Annie Susan Lansing Hallmark Hall of Fame TV film

Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Trading Mom Various Roles also known as The Mommy Market
1995 The Good Old Boys Spring Renfro Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
The Grass Harp Verena Talbo
Streets of Laredo Lorena Parker TV mini-series

Bronze Wrangler for Television Feature Film Television Feature Film

1996 Beyond the Call Pam O'Brien TV film
If These Walls Could Talk Barbara Barrows TV film (Segment: "1974")
1997 Affliction Margie Fogg
1999 Blast from the Past Helen Thomas Webber Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Straight Story Rose 'Rosie' Straight Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominated — Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture

2000 Songs in Ordinary Time Marie Fermoyle TV film
2001 In the Bedroom Ruth Fowler American Film Institute Award for Actress of the Year

Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress(2nd place) New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting(shared with Tom Wilkinson) Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Midwives Sibyl Danforth Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

2002 Last Call Zelda Fitzgerald TV film (also known as Fitzgerald)

Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

Tuck Everlasting Mae Tuck Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 A Home at the End of the World Alice Glover
2005 Nine Lives Ruth Locarno International Film Festival Award for Best Actress Ensemble

Nominated — Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast

The Ring Two Evelyn
North Country Alice Aimes
2006 An American Haunting Lucy Bell
Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer Mrs. Flora Good
2007 Gray Matters Sydney
Hot Rod Marie Powell
Pictures of Hollis Woods Josie Cahill Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
2008 Lake City Maggie
Four Christmases Paula (Brad's Mom)
2009 Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People Narrator TV mini-series
Get Low Mattie Darrow Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Gimme Shelter Adrienne Nourse TV film
2010–2011 Big Love Marilyn Densham 5 episodes

Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

2011 The Help Mrs. Walters Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year

National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated — Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Cast

2012 Deadfall June Mills

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