Fast Facts

  • High-school classmates included financier Michael Milken and eventual Hollywood super-agent Michael Ovitz, who later represented her.
  • In 1964, enrolled in an acting workshop out of high school. In her first week, a Screen Gems casting director spotted her, and she was quickly signed to star in Gidget.
  • Earned $500 an episode for Gidget.
  • Became pregnant during the last season of The Flying Nun, but hid her growing belly beneath the habit and behind books, which she carried in front of herself.
  • Accepted a role in Smokey and the Bandit in order to broaden her appeal; and fell in love with its director/star, Burt Reynolds, embarking on a five-year relationship with him.
  • Made one of the more memorable and often misquoted Oscar acceptance speeches when accepting her second Best Actress award (for work in Places in the Heart): "I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me. Right now, you like me!"

Awards

  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 1982, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1979, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special: Winner
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1979, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Alan Greisman — Ex-husband
  • Princess O'Mahoney — Half Sister
  • Steve Craig — Ex-husband
  • Burt Reynolds — Ex-significant Other
  • Jock Mahoney — Stepfather
  • Kathleen O'Mahoney — Stepsister
  • Peter Craig — Son
  • Samuel H. Morlan Greisman — Son
  • James O'Mahoney — Stepbrother
  • Elijah Craig — Son
  • Maggie Mahoney — Mother
  • Rick Field — Brother
  • Richard Dryden Field — Father

Details

  • Birth Name: Sally Margaret Field
  • Birth Place: Pasadena, California, United States
  • Birthday: November 6, 1946, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer
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