Sissy Spacek

  • Birth Name: Mary Elizabeth Spacek
  • Birth Place: Quitman, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Model
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Fast Facts

  • Growing up, she was a 4-H Club member, cheerleader, majorette and homecoming queen, but she was turned down for the senior-class play.
  • Originally moved to New York City to pursue a singing career, and lived with her cousin, actor Rip Torn.
  • In 1968, under the name Rainbo, she recorded the single "John, You've Gone Too Far This Time," which gently chided John Lennon for appearing nude on the cover of the album Two Virgins.
  • Her breakthrough movie was 1973's Badlands; she met her husband, Jack Fisk, during filming.
  • Won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and six other industry awards for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in 1980's Coal Miner's Daughter; she also did all her own singing in the film.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
  • Published her autobiography, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, in 2012.

Awards

  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1980, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1982, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2002, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Winner
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1976, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1982, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2001, Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Prize for Acting (Dramatic): Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1975, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Edwin Spacek — Father
  • Rip Torn — Cousin
  • Schuyler Fisk — Daughter
  • Madison Fisk — Daughter
  • Jack Fisk — Husband
  • Robert Spillman Spacek — Brother
  • Stephen Spacek — Nephew
  • Virginia Spacek — Mother

College

  • Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York, New York, United States

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