December 25, 1949
71 years old
5 ft 2 in | 157 cm
34-24-35 in | 86-61-89 cm
56 kg | 123 lbs
8 US | 38 EU
Sissy Spacek was born in Quitman, Texas, United States, on December 25, 1949, is an American actress.
Young Sissy Spacek began her career as a model and singer.
She started performingshe on stage in a local talent show, at the age of six.
She recorded a single "John You Went Too Far This Time" in 1968. She released a studio album "Hangin' Up My Heart" (1983).
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama movie Women in Revolt (1971) in uncredited role as Girl extra at bar.
She got her television debut in anthology comedy series Love, American Style (1973) in episode "Love and the Older Lover", in role as Teri.
Her breakthrough role came as Carrie White in supernatural horror film Carrie (1976), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) biographical drama crime in role as Jewel, opposite Robert Redford, John David Washington and Casey Affleck
She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:
Missing (1982) historical drama in role as Beth Horman
The River (1984) drama in role as Mae Garvey
Crimes of the Heart (1986) southern gothic in role as Rebecca Magrath/Babe Botrelle, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
In the Bedroom (2001) crime tragedy in role as Ruth Fowler, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Loretta Lynn in biographical musical film Coal Miner's Daughter (1980).
Badlands (1973) drama crime opposite Martin Sheen
3 Women (1977) drama directed by Robert Altman
The Straight Story (1999) biographical road drama directed by David Lynch
Affliction (1997) drama mystery opposite Nick Nolte, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe
Prime Cut (1972) crime thriller opposite Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman
Blast from the Past (1999) drama romance with Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Walken
Get Low (2009) drama mystery with Robert Duvall and Bill Murray
North Country (2005) drama opposite Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson
A Home at the End of the World (2004) drama romance opposite Colin Farrell and Robin Wright
'night, Mother (1986) drama in role as Jessie Cates
The Help (2011) drama romance in role as Mrs. Walters
Tuck Everlasting (2002) romantic fantasy drama in role as Mae Tuck
The Long Walk Home (1990) historical drama with Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames
JFK (1991) political thriller directed by Oliver Stone
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her roles in television films:
Last Call (2002) drama in role as Zelda Fitzgerald
The Good Old Boys (1995) western adventure in role as Spring Renfro
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress for her performance as Marilyn Densham in HBO drama series Big Love (2010–2011).
She played Sally Rayburn in Netflix thriller drama web television series Bloodline (2015–2017).
She portrayed Ruth Deaver in Hulu psychological horror series Castle Rock (2018).
Homecoming (2018) Prime Video psychological thriller web television in role as Ellen Bergman
Attended Quitman High School in Texas.
She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute.
Has Celtic, German, Nordic and Slavic ancestry.
She was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the soundtrack album of Coal Miner's Daughter (1980).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
She was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2001.
"Sissy" is a nickname given by her brothers.
Lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
She married production designer and art director Jack Fisk in 1974, they have two daughters.