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Sissy Spacek


As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Carrie
Carrie Carrie
(1976)
The Straight Story
(1999)
The Help
The Help Missus Walters
(2011)
In the Bedroom
In the Bedroom Ruth Fowler
(2001)

Filmography

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 2018 Castle Rock (TV Series) (filming)
Ruth Deaver
- Episode #1.10 (2018) ... Ruth Deaver
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Ruth Deaver
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Ruth Deaver
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Ruth Deaver
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Ruth Deaver
 2015-2017 Bloodline (TV Series)
Sally Rayburn
- Part 32 (2017) ... Sally Rayburn
- Part 31 (2017) ... Sally Rayburn
- Part 30 (2017) ... Sally Rayburn
- Part 29 (2017) ... Sally Rayburn
- Part 28 (2017) ... Sally Rayburn
 2012 Deadfall
June Mills
 2011 The Help
Missus Walters
 2010 Gimme Shelter (TV Movie)
Adrienne Nourse
 2010 Big Love (TV Series)
Marilyn Densham
- End of Days (2010) ... Marilyn Densham
- Next Ticket Out (2010) ... Marilyn Densham
- Under One Roof (2010) ... Marilyn Densham
- Sins of the Father (2010) ... Marilyn Densham
- Strange Bedfellows (2010) ... Marilyn Densham
 2009 Get Low
Mattie Darrow
 2008 Four Christmases
Paula
 2008 Lake City
Maggie
 2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods (TV Movie)
Josie Cahill
 2007 Hot Rod
Marie Powell
 2006/I Gray Matters
Dr. Sydney
 2005 An American Haunting
Lucy Bell
 2005 North Country
Alice Aimes
 2005 The Ring Two
Evelyn
 2005 Nine Lives
Ruth
 2004 A Home at the End of the World
Alice Glover
 2002 Tuck Everlasting
Mae Tuck
 2002 Fitzgerald (TV Movie)
Zelda Fitzgerald
 2001 Midwives (TV Movie)
Sibyl Danforth
 2001 In the Bedroom
Ruth Fowler
 2000 Songs in Ordinary Time (TV Movie)
Marie Fermoyle
 1999 The Straight Story
Rose
 1999 Blast from the Past
Helen
 1997 Affliction
Margie Fogg
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie)
Barbara Barrows (segment "1974")
 1996 Beyond the Call (TV Movie)
Pam O'Brien
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
Lorena
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Lorena
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Lorena
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Lorena
 1995 The Grass Harp
Verena Talbo
 1995 The Good Old Boys (TV Movie)
Spring Renfro
 1994 Trading Mom
Mommy / Mama / Mom / ...
 1994 A Place for Annie (TV Movie)
Susan Lansing
 1992 A Private Matter (TV Movie)
Sherri Finkbine
 1992 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Narrator (segment "There's Something in My Attic")
- There's a Nightmare in My Closet/There's an Alligator Under My Bed/There's Something in My Attic (1992) ... Narrator (segment "There's Something in My Attic") (voice)
 1991 JFK
Liz Garrison
 1991 Hard Promises
Christine Ann Coalter
 1990 The Long Walk Home
Miriam Thompson
 1986 Crimes of the Heart
Babe Magrath
 1986 'night, Mother
Jessie Cates
 1986 Violets Are Blue...
Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
 1985 Marie
Marie Ragghianti
 1984 The River
Mae Garvey
 1983 The Man with Two Brains
Anne Uumellmahaye (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Missing
Beth Horman
 1981 Raggedy Man
Nita Longley
 1980 Heart Beat
Carolyn Cassady
 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn
 1978 Great Performances (TV Series)
Verna Vane
- Verna: USO Girl (1978) ... Verna Vane
 1977 3 Women
Pinky Rose
 1976 Welcome to L.A.
Linda Murray
 1976 Carrie
Carrie
 1975 Katherine (TV Movie)
Katherine Alman
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
Ginger
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
Wanda Trimpin
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Barbara Tabnor
- Sound of Silence (1973) ... Barbara Tabnor
 1973 Badlands
Holly
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Sarah Jane Simmons
- The Odyssey (1973) ... Sarah Jane Simmons
- The Townie (1973) ... Sarah Jane Simmons
 1973 The Girls of Huntington House (TV Movie)
Sara
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Terri (segment "Love and the Old Lover")
- Love and the Missing Mister/Love and the Old Lover/Love and the Twanger Tutor (1973) ... Terri (segment "Love and the Old Lover")
 1972 Prime Cut
Poppy
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Other Works:

Book on tape version of "To Kill a Mockingbird", by Harper Lee. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 10 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Parade magazine, April 1, 2001] I had a dozen years to act before starting a family then found that motherhood dwarfed everything else. Once or twice a year, I take a project that appeals to me for its redeeming social value. See more »

Trivia:

Was the 85th actress to receive an Academy Award: she won the Best Actress Oscar for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) at The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) on March 31, 1981. See more »

Trademark:

Her sweet southern accent. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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