Sally Field

Sally Field

Highest Rated: 90% Norma Rae (1979)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Nov 6, 1946

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA

American actress Sally Field went from perky teen roles on television to one of the most respected actresses of her generation. Born in Pasadena, California, she got her first big break shortly after graduating from high school with a starring role in the sitcom "Gidget" (ABC, 1965-66). Roles in the short-lived sitcoms "Occasional Wife" (NBC, 1966-67) and "Hey, Landlord" (NBC, 1966-67) followed before she found more sustained success with her next  TV role. As sweet Sister Bertrille, the title character on "The Flying Nun" (ABC, 1967-70), Field became America's sweetheart. After the show ended, the actress continued making TV appearances, typically playing similarly innocent characters, including a newlywed with ESP in the sitcom "The Girl with Something Extra" (NBC, 1973-74). She began breaking free of her typecasting with the lead role in "Sybil" (NBC, 1976), playing a woman with dissociative identity disorder. She found feature film success shortly thereafter when she appeared opposite Burt Reynolds in the blockbuster hit "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977). Her partnership with sometime-boyfriend Reynolds extended to three more films, including "Hooper" (1978). Field began gravitating towards weightier roles, earning critical acclaim for her portrayal of a union leader in "Norma Rae" (1979), a part that earned her first Academy Award. She found additional acclaim acting opposite Paul Newman in Sydney Pollack's in "Absence of Malice" (1981) and won a second Oscar for "Places in the Heart" (1984). Throughout the '80s, she partnered with other big name talents such as James Garner in "Murphy's Romance" (1985), Tom Hanks in "Punchline" (1988), and Julia Roberts in "Steel Magnolias" (1989). The '90s found her taking part in some of the biggest box office hits of the decade when she joined Robin Williams in "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993) and teamed with Hanks again in "Forrest Gump" (1994). After an Emmy-nominated turn in the miniseries "A Woman of Independent Means" (NBC, 1995) , though, she began gravitating back towards television. She later earned Emmys for her roles on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC, 2006-11). Field returned to prominence on the big screen with her role as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012). She also joined the popular superhero genre with a turn as Aunt May in "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012) and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (2014). She enjoyed additional accolades for her role as a woman obsessed with a significantly younger man in "Hello, My Name Is Doris" (2015). Returning to television, she joined the cast of "Maniac" (Netflix, 2018), with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, playing the mother of Justin Theroux's therapist.

Highest rated movies

Norma Rae
Places in the Heart
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Absence of Malice
Smokey and the Bandit Soapdish
Murphy's Romance




No Score Yet No Score Yet Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Marilyn (Character) - 2022
85% 76% Hello, My Name Is Doris Doris Miller (Character) $14.4M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders Narrator - 2015
51% 64% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aunt May (Character) $202.8M 2014
89% 81% Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln (Character) $182.2M 2012
72% 77% The Amazing Spider-Man Aunt May (Character) $262.0M 2012
89% 88% The Desert of Forbidden Art Unknown (Voice) - 2010
33% 56% The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Marina Del Rey (Voice) - 2008
19% 66% Two Weeks Anita Bergman (Character) $45.8K 2006
36% 23% Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Congresswoman Rudd (Character) $89.8M 2003
8% 31% Say It Isn't So Wingfield (Character) $5.5M 2001
16% 55% Beautiful Director $3.1M 2000
35% 76% Where the Heart Is Mama Lil (Character) $33.8M 2000
No Score Yet 47% A Cooler Climate Iris (Character) - 1999
56% 44% Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Sassy (Voice) $32.8M 1996
8% 55% Eye for an Eye Karen McCann (Character) $25.7M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Tree Director,
Executive Producer,
- 1996
71% 95% Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump (Character) $330.3M 1994
72% 77% Mrs. Doubtfire Miranda Hillard (Character) $219.2M 1993
87% 71% Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sassy (Voice) $41.6M 1993
73% 63% Soapdish Celeste Talbert/Maggie (Character) $33.9M 1991
23% 65% Dying Young Producer $32.3M 1991
50% 71% Not Without My Daughter Betty Mahmoody (Character) $14.0M 1991
68% 89% Steel Magnolias M'Lynn Eatenton (Character) $79.4M 1989
60% 43% Punchline Lilah Krytsick (Character) $20.3M 1988
22% 36% Surrender Daisy Morgan (Character) $5.4M 1987
73% 74% Murphy's Romance Emma Moriarty (Character) $27.3M 1985
89% 83% Places in the Heart Edna Spalding (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 59% Kiss Me Goodbye Kay (Character) - 1982
40% 36% Back Roads Amy Post (Character) - 1981
81% 63% Absence of Malice Megan (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Unknown (Character) - 1981
17% 43% Smokey and the Bandit II Carrie (Character) - 1980
0% 22% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Celeste Whitman (Character) - 1979
90% 79% Norma Rae Norma Rae (Character) - 1979
67% 60% Hooper Gwen (Character) - 1978
60% 50% The End Mary Ellen (Character) - 1978
29% 49% Heroes Carol Bell (Character) - 1977
78% 84% Smokey and the Bandit Carrie/'Frog' (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 88% Sybil Sybil (Character) - 1976
67% 40% Stay Hungry Mary Tate Farnsworth (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridger Jennifer Melford (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitched Roselle Bridgeman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 37% Home for the Holidays Christine Morgan (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage: Year One Jane Duden (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mongo's Back in Town Vikki (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 27% Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring Denise Miller (Character) - 1970
33% 39% The Way West Mercy McBee (Character) - 1967


100% 88% The Last Movie Stars Unknown (Character) 2022
84% 85% Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Jessie Buss (Character) 2022
87% 73% Dispatches From Elsewhere Janice (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018-2019
84% 84% Maniac Dr. Greta Mantleray (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2014 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013 2016
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2014
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Nora Holden (Character) 2006-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009
No Score Yet 100% Dateline NBC Guest 2008
No Score Yet 84% ER Maggie Wyczenski (Guest Star) 2000-2003 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Trudy Cooper (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Junie Harper (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman of Independent Means Bess Alcott Steed Garner (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1994
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Sally Burton (Character) 1973-1974
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Sister Bertrille (Character) 1967-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence (Character) 1965-1966