Sally Field

Highest Rated: 96% Places in the Heart (1984)
Birthday: Nov 6, 1946
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA
Born November 6, 1946, in Pasadena, CA, actress Sally Field was the daughter of another actress, Margaret Field, who is perhaps best known to film buffs as the leading lady of the sci-fi The Man From Planet X (1951). Field's stepfather was actor/stunt man Jock Mahoney, who, despite a certain degree of alienation between himself and his stepdaughter, was the principal influence in her pursuit of an acting career. Active in high-school dramatics, Field bypassed college to enroll in a summer acting workshop at Columbia studios. Her energy and determination enabled her to win, over hundreds of other aspiring actresses, the coveted starring role on the 1965 TV series Gidget. Gidget lasted only one season, but Field had become popular with teen fans and in 1967 was given a second crack at a sitcom with The Flying Nun; this one lasted three seasons and is still flying around in reruns.Somewhere along the way Field made her film debut in The Way West (1967) but was more or less ignored by moviegoers over the age of 21. Juggling sporadic work on stage and TV with a well-publicized first marriage (she was pregnant during Flying Nun's last season), Field set about shedding her "perky" image in order to get more substantial parts. Good as she was as a reformed junkie in the 1970 TV movie Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring, by 1972 Field was mired again in sitcom hell with the short-lived weekly The Girl With Something Extra. Freshly divorced and with a new agent, she tried to radically alter her persona with a nude scene in the 1975 film Stay Hungry, resulting in little more than embarrassment for all concerned. Finally, in 1976, Field proved her mettle as an actress in the TV movie Sybil, winning an Emmy for her virtuoso performance as a woman suffering from multiple personalities stemming from childhood abuse. Following this triumph, Field entered into a long romance with Burt Reynolds, working with the actor in numerous films that were short on prestige but long on box-office appeal.By 1979, Field found herself in another career crisis: now she had to jettison the "Burt Reynolds' girlfriend" image. She did so with her powerful portrayal of a small-town union organizer in Norma Rae (1979), for which she earned her first Academy Award. At last taken completely seriously by fans and industry figures, Field spent the next four years in films of fluctuating merit (she also ended her relationship with Reynolds and married again), rounding out 1984 with her second Oscar for Places in the Heart. It was at the 1985 Academy Awards ceremony that Field earned a permanent place in the lexicon of comedy writers, talk show hosts, and impressionists everywhere by reacting to her Oscar with a tearful "You LIKE me! You REALLY LIKE me!" Few liked her in such subsequent missteps as Surrender (1987) and Soapdish (1991), but Field was able to intersperse them with winners such as the 1989 weepie Steel Magnolias and the Robin Williams drag extravaganza Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). Field found further triumph as the doggedly determined mother of Tom Hanks in the 1994 box-office bonanza Forrest Gump, which, in addition to mining box-office gold, also managed to pull in a host of Oscars and various other awards.Following Gump, Field turned her energies to ultimately less successful projects, such as 1995's Eye for an Eye with Kiefer Sutherland and Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996). She also did some TV work, most notably in Tom Hanks' acclaimed From the Earth to the Moon miniseries (1998) and the American Film Institute's 100 Years....100 Movies series. The turn of the century found Field contributing her talents to a pair of down-home comedy-dramas, first with a cameo matriarch role in 2000's Where the Heart Is and later that year as director of the Minnie Driver vehicle Beautiful. Both films met with near-universal derision from critics; only the Steel Magnolias-esque Heart found a modest box-office following.In 2003, Field took a role alongside Reese

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
92% Little Evil Miss Shaylock 2017
84% Hello, My Name is Doris Doris Miller $14.5M 2016
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aunt May $183.3M 2014
89% Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln $129.5M 2012
72% The Amazing Spider-Man Aunt May $262.1M 2012
88% The Desert Of Forbidden Art Artists' Voices 2011
No Score Yet Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo Actor 2007
19% Two Weeks Anita Bergman 2006
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Rep. Victoria Rudd $89.9M 2003
9% Say It Isn't So Valdine Wingfield $4.9M 2001
16% Beautiful Director $2.9M 2000
35% Where the Heart Is Mama Lil 2000
No Score Yet A Cooler Climate Iris Prue 1999
53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco Sassy 1996
8% Eye for an Eye Karen McCann 1996
No Score Yet A Woman of Independent Means Bess Steer Garner Executive Producer 1995
72% Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump $330.1M 1994
71% Mrs. Doubtfire Miranda Hillard 1993
87% Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey Sassy 1993
23% Dying Young Producer 1991
50% Not Without My Daughter Betty Mahmoody 1991
69% Soapdish Celeste Talbert/Maggie 1991
No Score Yet Twisted Justice Actor 1990
70% Steel Magnolias M'Lynn Eatenton 1989
56% Punchline Lilah Krytsick 1988
13% Surrender Daisy Morgan 1987
72% Murphy's Romance Emma Moriarty 1985
96% Places in the Heart Edna Spalding 1984
No Score Yet AFI Salute to Lillian Gish Actor 1984
No Score Yet Kiss Me Goodbye Kay Villano 1982
83% Absence Of Malice Megan 1981
44% Back Roads Amy Post 1981
17% Smokey and the Bandit II Carrie 1980
0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Celeste Whitman 1979
88% Norma Rae Norma Rae 1979
69% Hooper Gwen Doyle 1978
62% The End Mary Ellen 1978
No Score Yet Heroes Carol Bell 1977
79% Smokey and the Bandit Carrie 1977
75% Stay Hungry Mary Tate Farnsworth 1976
No Score Yet Sybil Sybil Dorsett 1976
No Score Yet Home for the Holidays Actor 1972
No Score Yet Hitched Actor 1971
No Score Yet Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring Denise 'Dennie' Miller 1970
No Score Yet The Way West Mercy McBee 1967

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2019
84% Maniac
2018
Dr. Greta Mantleray
  • 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet 20/20
1978-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2011
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Nora Holden Nora Walker Producer Executive Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Maggie Wyczenski Maggie Wyczkenski Maggie
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Trudy Cooper Director
  • 1998
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • 1998
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1996
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1993
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Woman
  • 1973
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1971

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