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Sally Field

Highest Rated:   100% Little Evil (2017)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Little Evil
  • Miss Shaylock
2017
83% Hello, My Name is Doris
  • Doris Miller
$14.5M 2016
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Aunt May
$183.3M 2014
90% 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
38% 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
  • Executive Producer
  • Bess Steer Garner
1995
71% Forrest Gump
  • Mrs. Gump
$0.5M 1994
71% Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Miranda Hillard
1993
89% Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey
  • Sassy
1993
23% Dying Young
  • Producer
1991
47% Not Without My Daughter
  • Betty Mahmoody
1991
69% Soapdish
  • Celeste Talbert/Maggie
1991
No Score Yet Twisted Justice
  • Actor
1990
69% Steel Magnolias
  • M'Lynn Eatenton
1989
50% Punchline
  • Lilah Krytsick
1988
13% Surrender
  • Daisy Morgan
1987
71% 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
86% Absence Of Malice
  • Megan
1981
44% Back Roads
  • Amy Post
1981
20% Smokey and the Bandit II
  • Carrie
1980
0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
  • Celeste Whitman
1979
91% Norma Rae
  • Norma Rae
1979
67% Hooper
  • Gwen Doyle
1978
No Score Yet Heroes
  • Carol Bell
1977
81% Smokey and the Bandit
  • Carrie
1977
No Score Yet Sybil
  • Sybil Dorsett
1976
75% Stay Hungry
  • Mary Tate Farnsworth
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • 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 Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
  • Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
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
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Nora Holden Nora Walker
  • Executive Producer
  • 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 Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1993

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