Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek

Highest Rated: 97% Badlands (1973)

Lowest Rated: 8% Gray Matters (2006)

Birthday: Dec 25, 1949

Birthplace: Quitman, Texas, USA

Multiple Oscar nominee Sissy Spacek was one of Hollywood's leading actresses during the 1970s and 1980s, initially gaining attention for the startling character transformations of her wide-eyed innocents in "Badlands" (1973) and the blood-drenched "Carrie" (1977). The Texas-bred actress had a penchant for embodying strong, independent women and what she called "ordinary people in extraordinary situations" - both apt descriptions for her portrayals of real-life figures like hardscrabble country music star Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980) and Beth Horman, a woman who took on international forces following the disappearance of her journalist husband in "Missing" (1982). Later in her career, Spacek developed into an earthy, mothering persona who often found her calling in TV movies that explored political or social issues, though she made several notable big screen turns in JFK" (1991), "The Straight Story" (1996), "North Country" (2005) and "In The Bedroom" (2001) - the latter of which earned her among the highest accolades of her career. She also appeared in "An American Haunting" (2006) and "Gray Matters," and on television in "Picture of Hollis Woods" (CBS, 2007) and an Emmy-nominated guest turn on "Big Love" (HBO, 2006-2011). Spacek remained an accomplished actress who delivered high quality performances time and again in a wide array of projects.

Highest rated movies

Badlands
The Straight Story
Missing
3 Women
The Old Man & the Gun
In the Bedroom
Carrie
Affliction

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Getting Killed or Caught Unknown (Character) - 2021
93% 62% The Old Man & the Gun Jewel (Character) $11.1M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet River of Gold Narrator - 2016
34% 37% Deadfall June Mills (Character) $64.4K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazon Gold Narrator - 2012
76% 89% The Help Missus Walters (Character) $169.7M 2011
85% 75% Get Low Mattie Darrow (Character) $9.2M 2009
25% 47% Four Christmases Paula (Character) $120.1M 2008
12% 34% Lake City Maggie (Character) - 2008
39% 64% Hot Rod Marie Powell (Character) $13.9M 2007
No Score Yet 76% Pictures of Hollis Woods Josie Cahill (Character) - 2007
8% 45% Gray Matters Sydney (Character) $59.6K 2006
14% 36% An American Haunting Lucy Bell (Character) $16.3M 2005
75% 67% Nine Lives Ruth (Character) $478.3K 2005
20% 33% The Ring Two Evelyn (Character) $75.9M 2005
69% 76% North Country Alice Aimes (Character) $18.3M 2005
50% 67% A Home at the End of the World Glover (Character) $1.0M 2004
No Score Yet 58% Last Call Zelda Fitzgerald (Character) - 2002
60% 70% Tuck Everlasting Mae Tuck (Character) $19.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midwives Sibyl Danforth (Character) - 2001
93% 81% In the Bedroom Ruth Fowler (Character) $35.9M 2001
No Score Yet 0% Songs in Ordinary Time Marie Fermoyle (Character) - 2000
58% 56% Blast From the Past Helen Thomas Webber (Character) $26.5M 1999
95% 91% The Straight Story Rose 'Rosie' Straight (Character) $6.2M 1999
88% 72% Affliction Marge Fogg (Character) $6.3M 1997
88% 74% If These Walls Could Talk Barbara Barrows (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Call Pam O'Brien (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 64% The Good Old Boys Spring Renfro (Character) - 1995
50% 93% The Grass Harp Verena Talbo (Character) $511.6K 1995
No Score Yet 68% A Place for Annie Susan Lansing (Character) - 1994
38% 56% The Mommy Market Mommy/Mama/Mom/Natasha (Character) $243.8K 1994
No Score Yet 44% A Private Matter Sherri Finkbine (Character) - 1992
84% 88% JFK Liz Garrison (Character) - 1991
40% 58% Hard Promises Christine Ann Coalter (Character) $277.7K 1991
88% 84% The Long Walk Home Miriam Thompson (Character) $1.8M 1990
81% 65% Crimes of the Heart Rebeca 'Babe'/'Becky' Magrath Botrelle (Character) $19.3M 1986
No Score Yet 86% 'Night, Mother Jessie Cates (Character) $384.0K 1986
57% 25% Violets Are Blue Augusta `'Gussie'` Sawyer (Character) $4.4M 1986
No Score Yet 31% Marie: A True Story Marie Ragghianti (Character) $1.9M 1985
24% 49% The River Mae Garvey (Character) - 1984
94% 85% Missing Beth Horman (Character) - 1982
83% 56% Raggedy Man Nita Longley (Character) - 1981
86% 86% Coal Miner's Daughter Loretta Lynn (Character) - 1980
20% 33% Heart Beat Carolyn Cassady (Character) - 1980
94% 86% 3 Women Pinky Rose (Character) - 1977
93% 77% Carrie Carrie White (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 60% Katherine Katherine Alman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 44% Ginger in the Morning Ginger (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Migrants Wanda Trimpin (Character) - 1974
97% 90% Badlands Holly Sargis (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of Huntington House Sara (Character) - 1973
69% 73% Prime Cut Poppy (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
78% 65% Homecoming Ellen Bergman (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Popcorn Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018
88% 79% Castle Rock Ruth Deaver (Character) 2018
62% 75% Bloodline Sally Rayburn (Character) 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2011
80% 77% Big Love Marilyn Densham (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People Narrator 2009
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973