Basic Information About Sissy Spacek
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1949-12-25 (73 years old)|
|Place of birth||Quitman|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Her sweet southern accent|
Strawberry blonde hair and freckles
|Spouse||Jack Fisk - (12 April 1974 - present) (2 children)|
|Height||5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Sissy Spacek win?
Sissy Spacek awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|NBR Award - Best Acting by an Ensemble||Winner||The Help||2011|
|Oscar - Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominee||Carrie||1977|
|NSFC Award - Best Actress||Winner||Carrie||1977|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actress||Nominee||Carrie||1977|
|BAFTA Film Award - Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles||Nominee||Badlands||1975|
|Saturn Award - Best Supporting Actress||Nominee||Blast from the Past||2000|
|Saturn Award - Best Supporting Actress||Nominee||Tuck Everlasting||2003|
|BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Nominee||In the Bedroom||2002|
|AFI Award - Actor of the Year - Female - Movies||Winner||In the Bedroom||2002|
|Critics Choice Award - Best Actress||Winner||In the Bedroom||2002|
|DFWFCA Award - Best Actress||Winner||In the Bedroom||2002|
|FFCC Award - Best Actress||Winner||In the Bedroom||2002|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||Winner||In the Bedroom||2002|
|Sierra Award - Best Actress||Nominee||In the Bedroom||2002|
|Golden Satellite Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama||Winner||In the Bedroom||2002|
|SEFCA Award - Best Actress||Winner||In the Bedroom||2001|
|Special Jury Prize - Dramatic||Winner||In the Bedroom||2001|
|VFCC Award - Best Actress||Winner||In the Bedroom||2002|
|EDA Special Mention Award - Actress Defying Age and Ageism||Nominee||The Old Man & the Gun||2019|
|Oscar - Best Actress in a Leading Role||Winner||Coal Miner's Daughter||1981|
|BAFTA Film Award - Best Actress||Nominee||Coal Miner's Daughter||1982|
|KCFCC Award - Best Actress||Winner||Coal Miner's Daughter||1980|
|LAFCA Award - Best Actress||Winner||Coal Miner's Daughter||1980|
|NBR Award - Best Actress||Winner||Coal Miner's Daughter||1980|
|NSFC Award - Best Actress||Winner||Coal Miner's Daughter||1981|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actress||Winner||Coal Miner's Daughter||1980|
|Movies for Grownups Award - Best Supporting Actress||Nominee||Get Low||2011|
|Chlotrudis Award - Best Supporting Actress||Nominee||Get Low||2011|
|NYFCC Award - Best Supporting Actress||Winner||3 Women||1977|
|Saturn Award - Best Supporting Actress in Streaming Presentation||Nominee||Castle Rock||2019|
|OFTA Television Award - Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited Series||Nominee||Castle Rock||2019|
|Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series||Winner||Saturday Night Live||1977|
|OFTA Television Award - Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Nominee||Big Love||2010|
Sissy Spacek roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|The Help||Missus Walters|
|Hot Rod||Marie Powell|
|Blast from the Past||Helen|
|The Straight Story||Rose|
|North Country||Alice Aimes|
|Tuck Everlasting||Mae Tuck|
|The Ring Two||Evelyn|
|In the Bedroom||Ruth Fowler|
|The Old Man & the Gun||Jewel|
|Coal Miner's Daughter||Loretta Lynn|
|Get Low||Mattie Darrow|
|3 Women||Pinky Rose|
|The Rage: Carrie 2||Carrie White (archive footage) (uncredited)|
|The Long Walk Home||Miriam Thompson|
|The Man with Two Brains||Anne Uumellmahaye (voice) (uncredited)|
|The Waltons||Sarah Jane Simmons 2 episodes, 1973|
|Castle Rock||Ruth Deaver 10 episodes, 2018|
|Made in Hollywood||Self 1 episode, 2011|
|Homecoming||Ellen Bergman 6 episodes, 2018|
|Saturday Night Live||Amy Carter / ... 1 episode, 1977|
|Big Love||Marilyn Densham 5 episodes, 2010|
|Love, American Style||Terri (segment "Love and the Old Lover") 1 episode, 1973|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Self - Guest 2 episodes, 1999-2002|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||Self - Guest 2 episodes, 2011|
|The Maury Povich Show||Self - Guest 2 episodes, 1996-1997|
|The One Show||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2015|
Sissy Spacek's Quotes
- [on her daughter Schuyler Fisk becoming an actress] The business has been good to me. I would be a hypocrite if I tried to convince her not to do this.
- [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.
- [on why she did not want to appear in The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)] I asked if they could use some backflashes instead. I enjoyed the sequel, but hated my role in the first film. I was awful.
- My cousin, Rip Torn, persuaded me not to change my name. You shouldn't change what you are in the search for success.
- There's a real danger in trying to stay king of the mountain. You stop taking risks, you stop being as creative, because you're trying to maintain a position. Apart from anything else that really takes the fun out of it.
The Extraordinary Life of Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek is an American actress, singer, and author who has been in the entertainment industry for over five decades. Born as Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, Sissy has a net worth of $15 million.
Spacek grew up in a tight-knit family consisting of her mother Virginia, father Edwin, and brothers Ed and Robbie. Unfortunately, her brother Robbie passed away from leukemia in 1967, which was a pivotal event in her life.
Sissy refers to her brother’s death as “rocket fuel,” that made her fearless in a unique way, and maybe it gave more depth to her work because she had already experienced something profound and life-changing.
At 6, Sissy performed for the first time on-stage in a local talent show. She went to Quitman High School and intended to pursue a career as a singer after graduation.
But fate had something entirely different in store for her when she went to register for college in New York, Sissy stumbled upon the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, where she studied acting. While studying, Sissy signed a contract with Ford Models as a means of support for herself. Her first gig was as an extra at Andy Warhol’s Factory.
In 197, Spacek’s musical career began when she released a single ‘John You Went Too Far This Time’ under the name Rainbo. Despite receiving critical acclaim, the record label dropped her. After that failure, she decided to concentrate on acting.
Her film career began in 1972 when she co-starred with Gene Hackman in ‘Prime Cut.’ Spacek’s first movie role came the next year, in the crime drama ‘Badlands’. In 1977, Sissy received an iconic role of a lifetime when she portrayed Carrie White in Brian De Palma’s ‘Carrie.’ She earned her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the role.
A few years later, Sissy made history when she became the first actor to sing a country singer’s entire soundtrack when she played Loretta Lynn in the biographical film ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter.’
The movie’s success cemented Sissy’s status as an Academy-Award-winning actress. She went on to earn six Academy nominations, winning once also won several other awards and nominations for her illustrious career.
Despite being one of the most respected and legendary actresses in Hollywood history, Sissy continues to act and just wrapped up her last project in 202 called ‘The Old Man & the Gun.’
Sissy has been happily wedded to her husband, Jack Fisk since 1974. Jack is an art director, production designer, and director who has worked with Sissy on numerous projects. The pair is still happily married and has two daughters together, Schuyler Fisk and Madison Fisk. Both their daughters followed in their parent’s footsteps on-screen.
Awards and Nominations
A versatile and talented actress, Sissy has won several prestigious awards throughout her career. These awards include a Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame, six Academy Award nominations, the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe, a Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and a Country Music Association Award.
Sissy Spacek’s enduring legacy in Hollywood is a testament to her incredible talent and decades-long commitment to the industry. Her versatility as an actress makes her a remarkable performer that many compare to none. The world cannot wait to see what’s next for the legendary actress. Cheers to many more groundbreaking performances for Sissy!
Interesting Facts about Sissy Spacek
- "Sissy" is a nickname given by her brothers when she was growing up.
- Not only did she win an Oscar for her performance in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), but she was nominated for a Grammy for her rendition of the title song in the category Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.
- Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28.
- Was the first choice for the role of Emma Greenway in Terms of Endearment (1983), which went to Debra Winger.
- Decided to skip college after her older brother, Robbie, died at 18 years of age in 1967 from leukemia during her senior year in high school. She decided life was way too short to waste it in four years of college.
- Lives on 300 acre farmland named "Beau Val" near Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Her brother, Edwin Spacek, is a music industry consultant in Austin, Texas.
- Was Homecoming Queen of her Senior Class in High School.
- Godmother of Rebecca Taylor.
- Her performance as Carrie White in Carrie (1976) is ranked #63 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
- Frequently works with Tommy Lee Jones, having appeared with him in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), JFK (1991), and The Good Old Boys (1995). Separately, they have also each appeared in films in the Lonesome Dove series. Jones appeared in the original Lonesome Dove (1989), while Spacek appeared in Streets of Laredo (1995).
- Is first cousin to actor Rip Torn and third cousin to actor Cillian De Ros.
- She won an Oscar for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), making her one of 18 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other seventeen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Jongensstad (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), Patty Duke for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), Jason Robards for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Robert De Niro for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Jeremy Irons for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Geoffrey Rush for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000), Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001), Jennifer Connelly for playing Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001), Helen Mirren for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), Sandra Bullock for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), Melissa Leo for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010), Christian Bale for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010), Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and Eddie Redmayne for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).
- Her Best Actress Oscar nomination for Carrie (1976) is notable in that performances in horror films are rarely recognized by the academy.
- In 1969, under the pseudonym of "Rainbo", she recorded a novelty song about John Lennon titled, "John, You've Gone Too Far This Time".
- She was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2001 in Austin, Texas.
- During her audition for Carrie (1976), she wore a dress that her mother forced her to wear to a party when she was in the seventh grade.
- She has won four New York Film Critics Circle Awards, second to Meryl Streep, who's won the most with five. Sissy's wins are for 3 Women (1977), Best Supporting Actress; Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Best Actress; Crimes of the Heart (1986), Best Actress; and In the Bedroom (2001), Best Actress.
- Born at 12:03 AM (CST).
- According to her commentary on the DVD of Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), she initially aspired to be a singer and auditioned for Decca Records. The label liked her but told her she was too similar to another artist they had on their label. That artist was Loretta Lynn.