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Sissy Spacek ACTOR

Sissy Spacek was born on December 25th, 1949 in Quitman, Texas with the birth name Mary Elizabeth Spacek, born to Virginia Frances and Edwin Arnold Spacek.  After graduating from Quitman High School she decided to pursue a career as an actress.
She relocated to New York City and began studying the art at the Actors Studio as well as the Lee Strasberg Institute.  She also found part time work as a model and singer to help support herself financially.
It did not take too long for Sissy to begin working in the film industry appearing on such features as, "Prime Cut" (1972), "Badlands" (1973), "Carrie" (1976), "Welcome to LA" (1976), "3 Women" (1977), "Missing" (1982), "The River" (1984), "Crimes of Heart" (1986) and "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980) co-starring a heretofore unknown actor Tommie Lee Jones, in a role for which she won an Oscar portraying Country Music star Loretta Lynn.

More successful film roles soon followed such as, "Raggedy Man" (1981), "The Man With Two Brains" (1983), "Night Mother" (1986), "JFK" (1991), "Streets of Laredo" (1995) and "In the Bedroom" (2001) a role for which she earned an Academy Award Best Actress nomination as well as Golden Globe for Best Actress.
Along with her film work she has appeared on numerous television series and movies such as, "The Waltons" and "Love, American Style".  She has also worked on the television movies, "The Migrants" (1974), "Katherine" (1975), "A Place for Annie" (1994), "Midwives" (2001) and "Pictures of Hollis Woods" (2007). 
More recently, Sissy has added more film and television credits to her resume.  Roles in the films, "Nine Lives" (2005), "Four Christmases" (2008), "Get Low" (2009) and has had a recurring role on the television series, "Big Love" (2010). 
In addition to working as an actress she has also directed the film, "Sweet Tea" and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2001. 
Sissy Spacek has married only once to Jack Fisk in 1974 and they have two children and remain together today and resides on a 300 acre farm in Virginia.    


2012   Deadfall 

2011   The Help 

2010   Big Love

2010   Gimme Shelter

2009   Get Low 

2008   Four Christmases 

2008   Lake City

2007   Pictures of Hollis Woods

2007   Hot Rod

2006   Gray Matters

2006   Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer 

2005   An American Haunting

2005   North Country 

2005   The Ring Two 

2005   Nine Lives

2004   A Home at the End of the World 

2002   Tuck Everlasting

2002   Fitzgerald

2001   Midwives 

2001   In the Bedroom 

2000   Songs in Ordinary Time

1999   The Straight Story

1999   Blast from the Past 

1997   Affliction

1996   If These Walls Could Talk

1996   Beyond the Call 

1995   Streets of Laredo 

1995   The Grass Harp 

1995   The Good Old Boys 

1994   Trading Mom

1994   A Place for Annie 

1992   A Private Matter 

1992   Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 

1991   JFK

1991   Hard Promises

1990   The Long Walk Home 

1986   Crimes of the Heart 

1986   'night, Mother 

1986   Violets Are Blue... 

1985   Marie 

1984   The River 

1983   The Man with Two Brains 

1982   Missing

1981   Raggedy Man

1980   Heart Beat 

1980   Coal Miner's Daughter

1978   Great Performances 

1977   3 Women

1976   Welcome to L.A. 

1976   Carrie 

1975   Katherine

1974   Ginger in the Morning 

1974   The Migrants 

1973   The Rookies

1973   Badlands 

1973   The Waltons 

1973   The Girls of Huntington House 

1973   Love, American Style

1972   Prime Cut 

1970   Trash

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