Sally Field

BirthDay:

06 Nov 1946

BirthPlace:

Pasadena, California, USA

BirthName:

Sally Margaret Field

Bio:

Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California.

Her acting career began in 1965, when she landed the role of Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence in Gidget (1965); it was canceled after only one season because of bad ratings. She went on to star in The Flying Nun (1967), which ran for three seasons. She also appeared in her first film in 1967, The Way West (1967) opposite Kirk Douglas. In the next few years she appeared in numerous TV movies and TV shows such as Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971), Marriage: Year One (1971), The Girl with Something Extra (1973), and Sybil (1976). In 1977 she starred alongside Burt Reynolds in the box office hit Smokey and the Bandit (1977), which led to a less successful sequel in 1980. In 1979 she starred in the popular film Norma Rae (1979) and she received her first Oscar for that role.

In the years that followed she starred in films such as Absence of Malice (1981), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), Places in the Heart (1984) (she received her second Oscar for her role), Murphy's Romance (1985), Punchline (1988) and Steel Magnolias (1989). In 1993 she starred alongside Robin Williams and Pierce Brosnan in the popular comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). A year after, she played the role of Tom Hanks character's mother (even though she's only ten years older than he is in real life) in the film Forrest Gump (1994). The film was a huge commercial success and won six Academy awards.

Since then she has appeared in TV movies and miniseries such as A Woman of Independent Means (1995), Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997), From the Earth to the Moon (1998) and David Copperfield (2000). In 2000 she appeared in the film Where the Heart Is (2000) with Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd, and in 2003 she starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003). She also appeared in 12 episodes of ER (1994) from 2000 to 2006. In recent years she has played the role of matriarch Nora Walker in the hit television show Brothers & Sisters (2006), which earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007.

Sally has been married twice, first to Steven Craig from 1968 to 1975. They had two sons together, Peter Craig and Eli Craig. Her second marriage was to film producer Alan Greisman from 1984 to 1993. They had one son together, Samuel Greisman (born December 2, 1987).
Filmography

Actor ( 116 credits )

Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) Doris Miller
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Aunt May
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Sixties (2013)  Gidget Lawrence / ... (1 episode, 2014)
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn (2012) Herself
Lincoln (2012) Mary Todd Lincoln
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Aunt May
Katie (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Chew (2011)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story (2010) Herself
The Nate Berkus Show (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Desert of Forbidden Art (2010) (voice)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Séries express (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo (2007) Herself
Two Weeks (2006) Anita Bergman
Brothers & Sisters (2006)  Nora Walker (109 episodes, 2006-2011)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Going Through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern (2005) Herself
The Colbert Report (2005)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
20 to 1 (2005)  Herself / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself - Guest (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) Rep. Victoria Rudd
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2006-2013)
The Court (2002)  Justice Kate Nolan (3 episodes, 2002)
If I Could (2001) Herself
Say It Isn't So (2001) Valdine Wingfield
Where the Heart Is (2000) Mama Lil
The Directors (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
King of the Hill (1997)  Junie Harper (1 episode, 1997)
The View (1997)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) Sassy (voice)
Eye for an Eye (1996) Karen McCann
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (4 episodes, 1996-2001)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Thé ou café (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Private Screenings (1995)  Emma Moriarty in 'Murphy's Romance' (archive footage)
A Century of Cinema (1994) Herself
Forrest Gump (1994) Mrs. Gump
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 1994)
ER (1994)  Maggie Wyczenski (12 episodes, 2000-2006)
Bravo Profiles (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) Miranda Hillard
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) Sassy (voice)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself - Guest / ... (6 episodes, 1993-2014)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 1996)
Getaway (1992)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Soapdish (1991) Celeste Talbert / Maggie
Not Without My Daughter (1991) Betty Mahmoody
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990)  Herself (2 episodes, 1991)
Steel Magnolias (1989) M'Lynn Eatenton
Punchline (1988) Lilah Krytsick
Murphy Brown (1988)  Secretary #91, Kathleen Dubek (1 episode, 1998)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2012)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Surrender (1987) Daisy Morgan
Biography (1987)  Herself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Herself (2 episodes, 1991-1994)
Fame, Fortune and Romance (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 1986)
Murphy's Romance (1985) Emma Moriarty
Places in the Heart (1984) Edna Spalding
Aspel & Company (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 1990)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 1991)
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982) Kay
Wogan (1982)  Herself (1 episode, 1991)
Absence of Malice (1981) Megan
Back Roads (1981) Amy Post
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (16 episodes, 2006-2014)
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) Carrie
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) Celeste Whitman
Norma Rae (1979) Norma Rae
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Carol Burnett & Company (1979)  Herself (1 episode, 1979)
Mickey's 50 (1978) Herself
Hooper (1978) Gwen
The End (1978) Mary Ellen
Heroes (1977) Carol Bell
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Carrie
Stay Hungry (1976) Mary Tate Farnsworth
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Elizabeth Taylor / ... (1 episode, 1993)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (3 episodes, 1980-2012)
The Girl with Something Extra (1973)  Sally Burton (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)  Clementine Hale (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Great Performances (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 1987)
Dinah's Place (1970)  Herself (1 episode, 1974)
Night Gallery (1969)  Irene Evans (1 episode, 1973)
Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)  Jan Wilkins / ... (1 episode, 1971)
Bracken's World (1969)  Jenny Marsh (1 episode, 1970)
He Said, She Said (1969)  Herself (1 episode, 1970)
It's Happening (1968)  Herself (1 episode, 1968)
The Way West (1967) Mercy McBee
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)  Herself (2 episodes, 1968)
The Flying Nun (1967)  Sister Bertrille / ... (82 episodes, 1967-1970)
Donahue (1967)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
The Joey Bishop Show (1967)  Herself (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
The Jonathan Winters Show (1967)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1968)
Dateline: Hollywood (1967)  Herself (1 episode, 1967)
Occasional Wife (1966)  Nancy Zogerdorfer (1 episode, 1966)
Hey, Landlord (1966)  Bonnie Banner (4 episodes, 1967)
Gidget (1965)  Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence (32 episodes, 1965
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Herself (13 episodes, 1966-1974)
Moon Pilot (1962) Beatnik girl in lineup (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Herself (2 episodes, 1973-1982)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Herself - Co-Host (1 episode, 1979)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Herself (1 episode, 1978)
Today (1952)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1981-2012)

Producer ( 4 credits )

Brothers & Sisters (2006) executive producer (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Lost Children of Berlin (1997) executive producer
Dying Young (1991) producer
Punchline (1988) producer (uncredited)

Director ( 1 credit )

Beautiful (2000)