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Sissy Spacek is a Actor American born on 25 december 1949 at Quitman (USA)

Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek
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Birth name Mary Elizabeth Spacek
Nationality USA
Birth 25 december 1949 (69 years) at Quitman (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress

Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek (/ˈspeɪsɛk/; born December 25, 1949) is an American actress and singer. She is an Academy Award winner and three-time Golden Globe Award winner.

Spacek began her career in the early 1970s and first gained attention for her role as Holly Sargis in Terrence Malick's film Badlands (1973). Her career-defining role came in 1976 when she played the title character of Carrie White in Brian De Palma's iconic horror film Carrie, based on the first novel by Stephen King, for which she earned an Oscar nomination. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter, and also earned a Grammy nomination for the song "Coal Miner's Daughter" from the film's soundtrack. She went on to receive further Oscar nominations for her roles in Missing (1982), The River (1984) and Crimes of the Heart (1986). Coal Miner's Daughter and Crimes of the Heart also won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

A six-time Oscar nominee, she received her sixth nomination for In the Bedroom (2001), which also won her a third Golden Globe, this time for Best Actress in a Drama. Her other films include 3 Women (1977), Raggedy Man (1981), JFK (1991), Affliction (1997), The Straight Story (1999), Nine Lives (2005) and The Help (2011). As of 2015, Spacek plays matriarch Sally Rayburn in the Netflix thriller series Bloodline.

Biography

Spacek married production designer and art director Jack Fisk in 1974, after they met on the set of Badlands. Fisk later directed her in the films Raggedy Man (1981) and Violets Are Blue (1986). They have two daughters, Schuyler Fisk (born July 8, 1982) and Madison Fisk (born September 21, 1988). Schuyler Fisk is both an actress and a singer. In 1982, she and her family moved to a farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Despite Spacek's lengthy career and recognition, she has managed to keep a low profile and is rarely a tabloid fixture. Various critics have praised her ability to maintain a private life in the public eye.

Best films

Four Christmases (2008)
(Actress)
The Ring Two (2005)
(Actress)
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
(Actress)
In the Bedroom (2001)
(Actress)
Carrie (1976)
(Actress)
Missing (1982)
(Actress)

Usually with

Jack Fisk
Jack Fisk
(6 films)
Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sissy Spacek (54 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

Boychoir
Boychoir (2014)
, 1h43
Directed by François Girard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Debra Winger, Sissy Spacek, Kevin McHale
Rating79% 3.9995553.9995553.9995553.9995553.999555
Stet is a troubled and angry 12-year-old from the wrong side of the tracks. His single mother dies, after which his father brings him to an elite music academy, the fictitious National Boychoir Academy, which is a boarding school, because Stet can sing well, and because the father has a new wife and two daughters, and keeps it secret to them that he has a son from another woman. Stet is admitted due to his talent but also the generous amount of money the father pays them.
Deadfall
Deadfall (2012)
, 1h30
Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara, Treat Williams, Kris Kristofferson
Roles June
Rating62% 3.1480153.1480153.1480153.1480153.148015
Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are siblings on the run in Michigan from a casino heist gone wrong. They decide to split up when their driver is fatally injured in a crash and Addison murders a state trooper responding to the crash scene. Their goal is to cross the Canadian border during a blizzard.
The Help
The Help (2011)
, 2h26
Directed by Tate Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone
Roles Missus Walters
Rating80% 4.0499554.0499554.0499554.0499554.049955
In 1963 Jackson, Mississippi, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) is a black maid spending her life raising white children after the death of her only son from an industrial accident. She works for the Leefolt family, principally taking care of the children of Elizabeth Leefolt, a young woman gripped with postpartum depression who refuses to acknowledge her daughter except when disciplining her. Aibileen's best friend is Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer), an outspoken black maid who has long worked for Hilly Holbrook's (Bryce Dallas Howard) mother, Mrs. Walters (Sissy Spacek), to the point that they are very comfortable with each other. Minny's stormy temper is tolerated due to respect for her great cooking skills. Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone) is an independent thinking young white woman returning to the family plantation after graduating from the University of Mississippi to find that her beloved childhood maid, Constantine (Cicely Tyson), has quit while she was away. She is perplexed as she believes Constantine would not have left without writing her, and she eventually learns that Constantine was fired by Skeeter's mother Charlotte (Allison Janney).
Get Low
Get Low (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Aaron Schneider
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Bill Cobbs, Gerald McRaney
Roles Mattie Darrow
Rating69% 3.498733.498733.498733.498733.49873
No one really knows Felix Bush (Robert Duvall), who lives as a hermit deep in the woods. Rumors surround him, such as how he might have killed in cold blood, and that he's in league with the devil. So the town is surprised when Felix shows up in town with a fat wad of cash, requesting a "funeral party" for himself. Frank Quinn (Bill Murray), the owner of the local funeral parlor in financial trouble, coveting Bush's wad of cash, agrees to advertise a funeral party at which the townsfolk will be invited to tell Felix Bush the stories they've heard about him. To ensure a good turnout, a lottery is organized, with Bush's property as the prize. Many people buy tickets.
Lake City
Lake City (2008)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Sissy Spacek, Troy Garity, Keith Carradine, Rebecca Romijn, Drea de Matteo, Jason Davis
Roles Maggie
Rating60% 3.0022553.0022553.0022553.0022553.002255
A mother (Sissy Spacek) reunites with her son (Troy Garity) after many years, who had left home as a result of a searing family tragedy.
Four Christmases, 1h28
Directed by Seth Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Christmas films
Actors Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Favreau, Mary Steenburgen
Roles Paula
Rating56% 2.8001052.8001052.8001052.8001052.800105
Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) are an upscale San Francisco couple. Having both come from dysfunctional families, with divorced parents and siblings with out-of-control kids, the two disdain the idea of getting married or having kids. In an effort to avoid their families at Christmas, the two go on vacation abroad while pretending to be doing charity work there. The third Christmas of their relationship, Brad and Kate are trapped at San Francisco International Airport by a fog bank that cancels every outbound flight, and interviewed by a news crew, alerting their families to the fact they're stuck at home for the holidays.
Hot Rod
Hot Rod (2007)
, 1h28
Directed by Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films
Actors Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane
Roles Marie Powell
Rating66% 3.348913.348913.348913.348913.34891
Throughout his entire life, Rod Kimble (Andy Samberg) has believed his father, now deceased, was a successful and respectable stuntman working for Evel Knievel. He aspires to follow in his father's footsteps and become a famous stuntman himself. Meanwhile, his stepfather Frank (Ian McShane) fails to respect Rod as a man, often going out of his way to beat him in sparring sessions and mocking his stuntman dream. Rod makes many attempts at landing jumps with his Tomos moped, most of them ending unsuccessfully. After an ill-fated jump attempt at the public pool, he returns home to find out that Frank is in urgent need of a heart transplant. Angry at the thought of his stepfather dying without getting a chance to "smash his face in" and gain his respect, Rod tells his childhood friends Rico (Danny McBride), Dave (Bill Hader) and his half-brother Kevin (Jorma Taccone) about his plan to do a jump over the length of fifteen school buses, and give the proceeds to his stepfather's surgery. He also adds Denise (Isla Fisher), his college-graduate neighbor on whom he has a crush, to his crew.
Pictures of Hollis Woods, 2h
Directed by Tony Bill
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jodelle Ferland, Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard, Judith Ivey, James Tupper, Ridge Canipe
Roles Josie Cahill
Rating73% 3.690043.690043.690043.690043.69004
After Hollis Woods (Ferland), a young girl with a talent for art, ran away from her last foster parents, she is placed in a new foster home with a retired art teacher, Josie Cahill (Spacek). Josie is very caring and a talented artist, and her life could be told in her wood work, but as she's an elderly woman, she's beginning to lose her memory (Alzheimer's disease). Over time, Hollis becomes Josie's caretaker, and she begins to feel what it is like to be needed. Life with Josie reminds Hollis of life with the Regans, the family she stayed with during the summer whom she loved, and she relives her memories through the drawings she has made throughout her life.
Gray Matters, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon, Alan Cumming, Bill Mondy
Roles Sydney
Rating58% 2.9013452.9013452.9013452.9013452.901345
Gray Baldwin (Heather Graham), a family oriented and quiet bachelorette, lives a close-knit life with her brother, Sam (Tom Cavanagh). Their lifestyle is generally co-dependent, involving them living together, going to dance classes together, etc. Gray and Sam's relationship has never been thought of as strange, but once a dinner party guest mistakes the siblings as a couple, Gray and Sam decide to venture outside of one another. While discussing with each other what they can do about their single lifestyles, and how they can "hook each other up" with a significant other, their conversation continues to the park, where Gray spots a possible girlfriend for Sam, Charlie Kelsey (Bridget Moynahan). Gray introduces herself, then Charlie to Sam, and they instantly bond, agreeing to see each other again.
Nine Lives
Nine Lives (2005)
, 1h55
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Kathy Baker, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Ruth
Rating66% 3.348783.348783.348783.348783.34878
Imprisoned Sandra (Elpidia Carrillo) has an emotional breakdown when the broken telephone in her cubicle prevents her from communicating with her daughter on visiting day.
The Ring Two, 1h50
Directed by Hideo Nakata
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Films about children, Films about journalists, Ghost films
Actors Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David Dorfman, Martin Henderson, Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole
Roles Evelyn
Rating54% 2.701592.701592.701592.701592.70159
In the coastal town of Astoria, Oregon approximately six months after the events of the first movie, a teenage boy named Jake asks a classmate named Emily over to his house, under the guise of studying together; however, his motives are actually centered on having her watch Samara Morgan's cursed video tape, as his seven-day deadline is fast approaching. Emily plays the tape while Jake waits in the kitchen, but when he returns to the living room, it is revealed that she covered her eyes throughout the tape, and thus didn't see any of it. As she failed to perpetuate the guidelines of the tape's curse, Samara crawls out of the television and kills Jake in front of Emily.
An American Haunting, 1h31
Directed by Courtney Solomon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Ghost films
Actors Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, James D'Arcy, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Matthew Marsh, Miquel Brown
Roles Lucy Bell
Rating51% 2.551752.551752.551752.551752.55175
It is modern day and a young girl is running through the forest and runs into her house, trying to get away from something. It turns out it was just a dream that the young girl was having. Her mother comes in to remind her that she is going to go and stay with her father for the weekend.
North Country, 2h6
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Films about the labor movement, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Political films
Actors Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Lee Renner
Roles Alice Aimes
Rating72% 3.6486753.6486753.6486753.6486753.648675
In 1989, Josey Aimes returns to her hometown in northern Minnesota with her children, Sammy and Karen, after escaping from her abusive husband. She moves in with her parents, Alice and Hank. Hank is ashamed of Josey, who had Sammy as a teenager by an unknown father and therefore thinks Josey is promiscuous. The townspeople believe the same, which causes the community not to associate with her. Her only friends are Glory Dodge and Glory's husband, Kyle. Glory, who works at the local iron mines (the town's main source of income), aids Josey in getting a job there. Glory and Kyle also allow Josey to stay at their home with her children, due to Josey's poor relationship with her father.
A Home at the End of the World, 1h37
Directed by Michael Mayer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Ryan Donowho, Dallas Roberts, Sissy Spacek, Asia Vieira
Roles Alice Glover
Rating66% 3.349663.349663.349663.349663.34966
Enfant, Bobby Morrow perd successivement son frère en 1967, sa mère en 1973 et son père en 1974. Il est recueilli par la famille de son camarade de classe Jonathan Glover. Bobby et Jonathan entretiennent des relations intimes, puis Jonathan part à l'université de New York tandis que Bobby reste chez les parents de Jonathan dans la banlieue de Cleveland et il devient boulanger. Lorsque les parents de Jonathan partent pour Phoenix en 1982, Bobby rejoint Jonathan qui vit dans l'East Village avec Claire. Claire aime Jonathan et veut un enfant, Jonathan est homosexuel et passe son temps dehors. Finalement Claire tombe amoureuse de Bobby qui est autant attiré par Jonathan que par Claire. À la mort de Ned, le père de Jonathan, le trio se retrouve pour l'enterrement à Phoenix et Claire annonce qu'elle est enceinte. Sur le chemin du retour, elle achète une maison perdue dans la nature à Woodstock où ils s'installent tous les trois. Tandis que Claire élève sa fille Rebecca, Bobby et Jonathan ouvrent un café. Jonathan est atteint de la maladie de Kaposi, Claire vit mal l'intimité de Bobby et Jonathan. Finalement elle quitte la maison au bout du monde avec sa fille pour visiter sa mère à Philadelphie. Bobby et Jonathan comprennent qu'elle ne reviendra pas.