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Sissy Spacek

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Coal Miner's Daughter
Coal Miner's Daughter Loretta Lynn
In the Bedroom
In the Bedroom Ruth Fowler
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 2012 Deadfall
June Mills
 2011 The Help
Missus Walters
 2009 Get Low
Mattie Darrow
 2008 Four Christmases
 2008 Lake City
 2007 Hot Rod
Marie Powell
 2006/I Gray Matters
Dr. Sydney
 2005 An American Haunting
Lucy Bell
 2005 North Country
Alice Aimes
 2005 The Ring Two
 2005 Nine Lives
 2004 A Home at the End of the World
Alice Glover
 2002 Tuck Everlasting
Mae Tuck
 2001 In the Bedroom
Ruth Fowler
 1999 The Straight Story
 1999 Blast from the Past
 1997 Affliction
Margie Fogg
 1995 The Grass Harp
Verena Talbo
 1994 Trading Mom
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 1991 JFK
Liz Garrison
 1991 Hard Promises
Christine Ann Coalter
 1990 The Long Walk Home
Miriam Thompson
 1986 Crimes of the Heart
Babe Magrath
 1986 'night, Mother
Jessie Cates
 1986 Violets Are Blue...
Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
 1985 Marie
Marie Ragghianti
 1984 The River
Mae Garvey
 1983 The Man with Two Brains
Anne Uumellmahaye (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Missing
Beth Horman
 1981 Raggedy Man
 1980 Heart Beat
Carolyn Cassady
 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn
 1977 3 Women
Pinky Rose
 1976 Welcome to L.A.
Linda Murray
 1976 Carrie
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
 1973 Badlands
 1972 Prime Cut
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Single: "John, You Went to Far This Time" (1969/Roulette) as "Rainbo" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 10 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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[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. See more »


She auditioned for the role of Phoenix in Phantom of the Paradise (1974). She worked as set dresser for this film to assist her boyfriend, Jack Fisk, who was the film's production designer. According to Spacek, she did her job so poorly that she ruined a day's worth of filming. See more »


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