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Sissy Spacek stars in "The Help," opposite Emma Stone and Viola Davis, as Missus Walters.

Sissy Spacek has been one of the industry's most respected actresses for almost four decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award, five additional Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe Awards, and numerous critics' awards.

She first gained the attention of critics and audiences with her performance in Terrence Malick's widely praised 1973 drama "Badlands," in which she starred opposite Martin Sheen.
Sissy Spacek in "Big Love"
Sissy Spacek Big Love
In 1976, Spacek earned her first Academy Award nomination and won a National Society of Film Critics Award for her chilling performance in the title role of Brian De Palma's "Carrie," based on the Stephen King novel. The following year, she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for her work in Robert Altman's "Three Women."

In 1980, Spacek starred as Loretta Lynn in the acclaimed biopic "Coal Miner's Daughter," winning the Oscar and Golden Globe Award for her performance. Spacek also swept the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics, National Board of Review and National Society of Film Critics Awards for her portrayal of the country music legend.

Spacek received another Golden Globe nomination the next year for her work in "Raggedy Man," directed by her husband, Jack Fisk. She earned her third Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her role in Costa-Gavras' 1982 drama "Missing," opposite Jack Lemmon, and her fourth Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her work in 1984's "The River," in which she starred with Mel Gibson.

In 1987, Spacek gained her fifth Academy Award nomination and won another Golden Globe and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for her performance in the dark comedy "Crimes of the Heart." Her most recent Oscar nomination came for her portrayal of a mother grieving for her murdered son in the drama "In the Bedroom," for which she also won a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award and an AFI Film Award for Best Actress. In addition, she garnered Best Actress Awards from a number of critics' organizations, including the Los Angeles, New York and Broadcast Film Critics. Her work in "In the Bedroom" also brought Spacek two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, one for Outstanding Lead Actress and another for Outstanding Cast, shared with the rest of the film's ensemble.

Spacek's other film credits include "A Home at the End of the World," "The Straight Story," "Blast from the Past," "Affliction," "The Grass Harp," "JFK," "The Long Walk Home," "'Night, Mother," "Marie," "North Country," "Nine Lives," "Hot Rod," "Lake City" and "Four Christmases." Spacek most recently starred in "Get Low" alongside Robert Duvall and Bill Murray. Her next films will be the thriller "Blackbird" and her directorial debut "Sweet Tea" (based on the novel "Goodbye to the Buttermilk Sky" by Julia Oliver). She is also writing her memoir, "Barefoot Stories."

Spacek has been honored for her work on the small screen as well, where she has starred in several highly praised long-form projects. She received Emmy Award nominations for her portrayal of Zelda Fitzgerald in "Last Call" and for her work in Tommy Lee Jones' western "The Good Old Boys." She also earned SAG Award nominations for her performances in "Midwives" and "A Place for Annie." Her additional television credits include "If These Walls Could Talk," "Beyond the Call," "Streets of Laredo," "A Private Matter," a Golden Globe-nominated performance for "Pictures of Hollis Woods," and most recently an Emmy-nominated performance for her guest role on HBO's "Big Love."

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Age: 66 years old
Birthday: December 25, 1949
Height: 5' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Mary Elizabeth Spacek
Birthplace: Quitman, TX
Husband: Jack Fisk (4/12/1974, 2 children)

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