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Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek
Spacek at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2011
Personal information
Birth nameMary Elizabeth Spacek
Birth dateDecember 25, 1949(age 66)
Place of birthQuitman, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1970 - present
SpouseJack Fisk (1974 - present; 2 children)

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Sissy Spacek (born Mary Elizabeth Spacek; December 25, 1949) is an American actress and singer. She came to international prominence for her for role as Carrie White in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film Carrie (based on the first novel by Stephen King) for which she earned her first Academy Award nomination. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as country star Loretta Lynn in the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter. She has been nominated for an Oscar a total of six times, and is also known for her role as Holly Sargis in Terrence Malick's 1973 film Badlands.

Spacek is mainly a dramatic actress, but also has made comedies. The films that Spacek has starred in have earned more than $700 million worldwide.


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