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Sissy Spacek Biography

Sissy Spacek

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Name Sissy Spacek
Birth Name Mary Elizabeth Spacek
Father Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr.
Mother Virginia Frances Spilman
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Quitman, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $ 15 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Body Measurements N/A
Weight in KG 53.5 kg
Famous for Actress, singer
Married Yes
Married to Jack Fisk (m. 1974)
Children 2
Divorce N/A
Education Actors Studio
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Movies River Of Gold
TV Show Bloodline
Siblings Rip Torn
Albums Hangin' Up My Heart

Quick Timeline of Sissy Spacek

1949 Born in Quitman, Texas
1967 Pursuing her Musical career
1970 Debut movie Trash
1976 Breakthrough role in Carrie
1974 Married to Jack Fisk
2018 Net worth is $15 million.
1980 Recieved an Oscar Award

Detail Timeline of Sissy Spacek

December 25 , 1949

Born in Quitman, Texas

Sissy was born on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas. She is the daughter of Virginia Frances and  Edwin Arnold Spacek Sr.

1967

Pursuing her Musical career

Spacek moved from Texas to New York City in 1967 to pursue her career in music. She was 17 at that time.

1970

Debut movie Trash

Sissy Spacek made her debut with Trash, a movie directed by Andy Warhol in 1970.

1976

Breakthrough role in Carrie

In 1976 she got her breakthrough role in Carrie, a Brian De Palma’s teen horror classic where she portrays the role of an emotionally disturbed gifted teenage girl.

1974

Married to Jack Fisk

While working on the set of The Badlands, she met Jack Fisk, a production designer whom she married in 1974.

2018

Net worth is $15 million.

Sissy Spacek is currently 68 years of age and her net worth as of 2018 is estimated to be $15 million.

1980

Recieved an Oscar Award

Sissy received an Oscar Award in 1980, for her role in the film Coal Miner's Daughter which was released in the same year.

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Sissy Spacek is an American actress and an Academy-Award winning personality well known for her roles in Carrie, Coal Miner's Daughter, In the Bedroom, and The Help.

Sissy was born on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas. She is the daughter of Virginia Frances and  Edwin Arnold Spacek Sr. She was nicknamed Sissy by her brothers, and she made her first stage appearance at the age of 6. She attended Quitman High School and was titled homecoming queen at her senior prom.

Spacek then moved to New York City to pursue her career as a singer in 1967, at the tender age of 17. There she started living with her cousin, actor Rip Torn and his wife Geraldine Page. She recorded her first single John, You've Gone Too Far This Time using the name of Rainbo, where she teases John Lennon for appearing nude for the album cover along with his wife Yoko Ono.

Sissy didn't have much success with her musical career and then decided to focus on acting, and got enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She first appeared as an extra in a film by Andy Warhol, Trash(1970) and then made her debut in Lee Marvin's thriller Prime Cut(1972). In the film, she plays a teenager who gets abducted by a white slavery ring. Sissy then appeared in Badlands(1973).

In 1976, she got her breakthrough role in Carrie, a Brian De Palma’s teen horror classic. In the movie, she plays the role of an emotionally disturbed gifted teenage girl, which gained her attention from the critics and audiences. She also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role.

She has also acted in several other movies and TV shows like Three Women (1977)Heart Beat (1979). Her 1980 biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter where she portrays the role of Loretta Lynn earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Spacek also starred in her husband's Raggedy Man (1981), and her other movies include Missing (1982), and The River (1984). In 1986, she portrayed the role of a suicidal woman in 'night Mother.

Her other notable works include The Long Walk Home (1990),  A Private Matter (1994), If These Walls Could Talk (1996)The Good Old Boys(1995)Blast From the Past (1999), The Straight Story (1999)

While working on Badlands, Spacek met her husband Jack Fisk, who worked as a production designer. The couple got married in 1974, and reside at the Virginia farm, Beau Val. They have two daughters, Schuyler and Madison. She is currently 68 years of age and being born in the U.S, she is of American nationality and of white ethnicity.

Sissy Spacek is currently estimated to have a net worth of $15 million.