List of Sally Field performances

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Sally Field in a 1971 promotional photograph for the television series Alias Smith and Jones.

Sally Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and she has been nominated for a Tony Award and two BAFTA Awards.

Field began her professional career on television, starring in the short-lived comedies Gidget (1965–1966), The Flying Nun (1967–1970), and The Girl with Something Extra (1973–1974). In 1976, she garnered critical acclaim for her performance in the miniseries Sybil, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Her film debut was as an extra in Moon Pilot (1962), but it escalated during the 1970s with starring roles including Stay Hungry (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Heroes (1977), The End (1978), and Hooper (1978). Her career further expanded during the 1980s, receiving the Academy Award for Best Actress for both Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984), and she appeared in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Absence of Malice (1981), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), Steel Magnolias (1989), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and Forrest Gump (1994).

In the 2000s, she returned to television with a recurring role on the NBC medical drama ER, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and the following year made her stage debut with Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?. From 2006 to 2011, she portrayed Nora Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. She starred as Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln (2012), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she portrayed Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel, with the first being her highest grossing release. In 2015, she portrayed the title character in Hello, My Name Is Doris, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. In 2017, she returned to the stage after an absence of 15 years with the revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

As a director, Field is known for the television film The Christmas Tree (1996), an episode of the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and the feature film Beautiful (2000). In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2019 received the Kennedy Center Honors.



Year Title Role Notes
1962 Moon Pilot Beatnik Girl In Lineup
1967 The Way West Mercy McBee
1976 Stay Hungry Mary Tate Farnsworth
1977 Smokey and the Bandit Carrie 'Frog'
1977 Heroes Carol Bell
1978 The End Mary Ellen
1978 Hooper Gwen Doyle
1979 Norma Rae Norma Rae Webster Academy Award for Best Actress
1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Celeste Whitman
1980 Smokey and the Bandit II Carrie 'Frog'
1981 Back Roads Amy Post
1981 Absence of Malice Megan Carter
1982 Kiss Me Goodbye Kay Villano
1984 Places in the Heart Edna Spalding Academy Award for Best Actress
1985 Murphy's Romance Emma Moriarty
1987 Surrender Daisy Morgan
1988 Punchline Lilah Krytsick
1989 Steel Magnolias M'Lynn Eatenton
1991 Not Without My Daughter Betty Mahmoody
1991 Soapdish Celeste Talbert / Maggie
1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sassy Voice role
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Miranda Hillard
1994 A Century of Cinema Herself Documentary
1994 Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump
1996 Eye for an Eye Karen McCann
1996 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Sassy Voice role
2000 Where the Heart Is Mama Lil
2000 Beautiful Director
2001 Say It Isn't So Valdine Wingfield
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Representative Victoria Rudd
2005 Going Through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern Herself Documentary
2006 Two Weeks Anita Bergman
2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Marina Del Rey Voice role
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Aunt May Parker
2012 Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aunt May Parker
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris Doris Miller
2017 Little Evil Miss Shaylock
TBA Spoiler Alert Marilyn


Year Title Role Notes
1965–1966 Gidget Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence Main cast, 32 episodes
1966–1967 Hey, Landlord Bonnie Banner 4 episodes
1967–1970 The Flying Nun Sister Bertrille / Elsie Ethrington Main cast, 82 episodes
1971–1972 Alias Smith and Jones Clementine Hale 2 episodes
1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring Denise 'Dennie' Miller Television movie
1971 Hitched Roselle Bridgeman Television movie
1971 Marriage: Year One Jane Duden Television movie
1971 Mongo's Back in Town Vikki Television movie
1972 Home for the Holidays Christine Morgan Television movie
1973 Night Gallery Irene Evans 1 episode
1973–1974 The Girl with Something Extra Sally Burton Main cast, 22 episodes
1976 Bridger Jennifer Melford Television movie
1976 Sybil Sybil Dorsett Miniseries, 2 episodes
1979 Carol Burnett & Company Herself 1 episode
1995 A Woman of Independent Means Bess Alcott Steed Garner Miniseries, 3 episodes
1996 The Larry Sanders Show Herself 1 episode
1996 The Christmas Tree Television movie, director and co-writer
1997 King of the Hill Junie Harper Voice role, 1 episode
1997 Merry Christmas, George Bailey Mrs. Bailey / Narrator Television movie
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Trudy Cooper Miniseries, 1 episode; also director (1 episode)
1999 A Cooler Climate Iris Television movie
2000 David Copperfield Betsey Trotwood Television movie
2000–2006 ER Maggie Wyczenski Recurring role, 12 episodes
2002 The Court Justice Kate Nolan 6 episodes
2006–2011 Brothers & Sisters Nora Walker Main cast, 109 episodes
2017 Spielberg Herself Documentary
2018 Maniac Dr. Greta Mantleray Miniseries
2020 Dispatches from Elsewhere Janice Foster Main cast, 10 episodes[1]
TBA Untitled Los Angeles Lakers project Jessie Buss Upcoming series[2]


Year Title Role Theatre
2002 The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Stevie Gray John Golden Theatre, New York City
2017 The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield Belasco Theatre, New York City
2019 All My Sons Kate Keller Old Vic Theatre, London[3]


Year Title
2018 In Pieces[4]



  • "Felicidad" (Billboard No. 94, Cashbox No. 91) / "Find Yourself a Rainbow" – Colgems 1008 – August 1967
  • "Follow the Star" (Both sides, promo only) – Colgems 107 – December 1967
  • "Golden Days" / "You're a Grand Old Flag" – Colgems 1014 – January 1968
  • "Gonna Build a Mountain" / "Months of the Year" (also features Flying Nun stars Madeleine Sherwood and Marge Redmond) – Colgems 1030 – September 1968


  • Star of The Flying Nun—Colgems COM-106 (Mono) / COS-106 (Stereo) – Billboard No. 172, December 1967


  1. ^ Richard E. Grant, Sally Field Join Jason Segel Series ‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’ at AMC
  2. ^ Sally Field To Play Jessie Buss In HBO’s 1980s L.A. Lakers Series
  3. ^ Mitchell, Robert (August 17, 2018). "Sally Field, Bill Pullman Set London Stage Debuts in 'All My Sons'". Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Sally Field Talks About Her Life 'In Pieces' - The New York Times". The New York Times. Sep 11, 2018. Archived from the original on October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.

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