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Occupation
  
Actress, singer

Height
  
1.57 m

Years active
  
1970–present

Spouse
  
Jack Fisk (m. 1974)

Name
  
Sissy Spacek

Cousins
  
Role
  
Actress


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Full Name
  
Mary Elizabeth Spacek

Born
  
December 25, 1949 (age 73) (
1949-12-25
)
Quitman, Texas, U.S.

Children
  
Schuyler Fisk, Madison Fisk

Movies and TV shows
  
Carrie, Badlands, Bloodline, The Help, Coal Miner's D

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Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek (; born December 25, 1949) is an American actress and singer. She began her career in the early 1970s and first gained attention for her role in the film Badlands (1973). Her major breakthrough came in 1976 when she played the title character of Carrie White in Brian De Palma's horror film Carrie, based on the first novel by Stephen King, for which she earned an Oscar nomination (a rare feat for an actor or actress in a horror movie). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter, and also earned a Grammy nomination for the song "Coal Miner's Daughter" from the film's soundtrack. She went on to receive further Oscar nominations for her roles in Missing (1982), The River (1984) and Crimes of the Heart (1986). Coal Miner's Daughter and Crimes of the Heart also won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

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A six-time Oscar nominee, she received her sixth nomination for In the Bedroom (2001), which also won her a third Golden Globe, this time for Best Actress in a Drama. Her other films include 3 Women (1977), Raggedy Man (1981), JFK (1991), Affliction (1997), The Straight Story (1999), Tuck Everlasting (2002), Nine Lives (2005) and The Help (2011). Spacek also played matriarch Sally Rayburn in the Netflix thriller series Bloodline. The show was canceled in 2016, airing its third and final season in 2017.

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Early life

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Spacek was born on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, the daughter of Virginia Frances (née Spilman; December 18, 1917 – November 10, 1981) and Edwin Arnold Spacek Sr. (July 3, 1910 – January 7, 2001), a county agricultural agent. Her mother, who was of Polish, English and Irish descent, was from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. At age 6, she performed on stage for the first time, appearing in a local talent show. Although her birth name was Mary Elizabeth, from birth, she was always called Sissy by her brothers which led to her stage name. She attended Quitman High School and was named homecoming queen at her senior prom.

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Spacek was greatly affected by the death of her close eighteen-year-old brother, Robbie, in 1967 from leukemia when she was seventeen, which she has called "the defining event of my whole life." Spacek used the personal tragedy as a tool to be fearless in her acting career: "I think it made me brave. Once you experience something like that, you’ve experienced the ultimate tragedy. And if you can continue, nothing else frightens you. That’s what I meant about it being rocket fuel – I was fearless in a way. Maybe it gave more depth to my work because I had already experienced something profound and life-changing."

1970s and beginning of acting career

Spacek worked for a time as a photographic model (represented by Ford Models) and as an extra at Andy Warhol's Factory. She appeared in a non-credited role in his film Trash (1970). With the help of her cousin, actor Rip Torn, she enrolled in Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio and then the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. Her first credited role was in Prime Cut (1972), in which she played Poppy, a girl sold into sexual slavery. The role led to television work, which included a guest role in The Waltons, which she played twice in 1973. Spacek received international attention after starring in Terrence Malick's Badlands (1973), in which she played Holly, the film's narrator and a 15-year-old girlfriend of mass-murderer Kit (Martin Sheen). Spacek has described Badlands as the "most incredible" experience of her career. On the set of Badlands, Spacek met art director Jack Fisk, whom she married in 1974.

Spacek's iconic and career-defining role came in Brian De Palma's film Carrie (1976), in which she played Carietta "Carrie" White, a shy, troubled high school senior with telekinetic powers. Spacek had to work hard to persuade director de Palma to engage her for the role. After rubbing Vaseline into her hair and donning an old sailor dress her mother made for her as a child, Spacek turned up at the audition with the odds against her, but won the part. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the film. Spacek had previously been the set dresser for DePalma's film Phantom of the Paradise (1974).

After Carrie, Spacek played the small role of housekeeper Linda Murray in Alan Rudolph's ensemble piece Welcome to LA (1976) and cemented her reputation in independent cinema with her performance as Pinky Rose in Robert Altman's classic 3 Women (1977). Altman was deeply impressed by her performance, having stated: "She's remarkable, one of the top actresses I've ever worked with. Her resources are like a deep well." Brian de Palma added: "[Spacek is] a phantom. She has this mysterious way of slipping into a part, letting it take over her. She's got a wider range than any young actress I know." Spacek also helped finance then-brother-in-law David Lynch's directorial debut, Eraserhead (1977) and is thanked in the credits of the film.

1980s and Oscar win

Spacek began the 1980s with an Oscar in 1980 for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), in which she played country music star Loretta Lynn, who selected her for the role. In the film, both she and Beverly D'Angelo, who played Patsy Cline, performed their own singing. Film critic Roger Ebert has credited the movie's success "to the performance by Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn. With the same sort of magical chemistry she's shown before, when she played the high school kid in Carrie, Spacek at 29 has the ability to appear to be almost any age on screen. Here, she ages from about 14 to somewhere in her 30s, always looks the age, and never seems to be wearing makeup." Spacek also was nominated for a Grammy Award for her singing on the film's soundtrack album. She followed this with her own country album, Hangin' Up My Heart (1983); the album spawned one hit single, "Lonely But Only For You", a song written by K. T. Oslin, which reached No. 15 on the Billboard Country chart.

In the film Heart Beat (1980), Spacek played Carolyn Cassady, who slipped (under the influence of John Heard's Jack Kerouac and Nick Nolte's Neal Cassady) into a combination of drudgery and debauchery. Spacek was so adamant about getting the role, that she pored through over 4,000 pages of research to prepare for her character. Producer Ed Pressman and director John Byrum took her to dinner to advise her that she did not have the role. Spacek was so distraught at the news that she shattered a glass of wine in her hand. After that, Pressman walked up to Spacek with a piece of shattered glass and told her she had the role. He said that Spacek breaking the glass clinched the deal, and they believed she would ultimately best suit the part. The film was released on April 25, 1980 to mixed critical reviews.

Also in the 1980s, Spacek starred alongside Jack Lemmon in Constantin Costa-Gavras's political thriller Missing (1982, based on the book The Execution of Charles Horman) and appeared with Mel Gibson in the rural drama The River (1984), and with Diane Keaton and Jessica Lange in 1986's Crimes of the Heart (1986). She was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for all of these roles. Other performances of the decade included star turns in husband Jack Fisk's directorial debut Raggedy Man (1981) and alongside Anne Bancroft in the suicide-themed drama 'night, Mother (1986). Spacek also showed her lighter side by voicing the brain in the Steve Martin comedy The Man with Two Brains (1983).

1990s–2010s

She had a supporting role as the wife of Jim Garrison (played by Kevin Costner) in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991) and made a number of comedies, TV movies, and the occasional film. Most notable of her appearances during these years was her turn as the evil Verena Talbo in the ensemble piece The Grass Harp (1995), which reunited her with both Laurie and Lemmon, as well as a supporting performance, again alongside Nick Nolte, as the waitress Margie Fogg in Paul Schrader's father-son psychodrama Affliction (1997). She also played Rose Straight in David Lynch's The Straight Story (1999) and Brendan Fraser's character's mother in Blast from the Past.

In 2001, she was again nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her work in Todd Field's In the Bedroom (2001). The New York Times film critic Stephen Holden said of her work in the film: "Ms. Spacek's performance is as devastating as it is unflashy. With the slight tightening of her neck muscles and a downward twitch of her mouth, she conveys her character's relentlessness, then balances it with enough sweetness to make Ruth seem entirely human. It is one of Ms. Spacek's greatest performances." Her performance as Ruth Fowler, a grieving mother consumed by revenge, won extraordinary praise and garnered the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress as well as the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, among many others.

With her 6th best actress Academy Award nomination, Spacek became only the 8th actress to be nominated for at least 6 leading role Oscars. Spacek is the most recent inductee to this list.

Other performances of this decade include unfaithful wife Ruth in Rodrigo García's Nine Lives (2005) and a turn as a woman suffering from Alzheimer's in the television movie Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007). In 2008, Spacek had a supporting part in the Christmas comedy Four Christmases and a lead role in the independent drama, Lake City. Spacek appeared on the HBO drama Big Love, for a multi-episode arc, as a powerful Washington, D.C. lobbyist.

In 2005, she narrated the audiobook of the original Carrie novel by Stephen King and, in 2006, she narrated the classic Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), which sold over 30 million copies. In 2011, she received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Spacek was featured in The Help (2011), directed by Tate Taylor, and along with the cast, was awarded with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for their performance in the film.

In 2012, Spacek published a memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, with co-author Maryanne Vollers. The Washington Post's Jen Chaney called it "refreshingly down-to-earth" and "beautifully written". She also mentioned that Spacek's description of her childhood is so "evocative that one can almost taste the sour stalks of goatweed she chewed on steamy summer afternoons". Jay Stafford of Richmond Times-Dispatch pointed out that, unlike other actors' autobiographies, Spacek's "benefits from good writing and remarkable frankness". The Austin Chronicle's Margaret Moser stated that Spacek's memoir is "as easy to read as it is a pleasure to digest". Joe Muscolino of the Biographile gave the book a 5 out of 5 rating, saying that it "does not disappoint". Kirkus Reviews, however, was less appreciative of the book, calling it "an average memoir" and "overly detailed", while criticizing its lack of "narrative arc", but complimented Spacek for being "truly down-to-earth". It further criticized that "the book is 'ordinary' and does not have enough drama to engage readers not directly interested in Spacek and her work", and ended by saying that it's "for die-hard movie buffs and Spacek fans only".

Spacek became the first person to appear as an actor in a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in each of the four most recent decades. Each film appeared at or near the beginning of its decade: Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Missing (1982), JFK (1991), In the Bedroom (2001), and The Help (2011).

Personal life

Spacek married production designer and art director Jack Fisk in 1974, after they met on the set of Badlands. Fisk later directed her in the films Raggedy Man (1981) and Violets Are Blue (1986). They have two daughters, Schuyler Fisk (born July 8, 1982) and Madison Fisk (born September 21, 1988). Schuyler Fisk is both an actress and a singer. In 1982, Spacek and her family moved to a farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Despite Spacek's lengthy career and recognition, she has managed to keep a low profile and is rarely a tabloid fixture. Various critics have praised her ability to maintain a private life in the public eye.


Filmography

Actress
2022
Sam & Kate as
Tina
2022
Night Sky (TV Series) as
Irene York
- Compensation (2022) - Irene York
- Lake Diving (2022) - Irene York
- Dear Franklin (2022) - Irene York
- Driving Lessons (2022) - Irene York
- Boilermakers (2022) - Irene York
- The Caretaker (2022) - Irene York
- La Capilla (2022) - Irene York
- To the Stars (2022) - Irene York
2018
Homecoming (TV Series) as
Ellen Bergman
- Stop (2018) - Ellen Bergman
- Work (2018) - Ellen Bergman
- Protocol (2018) - Ellen Bergman
- Test (2018) - Ellen Bergman
- Redwood (2018) - Ellen Bergman
- Pineapple (2018) - Ellen Bergman
2018
LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby (Music Video short) as
Wife
2018
Castle Rock (TV Series) as
Ruth Deaver
- Romans (2018) - Ruth Deaver
- Henry Deaver (2018) - Ruth Deaver (credit only)
- Past Perfect (2018) - Ruth Deaver
- The Queen (2018) - Ruth Deaver
- Filter (2018) - Ruth Deaver
- Harvest (2018) - Ruth Deaver
- The Box (2018) - Ruth Deaver
- Local Color (2018) - Ruth Deaver (credit only)
- Habeas Corpus (2018) - Ruth Deaver
- Severance (2018) - Ruth Deaver
2018
The Old Man & the Gun as
Jewel
2015
Bloodline (TV Series) as
Sally Rayburn
- Part 32 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 31 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 30 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 29 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 28 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 27 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 26 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 25 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 33 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 24 (2017) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 23 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 22 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 21 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 20 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 19 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 18 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 17 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 16 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 15 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 14 (2016) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 12 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 11 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 10 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 9 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 8 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 7 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 13 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 6 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 5 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 4 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 2 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 3 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
- Part 1 (2015) - Sally Rayburn
2014
To Kill a Mockingbird (Video) as
Narrator (voice)
2012
Carrie (Video) as
Narrator (voice)
2012
Deadfall as
June Mills
2011
The Help as
Missus Walters
2010
Gimme Shelter (TV Movie) as
Adrienne Nourse
2010
Big Love (TV Series) as
Marilyn Densham
- End of Days (2010) - Marilyn Densham
- Next Ticket Out (2010) - Marilyn Densham
- Under One Roof (2010) - Marilyn Densham
- Sins of the Father (2010) - Marilyn Densham
- Strange Bedfellows (2010) - Marilyn Densham
2009
Get Low as
Mattie Darrow
2008
Four Christmases as
Paula
2008
Lake City as
Maggie
2007
Pictures of Hollis Woods (TV Movie) as
Josie Cahill
2007
Hot Rod as
Marie Powell
2006
Gray Matters as
Dr. Sydney
2006
Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer as
Mrs. Flora Good
2005
An American Haunting as
Lucy Bell
2005
North Country as
Alice Aimes
2005
The Ring Two as
Evelyn
2005
Nine Lives as
Ruth
2004
A Home at the End of the World as
Alice Glover
2002
Tuck Everlasting as
Mae Tuck
2002
Last Call (TV Movie) as
Zelda Fitzgerald
2001
Midwives (TV Movie) as
Sibyl Danforth
2001
In the Bedroom as
Ruth Fowler
2000
Songs in Ordinary Time (TV Movie) as
Marie Fermoyle
1999
The Straight Story as
Rose
1999
Blast from the Past as
Helen
1997
Affliction as
Margie Fogg
1996
If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie) as
Barbara Barrows (segment "1974")
1996
Beyond the Call (TV Movie) as
Pam O'Brien
1995
Streets of Laredo (TV Mini Series) as
Lorena
- Episode #1.3 (1995) - Lorena
- Episode #1.2 (1995) - Lorena
- Episode #1.1 (1995) - Lorena
1995
The Grass Harp as
Verena Talbo
1995
The Good Old Boys (TV Movie) as
Spring Renfro
1994
A Place for Annie (TV Movie) as
Susan Lansing
1994
Trading Mom as
Mommy / Mama / Mom / ...
1992
A Private Matter (TV Movie) as
Sherri Finkbine
1991
Rabbit Ears: The Talking Eggs (Video short) as
Narrator (voice)
1991
JFK as
Liz Garrison
1991
Hard Promises as
Chris
1990
The Long Walk Home as
Miriam Thompson
1986
Crimes of the Heart as
Babe Magrath
1986
'night, Mother as
Jessie Cates
1986
Violets Are Blue... as
Gussie Sawyer
1985
Marie as
Marie Ragghianti
1984
The River as
Mae Garvey
1983
The Man with Two Brains as
Anne Uumellmahaye (voice, uncredited)
1982
Missing as
Beth Horman
1981
Raggedy Man as
Nita
1980
Heart Beat as
Carolyn Cassady
1980
Coal Miner's Daughter as
Loretta Lynn
1978
Great Performances (TV Series) as
Verna Vane
- Verna: USO Girl (1978) - Verna Vane
1977
3 Women as
Pinky Rose
1976
Welcome to L.A. as
Linda Murray
1976
Carrie as
Carrie
1975
Katherine (TV Movie) as
Katherine Alman
1974
Ginger in the Morning as
Ginger
1974
The Migrants (TV Movie) as
Wanda Trimpin
1973
The Rookies (TV Series) as
Barbara Tabnor
- Sound of Silence (1973) - Barbara Tabnor
1973
Badlands as
Holly
1973
The Waltons (TV Series) as
Sarah Jane Simmons / Sarah Simmons
- The Odyssey (1973) - Sarah Jane Simmons
- The Townie (1973) - Sarah Simmons
1973
The Girls of Huntington House (TV Movie) as
Sara
1973
Love, American Style (TV Series) as
Terri (segment "Love and the Old Lover")
- Love and the Missing Mister/Love and the Old Lover/Love and the Twanger Tutor (1973) - Terri (segment "Love and the Old Lover")
1972
Prime Cut as
Poppy
Art Department
1977
Death Game (set dresser)
1976
Vigilante Force (assistant art director - uncredited) / (set dresser - uncredited)
1974
Phantom of the Paradise (set dresser)
Soundtrack
2015
Moondog Airwaves (Short) (performer: "There He Goes")
1991
Voices That Care (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Voices That Care")
1983
The Man with Two Brains (performer: "Under the Bamboo Tree" - uncredited)
1980
The Midnight Special (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.23 (1980) - (performer: "He's Walking Away" (aka "There He Goes"), "Honky Tonkin'", "Coal Miner's Daughter", "Ain't Got the Time", "Don't Call Me Cowgirl")
1980
Coal Miner's Daughter (performer: "The Titanic", "There He Goes", "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl", "Walking After Midnight", "I Fall to Pieces", "One's on the Way", "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)", "You're Lookin' at Country", "Coal Miner's Daughter")
1977
Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin (1977) - (performer: "One, I Love You" - uncredited)
Music Department
1974
Ginger in the Morning (composer: original songs)
Thanks
2003
Absence of Malick (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
1977
Eraserhead (special thanks)
Self
2011
Made in Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Downton Abbey: A New Era/Emergency (2022) - Self
- Episode #6.34 (2011) - Self
2021
Without Getting Killed or Caught (Documentary) as
Susanna Clark (voice)
2021
Hollywood Insider (TV Series) as
Self
- A Tribute to Terrence Malick: An Evolution of Thought on Film (2021) - Self
2018
Off Camera with Sam Jones (TV Series) as
Self
- Sissy Spacek (2018) - Self
2018
WTF with Marc Maron (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- Sissy Spacek (2018) - Self - Guest
2018
Iconic Characters (TV Series)
- Sissy Spacek Breaks Down Her Most Iconic Characters | GQ (2018)
2018
Ok! TV (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.20 (2018) - Self
1980
Today (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 24 September 2018 (2018) - Self - Guest
- dated 12 December 1986 (1986) - Self - Guest
- Dated 15 October 1985 (1985) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 7 February 1980 (1980) - Self - Guest
2018
Extra (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #25.17 (2018) - Self
2018
CTV News at 11:30 Toronto (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 September 2018 (2018) - Self
2016
River of Gold (Documentary) as
Narrator
2016
American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
Self / Loretta Lynn
- Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl (2016) - Self / Loretta Lynn
2012
Live with Kelly and Mark (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Guest Co-Host Jerry O'Connell/Sissy Spacek/Billy Gardell (2015) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 3 May 2012 (2012) - Self - Guest
2008
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 21 March 2015 (2015) - Self
- Episode dated 14 November 2008 (2008) - Self
2015
The One Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 19 March 2015 (2015) - Self - Guest
2013
Making 'Badlands' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2012
Amazon Gold (Documentary)
2012
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2011
The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- All New! Exclusive Rob Lowe: Open Up the Brat Pack Love: Sex, Scandal, and Sobriety (2011) - Self - Guest
- All New! Oscar Winners, Plus the Nominees (2011) - Self - Guest
2010
The 44th Annual CMA Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2010
SXSW Flashback 2010 (TV Special) as
Self
2010
The Rotten Tomatoes Show (TV Series) as
Self
- The Switch/Middle Men/Lottery Ticket (2010) - Self
2010
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 27 July 2010 (2010) - Self - Guest
2009
Four Christmases: Holiday Moments (Video documentary short) as
Self
2009
Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Power and Place (2009) - Self - Narrator
- Mountain Revolutions (2009) - Self - Narrator
- New Green World (2009) - Self - Narrator
- Time and Terrain (2009) - Self - Narrator
2008
Moviemaking in Virginia: Take 3 (Video documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
2008
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
2007
The View (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 30 November 2007 (2007) - Self - Guest
2005
Backstory (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Carrie (2005) - Self
2004
E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Scream Queens (2004) - Self
2003
Absence of Malick (Video documentary short) as
Self
2003
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) as
Self
2003
The Directors (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The Films of David Lynch (2003) - Self
2003
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Past Winner
2003
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self
2003
A Decade Under the Influence (Documentary) as
Self
2002
Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #9.1 (2002) - Self - Guest
2002
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: a Film on Terrence Malick (Documentary) as
Self
2002
Seitenblicke (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode dated 17 April 2002 (2002) - Self
2002
Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Loretta Lynn (2002) - Self
2002
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2002
The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Winner
2002
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1999
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #10.15 (2002) - Self - Guest
- Episode #7.21 (1999) - Self - Guest
2002
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Winner
1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 24 December 2001 (2001) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 2 April 2001 (2001) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 15 October 1999 (1999) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 26 January 1999 (1999) - Self - Guest
- Episode #1.85 (1996) - Self - Guest
2001
Acting 'Carrie' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2000
Sur les traces de Terrence Malick (Documentary) as
Self
1999
Crook & Chase (TV Series) as
Self
- Archie Campbell/Sissy Spacek/Jimmy Dean (1999) - Self
1999
Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
1996
Maury (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 24 February 1997 (1997) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 21 October 1996 (1996) - Self - Guest
1995
Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain (TV Movie documentary) as
Martha Jefferson (voice)
1995
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Loretta Lynn: True Story of the Coal Miner's Daughter (1995) - Self
1994
Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 28 April 1994 (1994) - Self - Guest
1993
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1992
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1992
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series) as
Self - Narrator (segment "There's Something in My Attic")
- There's a Nightmare in My Closet/There's an Alligator Under My Bed/There's Something in My Attic (1992) - Self - Narrator (segment "There's Something in My Attic") (voice)
1991
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Jay Leno (guest host), Robert Townsend, Sissy Spacek, Pierce Brosnan, Roger McGuinn (1991) - Self - Guest
1991
Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 20 March 1991 (1991) - Self - Guest
1991
Voices That Care (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Choir Member
1990
Siskel & Ebert (TV Series) as
Self
- Postcards from the Edge/Saving Grace/White Hunter, Black Heart/After Dark, My Sweet (1990) - Self
1990
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala (TV Special) as
Self - Speaker
1987
The 59th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1977
AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly (1985) - Self (uncredited)
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish (1984) - Self (uncredited)
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977) - Self (uncredited)
1985
The 57th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1985
The CBS Morning News (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 3 January 1985 (1985) - Self - Guest
1984
Film '72 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #13.29 (1984) - Self
1984
The 56th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Presenter
1983
The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1983
Your Choice for the Film Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1983
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1982
The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1982
39th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1981
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1981
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 19 October 1981 (1981) - Self - Guest
1981
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter & Winner
1981
Friday Night, Saturday Morning (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #4.7 (1981) - Self - Guest
1981
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
1980
The Midnight Special (TV Series) as
Self - Musical Guest
- Episode dated 21 November 1980 (1980)
- Episode #8.23 (1980) - Self - Musical Guest
1977
Good Morning America (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 7 March 1980 (1980) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 22 March 1977 (1977) - Self - Guest
1978
The Alan Hamel Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 30 March 1978 (1978) - Self - Guest
1978
Thank You, Rock 'N' Roll: A Tribute to Alan Freed (TV Special) as
Self
1977
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary (TV Movie) as
Self
1977
Les rendez-vous du dimanche (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 22 May 1977 (1977) - Self - Guest
1977
The 49th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1977
Saturday Night Live (TV Series) as
Self - Host / Amy Carter
- Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin (1977) - Self - Host / Amy Carter
Archive Footage
2023
Les Fonda, une dynastie de cinéma (TV Movie documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2020
Stephen King: A Necessary Evil (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2020
The Kill Count (TV Series) as
Self
- Carrie (1976) Kill Count (2020) - Self
2019
Robert Redford: The Golden Look (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2019
The Movies (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Loretta Lynn
- The Eighties (2019) - Loretta Lynn
2016
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #37.273 (2018) - Self
- ET's Halloween Spectacular (2016) - Self
2017
Hell's Club Part 2. Another Night (Video short) as
Clients
2015
De Palma (Documentary) as
Self
2014
And the Oscar Goes to... (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2011
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (TV Movie documentary) as
Carrie White
2008
Beautiful People (TV Series) as
Carrie
- How I Got My Nose (2008) - Carrie (uncredited)
2005
Corazón de... (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 13 September 2005 (2005) - Self
2005
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary) as
Self
2000
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Carrie White
- Stephen King: Fear, Fame and Fortune (2000) - Carrie White
1999
The Rage: Carrie 2 as
Self (uncredited)
1996
Robert Altman: Giggle and Give In (TV Special documentary) as
Self / Pinky Rose
1992
Oscar's Greatest Moments (Video documentary) as
Self
1992
Fonda on Fonda (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - The 53rd Annual Academy Awards
1981
Clapper Board (TV Series)
- The Coal Miner's Daughter (1981)
1978
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Carrie
- Episode dated 16 June 1978 (1978) - Carrie
- Brian De Palma/Martin Scorsese (1978) - Carrie

References

Sissy Spacek Wikipedia