Mary Elizabeth Spacek sings and acts and is known in the entertainment world as Sissy Spacek who comes from Quitman, TX and will turn 61 on Christmas this year. She's been entertaining with her performances for the past 4 decades. The portrayal of Carrie White in Carrie ('76) won her an Oscar nomination but also cemented her presence amongst audience. Prior to becoming widely popular, she went to NY in search of more work.
She initially produced 1 song before she got offered a part in Prime Cut ('70). Other movies that followed were Badlands ('73), Carrie ('76), Welcome to LA ('76), 3 Women ('77), Coal Miner's Daughter ('80), Missing ('82), The River ('84), Crimes of the Heart ('86), JFK('91), The Straight Story ('99), In the Bedroom ('01), Nine Lives ('05), Four Christmases ('08) and Lake City ('08), amongst many others.
Altogether, she's been nominated almost 60 times for her parts and won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1980 and Golden Globe in 1986 and 2001 in the total of her 27 wins. In '83, she produced an album with 3 singles that made it to the charts. At the beginning of her career, Playboy had her featured twice along with Celebrity Sleuth in the last decade of the last century.
Rolling Stone magazine gave this movie legend their front pages in '79 and '82. While she did not write her own biography, there is a book about her that was released in '88. Away from the public eye, Sissy Spacek resides with her husband Jack Fisk in Virginia and in a 36 year marriage with him, she gave birth to 2 girls. At the end of eighties, she even retrieved from the acting to spend more time with her family.
While she's known to portray serious characters, she is also very good in getting few chuckles out . In her spare time, she gives her voice to females to get them viewed and treated as an equal sex.