Spacek, Sissy

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Spacek, Sissy Gender: F
Mary Elizabeth Spacek
born on 25 December 1949 at 00:03 (= 12:03 AM )
Place Tyler, Texas, 32n21, 95w18
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°08' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°47 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 29°02'

Sissy Spacek
photo: Tony Shek, license cc-by-2.0


American actress and singer who earned an Oscar nomination in 1976 for her role in "Carrie." Her movie and TV films include "Badlands," "Raggedy Man," "Violets Are Blue," "Night Mother," "Crimes of the Heart," and "Coal Miner's Daughter," for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress, 1980.

After growing up in Texas as a tomboy, ambitious to become a country and western signer, she left for New York after high school. Staying with her cousin Rip Torn and his actress-wife, Geraldine Page, she enjoyed a modest singing success under the name of Rainbo. Her first job in show biz was singing TV jingles. At the same time she looked for acting jobs and found one in "Prime Cut," starring Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman. Spacek moved to Hollywood and starred with Martin Sheen in "Badlands," a movie about killer Charles Starkweather. An immediate cult movie, it led to TV movies and the breakthrough with "Carrie."

Spacek, who is entrenched in the rhythms of regular life, always returns home to her horse farm in Virginia after films. She is a relentless researcher for her roles and feels it's important for her to love the project and script. Nominated for Academy Awards five times as Best Actress, Spacek has won only for her 1980 portrayal of the country singer Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter." Her more recent films include "The Long Walk Home," 1990, "JFK," 1991 and "A Private Matter," 1992.

Spacek met her art director husband, Jack Fisk, while filming "Badlands." They have two daughters, Schulyer and Madison. She takes her whole clan with her when she goes on film location.

Sissy's dad, Edwin Arnold Spacek, 90, died in Virginia on 1/07/2001.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Entertainment: Big Love (born 12 March 2006). Notes: Played Margene "Margie" Heffman, 2010-2011
  • has other family relationship with Torn, Rip (born 6 February 1931). Notes: Cousins


  • Work : Gain social status 1976 (Oscar nomination for "Carrie")
  • Work : Great Achievement 28 March 1977 in Los Angeles (Lost "Best Actress" Academy Award for "Carrie" to Faye Dunaway)
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  • Work : Prize 31 March 1981 in Los Angeles (Won "Best Actress" Academy Award for "Coal Miner's Daughter")
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  • Work : Great Achievement 11 April 1983 in Los Angeles (Lost "Best Actress" Academy Award for "Missing" to Meryl Streep)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 25 March 1985 in Los Angeles (Lost "Best Actress" Academy Award for "The River" to Sally Field)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 31 March 1987 in Los Angeles (Lost "Best Actress" Academy Award for "Crimes of the Heart" to Marlee Matlin)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 24 March 2002 in Hollywood (Lost "Best Actress" Academy Award for "In The Bedroom" to Halle Berry)
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Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher (LMR quotes her for 00:02 AM in 1977)


  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Brother died of cancer)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing (Takes whole family with her on location)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Actress Award)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Golden Globe)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women