Sally Margaret Field is an American film and television actress and director. Sally Field was born in Pasadena, California to Margaret (née Morlan; an actress) and Richard Dryden Field. Mr. Field was an army officer. Field began her career in television, starring on the sitcoms Gidget (1965–66) and The Flying Nun (1967–70). She ventured into film with Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and later Norma Rae (1979), for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. She later received Golden Globe Award nominations for her performances in Absence of Malice (1981) and Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), before receiving her second Oscar for Best Actress for Places in the Heart (1984). Field received further nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Murphy’s Romance (1985) and Steel Magnolias (1989).
Field also directed the TV film The Christmas Tree (1996), an episode of the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon as well as the feature film Beautiful (2000). In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.