Sissy Spacek Biography

3 time Golden Globe winner & an Academic Award conqueror Sissy Spacek is a veteran of Hollywood. She has contributed more than 4 long decades of her life to the entertainment industry via which she has now earned a worldwide fame as a prominent American actress as well as singer. Born as Mary Elizabeth Spacek on 25th December, 1949, Sissy spent her formative years in her birth land of Quitman, Texas, United States. Her father, Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., was an agent of country agriculture & her mother Virginia Frances (nee Spilman) was originally from the Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. She belongs to German & Czech (Moravian) descent from her dad & is of Irish & Polish- English ancestry on her mom’s side. In 1967, she was deeply affected by the decease of Robbie, her 18 years old brother, which she cited “the defining event of my whole life”. Her next brother, Ed Spacek is a well known consultant of a music industry in Austin, Texas.


Always standing to be open about her personal life, this elegant persona, Sissy Spacek is the mother of 2 children. Sissy, who has been married once, has been passing her beautiful life with her husband, Jack Fisk since very long. The duo initially met during the shooting of “Badlands” in August, 1972 & eventually started seeing each other. Behind a romantic affair of about 2 long years, the love birds walked down the aisle on 12th Aril, 1974. Together, the couple welcomed their first child; a daughter named Schuyler Fisk on 8th July, 1982 & was blessed with their 2nd daughter, Madison Fisk on 21st September, 1988. Sissy & her family relocated to a ranch close to Charlottesville, Virginia, the very year of Schuyler’s birth.


Making her entrance in the entertainment world with an uncredited role in the 1970 movie “Women in Revolt”, Sissy Spacek went on giving her best in each role she acts upon & ultimately built her stable career as an actress. Her foremost credited part was in “Prime Cut”, the 1972 released cult classic movie, in which the actress portrayed a girl traded in sexual slavery, Poppy. Her career defining & iconic role arrived in the 1976 movie “Carrie” by Brian De Palma, paying Cariette “Carrie” White, a troubled, shy high-school senior holding telekinetic powers. Behind few other notable roles, the blooming actress commenced the 80s with the prestigious Oscar in “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, the 1980 released movie, where she played Loretta Lynn, a country-music star. Later, she was seen beside Jack Lemmon in the 1982 political thriller film “Missing” by Constantin Costa-Gavras, & starred alongside Mel Gibson in “The River”, the 1984 released rural drama film. Till date, Sissy has made array of note worthy starring & has most recently come out as Mrs. Walters & June Mills in the 2011 movie “The Help” & “Deadfall” (2012), respectively. She has also made her appearance in the Netflix thriller drama TV sitcom “Bloodline” in the year 2015. Her further TV credits her roles in “Streets of Laredo” (1995), “If These Walls Could Talk” (1996), “Songs in Ordinary Time” (2000), “Last Call” (2002), “Gimme Shelter” (2010) & more lately in “Big Love” as Marilyn Densham.


Sissy Spacek carried an interest in singing since childhood. Tracing her passion of singing, she came out as a professional singer in early 80s, with the release of her debut single entitled “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, placing No. 24 on the United States Country Chart. Additional to her further singles, Sissy has as well released her debut studio collection in the year 1983, entitled “Hangin’ Up My Heart” under the Atlantic Records. With the career span of 15 long years, the eminent US actress cum singer has not just earned name in the entertainment world, but has too grossed a handsome earnings. As of current report, Sissy holds the total projected net worth of 15 million US dollar.


Though, the actress has now hit her 65, she has still maintained the same vigor & grace which she has carried all through her youth. She is yet giving her best to the American film industry & often cites action to be the major component of her life. For more updates, visit her official biography sites or simply make a glance on Sissy Spacek wiki. The actress is also available on facebook & twitter, which is in fact, is good news to her admiring fans.

By: Dana Luica | Famous People >> Actress | Apr 17 2015


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