Sally Margaret Field is an American actress who is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe winner. She is also a two-time Emmy Award winner who became a household name at age 21 as Sister Bertrille in the 1960s sitcom, ‘The Flying Nun’. She is currently starring as Nora Walker on the ABC hit drama, ‘Brothers & Sisters’.
Field got her start on television, starring as the boy-struck surfer girl in the mid-1960s series ‘Gidget’, followed by her best known television role in ‘The Flying Nun’. Field landed the title role in the 1976 TV film ‘Sybil’, and won an Emmy award. Field had a number of critical and commercial successes in movies, including the films ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, ‘Norma Rae’, for which she won an Academy Award for best actress, and ‘Places in the Heart’, for which she won another Oscar. She has had supporting roles in other movies, including ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ (1993) and ‘Forrest Gump’ (1994).
On television, Field had a recurring role on ‘ER’ in the 2000-2001 season, for which she won an Emmy Award in 2001. Field has also started directing with the television movie ‘The Christmas Tree’ (1996) and the feature film ‘Beautiful’ (2000). Field is currently on the ABC drama ‘Brothers & Sisters’, which debuted in September 2006.
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