December 6, 2022

Sissy Spacek Biography, Husband, Daughter, Movies, Carrie, Band and Interview

Sissy Spacek Biography | Sissy Spacek Bio

Sissy Spacek (Mary Elizabeth “Sissy” Spacek) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Texas. She initially aspired a career as a singer. Using the name “Rainbo,”, in 1968 she recorded a single, “John, You’ve Gone Too Far This Time.” She switched her focus to acting after she was dropped from her record label. She enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

She began her professional acting career in the early 1970s, making her debut with a minor role in Andy Warhol’s Women in Revolt (1971) and received attention for her role as Holly Sargis in Terrence Malick’s Badlands (1973). She rose to prominence with her portrayal of Carrie White in Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976), for which she received her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She has received various accolades including an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and nominations for four BAFTA Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award.

Sissy Spacek Age

Sissy was born 25th December, 1949. She is 70 years old as of 2019.

Sissy Spacek Family | Sissy Spacek Bloodline

Spacek was born in Quitman, Texas. She was born to Virginia Frances (born 18th December, 1917 – 10th November, 1981) and Edwin Arnold Spacek Sr. ( born 3rd July, 1910 – 7th January, 2001). Her mother was of English and Irish descent from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Her father was a county agricultural agent. He was of Czech-German ancestry.

Her paternal gradparents were Mary (Cervenka) and Arnold A. Spacek who served as Mayor of Granger, Texas in Williamson County. She is first cousin to Actor Rip Torn. Her brother, Robbie, died in 1967 when he was only 18 years old. Robbie succumbed to leukemia. Sissy was just 17 years old at the time. She was greatly affected by her brothers death and has called the incidence “the defining event of my whole life”. She said the personal tragedy made her fearless in her acting career.

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Sissy Spacek Husband

Spacek got married to production designer and art director Jack Fisk in 1974. The two met on the set of Badlands. Fisk later directed her in the films Raggedy Man (1981) and Violets Are Blue (1986). . Spacek and her family moved to a farm near Charlottesville, Virginia in 1982.

Sissy Spacek Children | Sissy Spacek Daughter

Sissy and Fisk have two daughters, Schuyler Fisk and Madison Fisk born in 1982 and 1988 respectively.

Sissy Spacek Movies | Sissy Spacek Movies And Tv Shows | Sissy Spacek Films

Filmography

Year Title
1971 Women in Revolt
1972 Prime Cut
1973 Badlands
1974 Ginger in the Morning
1976 Carrie
1976 Welcome to L.A.
1977 3 Women
1980 Coal Miner’s Daughter
1980 Heart Beat
1981 Raggedy Man
1982 Missing
1983 The Man with Two Brains
1984 The River
1985 Marie
1986 Violets Are Blue
1986 ‘night, Mother
1986 Crimes of the Heart
1990 The Long Walk Home
1991 Hard Promises
1991 JFK
1994 Trading Mom
1995 The Grass Harp
1997 Affliction
1999 Blast from the Past
1999 The Straight Story
2001 In the Bedroom
2001 Midwives
2002 Tuck Everlasting
2004 A Home at the End of the World
2005 Nine Lives
2005 The Ring Two
2005 North Country
2005 An American Haunting
2007 Gray Matters
2007 Hot Rod
2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods
2008 Lake City
2008 Four Christmases
2009 Get Low
2011 The Help
2012 Deadfall
2016 River of Gold
2018 The Old Man & the Gun

Television

Year Title
2018 Castle Rock
2018 Homecoming
2015–2017 Bloodline
2010 Gimme Shelter
2010–2011 Big Love
2009 Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People
2002 Last Call
2000 Songs in Ordinary Time
1996 Beyond the Call
1996 If These Walls Could Talk
1995 The Good Old Boys
1995 Streets of Laredo
1994 A Place for Annie
1992 A Private Matter
1978 Verna: USO Girl
1975 Katherine
1974 The Migrants
1973 Love, American Style
1973 The Girls of Huntington House
1973 The Waltons
1973 The Rookies

Sissy Spacek Carrie

Carrie is an American supernatural horror film directed by Brian De Palma from a screenplay written by Lawrence D. Cohen. It was adopted from Stephen King’s 1974 epistolary novel of the same name. It was theatrically released on November 3, 1976 by United Artists. The film stars Sissy Spacek as Carrie White, a seventeen-year-old diffident teenager who is the butt of practical jokes at high school.

One day she discovers her possession of telekinetic powers and puts her powers to use when she is humiliated with pranks. The film also featured Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, William Katt, Betty Buckley, and John Travolta in supporting roles. The film received two nominations at the 49th Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Spacek) and Best Supporting Actress (for Laurie).

Several publications have regarded it as one of the greatest horror films of all time making and was ranked 86th on Empire’s list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. It was ranked 15th on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Best High School Movies, 46th on the American Film Institute list AFI’s 100 Years. Its prom scene has had a major influence on popular culture and has been discussed, analysed and parodied numerous times and was ranked 8th on Bravo ‘s The 100 Scariest Moments in Cinematic History (2004). The film grossed over $33.8 million against its $1.8 million budget. This was a major success.

Sissy Spacek Band

Sissy formed a band, Sissy Spacek, in 1999 and have created some of the most brutal and harsh noise music to come out of Los Angeles in recent years. The band has put out an impressive amount of releases from 2001 and has worked with labels such as Chondritic Sound, Misanthropic Agenda, and Gilgongo Records, as well as band member John Wiese’s lauded Helicopter imprint. They teamed up with Dais in 2014 and delivered a new LP titled Lead Their Exit featuring vocals from Sara Taylor of Youth Code.

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