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. Spacek 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).
Sissy 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 73 years old as of 2022.
Family | 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.
Sissy Spacek Husband |Jack Fisk
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.
Children | Daughter |Schuyler Fisk |Madison Fisk
Sissy and Fisk have two daughters, Schuyler Fisk and Madison Fisk born in 1982 and 1988 respectively.
Movies | Sissy Spacek Movies And Tv Shows | Films
|1971||Women in Revolt|
|1974||Ginger in the Morning|
|1976||Welcome to L.A.|
|1980||Coal Miner’s Daughter|
|1983||The Man with Two Brains|
|1986||Violets Are Blue|
|1986||Crimes of the Heart|
|1990||The Long Walk Home|
|1995||The Grass Harp|
|1999||Blast from the Past|
|1999||The Straight Story|
|2001||In the Bedroom|
|2004||A Home at the End of the World|
|2005||The Ring Two|
|2005||An American Haunting|
|2007||Pictures of Hollis Woods|
|2016||River of Gold|
|2018||The Old Man & the Gun|
|2009||Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People|
|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|
|1973||Love, American Style|
|1973||The Girls of Huntington House|
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.