Sally Field is an American actress, director, singer, and producer recognized for depicting various significant characters in famous TV shows and movies like Forrest Gump, Gidget, Steel Magnolias, and Lincoln. Aged 21, she was awarded a leading character in the TV series ‘The Flying Nun’, a sitcom with a lightly far-fetched concept. To anyone her age, acting in a TV show would have been sufficient, but not for Field, who asked for characters with substance, presenting a maturity that denied her age. Twice in her career, Field made intentional efforts to break free of her typecast characters and succeeded in bagging accurately the kind of roles that she sought.
Her career has been decorated with all kinds of awards and honors. In an industry where gaining one ‘Oscar Award’ is considered the summit of one’s career, she got two of them, that too in the extremely competitive category of ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’. In television too, she has given her mark with award-winning appearances in shows like ‘ER’ and ‘Brothers & Sisters’. Till today, Field proceeds to captivate audiences, and mesmerize everyone with her gripping performances.
Sally Field Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Sally Margaret Field|
|Age||(as in 2023) 77 Years|
|Religion||In an interview given to Oprah Winfrey, she said- My real father was Catholic, and I had issues with all religions.|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Scorpio|
|Birth Place||Pasadena, California, United States|
|Date of Birth||06 November 1946|
|Residence||She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles|
|Home Town||Pasadena, California, United States|
|Mother’s Name||Margaret Field (Actress)|
|Father’s Name||Richard Dryden Field (Salesman)|
|Brother||Richard Dryden Field (Brother) (Physicist)|
|Sister||Princess O’Mahoney (Younger Half-Sister) (Actress)|
|Others||• Jock Mahoney (Stepfather)|
• Fleet Folsom Field (Paternal Grandfather)
• Jane Elizabeth Fox (Paternal Grandmother)
• Wallace Miller Morlan (Maternal Grandfather)
• Joy Beatrice Bickley (Maternal Grandmother)
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Steven Craig (1968-1975)|
• Davy Jones
• Pete Duel
• Burt Reynolds
• Alan Greisman (1984-1993)
• Kevin Kline (1982)
• Jerry Knight 2
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Husband/Spouse||• Steven Craig|
• Alan Greisman
|Marriage Date||• 15 December 1984 and Divorced on 24 June 1994 (Alan Greisman)|
• 16 September 1968 and Divorced on 1 August 1975 (Steven Craig)
|Children||Son- • Samuel Greisman|
• Eli Craig
• Peter Craig
|School||• Birmingham Community Charter High School|
• Van Nuys High School
• Gaspar De Portola Middle School
|Educational Qualification||Not Available|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Director, Producer|
|Brands Endorsed||• Sally Field has served as a spokesmodel for Boniva, a bisphosphonate treatment for osteoporosis.|
• She has also appeared in a commercial for Charles Schwab Corporation (Investment service company).
|Career Manager||• Brian Swardstrom and Mark Christian Subias, Talent Agents, United Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.|
• Heidi Schaeffer, Publicist, PMK*BNC, Los Angeles, California, United States.
• Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, Legal Representatives, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 159 cm|
in meters- 1.59 m
in feet inches- 5’3”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 50 kg|
in pounds- 110 lbs
|Breast Size||35 Inches|
|Hips Size||35 Inches|
|Waist Size||24 Inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||White|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||Not Available|
|Favourite Actress||Not Available|
|Favourite Actors||Not Available|
|Favourite Colors||Not Available|
|Favourite Sport||Not Available|
Sally Field was born in Pasadena, California, to Margaret Field (an actress) and Richard Dryden Field. Her father served in the Army throughout World War II. Following her parents’ 1950 divorce, her mother wedded actor and stuntman, Jock Mahoney.
Field alleged in her 2018 memoir that she was s*xually exploited by Mahoney during her childhood. Through her maternal grandmother, Field is a descendant of Mayflower tourist and colonial governor William Bradford, her tenth great-grandfather.
As a teen, Field joined Portola Middle School and Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she was a cheerleader. Her classmates held financier Michael Milken, actress Cindy Williams, and talent agent Michael Ovitz.
Sally Field was wedded to Steven Craig from 1968 to 1975. The couple had two sons: Peter Craig (born 1969), a novelist, and Eli Craig (born 1972), an actor and director. In the late 1970s, Field had a connection with Burt Reynolds, during which time they co-starred in several films, including Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II, The End, and Hooper.
On October 29, 1988, at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Colorado, Field and three members of her family were in a private plane had by media mogul Merv Griffin when it lost power and aborted takeoff, crashing into stored aircraft. They all remained with insignificant injuries.
After the end of her relationship with Reynolds, Field wedded the second husband Alan Greisman in 1984. Together, they had one son, Sam, in 1987. Field and Greisman divorced in 1993.
Sally Field Net Worth
Sally Field has a net worth of $60 million dollars.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$60 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$55 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actress, Singer, Director, Producer|
Sally Field sold her house in Malibu, California in 2011 for $5.51 million. She had initially listed the property in 2009 for $6.95 million, but with no takers, she was taken to re-list in 2011 for $5.9 million. Finally, the price was cut all the way down to just over $5.5 million.
Her Malibu property emphasizes almost 6,000 square feet of living space, a swimming pool, and tennis courts. In addition, the expansive property sits on almost 3 acres of secluded land.
In 2012, Field purchased a property in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles for $2.3 million. The home features 2,800 square feet of living space, a spa bathtub, and beautiful views of nearby canyons and the city.
In 2005, Field was diagnosed with osteoporosis. She later determined that women in her family had a history of developing the disease, and her grandmothers encountered symptoms like the shape of the spine. As a result of her diagnosis, Sally Field selected to create a campaign named “Rally with Sally for Bone Health.”
There were some anxieties about the resulting ads, as the preferred treatment for osteoporosis termed Boniva. The FDA then warned consumers about the “misleading” ad, which was financed in large part by pharmaceutical companies who wished to improve their osteoporosis treatments.
The campaign also worked to promote early detection of the illness through bone-density scans and similar technology. Field later said that she was staying active and using different ways to stay on top of her osteoporosis symptoms.
Sally Field Movies And TV Shows
- After completing high school, and inspired by her stepfather to pursue acting, Field joined in an acting workshop at ‘Columbia Studios’. There, she was asked by a casting agent to audition for the lead character in a TV series named ‘Gidget’.
- In the harsh auditions, after many trials, Field was taken from among 75 applicants and hence got her first break in television.
- ‘Gidget’ ran only for just one season before being eliminated, but Field became famous with the viewers, particularly teenagers, and when the show was aired again, it received surprisingly good viewership.
- 1967 was an important year for Field. That year, she started acting in a new TV series (The Flying Nun), had her first significant film released (The Way West), and also tried into singing with two tracks, the theme song of ‘The Flying Nun’ and ‘Felicidad’.
- Although ‘The Flying Nun’ was slammed by critics, it was a big success with the viewers. Field herself was unhappy because she worried that the character would typecast her as a comic actress, while she wanted more serious characters.
- From 1970 to 1974, she performed in a couple of television movies, one of which was the suspense thriller ‘Home for the Holidays’.
- She starred in a few TV shows as well, which included the sitcom ‘The Girl with Something Extra’, which ran for a season.
- 1976 was a ground-breaking year for her as she starred in the miniseries ‘Sybil’, where she performed a student having the multiple-personality disorder, a role for which she gained much acclaim.
- The same year, she performed in the film ‘Stay Hungry’, also starring popular actor Jeff Bridges.
- ‘Sybil’ helped to change her on-screen image and began to better characters in the following years, notably box-office hits such as ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ and its sequel, ‘The End’, ‘Hooper’ and an Oscar-winning character in ‘Norma Rae’, which served to establish her credentials as a dramatic actress.
- From 1981 to 1990, Field served only in films and continued to experiment with different kinds of characters, serving with many fine actors and winning a host of accolades and awards in the process.
- Her outstanding movies of this decade include ‘Absence of Malice’, ‘Kiss Me Goodbye’, where she again starred with Jeff Bridges, ‘Places in the Heart’, which won her another Oscar, ‘Murphy’s Romance’ featuring James Garner, and ‘Steel Magnolias’, which had an ensemble cast, including a young Julia Roberts.
- From 1990 onwards, she started to feature in substantial supporting characters, with memorable appearances in ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ with Robin Williams and ‘Forrest Gump’ with Tom Hanks.
- From 1995 to 2000, she appeared in few films, interspersed with characters on TV in shows like ‘A Woman of Independent Means’, ‘Merry Christmas, George Bailey’, ‘David Copperfield’, etc.
- In 1996, she began her directorial debut with the Television movie ‘The Christmas Tree’.
- In the next years, she went on to direct an episode of the TV miniseries ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ and her first film ‘Beautiful’.
- Since 2000, Field has proceeded to act in both films and TV shows. She featured in the commercial hit ‘Legally Blonde 2’. She was also praised for her intense appearance of a bipolar mother in the Television drama ‘ER’ and again for her role as a matriarch in the drama ‘Brothers & Sisters’.
- Her most recent acts in movies include the role of ‘Aunt May’ in the superhero movie ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and the part of ‘Mrs. Abraham Lincoln’ in the period drama ‘Lincoln’.
- She will reprise her character of ‘Aunt May’ in the Spider-man sequel scheduled to deliver in 2014.
|1967 ||The Way West|
|1977 ||Smokey and the Bandit|
|1978 ||The End|
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
|1980||Smokey and the Bandit II|
Absence of Malice
|1982||Kiss Me Goodbye|
|1984||Places in the Heart|
|1991||Not Without My Daughter|
|1993||Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey|
|1994||A Century of Cinema|
|1996||Eye for an Eye|
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
|2000||Where the Heart Is|
|2001||Say It Isn’t So|
|2003||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde|
|2005||Going Through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern|
|2008||The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning|
|2012||The Amazing Spider-Man|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2|
|2015||Hello, My Name Is Doris|
TV Shows & Serials List
|1967–1970||The Flying Nun|
|1971–1972||Alias Smith and Jones|
|1971||Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring|
Marriage: Year One
Mongo’s Back in Town
|1972||Home for the Holidays|
|1973–1974||The Girl with Something Extra|
|1979||Carol Burnett & Company|
|1995||A Woman of Independent Means|
|1996||The Larry Sanders Show|
The Christmas Tree
|1997||King of the Hill|
Merry Christmas, George Bailey
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon|
|1999||A Cooler Climate|
|2000 ||David Copperfield|
|2006–2011 ||Brothers & Sisters|
|2020||Dispatches from Elsewhere|
Facts About Sally Field
- On May 5, 2014, Sally was granted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- She was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989.
- Sally has a production company titled Fogwood Films.
- She is friends with American actor Matthew Rhys.
- On April 14, 1980, she got the Oscar Award under the “Best Actress” category for her performance in Norma Rae at The 52nd Annual Academy Awards.
- She was given the lead character of Alice Hardy on Friday the 13th, but she turned it down.
- In 2005, she was recognized with osteoporosis. Due to osteoporosis, she began the “Rally with Sally for Bone Health” campaign to encourage the early diagnosis of such conditions through technology such as bone-density scans.
- Sally got the Ally for Equality Award in 2012.
However, people have recently been shocked to hear the news that the 75-year-old actress passed away. Before you worry, let us confirm that Sally Field is not dead. She is alive and well.
Currently, Sally Field is not married, although she has been married twice in her life. After dating fellow actor Burt Reynolds on and off for five years she married Alan Greisman, whom Field divorced nine years later. Even though Field isn’t married, she’s still open to the possibility of marrying again.
Sally Field is explaining more about her onetime relationship with the late Burt Reynolds in her new memoir, In Pieces. In the book, released Tuesday, Field describes the actor, whom she dated for several years beginning in 1977, after the pair met on the set of Smokey and the Bandit, as controlling and distant.
Sally Field said she is flattered that Burt Reynolds called her the love of his life.