Sally Field is an American actress, director, and activist. Born in Pasadena, California, to parents who divorced when she was three, Field entered acting when she landed a role in the short-lived TV series Gidget. Though the series wasn't success, Field's career took off, and she starred in several TV shows, made-for-TV movies, and one film (The Way of the West) before appearing in the hit movie Smokey and the Bandit in 1977. She continued to star in several hit movies, including Norma Rae, Steel Magnolias, Homeward Bound, Mrs. Doubtfire, Forrest Gump, and Lincoln. She also made her directorial debut for the movie Beautiful in 2000. Field is currently seventy years old.
- She's played Tom Hanks' lover and his mother in separate movies.
- She turned down the lead in Friday the 13th.
- When filming Norma Rae, she accidentally broke an extra's ribs.
- She survived an airplane crash of her private plane.
- Her Oscar speech from 1984 is the source of the popular misquote: "You like me. You really like me!" (Field's comment on the quote: “First of all, I was winning my second Oscar, so I’m allowed to say anything I fucking want.")
- She has recently performed on Broadway as Amanda in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie,