THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
SALLY FIELD (Aunt May) is a two-time Academy Award winner
for performances in Robert Benton's Places in the Heart, for which she also
received a Golden Globe, and Martin Ritt's Norma Rae, for which she received a
Golden Globe, along with the New York Film Critics prize, the National Board of
Review Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, the National Society of Film
Critics honor and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival. Field has also
received Golden Globe nominations for her work in Smokey and the Bandit, Absence
of Malice, Kiss Me Goodbye, Steel Magnolias and Forrest Gump.
Her many film credits include An Eye for An Eye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Soapdish,
Not Without My Daughter, The End, Hooper, Stay Hungry (her first major film
role), as well as Punchline and Murphy's Romance, both of which were produced by
her production company, Fogwood Films. Field played Aunt May in The Amazing
Spider-Man released in the summer of 2012. Most recently, Field was nominated
for a Golden Globe, SAG, and an Oscar for her supporting role as Mary Todd in
Spielberg's Lincoln alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and won a New York Critics Film
Born in Pasadena, California and raised in a show business family, Field
began her career in 1964 in the television series Gidget. She went on to star in
the The Flying Nun in 1967. She starred in three television series by the age of
twenty-five. She received Emmy Awards for her title role in the landmark
miniseries Sybil and for her performance on ER. She also received Emmy
nominations for her role in Showtime's A Cooler Climate and the NBC miniseries A
Woman of Independent Means which she co-produced and for which she received a
Golden Globe nomination. Ms. Field co-starred in the ABC series drama Brothers &
Sisters from 2006 to 2011 and for her role as "Nora Walker," Ms. Field received
a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy Award as well as two Golden Globe
Field made her directorial debut in 1996 with the ABC telefilm The Christmas
Tree which she co-wrote and which starred Julie Harris. She directed an episode
of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and in 2000 made her feature
film directorial debut with Beautiful starring Minnie Driver.
In 2002, Field made her Broadway debut in Edward Albee's The Goat and in 2004,
received rave reviews for her role as "Amanda" in Tennessee Williams' The Glass
Menagerie at The Kennedy Center.
Field has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002. She
has served as Mistress of Ceremony at Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards gala
held at The Kennedy Center from 2002 through 20011. She also served on the Board
of Directors of The Sundance Institute from 1995 to 2010.
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