Profile of the Day: Sissy Spacek

Posted November 3, 2014 by Amanda | One Comment

Sissy Spacek

Thirty-eight years ago today, the horror film classic Carrie opened in theaters. The film, starring new comer Sissy Spacek, was based on Stephen King’s best-selling first novel about an outcast teen who uses her telekinetic powers to seek revenge against her tormentors.

Born on Christmas day in 1949, Spacek originally pursued a career in music before deciding to become an actor. She received her first Oscar nomination for her breakout performance as Carrie White. In 1980, she went on to star in the Cold Miner’s Daughter, for which she won her first Academy Award as country music star Loretta Lynn. Fun fact: Loretta Lynn is Sissy Spacek’s 12th cousin twice removed.

Sissy Spacek has starred in a number of critically acclaimed films since making her first appearance on screen. Do you remember watching the horror film?

Explore Sissy Spacek’s family tree and discover how your connected to the star!


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