Actor and Activist
Sally Field 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. Ms. 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.
She received Emmy Awards for her title role in the landmark miniseries “Sybil” and for her performance on “ER.” Currently, Ms. Field is co-starring in the ABC series drama “Brothers & Sisters.” For her role as “Nora Walker,” Ms. Field has received a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy Award as well as two Golden Globe nominations.
Ms. 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 2009.