Sissy Spacek has been one of the film industry’s most respected actresses for more than three decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award, five additional Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe Awards and numerous critics awards. In 1980, Spacek starred as Loretta Lynn in the acclaimed biopic‚ Miner’s Daughter, winning the Oscar and Golden Globe Award for her performance. Her most recent Oscar nomination came for her portrayal of a mother grieving for her murdered son in the drama, the Bedroom, for which she also won a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and an AFI Film Award for Best Actress. Spacek most recently starred in Low alongside Robert Duvall and Bill Murray and recently received an Emmy nomination for her guest role on HBO’s series Big Love. She also played in the film adaptation of New York Times best-seller‚ The Help. Throughout her career, Spacek has balanced her career in entertainment with supporting organizations that help animals, support family farms, advocate for the protection of free speech, and educate people on environment.