Sally Kirkland (2014)
October 31, 1941 |
New York City, New York, United States
Kirkland was born in New York City. She was named after her mother, Sally Kirkland (born Sarah Phinney), who was a fashion editor at Vogue and LIFE magazines, and was raised in Oklahoma. Her father, Frederic McMichael Kirkland, worked in the scrap metal business.
Kirkland began acting Off-Broadway in 1963. After a few uncredited and bit parts in film and television, she appeared in the underground film Coming Apart (1969). In the 1970s, she had small roles in popular films such as The Sting, The Way We Were, A Star Is Born and Private Benjamin. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Anna (1987), and she won a Golden Globe Award and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture. Her performance received widespread critical praise, in a performance that Rita Kempley writing for the Washington Post deemed "superb".
Kirkland hosts a weekly program on the syndicated HealthyLife Radio Network.
Kirkland has had frequent television roles, including The Simple Life 5: Goes to Camp, Three's Company, The Incredible Hulk, Murder, She Wrote, High Tide, and the soap operas Valley of the Dolls and Days of Our Lives. Films in which she has appeared include EDtv, JFK, Adam and Steve and Coffee Date.
Kirkland is also a health activist including advocating for women harmed by breast implants. She founded the Kirkland Institute for Implant Survival Syndrome in August 1998.
|1960||Crack in the Mirror||Bit part (uncredited)|
|1961||Hey, Let's Twist!||Dancer|
|1964||The 13 Most Beautiful Women||Beautiful Woman|
|1970||Brand X||Patient/President's Wife|
|1973||The Young Nurses||Woman at Clinic|
|The Way We Were||Pony Dunbar|
|Cinderella Liberty||Fleet Chick|
|Candy Stripe Nurses||Wife in Clinic|
|Big Bad Mama||Barney's Woman|
|1975||The Noah||Friday-Anne (voice)|
|Bite the Bullet||Honey|
|Crazy Mama||Ella Mae|
|Pipe Dreams||Two Street Betty|
|A Star Is Born||Photographer|
|The Illegal One||Don Tony's Girlfriend|
|1981||The Incredible Shrinking Woman||Store Cashier|
|1982||Neil Young: Human Highway||Katherine|
|1984||Fatal Games||Diane Paine|
|Anna||Anna||Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
|1989||Best of the Best||Wade|
|High Stakes||Melanie Rose|
|Paint It Black||Marion Easton|
|1991||In the Heat of Passion||Lee Adams|
|The Haunted||Janet Smurl|
|1992||Primary Motive||Helen Poulas|
|Hit the Dutchman||Emma Flegenheimer|
|Roseanne||Barbara Healy||TV, appeared in 2 episodes; second was in 1993|
|Double Jeopardy||Detective Phyllis Camden|
|In the Heat of Passion|
|1993||Eye of the Stranger||Lori|
|Double Threat||Monica Martel|
|The Black Cat||Eleonora|
|Guns and Lipstick||Danielle Roberts|
|1997||Little Ghost||Mother Ghost|
|Get a Clue||Sydelle Pulaski||TV|
|1998||Wilbur Falls||Roberta Devereaux|
|The Island||Marilyn Monroe|
|Brave New World||Linda||TV Movie|
|Starry Night||Detective Brook Murphy|
|2000||The Boys Behind the Desk|
|2001||A Month of Sundays||Katherine St. Croix|
|Out of the Black||Elizabeth Malby|
|Thank You, Good Night||Doreen|
|2002||Wish You Were Dead||Penelope Wilson|
|The Rose Technique||Helen|
|Mothers and Daughters||Nana|
|An Eye for an Eye||Rachel|
|What's Up, Scarlet?||Ruth Zabrinski|
|Adam & Steve||Mary|
|2006||Factory Girl||Grandma Sedgwick||(uncredited)|
|Coffee Date||Mrs. Muller|
|Off the Black||Marianne Reynolds|
|Hollywood Dreams||Minister at Wedding|
|Big Stan||Madame Foreman|
|Blind Spot||Penelope Denmore|
|Oak Hill||Elizabeth St. James|
|Richard III||Queen Margaret|
|The Ear of the Beholder||Marlena|
|Under the Knife||Pat Mazur|
|2010||One by One: Death's Door||Harold's Nana|
|Flexing with Monty||Lilith|
|Alice Stands Up||Alice|
|2012||Archaeology of a Woman||Margaret|
|2013||Tom in America||Betty|
|The Bride From Vegas||Suzy 'The Salt Shaker'|
|2017||The Most Hated Woman in America||Lena Christina|
|2018||When it Rings|
- "Sally Kirkland". The New York Times.
- Catsoulis, Jeannette (September 11, 2014). "A Weakness for Cops, a Crime to Solve 'Archaeology of a Woman,' Starring Sally Kirkland". The New York Times.
- Straight to the Heart of Hollywood Moxie: A Candid Interview with Sally Kirkland Moxie Magazine. 2000.
- Sally Kirkland Film Reference biography
- "The Love Nest". lortel.org. Lucille Lortel Foundation. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
- Gruber, Xaque (February 22, 2012). "25 Years After Anna, Sally Kirkland Reflects on the Oscar Race for Best Actress". The Huffington Post.
- "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama". goldenglobes.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
- Maslin, Janet (October 2, 1987). "Anna (1987)". The New York Times.
- "Anna". February 26, 1987. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
- "Sally Kirkland Show". healthylife.net. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
- "K.I.I.S.S KIRKLAND INSTITUTE OF IMPLANT SURVIVAL SYNDROME". Sallykirkland.com.
- Stanley, John (May 5, 1991). "Who Ya Gonna Call? / Sally Kirkland vs. ghosts in "fact'-based "The Haunted'". San Francisco Chronicle. p. 48.
- McNary, Dave (July 27, 2017). "Sally Kirkland, Mel Novak Starring in Thriller 'When It Rings' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
- Official website
- Sally Kirkland on IMDb
- Sally Kirkland at the Internet Broadway Database
- Sally Kirkland at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Sally Kirkland at the TCM Movie Database
- Sally Kirkland at AllMovie
- Sally Kirkland on Facebook
- Sally Kirkland at the University of Wisconsin's Actors Studio audio collection