Sally Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American movie and television actress. Born in Pasadena, California, she grew up in a Hollywood family. Her mother, Margaret Field, was an actress, and her step-father, a former stunt-man, was Western actor Jock Mahoney. She got her start on television, starring as the boy-struck surfer-girl in the series Gidget. She then went on to star in The Flying Nun.
After having played so far comic characters in television, Field had a hard time to show that she was also a dramatic actress. In 1976, Field was finally able to show that she could play this kind of roles, when she starred as the woman with multiple personalities in the TV film Sybil. She won an Emmy Award for the role. In 1979, she starred in the movie Norma Rae, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She repeated the win in 1984 with Places in the Heart, at which time she made her gushing acceptance speech including the much-parodied line, "You like me, you really like me."
Field dated Burt Reynolds during many years, but never accepted his proposals of marriage. She was first married to Steven Craig from 1968 to 1975 and divorced. In 1984 she married Alan Greisman, but divorced again in 1993. Field has three sons, two from her first and one from her second marriage.