Sally Kirkland Biography

Birthday: 1941-10-31
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Feisty, hard-working, famously liberal, with the trademark blonde hair, actress Sally Kirkland has certainly made an indelible mark on Hollywood history. Born in New York City, her mother was the fashion editor at Vogue magazine. Sally began her career on the off-Broadway circuit and trained under Lee Strasberg in the 1960s. It was not long before she made her transition into Hollywood movies, gaining more recognizable roles as the decade progressed. Sally's first role in a high profile film came in The Sting (1973), playing the role of "Crystal". Throughout the 1970s, Sally remained very busy in a variety of roles in movies such as the made-for-television The Kansas City Massacre (1975) (TV), Breakheart Pass (1975) and Private Benjamin (1980). Her work in the 1980s was mainly seen in the form of B-class exploitation movies including the low-budget slasher movies Fatal Games (1984), Paint It Black (1989) and High Stakes (1989) opposite Kathy Bates. Sally appeared in the martial arts drama Best of the Best (1989) opposite Eric Roberts and James Earl Jones. There were also roles in TV soap opera, "General Hospital" (1963) in 1982, and "Falcon Crest" (1981) in 1983. Amidst all of this, Sally managed to garner critical & commercial acclaim and an Oscar nomination for her role as a struggling Czech has-been actress in Anna (1987). The New York-set drama proved an exceptional vehicle for Sally's talent. Although she did not win the Academy Award, the role is often remembered as Sally's best and most challenging role to date. In the 1990s, Sally appeared in many films. She spent more time on television in TV movies or guest appearances, and appeared in many feature films, as well. The Haunted (1991) (TV) is worth mentioning for featuring Sally in a central role based on actual events. She appeared opposite Jeffrey DeMunn and Cassie Yates in the film chronicling a decade of a family's terror at the hands of poltergeists. She also surprised many with her role in the erotic thriller In the Heat of Passion (1992), playing a wealthy housewife who strips down for some passionate scenes with Jsu Garcia. In the same vein, Sally teamed up with erotic thriller connoisseur Andrew Stevens for Double Threat (1993), playing a washed-up actress involved with a double-crossing younger husband. Sally also appeared in a small role in the major feature JFK (1991). Her television guest appearances include "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) in 1995, "The Nanny" (1993) in 1996 and "Felicity" (1998) in 1999. She appeared in the hallmark soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (1965) for a few months in 1999. Roles in more high profile films included Excess Baggage (1997), Edtv (1999) and opposite Peter Gallager in a TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1998) (TV) playing a scatty aging mother with an addictive personality. From 2000 onward, Sally's roles in film changed noticeably. She became involved in many independent movies on the film festival circuit. Notable films include the short movie Audit (2001), The Rose Technique (2002), Mango Kiss (2004) and Coffee Date (2006). Many of her appearances highlighted her liberal attitude towards contemporary social issues. Notably, Sally appeared opposite the late Robert Urich in his last movie Night of the Wolf (2002) (TV). Her deep involvement with the "Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness" has been highlighted in the movie Spiritual Warriors (2007) and, as an ordained minister for this church, she joined the late Shelley Winters (her godmother) with her long-time partner in marriage before her death in early 2006. With more films on the horizon, Sally's involvement with independent cinema is only at the beginning. On general release soon will be Off the Black (2006), Sally's latest independent offering. Also an artist, she has her own gallery in Los Angeles displaying her unique work. She resides in Los Angeles with her beloved dog, Shiva. Looking great for a woman now in her 60s, Sally still sports her trademark blonde hair and, after over 120 film appearances, shows no sign of letting up.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Trying Times 1987 Comedy
Picture Windows 1994
Excess Baggage Louise 1997 Action
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 - 2000 Drama
Dogs In The City Louise 2012 Reality Tv
The Flush Janet 2012 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Pipe Dreams 1916
The Way We Were 1973 0
Cinderella Liberty 1973 0
Big Bad Mama 1974 0, 0, Comedy
Human Highway 1982
Talking Walls Hooker 1987 Drama
Anna Anna 1987 Drama
Cold Feet Maureen 1989 Comedy
High Stakes Bambi / Melanie Rose 1989 Thriller
Best of the Best 1989 Action, Drama, Sport
Paint It Black Marion Easton 1990 Horror, Thriller
JFK Rose Cheramie 1991 0, 0
In the Heat of Passion Lee Adams 1992 Thriller
Hit the Dutchman Emma Flegenheimer 1992 Crime, Drama
Primary Motive 1992 Thriller
Gunmen Bennett 1993 0, 0, Game Show
Double Threat Monica Martel 1993 Mystery, Thriller
Paper Hearts Jenny 1993 Drama, Romance
Stringer Joan 1993 Thriller
Forever Angelica 1993 Horror, Mystery
Paranoia Dr. Kurtzwell 1997 Drama, Thriller
Amnesia Charlene Hunt 1997 Thriller
Guns and Lipstick Danielle Roberts 1997 Crime, Drama
Excess Baggage 1997 Action, Comedy, Crime
Wilbur Falls Roberta Devereaux 1998 Drama, Comedy
EdTV Jeanette 1999 Comedy
Thank You, Good Night Doreen 2001 Comedy, Drama, Music
Out of the Black Elizabeth Malby 2001 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A Month of Sundays Katherine St. Croix 2001 Drama
The Revenge Rock star 2002
Wish You Were Dead 2002
It's All About You Herself 2002
The Rose Technique Helen 2002 Crime
Bruce Almighty Anita 2003 0
Starry Night Detective Brook Murphy 2003 Comedy
Mango Kiss 2004
Bloodlines Joyce 2004 Mystery
Neo Ned Shelly Nelson 2005
What's Up, Scarlet? Ruth Zabrinski 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Chandler Hall Sally 2005 Drama
Fingerprints 2006
A-List Olga 2006 Comedy, Drama
Coffee Date Mrs. Muller 2006 Comedy
Mothers and Daughters Nana 2006 Comedy, Drama
Hollywood Dreams Minster at Wedding 2007 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Oak Hill Elizabeth St. James 2008 Drama
Spiritual Warriors Realtor 2008 Adventure
Resurrection Mary Lois 2008 Romance, Thriller
Wish Makers of West Hollywood Mary 2010 Comedy, Romance
House Under Siege Pat Mazur 2010 Action, Thriller
The Last Gamble Sally 2011 Drama
The Wishmakers Mary 2011 0
The Wayshower Jeena 2012 Drama
Archaeology of a Woman Margaret 2012 Drama
Stars in Shorts Madame Ulaila 2012 Comedy
Broken Roads Mrs. Wallace 2012 Drama
Awakened Harriet Bendi 2013 Drama, Mystery
Little Ghost Mother Ghost 2014
Suburban Gothic Virginia 2014 Reality Tv, 0
Evil Voices Alfreda 2015 Horror
We, Brothers Elisabeth 2015 Action
Urgency Mediator 2015 Action
Price for Freedom Francine Wayne 2015 Drama
Lights Out Rose 2015 Drama
All Mobbed Up Sheila Feeney 2016 Comedy
Love Anonymous Rhoda 2017 Romance
The Second Coming of Christ Stella 2018