Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award winner. Field previously starred in Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed Lincoln as Mary Todd, for which she won the New York Film Critics award for best supporting actress and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice, BAFTA and Academy Award. Field previously won Academy Awards for her 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.
Field made her directorial debut in 1996 with the ABC telefilm TheChristmas Tree which she co-wrote and which starred Julie Harris. She directed an episode of the HBO minise-ries From the Earth to the Moon” and in 2000 made her feature film directorial debut with Beautiful starring Minnie Driver.In 2002, Field made her Broadway debut in Edward Albee’s The Goat and in 2004, received rave reviews for her role as “Amanda” in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Me-nagerie at The Kennedy Center
In September 2015, Field was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002, and has served as Mistress of Ceremony at Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards gala held at The Ken-nedy Center from 2002 through 2011. Field also served on the Board of Directors of The Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010.