Sally Kirkland

Actor, Acting teacher, Singer
This onetime associate of Andy Warhol gained a degree of notoriety in the 1960s for her nude stage appearances and other experimental theatrics. By the 70s, Sally Kirkland had become a prolific character actor ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1941 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (135)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

One by One 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Month of Sundays 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

A-List 2014 (Movie)

Olga (Actor)

Archaeology of a Woman 2014 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

Awakened 2014 (Movie)

Harriet Bendi (Actor)

Buddy Hutchins 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Oak Hill 2014 (Movie)

Elizabeth St. James (Actor)

Resurrection Mary 2014 (Movie)

Lois (Actor)

Richard III 2014 (Movie)

Queen Margaret (Actor)

Thank You, Good Night 2014 (Movie)

Doreen (Actor)

The Chocolate Fairy 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Under the Knife 2014 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

Wish You Were Dead 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Slut 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Broken Roads 2012 (Movie)

Mrs. Wallace (Actor)

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

(Not Your Time) (Actor)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Division III: Football's Finest 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Head Case 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Dreams 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Spiritual Warriors 2007 (Movie)

Realtor (Actor)

What's Up Scarlet? 2007 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Adam & Steve 2006 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Coffee Date 2006 (Movie)

Mrs. Muller (Actor)

Neo Ned 2006 (Movie)

Shelly Nelson (Actor)

Off the Black 2006 (Movie)

Marianne Reynolds (Actor)

Bald The Movie 2005 (Movie)

Elise (Actor)

Wanted (TNT) 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

Resurrection Blvd. 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rose Technique 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of the Black 2001 (Movie)

Cole and Patrick's Mother (Actor)

Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Women: Stories of Passion 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Felicity 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack's Place 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Edtv 1999 (Movie)

Jeanette (Actor)

Halston: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Norma Jean, Jack and Me 1999 (Movie)

Norma Jean/ Marilyn Monroe (Actor)

Brave New World 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Starry Night 1998 (Movie)

Detective Murphy (Actor)

Wilbur Falls 1998 (Movie)

Roberta Devereaux (Actor)

Amnesia 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Goode Behavior 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Paranoia 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Nanny 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picture Windows 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Roger Corman Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Flexing With Monty 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gunmen 1994 (Movie)

Bennett (Actor)

Stephen Verona: Self Portrait 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valley of the Dolls 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheatin' Hearts 1993 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Double Jeopardy 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Eye of the Stranger 1993 (Movie)

Lori (Actor)

Roseanne 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stranger Than Love 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bulkin Trail 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Blast 'Em 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Double Threat 1992 (Movie)

Monica Martel (Actor)

Forever 1992 (Movie)

Angelica (Actor)

Hit the Dutchman 1992 (Movie)

Emma--Dutch's Mother (Actor)

In a New Light 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Heat of Passion 1992 (Movie)

Lee Adams (Actor)

Primary Motive 1992 (Movie)

Helen Poulas (Actor)

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

Rose Cheramie (Actor)

Our Hollywood Education 1991 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Prime Time Murder 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1991 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Two Evil Eyes 1991 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

Bullseye! 1990 (Movie)

Willie Metcalfe (Actor)

Death and Taxes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge 1990 (Movie)

Rock Star (Actor)

Steel Magnolias 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Vaclav Havel's Largo Desolato 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Best of the Best 1989 (Movie)

Catherine Wade (Actor)

Cold Feet 1989 (Movie)

Maureen (Actor)

High Stakes 1989 (Movie)

Melanie Rose-- (Actor)

Paint It Black 1989 (Movie)

Marion Easton (Actor)

White Hot 1989 (Movie)

Harriet (Actor)

Anna 1987 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Talking Walls 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Letters 1984 (Movie)

Hippie (Actor)

Summer 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Games 1981 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Human Highway 1981 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

The Georgia Peaches 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 (Movie)

Store Cashier (Actor)

Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

Helga (Actor)

Willow B: Women in Prison 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Shaughnessey 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

Crazy Mama 1976 (Movie)

Ella Mae Tucker (Actor)

Griffin and Phoenix 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Pipe Dreams 1976 (Movie)

Two-Street Betty (Actor)

Bite the Bullet 1975 (Movie)

Honey (Actor)

The Noah 1975 (Movie)

Voice of Friday-Anne (Actor)

Big Bad Mama 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Breakheart Pass 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Candy Stripe Nurses 1974 (Movie)

Wife in Clinic (Actor)

Cinderella Liberty 1973 (Movie)

Fleet Chick (Actor)

The Sting 1973 (Movie)

Crystal (Actor)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

Pony Dunbar (Actor)

The Young Nurses 1972 (Movie)

Woman at Clinic (Actor)

Going Home 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brand X 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Coming Apart 1969 (Movie)

Joanne (Actor)

Another Pretty Face (TV Show)

Actor

Another Woman's Husband (TV Show)

Actor

Bronk (TV Show)

Actor

Captains and the Kings (TV Show)

Actor

Death Scream (TV Show)

Actor

Double Deception (TV Show)

Actor

Heat Wave (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunted (TV Show)

Actor

The Kansas City Massacre (TV Show)

Actor

The Westing Game (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman Who Loved Elvis (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

One by One 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

A-List 2014 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

What's Up Scarlet? 2007 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Coffee Date 2006 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Cheatin' Hearts 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

This onetime associate of Andy Warhol gained a degree of notoriety in the 1960s for her nude stage appearances and other experimental theatrics. By the 70s, Sally Kirkland had become a prolific character actor, appearing in small roles in numerous mainstream films. Examples include "The Sting", "Cinderella Liberty" and "The Way We Were" (all 1973), "A Star Is Born" (1976) and "Private Benjamin" (1980). She gained considerable acclaim and attention with her Oscar-nominated performance as an aging European actress who befriends a young aspiring fellow countrywoman (Paulina Porizkova) in "Anna" (1987). One might have expected her to move into more mainstream features, but Kirkland has continued to pursue offbeat roles in smaller films.

Relationships

Michael Jarrett

Husband
No longer together

Frederic Kirkland

Father
Owned scrap metal business

Sally Kirkland

Mother
Worked at Vogue and LIFE magazines

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York
lifetime member; studied with Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg

Milestones

2011

Produced and starred in short film "When Sally Met Rascal..."

2010

Produced and starred in "Wish Makers of West Hollywood"

2006

Portrayed Grandma Sedgwick opposite Sienna Miller in "Factory Girl"

2005

Co-starred with Chris Kattan in Craig Chester's directing debut "Adam & Steve"

2003

Acted opposite Jim Carrey in "Bruce Almighty"

2000

Feature directing debut, "The Boys Behind the Desk"

1999

Played Matthew McConaughey's mother in "EDtv"

1999

Joined cast of NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives" for a limited role

1994

Cast in regular role on short-lived syndicated series "Valley of the Dolls"

1990

Recreated stage role in TV production of "Largo Desolato"

1988

Formed Artists Alliance Productions with Mark and David Buntzman

1987

Earned Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing title role in "Anna"

1986

Created role of Suzana in Vaclav Havel's "Largo Desolato"

1983

Founded Sally Kirkland Acting Workshop; program combined meditation, yoga, and drama

1975

TV movie debut, "Death Scream" (ABC)

1973

Began making guest appearances on TV shows like "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS), "Kojak" (CBS), and "The Rookies" (ABC)

1970

First Hollywood film, "Going Home"

1969

Landed featured role in Shelley Winters' play writing debut "One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger"

1968

Recreated stage role in film version of "Futz!"

1964

Appeared in Andy Warhol's underground short film "The 13 Most Beautiful Women"

1962

Made Broadway debut in "Step on a Crack"

Bonus Trivia

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In August 1998, Kirkland underwent surgery to remove breast implants, which were causing her health problems.

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On Feb. 10, 2013, Kirkland suffered broke her leg and dislocated an ankle after falling down on her way to the stage at the Studio City Film Festival. The actress was accepting an award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Short when she fell. Kirkland was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she underwent surgery.

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