Sally Kirkland Bio, Age, Husband, Career, Movies, TV Shows And The Sting, Net Worth

Sally Kirkland is an American BEST Actress Oscar Nominee. A Golden Globe winner, Independent Spirit Award winner, and  LA Film Critics Circle Award winner.

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Sally Kirkland Biography

Sally Kirkland is an American BEST Actress Oscar Nominee. A Golden Globe winner, Independent Spirit Award winner, and  LA Film Critics Circle Award winner.

Sally Kirkland

Notably, she is a veteran of over 200 films. 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 and LIFE magazine.

Sally Kirkland Age

Kirkland was born on October 31, 1941, in New York City, New York, United States. She is an American film, television and stage actress. She is 81 years old.

Sally Kirkland Family

Kirkland was born in New York City as already mentioned. Interestingly, she was named after her mother, Sally Kirkland born Sarah Phinney. Her mother was a fashion editor at Vogue and LIFE magazines as already stated. Sally was raised in Oklahoma. Frederic McMichael Kirkland, her father, worked in the scrap metal business.

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Sally Kirkland Divorce | Sally Kirkland Husband

Kirkland married Michael R. Jarrett on August 31, 1974. However, a year later, in 1975, they divorced.

Sally Kirkland Acting Career

Sally began her career on the off-Broadway circuit. Specifically, she trained under Lee Strasberg. Kirkland is a film, TV, and theater veteran since the 1960s.

She is probably best known for the film Anna, for which she garnered the Best Actress Oscar nomination. Besides, winning her the Best Actress Golden Globe, the Independent Spirit Award, and the LA Film Critic’s Circle Award.

Sally’s first director in 1964 was Andy Warhol. In 13 Most Beautiful Women. She became the first nude actress in American history. Precisely, in 1968 in Sweet Eros by Terrence McNally.

Her 220 films also include The Sting, The Way We Were, Coming Apart among many more. Moreover, the other standout films include Cold Feet, Best of the Best, and Revenge. Of course without forgetting, JFK, ED TV, Bruce Almighty, Coffee Date and Archaeology of a Woman.

In the past couple of years, she has starred in Buddy Solitaire, Gnaw and The Most Hated Woman in America. Co-starring with Melissa Leo and Peter Fonda. And coming out soon, she has starred in Sarah Q, Cuck, and Invincible.

Further, she’s preparing to star in The Talking Tree. She was nominated for Best Actress in a TV movie by the Hollywood Foreign Press for “The Haunted- A True Story.”

Sally Kirkland Television

Her television credits include guest-starring on “Criminal Minds,” recurring on “Head Case” and “the Simple Life.” She guest-starred on “Resurrection Blvd,” and in the TV movie, “Another Woman’s Husband.” Sally had a recurring role on “Felicity”.

Sally starred in the NBC movie, Brave New World. She starred in the TV movie, Song of Songs and was a series regular on the TV show Valley of the Dolls. Kirkland also starred in the TV movie, “The Woman Who Loved Elvis.” She had a recurring role as Barbara Healy in the original “Roseanne” series.

Sally starred in the TV movie, “Heatwave” and recurred as Tracy on “Days of Our Lives.” She is also an exhibited painter, poet, renowned acting coach, and ordained minister.

Sally Kirkland Movies And TV Shows


  • Blue
  • Coming Apart
  • Futz
  • Going Home
  • The Way We Were
  • The Sting
  • The Noah
  • Bite the Bullet
  • Crazy Mama
  • Breakheart Pass
  • Pipe Dreams
  • Flush
  • Hometown U.S.A.
  • Private Benjamin
  • Human Highway
  • Love Letters
  • Fatal Games
  • Anna
  • White Hot
  • Paint It Black
  • Cold Feet
  • Best of the Best
  • High Stakes
  • Two Evil Eyes
  • Revenge
  • Bullseye!
  • JFK
  • In the Heat of Passion
  • The Player
  • Forever
  • Hit the Dutchman
  • Primary Motive
  • Double Threat
  • Stringer
  • Paper Hearts
  • Eye of the Stranger
  • Gunmen
  • Guns and Lipstick
  • Amnesia
  • Excess Baggage
  • Wilbur Falls
  • Paranoia
  • The Island
  • EDtv
  • Starry Night
  • Thank You, Good Night
  • Out of the Black
  • A Month of Sundays
  • Wish You Were Dead
  • The Rose Technique
  • Bruce Almighty
  • Mango Kiss
  • Bloodlines
  • Neo Ned
  • Adam & Steve
  • What’s Up, Scarlet?
  • Chandler Hall
  • Off the Black
  • A-List
  • Fingerprints
  • Coffee Date
  • Resurrection Mary
  • Blind Spot
  • Richard III
  • Oak Hill
  • Bald
  • House Under Siege
  • Lights Out
  • The Last Gamble
  • The Wayshower
  • The Wishmakers
  • Division III: Football’s Finest
  • Archaeology of a Woman
  • Broken Roads
  • Posey
  • Awakened
  • The Visitor from Planet Omicron
  • Ron and Laura Take Back America
  • The Bride From Vegas
  • Suburban Gothic
  • Tom in America
  • Buddy Hutchins
  • The Code of Cain
  • Courting Des Moines
  • Trash Fire
  • Buddy Solitaire
  • Making a Killing
  • The Most Hated Woman in America
  • Price for Freedom
  • Apartment 212
  • Get Married or Die
  • The Second Coming of Christ
  • Los Angeles Overnight
  • Cuck
  • Mollie & Friends
  • Sarah Q
  • Wally Got Wasted
  • When It Rings
  • Paint It Red

TV Shows

  • New York Television Theatre
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Toma
  • Kojak
  • The Kansas City Massacre
  • Death Scream
  • Bronk
  • Petrocelli
  • Baretta
  • The Rookies
  • Griffin and Phoenix
  • Captains and Kings
  • Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model?
  • Three’s Company
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Lou Grant
  • Visions
  • Supertrain
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Willow B: Women in Prison
  • The Georgia Peaches
  • Insight
  • Falcon Crest
  • Trying Times
  • Heat Wave
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Largo Desolato
  • The Haunted
  • The Ray Bradbury Theater
  • Raven
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Roseanne
  • The Woman Who Loved Elvis
  • Jack’s Place
  • Double Deception
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • Picture Windows
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • High Tide
  • Goode Behavior
  • Women: Stories of Passion
  • The Hunger
  • Get a Clue
  • Brave New World
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Felicity
  • Another Woman’s Husband
  • Strong Medicine
  • Resurrection Blvd.
  • Night of the Wolf
  • Another Pretty Face
  • Wanted
  • The Agency
  • Criminal Minds
  • Paul Cruz: Latin Actor (A Mockuseries)
  • Bennington Gothique
  • Theatre Fantastique
  • All I Want for Christmas
  • 40’s and Failing
  • Conversations in L.A.
  • Good Samaritans

Sally Kirkland Trade Mark

  • Platinum blonde hair.
  • Sparkling blue eyes.
  • Voluptuous figure.
  • Deep sultry voice.

Sally Kirkland Goddaughter Of Shelley Winters

Sally was the first actress to appear nude in a legitimate stage play, in the 1968 Off-Broadway premiere of “Sweet Eros” by Terrence McNally.
Daughter and namesake of fashion editor Sally Kirkland. Her mother was fashion editor at first Vogue and later Life magazines. She was the only fashion editor at Life Magazine during its history (1944 – 1969).

She is legendary for putting Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Faye Dunaway and Jacqueline Kennedy on the magazine’s cover, making them fashion icons. In a TV interview, she reported that she used money from her role in Edtv (1999) to have her breast implants removed.

Began her career off-Broadway circa 1962. Has received humanitarian awards including Blue Cross and the Crippled Children’s Society. An ordained minister in the Church of The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, she teaches classes that combine drama, yoga, and meditation.

A lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio. Famously appeared fully nude, whilst riding bareback astride a large hog to illustrate Tom O’Horgan’s 1969 film Futz (1969) on the cover of Al Goldstein’s Screw magazine.

Sally Kirkland With Lana Clarkson

Dianne Wiest was cast in the role and received an Academy Award nomination for her work in the film. She later did work with director Howard in the film “EdTV” (1999), playing the mother of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
A strong supporter of gay and lesbian rights and AIDS awareness. She has taught various workshops for gay communities and campaigned for various AIDS organizations.
Teaching Acting in West Hollywood, California and writing her memoirs. [July 2008]

Kirkland hosts a weekly program on the syndicated HealthyLife Radio Network. Kirkland has had frequent television roles, including The Simple Life 5: Goes camping, Three’s Company, The Incredible Hulk, Murder, She Wrote, High Tide (TV series), Roseanne, 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.[ Kirkland is an ordained minister in the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness.

Sally Kirkland The Sting

She played the role of Crystal in this movie. Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro-Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw).

Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won’t even know he’s been swindled. As their big con unfolds, however, things don’t go according to plan, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo.

Release date: December 25, 1973 (USA)
Director: George Roy Hill
Featured song: The Entertainer
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture, etc.
Producers: Tony Bill, Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips

Sally Kirkland Days of Our Lives

She played the supporting role of Tracey Simpson for 22 episodes in this TV show. Set in the fictional Midwestern town of Salem, this long-running saga follows the lives, loves, triumphs and tragedies of the Horton, Brady, Kiriakis, Hernandez and DiMera families.

Love stories, family troubles, and suspenseful adventures embroil the denizens of Salem in every form of drama from flowering courtships, love triangles and unexpected wedding day reveals to custody battles, switched identities, murder investigations, lingering comas, mental illness, kidnappings, amnesia cases and more.

First episode date: November 8, 1965
Production location(s): The Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
Also known as: Days; DOOL
No. of episodes: 13,680 (as of September 13, 2019)

Sally Kirkland Criminal Minds

She was May Walden for one episode of this TV show. Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created and produced by Jeff Davis. It premiered on September 22, 2005, and has run for fourteen seasons on CBS.

First episode date: September 22, 2005
No. of episodes: 314 (list of episodes)
Networks: CBS, AXN
Spin-offs: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Sally Kirkland Best of The Best

She portrayed Kathryn Wade in this movie. Martial arts drama in which a misfit team of American kickboxers must undergo rigorous training for an all-important contest against a ruthless Korean team. Along the way, the hardened fighters learn to lay their personal ghosts to rest.

Release date: November 10, 1989 (USA)
Director: Robert Radler
Film series: Best of the Best
Box office: 1.7 million USD
Story by: Phillip Rhee, Paul Levine

Sally Kirkland Valley of The Dolls

She played the main role of Helen Lawson in this TV show. In New York City, bright but naive New Englander Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins) becomes a secretary at a theatrical law firm, where she falls in love with attorney Lyon Burke (Paul Burke).

Anne befriends up-and-coming singer Neely O’Hara (Patty Duke), whose dynamic talent threatens aging star Helen Lawson (Joey Bishop) and beautiful but talentless actress Jennifer North (Sharon Tate). The women experience success and failure in love and work, leading to heartbreak, addiction, and tragedy.

Release date: December 15, 1967 (USA)
Director: Mark Robson
Story by: Jacqueline Susann
Screenplay: Dorothy Kingsley, Harlan Ellison, Helen Deutsch
Producers: Mark Robson, David Weisbart

Sally Kirkland Paint It Black

She played the character of Maria Easton in this movie. A California metal sculptor (Rick Rossovich) becomes a suspect after someone kills his gallery-owner lover (Sally Kirkland).

Initial release: May 1989
Directors: Tim Hunter, Roger Holzberg
Screenplay: Roger Holzberg
Music composed by Jürgen Knieper
Producer: Mark Forstater

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Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland & Zachary Ray Sherman on their New Drama “Cuck”