I have had the pleasure to form an online friendship with Sally Kirkland – the joys of Facebook and social media – and she took some time out to be interviewed for our podcast. Growing up in the industry, and the daughter of a woman who was the editor of both Vogue and Life and a string of movies that have become more than classics, Sally Kirkland is a living legend.
Sally Kirkland, BEST Actress Oscar Nominee, Golden Globe winner, Independent Spirit Award winner, LA Film Critics Circle Award winner and 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 began her career on the off-Broadway circuit and trained under ‘Lee Strasberg’. Sally Kirkland is a film, TV, and theater veteran since the 1960’s and is probably best known for the film “Anna,” for which she garnered the Best Actress Oscar nomination and won 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.” In 1968 she became the first nude actress in American history, “Sweet Eros” by Terrence McNally. Her 220 films also include: “The Sting,” “The Way We Were,” “Coming Apart,” “Cold Feet,” “Best of the Best,” “Revenge,” “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”, “Invincible” and 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.” 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”. She starred on 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.” She also starred in the TV movie, “The Woman Who Loved Elvis.” She had a recurring role as Barbara Healy in the original “Roseanne” series. She starred in the TV movie, “Heatwave” and recurred as Tracy on “Days of Our Lives.” Sally is also an exhibited painter, poet, renowned acting coach and ordained minister.