Truly one of Hollywood's most underrated actresses. Since 1994, Sally has made her directorial debut in film with 2000's Beautiful, which starred Minnie Driver. In the Farrelly brothers comedy Say It Isn't So! (released in March 2001), she plays a foul-mouthed, white trash matriarch. As of this writing, she is also starring in the TV movie Where the Heart Is with Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd and Stockard Channing, airing in April and May on the various HBO networks.

Field also returned to television in 2001 in six episodes of the highly-rated NBC drama ER, where she plays the manic depressive mother of Abby Lockhart (Maura Tierney), a perfomance that has earned her a Screen Actors Guild award nomination, and in my opinion, deserves an Emmy. In March 1999, the Santa Barbara Film Festival honored Field with its annual Ruby Award, presented for "her exceptional talent and role in elevating the portrayal of everyday women to the ranks of the American heroine."

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