Sally Kirkland is an American film, television and stage actress. She received Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performance in Anna . Kirkland was also Golden Globe-nominated for her work in The Haunted .Early lifeKirkland was born in New York City. She was named after her mother, Sally Kirkland , who was a fashion editor at Vogue and LIFE magazines, and was raised in Oklahoma. Her father, Frederic McMichael Kirkland, worked in the scrap metal business.CareerKirkland began acting Off-Broadway in 1963. After a few uncredited and bit parts in film and television, she appeared in the underground film Coming Apart . In the 1970s, she had small roles in popular films such as The Sting, The Way We Were, A Star Is Born and Private Benjamin.