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Net Worth:
$50 Million
Nov 6, 1946 (77 years old)
5 ft 2 in (1.59 m)
Singer, Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Television Director, Voice Actor
United States of America
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What is Sally Field's Net Worth and Salary?

Sally Field is an American actress, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter who has a net worth of $50 million. Sally Field's remarkable career spans over six decades. Her career began in the 1960s. She became a household name thanks to her roles in "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun". She expanded her range in the 1970s with Emmy-winning performances in "Sybil" and Academy Award-winning roles in "Norma Rae" (1979) and "Places in the Heart" (1984). Her unforgettable line, "You like me, right now, you like me!" from her acceptance speech for "Places in the Heart" has become an enduring piece of Hollywood history.

In the 1990s, Field continued to captivate audiences with memorable roles in popular films such as "Steel Magnolias", "Mrs. Doubtfire", and "Forrest Gump". She has also shown her prowess behind the camera, directing the feature film "Beautiful" and episodes of the hit television series "ER". Between 2006 and 2011 she starred on the ABC series "Brothers & Sisters," eventually also serving as an executive producer. In 2022 she starred as Jessie Buss in the HBO series "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty."


Sally Field has had an illustrious career spanning over six decades, earning her significant acclaim and numerous awards. Some of the major awards she has won include:

  1. Academy Awards: Field won the Best Actress category twice. The first win was for "Norma Rae" in 1979, where she played a factory worker who becomes a union organizer. Her second Oscar came in 1984 for "Places in the Heart", where she played a widow struggling to keep her farm during the Great Depression.
  2. Emmy Awards: She won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 and 2008 for "Brothers & Sisters". She had previously won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program – Drama or Comedy for her role in the TV movie "Sybil" in 1977.
  3. Golden Globe Awards: Field has won three Golden Globe Awards. Her first win came in 1980 for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for "Norma Rae", the same role that earned her first Oscar. She won again in 1985 for "Places in the Heart". In 2008, she won for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama for "Brothers & Sisters".
  4. Screen Actors Guild Award: In 2013, she won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln in the film "Lincoln".


During her time on "Gidget," Sally's salary was $500 per week. That's the same as earning around $5,000 per week today.

She earned $4,500 per episode of "The Flying Nun." That's the same as earning $40,000 per episode today after adjusting for inflation. There were 82 episodes, so she likely earned a little under $370,000 from the series. That's the same as earning $3.4 million in today's dollars.

For the early seasons of "Brothers & Sisters," Sally earned $100,000 per episode. In the middle of the series, after she was made executive producer, her all-in salary was $200,000 per episode.

Sally Field net worth


Early Life

Sally Margeret Field was born on November 6th of 1946 in Pasadena, California. Her father served in World War II, and her mother divorced him shortly after his return in 1950. Her mother subsequently remarried an actor and stuntman named Jock Mahoney, who became Sally's adoptive father. In a 2018 memoir, Field admitted that Mahoney sexually abused her as a child.

During Sally's high school days, she became a cheerleader. Her classmates included future celebrities and high-profile figures such as Michael Milken, Cindy Williams, and Michael Ovitz.


Sally Field's first big role was on the sitcom "Gidget," a show that was canceled after just one season in 1966. Although the show was a disappointment, ABC knew that Field had real potential, and they gave her another leading role in the show "The Flying Nun." This show was more successful, and it ran from 1967 to 1970. "The Flying Nun" helped put Sally on the map, but it was also a negative experience for her in many ways. First of all, she was mistreated by the show's directors, and second of all, it led to her being typecast in later roles.

Throughout the mid-70s, she appeared in films like "Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring," and shows such as "Alias Smith and Jones," "Night Gallery," and "The Girl With Something Extra." The last show was canceled after just one season, and Field decided to reinvent herself by studying with famed acting coach Lee Strasberg. Over the course of her training, she learned how to be a more versatile actress and shed her image of "the girl next door."

Her newfound acting skills helped her land the title role in the 1976 television film "Sybil." In the film, Field played a woman with multi-personality disorder and won an Emmy Award for her performance. The role also helped her establish herself as an actress who could handle more than just sitcom roles.

In 1977, she collaborated with Burt Reynolds and starred in the film "Smokey and the Bandit." It became one of the highest-grossing films of the year, and she reprised her role in many of the film's sequels. In 1979, she once again showed off her skills as a dramatic actress in the movie "Norma Rae." Critics unanimously heaped praise upon Field for her performance, and she won an Academy Award for Best Actress as a result.

In the early 80s, Sally Fields switched things up once again, playing a prostitute in "Back Roads" alongside Tommy Lee Jones. Once again, Sally challenged expectations and showed off her versatility. She received further critical acclaim for films like "Absence of Malice" and "Kiss Me Goodbye." In 1984, she won a second Oscar for her role in "Places in the Heart." Throughout the rest of the 90s, she appeared in films like "Murphy's Romance" and "Steel Magnolias."

Throughout the 90s, Field transitioned to supporting roles in films like "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Forrest Gump," but she also played more central roles in movies such as "Soapdish," "Not Without My Daughter," and "Eye for an Eye." In the late 90s, she started directing films like "The Christmas Tree." She later directed a number of other films and television series. In the early 2000s, she took leading roles in films such as "Where the Heart is," and "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde." She also returned to television with a recurring role in "ER," earning an Emmy Award for her portrayal of a woman with bipolar disorder.

In 2012, Sally Field returned to the mainstream when she portrayed Aunt May in the film "The Amazing Spider-Man." She reprised her role in the 2014 sequel. During this period, she also appeared in the film "Lincoln." In 2015, she booked the lead role in "Hello, My Name is Doris" before earning significant praise for her Broadway performance in "The Glass Menagerie."

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Sally Field's first marriage was to Steven Craig, and they were wed in 1968. Over the course of their marriage, they had two sons before divorcing in 1975. In the late 70s, Field developed a relationship with Burt Reynolds over a period when the pair were co-starring together in a number of films. She split up from Reynolds in the early 80s, and she subsequently married Alan Greisman in 1984. They had one child together before divorcing in 1993.

Health Issues

In 2005, Field was diagnosed with osteoporosis. She later learned that women in her family had a history of developing the disease, and her grandmothers experienced symptoms like the curvature of the spine. As a result of her diagnosis, Sally Field decided to create a campaign called "Rally with Sally for Bone Health."

There were some concerns about the resulting ads, as they promoted a treatment for osteoporosis called Boniva. The FDA then warned consumers about the "misleading" ad, which was financed in large part by pharmaceutical companies who wanted to promote their osteoporosis treatments. The campaign also fought to promote early detection of the illness through bone-density scans and related technology. Field later stated that she was staying active and using various methods to stay on top of her osteoporosis symptoms.

Real Estate

In 2011 Sally Field sold her house in Malibu, California for $5.51 million. She had initially listed the property in 2009 for $6.95 million, but with no takers, she re-listed in 2011 for $5.9 million. Eventually, the price was haggled all the way down to just over $5.5 million. Her Malibu property featured almost 6,000 square feet of living space, a swimming pool, and tennis courts. In addition, the expansive property sits on almost 3 acres of secluded land.

In 2012, Field bought a property in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles for $2.3 million. The property features 2,800 square feet of living space, a spa bathtub, and beautiful views of nearby canyons and the city.

Sally Field Career Earnings

  • Brothers & Sisters
    $100 Thousand/episode
  • Places in the Heart
    $1.5 Million
  • The Flying Nun
    $4.5 Thousand/episode
  • Gidget
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