The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is 28 years, between Places in the Heart (1984) and Lincoln (2012).
Acting mentor and friends with Matthew Rhys.
Born at 4:23 A.M. (PST).
Was the first choice for the role of Veronica Quaife in David Cronenberg's remake The Fly (1986), which went to Geena Davis.
As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984), Forrest Gump (1994) and Lincoln (2012). Forrest Gump (1994) is the only winner in the category.
Was the 83rd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Norma Rae (1979) at The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) on April 14, 1980.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 5, 2014.
She is of English descent and some Irish and Dutch descent.|