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Award season is upon us, which means Hollywood stars will be gracing the red carpet, paparazzi will be snapping furiously, and budding actors and actresses will be listening to winners’ speeches for encouragement and inspiration. 

One actress who is nothing but inspirational is Sally Field, who was recently honoured with the 58th Life Achievement gong at the Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG) Awards 2023. 

Sally has been acting since starring in the 1964 TV series Gidget at just 19 years old. By the time she was 25, she had featured in three television series.

She became familiar with the awards scene, taking home Emmy gongs for her roles in Sybil, ER and Brothers & Sisters. Field was also given a SAG award and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Nora Walker in the ABC series. 

The Californian is not just famous for starring on TV, as she has featured in many pivotal films, including Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias, Smokey and the Bandit, Mrs Doubtfire, and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. 

Despite being 76 years old, she is still starring in movies, and has recently shot 80 For Brady alongside Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Rita Moreno.  

The actress has also frequently taken to the stage to hone her live skills. She had her Broadway debut in 2002 in Edward Albee’s The Goat. Sally has also starred in the West End in All My Sons at the Old Vic. 

The SAG Life Achievement award has been a long time coming, as she was given the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2015. 

If this has inspired you, follow in Sally’s footsteps and start your acting career today. Contact us for more information on acting schools in Liverpool.

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