Sally Field

by follers on April 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES - JAN 10:  Sally Field arrives to the "Critic's Choi

Birth Name: Sally Margaret Field

Place of Birth: Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 6, 1946

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, small amount of Dutch

Sally Field is an American actress and director. She has twice won the Academy Award for Best Actress, for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984).

She is the daughter of Richard Dryden Field and actress Margaret Field (born Margaret Joy Morlan). She is a descendant of William Bradford, who arrived in the U.S. on the Mayflower in 1620. Sally has three children, one with her former husband, Alan Greisman, and two with her former husband, Steven Craig, novelist Peter Craig and actor and director Eli Craig.

Sally’s paternal grandfather was Fleet Folsom Field (the son of John Quincy Field and Charlotte “Lottie” Berry). John was born in Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, the son of Adam Vrooman Field and Eleanor M. Robinson. Charlotte was the daughter of Alexander M. Berry and Rachel Shaffer.

Sally’s paternal grandmother was Jane Elizabeth Fox (the daughter of James Bernard Fox and Elizabeth O’Keefe). James was Irish. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania.

Sally’s maternal grandparents were Wallace Miller Morlan (the son of James Morlan) and Joy Beatrice Bickley/Bickeley (the daughter of James Luther Bynum and Redonia Ethel Glazner). Sally’s grandmother Joy was raised by her own stepfather, L. Bickley. Sally’s great-grandfather James Bynum was the son of Tapley Dennis Bynum and Sarah/Sally E. Nichols. Redonia was the daughter of John Madison Glazner and Edna Louisa Wilson.

A DNA test taken by the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Sally’s genetic ancestry is:

*99.2% European
*0.7% South Asian (from India)
*0.1% Native American

In his 2016 book about the show, Finding Your Roots, Season 2: The Official Companion to the PBS Series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that 67.1% of Sally’s European ancestry was from the British Isles, with smaller amounts from France, Germany, Scandinavia, Finland, Eastern Europe, and Southern Europe.

Sources: Genealogies of Sally Field –

Genealogies of Sally Field (focusing on her father’s side) –

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant July 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

she has dark brown eyes

i loved her as the flying nun

Ardor May 11, 2017 at 1:06 am

She looks like Australian newscaster Ann Sanders

andrew June 15, 2016 at 4:04 pm

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