Sally Kirkland, stage, screen, and television star, is probably best known for her performance in “Anna,” — for which she garnered the 1987 Motion Picture Academy’s Best Actress Nomination. For the same performance, she won the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Award for Best Dramatic Actress. L.A. Times’ critics Kevin Thomas and Sheila Benson named Sally’s performance in “Anna” as one of the Five Best Acting Performances by a Woman in the ’80’s. Sally also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.
Sally is a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, a former faculty member of the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, and facilitator for Insight Transformational Seminars. She has coached over 2,000 people — and privately coached Barbara Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Roseanne, Sela Ward, Phillip Michael Thomas, & Sandra Bullock, Dwight Yoakam, Bill Paxton, & Brawley Nolte (“Paycheck”), and was instrumental in launching the careers of Amy Madigan and Rebecca de Mornay. Sally introduced yoga to Farrah Fawcett, Dwight Yoakum, Robert Redford, Raul Julia, Robert De Niro, Elia Kazan, Bob Dylan, James Keach, Sandra Bullock, Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss among others, and was on staff at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York and Los Angeles.