Dickey's breakthrough performance as a scene-stealing survivor in the critically acclaimed drama Winter's Bone (2010) earned her some of the most glowing notices of her career, along with an Independent Spirit Award.
In mainstream circles, Dickey is best known for her recurring role as "Patty the daytime hooker" --- a prostitute and part-time waitress who scored 1,500 on her SATs -- on the sitcom "My Name Is Earl" (2005-09). She also appeared as a junkie in "Breaking Bad" (2009) and in major studio films such as Domino (2005) and Changeling (2008), albeit in minor roles.
In this unflinching noir drama, resilient teen Ree Dolly goes on the trail of her missing, drug-dealing father when his absence jeopardizes the family's safety. Her deadbeat dad has a key court date pending -- and Ree is determined that he show up.