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.
Faced with losing the family farm to foreclosure, brothers Toby and Tanner decide that their best move is to rob some banks. Not surprisingly, their plans quickly go awry, and a grizzled but relentless lawman picks up their trail.