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Winona Ryder

Actress / Film Actress / Film Producer / Voice Actress / Character Actress / Television Actress | * 10/29/1971 (52) | Winona, Minnesota (United States of America (USA))
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Winona Laura Horowitz (born October 29, 1971), known professionally as Winona Ryder, is an American actress. Originally playing quirky roles, she rose to prominence for her more diverse performances in various genres in the 1990s. She has received many accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award, and two Academy Awards. After Ryder's film debut in Lucas (1986), she gained attention with her performance in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). She rose to prominence with major roles in Heathers (1989), Mermaids (1990), Edward Scissorhands (1990), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). She garnered critical acclaim and two consecutive Academy Award nominations for her portrayals of socialite May Welland in Martin Scorsese's ()
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Winona Laura Horowitz (born October 29, 1971), known professionally as Winona Ryder, is an American actress. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She is known for taking on quirky roles in her earlier films, later playing more prominent roles in the 1990s.After Ryder's film debut in Lucas (1986), she gained attention with her performance in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). She further rose to prominence with major roles in Heathers (1989), Mermaids (1990), Edward Scissorhands (1990), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). She garnered critical acclaim and two consecutive Academy Award nominations for her portrayals of socialite May Welland in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (1993) and Jo March in the fifth film adaptation of Little Women (1994). Her other films during this period were Reality Bites (1994), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), The Crucible (1996), Alien Resurrection (1997), Celebrity (1998), and Girl, Interrupted (1999), which she also executive-produced.In 2002, Ryder starred in the critically panned box office hit Mr. Deeds, after which her career declined and she took a break from films. In 2009, she returned in the high-profile film Star Trek. In 2010, she was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards: as the lead actress in the television film When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story and as part of the cast of Black Swan. She also reunited with Burton for Frankenweenie (2012). She has starred as Joyce Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things (2016–present), for which she has received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations; and in 2020, she starred in the HBO drama miniseries The Plot Against America.Her relationship with Johnny Depp in the early 1990s and a 2001 arrest for shoplifting were both subjects of tabloid journalism. She has been open about her personal struggles with anxiety and depression. In 2000, Ryder received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Winona Ryder

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Academy Award for Best Actress
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Movies with Winona Ryder as Actress(69)

as Lydia Deetz2024 Beetlejuice 2
as Self - Actress (archive footage)2022 Winona Ryder: The Ghosts She Called
as Self (archive footage)2022 Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony
as Kath2022 Gone in the Night
as Lindsay2018 Destination Wedding
as Alexandra "Sasha" Milgram2015 Experimenter
as Melanie Fall2014 Turks & Caicos
as Sheryl Marie Mott2013 Homefront
as Elsa Van Helsing (voice)2012 Frankenweenie
as Martine Jamison2012 The Letter
as Deborah Kuklinski2012 The Iceman
as Geneva Brannen2011 The Dilemma
as Scarlet Smith2011 Stay Cool
as Beth Macintyre / The Dying Swan2010 Black Swan
as Sandra Dulles2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
as Amanda Grayson2009 Star Trek
as Cheryl Moore2008 The Informers
as Charlotte Morris2008 The Last Word
as Cynthia2007 Welcome
as Kelly La Fonda2007 The Ten
as Death Nell2007 Sex and Death 101
as Siri Taylor2006 The Darwin Awards
as Donna Hawthorne2006 A Scanner Darkly
as (archive footage) (uncredited)2004 Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin
as Narrator (voice)2003 The Day My God Died
as Nicola Anders2002 S1m0ne
as Babe Bennett2002 Mr. Deeds
as Winona Ryder (uncredited)2001 Zoolander
as Charlotte Fielding2000 Autumn in New York
as Maya Larkin2000 Lost Souls
as Susanna Kaysen1999 Girl, Interrupted
as Nola1998 Celebrity
as Annalee Call1997 Alien Resurrection
as Self / Lady Anne1996 Looking for Richard
as Abigail Williams1996 The Crucible
as Patty Vare1996 Boys
as Jo March1994 Little Women
as Lelaina Pierce1994 Reality Bites
as Blanca Trueba1993 The House of the Spirits
as May Welland1993 The Age of Innocence
as Mina Murray / Elisabeta1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula
as Corky1991 Night on Earth
as Charlotte Flax1990 Mermaids
as Dinky Bossetti1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
as Veronica Sawyer1989 Heathers
as Myra Gale Brown1989 Great Balls of Fire!
as Lydia Deetz1988 Beetlejuice
as Beth Carr1988 1969
as Gemma1987 Square Dance
as Rina1986 Lucas

TV Shows/Series with Winona Ryder as Actress(13)

as Evelyn Finkel2020 The Plot Against America
as Joyce Byers2016 Stranger Things
as Mary Dyer2013 Drunk History
as herself2003 Celebrities Uncensored
as Melissa Warburton1994 Friends
as herself1992 The Larry Sanders Show
as Allison Taylor (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as (archive footage)1989 The Simpsons
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Winona Ryder as Crew(3)

Production/Producer2003 The Day My God Died
Production/Executive Producer1999 Girl, Interrupted

Additional Information

Full Name: Winona Laura Horowitz
Born: Friday, 10/29 1971 (October) in Winona, Minnesota (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 52 years + 43 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: American Conservatory Theater, Petaluma High School
Father: Michael Horowitz
Other names for Winona Ryder (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Wynona Ryder"
"위노나 라이더"
"Winona Laura Horowitz"
"Вайнона Райдер"
"Winona Dryer"
"উইনোনা রাইডার"
"വിനോന റൈഡർ"
"विनोना रायडर"
"ウィノナ ライダー"
"薇诺娜·瑞德"
"ウィノナ・ライダー"
Winona Ryder frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Andy Samberg (31x, Actor)
Bill Hader (25x, Actor)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Kristen Wiig (20x, Actress)
Fred Armisen (20x, Actor)
Will Forte (17x, Actor)
Maggie Roswell (17x, Actress)
Kenan Thompson (16x, Actor)
Phil Hartman (15x, Actor)
Albert Brooks (14x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:124, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/05/2023