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Winona Ryder


Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz and named after the town in which she was born, Winona, Minnesota. She grew up in a ranch commune in Northern California which had no electricity. She is the goddaughter of Timothy Leary. Her parents were friends of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and once edited a book called "Shaman Woman Mainline Lady", an ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Experimenter (filming)
Sasha Menkin Milgram
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Melanie Fall
 2013 Drunk History (TV Series)
Mary Dyer
- Boston (2013) ... Mary Dyer
 2012/IV The Letter
Martine
 2009 Water Pills (Short)
Carrie
 2007/II Welcome (Short)
Cynthia
 2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Psychologist (uncredited)
 2001 Zoolander
Winona Ryder (uncredited)
 2000 Strangers with Candy (TV Series)
Fran
- The Last Temptation of Blank (2000) ... Fran
 1998 Celebrity
Nola
 1996 Boys
Patty Vare
 1996 Looking for Richard (Documentary)
Lady Anne
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Allison Taylor
- Lisa's Rival (1994) ... Allison Taylor (voice)
 1988 1969
Beth
 1987 Square Dance
Gemma
 1986 Lucas
Rina
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Other Works:

Special appearance into the video clip for Soul Asylum "Without a trace". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 20 Interviews | 36 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 82 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On Kate Winslet when Winona was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) in 2000) I'm captivated by her. I think that she's the most beautiful, talented, extraordinary actresses ever to grace the screen. I watch her movies over and over. It's kind of like one of those kids how they were with Elvis. I mean, I worship her... I met her once, and I was tongue-tied, and palms were sweating... There's ... See more »

Trivia:

First auditioned for the role of Blanca in The House of the Spirits (1993) when she was sixteen, but the role went to Pernilla August. The film took years to get made, and when it finally did, August had to drop out at the last minute because of pregnancy, and Winona replaced her. See more »

Trademark:

Petite figure See more »

Nickname:

Noni

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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