STARmeter
Top 500
Down 8 this week

Winona Ryder


Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish. She grew up in a ranch commune in Northern... See full bio »

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 34 people
created 28 Dec 2012
 
a list of 42 images
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 28 people
created 26 May 2013
 
a list of 32 images
created 17 Aug 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Winona Ryder's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (58 credits)
 2016 Stranger Things (TV Series) (pre-production)
Joyce
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Joyce
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Joyce
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Joyce
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Joyce
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Joyce
 2015 Experimenter
Sasha Menkin Milgram
 2014 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV Series)
Melanie Fall
- Worricker: Turks & Caicos (2014) ... Melanie Fall
 2013-2014 Drunk History (TV Series)
Peggy Shippen / Mary Dyer
- Boston (2013) ... Mary Dyer
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Melanie Fall
 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
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Winona Ryder
- Another List (1998) ... Winona Ryder
 1996 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series)
Winona
- Monte Carlo (1996) ... Winona (voice)
 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
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (71 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (21 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared with Brittany Murphy in "The Vagina Monologues" (Feb 2000). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Wynona Ryder

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I remember one time in particular. I was in the middle of auditioning, and I was mid-sentence when the casting director said, "Listen, kid. You should not be an actress. You are not pretty enough. You should go back to wherever you came from and you should go to school. You don't have it." She was very blunt - I honestly think that she thought she was doing me a favor. See more »

Trivia:

(March 22, 1999) Injured knee while filming Girl, Interrupted (1999). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays a character who writes. In most of her films, she has played a journalist, a reporter, a writer or just a teenager who writes in a journal or diary. See more »

Nickname:

Noni

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Suggestions to build interest here silver929
Show Me a Hero Recap and Discussion 8/23/15 silver929
Edward Scissorhands Neighborhood Then and Now silver929
Sometimes I don't know... silver929
Late Night on Seth Meyers ApproximatelyHandsome
Beetlejuice 2 silver929
Discuss Winona Ryder on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page