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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 »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Vinni Restiano (2014)
 2015 Experimenter (post-production)
Sasha Menkin Milgram
 2013-2014 Drunk History (TV Series)
Peggy Shippen / Mary Dyer
- Philadelphia (2014) ... Peggy Shippen
- 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
 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:

Guest programmer on Turner Classic Movies. The films she chose to present with host Robert Osborne were The Front (1976), Ball of Fire (1941), Born Yesterday (1950), and A Face in the Crowd (1957). 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:

Focus should be on the art of film, not on the business of film. See more »

Trivia:

For the first time in 17 years, she would have to audition for a role, as the film crew of The Dilemma (2011) wished to see what actress could create the right chemistry with Vince Vaughn. She originally auditioned for "Beth", put they found her perfect for "Geneva". See more »

Trademark:

Demure demeanor See more »

Nickname:

Noni

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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