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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 »

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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 (completed)
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
- 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:

Special appearance into a video clip for "John Spencer's Blues Explosion 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:

I have to admit, though, that every time I hear "comeback, blah, blah, blah", it's kind of hard for me. I'm not trying to be super-sensitive at all, but there is a little bit of defensiveness because I do feel like I have contributed. Even if I'd just made Beetlejuice (1988) and Heathers (1988), I put in work. See more »

Trivia:

Took her last name "Ryder" from singer Mitch Ryder of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. She saw one of his albums in her father's record collection. 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

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