STARmeter
Top 500
Down 2 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 »

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 23 Dec 2010
 
a list of 40 people
created 07 May 2011
 
oct
a list of 31 people
created 15 Sep 2012
 
a list of 29 people
created 10 Dec 2012
 
a list of 36 people
created 10 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Winona Ryder.

User Polls

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

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (53 credits)
 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
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (73 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (21 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

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)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't know if it's a cold - it's just that my voice was kind of going. But it's back, so I'm actually okay. In a weird way, I was actually hoping that whatever voice thing I've got could stay so that I could sort of have a Debra Winger thing going on. I've always loved her voice. But it's getting better, so I'm going to sound like me. See more »

Trivia:

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1997). 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
Why did she bash Mel Gibson? diggler_inc
Really Rooting for Her To Pull a McConaughey romyroo
Favorite Winona movie ? lynchislife95
Her voice rnd
So.. nothing new? LieutenantRyder
turks and caicos trailer ripleyfinn
Discuss Winona Ryder on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page