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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 18 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Black Swan
Black Swan Beth Macintyre / The Dying Swan
(2010)
Dracula
Dracula Mina Murray / Elisabeta
(1992)
Girl, Interrupted
(1999)

Filmography

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 2015 Experimenter
Alexandra 'Sasha' 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 The Killers: Here with Me (Video short)
Wax Girl
 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 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Talk About the Blues (Video short)
Jon Spencer
 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)
 1993 The House of the Spirits
Blanca
 1988 1969
Beth
 1987 Square Dance
Gemma
 1986 Lucas
Rina
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Other Works:

Narrated the audio book version of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - The Definitive Edition, published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, August, 1995 (ISBN: 0-553-47347-6) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 20 Interviews | 37 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 82 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wynona Ryder

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

There was a girl at my school who was kind of a Goth, and she got really picked on, absolutely tortured. People called her a witch. And she committed suicide. As soon as she did, all the kids who tormented her were like, "Oh, she was such a wonderful person." They were all at her funeral, crying. I got the script for Heathers (1988) that week. I thought it was a great commentary on that aspect of... See more »

Trivia:

Her December 22, 1999 guest spot on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) was her second-ever appearance on a talk show. She did it to promote Girl, Interrupted (1999), the first film on which she served as executive producer. She clearly had jitters but settled in comfortably. She made her first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) with Mermaids (1990) co-star Cher. See more »

Trademark:

Large brown eyes See more »

Nickname:

Noni

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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