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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 & 46 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 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)
 1993 The House of the Spirits
Blanca
 1988 1969
Beth
 1987 Square Dance
Gemma
 1986 Lucas
Rina
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared as Debbie Gibson in Mojo Nixon's "Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with my Two-Headed Love Child" music video (1989). 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:

My father is an atheist. My mother is Buddhist. They encouraged my siblings and me to take the best part of other religions to make our own belief system. See more »

Trivia:

Persuaded Universal Pictures to turn the February 1994 Los Angeles premiere of Reality Bites (1994) into a benefit for the Polly Klaas Foundation. She also had enough clout to see that Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" - Polly's favorite book - was made into Little Women (1994), with Winona in the title role and the film dedicated to Polly Hannah Klaas. 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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