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Debra Winger


Mary Debra Winger was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1955, to a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her Debra (her father named her Debra after his favorite actress, Debra Paget). She is the daughter of Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Boychoir
Ms. Steel
 2011 How It Ended (Short)
 2003 Radio
Linda
 2001 Big Bad Love
Marilyn
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Martha Horgan
 1992 Leap of Faith
Jane Larson
 1990 The Sheltering Sky
Kit Moresby
 1990 Everybody Wins
Angela Crispini
 1988 Betrayed
Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
 1987 Made in Heaven
Emmett Humbird (as Emmett)
 1986 Legal Eagles
Laura Kelly
 1984 Mike's Murder
Betty Parrish
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Nurse Zombie Carrying Poodle (uncredited)
 1982 Cannery Row
Suzy DeSoto
 1979 French Postcards
Melanie
 1978 Thank God It's Friday
Jennifer
 1976 Slumber Party '57
Debbie
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Other Works:

Performed as Li'l Bit in the play How I Learned to Drive in American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA, Sept 18, 1998 to Oct 10, 1998. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Emmett | Debbie Winger

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being labeled "difficult"] It was like armor. It kept the fainthearted at a distance. But perhaps I was too tough. See more »

Trivia:

She was originally signed to play Peggy Sue Bodell in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) but was forced to withdraw after her back was severely injured in a bicycle accident. Debra missed out on other roles, due to the many months it took her to fully recover. See more »

Trademark:

Deep throaty voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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