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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 10 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:

TV commercial for Cheer detergent (1978) 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:

I used to love going on a junket and promoting a film when it was not a 24-hour news cycle, and when there weren't so many media outlets. You could actually talk about the film. And I don't mean to harp on this because, really, it's fine. It's just that it eats itself. It becomes about itself, and its symbiotic and weird and I don't understand the celebrity of it. See more »

Trivia:

Had a romance with then-Governor of Nebraska Bob Kerrey during the filming of Terms of Endearment (1983). See more »

Trademark:

Deep throaty voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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