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Debra Winger

Debra Lynn Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Boychoir
Ms. Steel
 2003 Radio
 2001 Big Bad Love
 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
 1978 Thank God It's Friday
 1976 Slumber Party '57
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In 2008, she wrote a book based on her personal recollections titled "Undiscovered." See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Emmett | Debbie Winger


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I have trouble with star billing. I remember thinking on Cannery Row (1982): How can I put my name ahead of Steinbeck's? See more »


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


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