Debra Winger


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Mary Debra Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an office 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 5 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Terms of Endearment Emma Horton
(1983)
(1982)
Urban Cowboy Sissy
(1980)

Filmography

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  With/In (post-production) (segment "Her Own")
 2020 Kajillionaire
Theresa
 2016-2020 The Ranch (TV Series)
Maggie Bennett
- Take Me Home, Country Roads (2020) ... Maggie Bennett
- Dumb Effin' Luck (2020) ... Maggie Bennett
- Helluva Life (2020) ... Maggie Bennett
- What Was I Thinking (2020) ... Maggie Bennett
- Not Everything's About You (2020) ... Maggie Bennett
 2018 Patriot (TV Series)
Bernice Tavner
- Loaded (2018) ... Bernice Tavner
- Fuck John Wayne (2018) ... Bernice Tavner
- Army of Strangers (2018) ... Bernice Tavner
- The Sword and the Hand (2018) ... Bernice Tavner
- Escape From Paris (2018) ... Bernice Tavner
 2017 Comrade Detective (TV Series)
Iona Anghel
- No Exit (2017) ... Iona Anghel (voice)
 2017/I The Lovers
Mary
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series)
Elena Kagan
- Part VIII (2017) ... Elena Kagan
- Part VII (2017) ... Elena Kagan
- Part VI (2017) ... Elena Kagan
- Part V (2017) ... Elena Kagan
- Night III: Parts IV and V (2017) ... Elena Kagan
 2014 The Red Tent (TV Mini-Series)
Rebecca
- Part 2 (2014) ... Rebecca
- Part 1 (2014) ... Rebecca
 2014 Boychoir
Ms. Steel
 2012 Lola Versus
Robin
 2011 How It Ended (Short)
Wife
 2010 In Treatment (TV Series)
Frances Greer
- Frances: Week Seven (2010) ... Frances Greer
- Frances: Week Six (2010) ... Frances Greer
- Frances: Week Five (2010) ... Frances Greer
- Frances: Week Four (2010) ... Frances Greer
- Frances: Week Three (2010) ... Frances Greer
 2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Principal Woodside
- Boy on Fire (2010) ... Principal Woodside
 2007 Whatever Happened To? (TV Series)
- Country Girls (2007)
 2005 Sometimes in April (TV Movie)
Prudence Bushnell
 2005 Dawn Anna (TV Movie)
Dawn Anna Townsend
 2004 Eulogy
Alice Collins
 2003 Radio
Linda
 2001 Big Bad Love
Marilyn
 1995 Divine Rapture (Short)
Mary
 1995 Forget Paris
Ellen
 1993 Shadowlands
Joy Gresham
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Martha
 1993 Wilder Napalm
Vida
 1992 Leap of Faith
Jane
 1992 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Debra
- A Day With Debra (1992) ... Debra
 1990 The Sheltering Sky
Kit
 1990 Everybody Wins
Angela Crispini
 1988 Betrayed
Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
 1987 Made in Heaven
Emmett Humbird (as Emmett)
 1987 Black Widow
Alexandra
 1986 Legal Eagles
Laura Kelly
 1984 Mike's Murder
Betty Parrish
 1983 Terms of Endearment
Emma Horton
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
Paula Pokrifki
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Nurse Zombie Carrying Poodle (uncredited)
 1982 Cannery Row
Suzy DeSoto
 1980 Urban Cowboy
Sissy
 1979 French Postcards
Melanie
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series)
Alicia
- Hunter Country (1978) ... Alicia
 1978 Thank God It's Friday
Jennifer
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Phyllis Baxter
- Battered Teachers (1978) ... Phyllis Baxter
 1978 Special Olympics (TV Movie)
Sherrie Hensley
 1977 Szysznyk (TV Series)
Jenny
- Run, Jenny, Run (1977) ... Jenny
 1976-1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Drusilla / Wonder Girl
- Wonder Woman in Hollywood (1977) ... Drusilla / Wonder Girl
- The Feminum Mystique: Part 2 (1976) ... Drusilla / Wonder Girl
- The Feminum Mystique: Part 1 (1976) ... Drusilla / Wonder Girl
 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 | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Emmett | Debbie Winger

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In 2010, 17 years after her Oscar-nominated performance in Shadowlands (1993) came out, she told the "New York Times"] It was the most literate script I've ever read. I was sad every day that I wouldn't ever say those lines again. See more »

Trivia:

She had a on-and-off relationship with Senator Bob Kerrey from 1982 to 1990, but she never married him contrary to persistent rumors, although they remained friends. She picked husbands, who, like her, were also actors. Unlike her, both Timothy Hutton and Arliss Howard were both Gentiles. However, she raised the sons she had with them in Jewish faith. See more »

Trademark:

Deep throaty voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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