Mare Winningham

Mare Winningham

May. 16th, 1959
Born in
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
5' 6"

Mare Winningham's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Hatfields and McCoys TV Show
Hatfields and McCoys
Mildred Pierce TV Show
Mildred Pierce
James at 16 TV Show
James at 16
Clubhouse TV Show
The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H. TV Show
The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Philomena
2012 - The Brothers Grimm: Snow White
2008 - Swing Vote
2004 - The Adventures of Ociee Nash
2004 - Dandelion
1994 - Wyatt Earp
1994 - The War
1989 - Turner and Hooch
1989 - Miracle Mile
1987 - Made in Heaven
1985 - St. Elmo's Fire

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Cherry Lockhart
Susan Grey
Dr. Amanda Lee
Nettie Peters
Ellis Hartley Monroe
Justine O'Neill
Agatha Seagrave
Elaine Al-Zacar
Rita Gayheart
Sarah McCain
[Complete List]


  • Though born an Irish Catholic, in 2000, Winningham felt her spiritual life was lacking, and, based on a recommendation from a friend, in November 2001, she signed up for a class given by Rabbi Neal Wienberg at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California. On March 3, 2003, she converted to Judaism and became a member of two Conservative synagogues, Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles and Temple Knesset Israel in Hollywood, California.
  • Is the only brat packer ever to be nominated for an Academy Award (for _Georgia (1995)_ (qv)).
  • Her TV debut at age 16 was on _"The Gong Show" (1976)_ (qv).
  • Learned American Sign Language for her role as Maggie in _"Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951) {Love Is Never Silent (#35.1)}_ (qv).
  • Went to Chatsworth High School in Los Angeles with 'Val Kilmer' (qv) and 'Kevin Spacey' (qv). During their senior year, Kevin played von Trapp and Mare played Maria in a school production of "The Sound of Music." Upon hearing of their Oscar nominations in 1996, Winningham sent a telegram to Spacey saying: "Captain von Trapp - congratulations on your nomination - Maria."
  • She is also a folk singer-songwriter with a couple of albums.
  • Winningham attended Andasol Avenue Elementary School in Northridge, California. Her favorite subjects included drama. She also signed up for guitar lessons at a local park, and by the 6th grade, was, in her view, "pretty good." It was at this time that she adopted the nickname "Mare." She attended Patrick Henry Junior High School, taking the extended drama option, and on summer vacations, she studied drama at CSUN's Teenage Drama Workshop.
  • Oldest child, son Riley Mapel, committed suicide on August 14, 2005.

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