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

Guest TV Roles

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  • Her TV debut at age 16 was on _"The Gong Show" (1976)_ (qv).
  • She, 'Kate Winslet' (qv) and 'Vanessa Redgrave' (qv) are the only actresses nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for playing the title role in a movie. Redgrave won the Oscar for the character Julia in _Julia (1977)_ (qv), Winslet was nominated for _Iris (2001/I)_ (qv) and Winningham was nominated for the character Georgia in _Georgia (1995)_ (qv).
  • Children: Riley Mapel (1981-2005), Patrick "Paddy" Mapel and Jack Mapel (b. 1985), Calla Louise Mapel (b. 1987), and Happy Atticus Mapel (born 1988).
  • Learned American Sign Language for her role as Maggie in _"Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951) {Love Is Never Silent (#35.1)}_ (qv).
  • She is the oldest member of the Brat Pack.
  • Met first husband, A. Martinez while both acted in "The Young Pioneers" (1978). Their marriage in 1981 lasted only a few months. She married her second husband, Bill Mapel, the same year.
  • Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack," along with 'Judd Nelson' (qv), 'Andrew McCarthy (I)' (qv), 'Anthony Michael Hall' (qv), 'Demi Moore' (qv), 'Rob Lowe (I)' (qv), 'Molly Ringwald' (qv), 'Emilio Estevez' (qv), and 'Ally Sheedy' (qv).
  • Winningham was raised in Northridge, California, with three brothers and one sister. Her father was the Chairman of the Department of Physical Education at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and her mother was an English teacher and college counselor at a local high school. She credits her first interest in acting to seeing an interview with 'Kym Karath' (qv) (who played Gretl in _The Sound of Music (1965)_ (qv)) on 'Art Linkletter' (qv)'s television show _"House Party" (1952)_ (qv) when she was five or six years old.

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