Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Age
44
Birthday
Oct. 29th, 1971
Born in
Winona, Minnesota, USA
Height
5' 4

Winona Ryder's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Stranger Things TV Show
Stranger Things
Turks and Caicos (UK) TV Show
Turks and Caicos (UK)
100 Greatest Teen Stars TV Show
100 Greatest Teen Stars
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons TV Show
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
 

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Experimenter
2013 - Homefront
2012 - Frankenweenie
2012 - The Iceman
2011 - The Dilemma
2010 - Black Swan
2010 - Black Swan
2009 - The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
2009 - Stay Cool
2009 - Star Trek
2007 - The Ten
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2006 - The Darwin Awards
2005 - Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
2002 - Mr. Deeds
2002 - S1m0ne
2001 - Zoolander
2000 - Autumn in New York
2000 - Lost Souls
1999 - Being John Malkovich
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1998 - Celebrity
1997 - Alien: Resurrection
1996 - The Crucible
1996 - Boys
1994 - Reality Bites
1994 - Little Women
1993 - The House of the Spirits
1993 - The Age of Innocence
1992 - Bram Stoker's Dracula
1992 - Bram Stoker's Dracula
1991 - Night on Earth
1990 - Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
1990 - Mermaids
1990 - Edward Scissorhands
1989 - Great Balls of Fire!
1988 - 1969
1988 - Beetlejuice
1986 - Lucas

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Mary Dyer
2
Melissa Warburton
1
Allison Taylor (Voiced)
1
Winona Ryder
1
Herself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Winona Ryder was born Winona Horowitz and named after the town in which she was born, Winona Minnesota. She grew up in a ranch commune in Northern California where there was no electricity. She is the Goddaughter of Timothy Leary and her parents were friends of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and once edited a book called "Shaman Woman Mainline Lady" an anthology of writings on the drug experience in literature - this included one piece by Louisa May Alcott. Winona Ryder was later to star as Jo in this author's Little Women (1994). She moved with her parents to Petaluma (near San Francisco) when she was ten and enrolled in acting classes at the American Conservatory Theater. At 13 she had a video audition to the film Desert Bloom (1986), but didn't get the part. Director David Seltzer (I), however, spotted her and cast her in Lucas (1986). When telephoned to ask how she'd like to have her name appear on the credits, she suggested Ryder as her father's Mitch Ryder album was playing the background. Ryder was selected for the part of Mary Corleone in The Godfather: Part III (1990), but had to drop out of the role after catching the flu from the strain of doing the films Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) and Mermaids (1990) back to back. She said she didn't want to let everyone down by doing a substandard performance. She later made The Age of Innocence (1993) which was directed by Martin Scorsese, who she believes to be "the best director in the world".


TRIVIA:
  • Persuaded Universal Pictures to turn the February 1994 Los Angeles premiere of _Reality Bites (1994)_ (qv) into a benefit for the Polly Klaas Foundation. She also had enough clout to see that 'Louisa May Alcott' (qv)'s "Little Women" - Polly's favorite book - was made into _Little Women (1994)_ (qv), with Winona in the title role and the film dedicated to 'Polly Hannah Klaas' (qv).
  • (22 March 1999) Injured knee while filming _Girl, Interrupted (1999)_ (qv).
  • Broke her arm during the filming of _Mr. Deeds (2002)_ (qv), in the scene where she and 'Adam Sandler (I)' (qv) are riding bikes down a flight of stairs.
  • (19 May 2001) Appeared on the season finale of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) as herself.
  • She dedicated the film _Little Women (1994)_ (qv) to Polly Klaas, a young girl from her hometown of Petaluma, California, who was kidnapped and brutally murdered. She offered a $200,000 reward for anyone with information on the subject, and remains a strong supporter of the Polly Klaas Foundation.
  • Measurements: 34C-22-34 (1992- on set of "'Bram Stoker' (qv)'s _Dracula (1992)_ (qv)"), 35C-23 1/2- 34 (1996 designer notes), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
  • Independent filmmaker 'Jim Jarmusch' (qv) wrote a part specifically for her in _Night on Earth (1991)_ (qv), as a tattooed, chain-smoking cabbie who dreams of becoming a mechanic.
  • (December 12, 2001) Was arrested in Beverly Hills for allegedly stealing clothing items and carrying illegal pharmaceutical drugs without a prescription. Her lawyer denied the accusations, and Winona was released later that evening on $20,000 bail. Despite her alleged crime, Beverly Hills police described her as "very friendly, polite, and cooperative" and "a nice lady."


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