Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Age
43
Birthday
Oct. 29th, 1971
Born in
Winona, Minnesota, USA
Height
5' 4

Winona Ryder's Main TV Roles

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

Main Movie Roles

2011 - The Dilemma
2010 - Black Swan
2009 - Star Trek
2009 - The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
2009 - Stay Cool
2007 - The Ten
2006 - The Darwin Awards
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2004 - The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
2002 - S1m0ne
2002 - Mr. Deeds
2001 - Zoolander
2000 - Lost Souls
2000 - Autumn in New York
1999 - Being John Malkovich
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1998 - Celebrity
1997 - Alien: Resurrection
1996 - The Crucible
1996 - Boys
1996 - Looking For Richard
1995 - How To Make An American Quilt
1994 - Reality Bites
1994 - Little Women
1993 - The House of the Spirits
1993 - The Age of Innocence
1992 - Bram Stoker's Dracula
1991 - Night on Earth
1990 - Edward Scissorhands
1990 - Mermaids
1990 - Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
1989 - Great Balls of Fire!
1989 - Heathers
1988 - 1969
1986 - Lucas

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself - Host
2
Mary Dyer
1
Melissa Warburton
1
Allison Taylor (Voiced)
1
Herself
1
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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:
  • (1997) Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
  • Although there was no electricity on the commune where they lived, when Winona was seven, her mother began to run an old movie theater in a nearby barn and would screen movies all day. She allowed Winona to miss school to watch movies with her.
  • Her agent begged her not to do _Heathers (1988)_ (qv), saying her career would be over.
  • Dropped out of _The Godfather: Part III (1990)_ (qv). She said in an interview later that year that she arrived in Rome to film and simply could not get out of bed. A doctor was called and ordered her to return home and sleep.
  • She was given an honorary Master of Fine Arts degree from the American Conservatory Theater.
  • Most of her early childhood was spent in Petaluma,Sonoma county. The family spent some time in Columbia with Chilean revolutionaries in the mid-70s. They moved to a 300 acre commune in Elk, Mendocino County with seven other families in the late 1970s.
  • She is also into music and plays the guitar. Her favorite band at one point was 'The Replacements', but she also loves 'Tom Waits' (qv), 'Cocteau Twins' (qv), 'Wilco' (qv) and many others.
  • Avid reader of 1960s literature ('Allen Ginsberg' (qv), 'Jack Kerouac' (qv)), but also 'F. Scott Fitzgerald' (qv), 'Jane Austen (I)' (qv), 'Aldous Huxley' (qv), 'Oscar Wilde' (qv), and many more. All-time favorite book is "The Catcher in the Rye" by 'J.D. Salinger' (qv).


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