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Winona Ryder


Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish. She grew up in a ranch commune in Northern... See full bio »

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Little Women
Little Women Jo March
(1994)
Girl, Interrupted
(1999)

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 2016-2017 Stranger Things (TV Series)
Joyce Byers
- Chapter Nine: The Gate (2017) ... Joyce Byers
- Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer (2017) ... Joyce Byers
- Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister (2017) ... Joyce Byers (credit only)
- Chapter Six: The Spy (2017) ... Joyce Byers
- Chapter Five: Dig Dug (2017) ... Joyce Byers
 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series)
Vinni Restiano
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Vinni Restiano
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Vinni Restiano
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Vinni Restiano
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Vinni Restiano
 2015 Experimenter
Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram
 2013-2014 Drunk History (TV Series)
Peggy Shippen / Mary Dyer
- Philadelphia (2014) ... Peggy Shippen
- Boston (2013) ... Mary Dyer
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Melanie Fall
 2014 Scorsese's Women (Video short)
Winona Ryder
 2013/I Homefront
Sheryl Marie Mott
 2012 The Killers: Here with Me (Video short)
Wax Girl
 2012 Frankenweenie
Elsa Van Helsing (voice)
 2012/IV The Letter
Martine
 2012 The Iceman
Deborah Pellicotti
 2011 The Dilemma
Geneva
 2010 Black Swan
Beth Macintyre / The Dying Swan
 2010 When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (TV Movie)
Lois Wilson
 2009 Stay Cool
Scarlet Smith
 2009 Star Trek
Amanda Grayson
 2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Sandra Dulles
 2009 Water Pills (Short)
Carrie
 2008 The Informers
Cheryl Moore
 2008/I The Last Word
Charlotte
 2007/II Welcome (Short)
Cynthia
 2007 Sex and Death 101
Death Nell / Gillian De Raisx (#101)
 2007 The Ten
Kelly La Fonda
 2006 A Scanner Darkly
Donna Hawthorne
 2006 The Darwin Awards
Siri Taylor
 2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Psychologist (uncredited)
 2002 S1m0ne
Nicola Anders
 2002 Mr. Deeds
Babe Bennett
 2001 Zoolander
Winona Ryder (uncredited)
 2001 Friends (TV Series)
Melissa Warburton
- The One with Rachel's Big Kiss (2001) ... Melissa Warburton
 2000 Lost Souls
Maya Larkin
 2000 Strangers with Candy (TV Series)
Fran
- The Last Temptation of Blank (2000) ... Fran
 2000 Autumn in New York
Charlotte Fielding
 1999 Girl, Interrupted
Susanna
 1998 Celebrity
Nola
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Winona Ryder
- Another List (1998) ... Winona Ryder
 1998 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Talk About the Blues (Video short)
Jon Spencer
 1997 Alien: Resurrection
Call
 1996 The Crucible
Abigail Williams
 1996 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series)
Winona
- Monte Carlo (1996) ... Winona (voice)
 1996 Boys
Patty Vare
 1994 Little Women
Jo March
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Allison Taylor
- Lisa's Rival (1994) ... Allison Taylor (voice)
 1994 Reality Bites
Lelaina Pierce
 1993 The House of the Spirits
Blanca
 1993 The Age of Innocence
May Welland
 1992 Dracula
Mina Murray / Elisabeta
 1991 Night on Earth
Corky
 1990 Mermaids
Charlotte Flax
 1990 Edward Scissorhands
Kim
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Dinky Bossetti
 1989 Great Balls of Fire!
Myra Gale Brown
 1988 Heathers
Veronica Sawyer
 1988 1969
Beth
 1988 Beetlejuice
Lydia Deetz
 1987 Square Dance
Gemma
 1986 Lucas
Rina
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guest programmer on Turner Classic Movies. The films she chose to present with host Robert Osborne were The Front (1976), Ball of Fire (1941), Born Yesterday (1950), and A Face in the Crowd (1957). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 20 Interviews | 37 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 82 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wynona Ryder

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was starting to have some trouble before that. I think a lot of people think that that is what sort of sent me off in another direction, but I was actually starting to have some trouble a few years before. And then there were also a couple of movies that I was going to do, that were all set up, and then, at the last minute, they fell apart... And with what happened... I was living up in San ... See more »

Trivia:

When Joyce Maynard released private letters from J.D. Salinger to the public for an auction, Ryder bid on them in hopes of sending them back to Salinger to honor his privacy or to ignite them if he did not wish to keep them. Salinger is one of her favorite writers. See more »

Trademark:

Delicate high cheekbones See more »

Nickname:

Noni

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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