Winona Ryder

American actress

Winona Laura Horowitz[1] (born October 29, 1971), better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is an American actress. She started her career in 1986. She first appeared in the movie Lucas in 1986.[2] Her first big role came in 1988 with Beetlejuice as Lydia Deetz, a Gothic teenager.[1]

Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
Winona Laura Horowitz

(1971-10-29) October 29, 1971 (age 52)
Years active1985 - present
ParentMichael D. Horowitz

Ryder had other big roles in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Heathers (1989), Dracula (1992) and Girl, Interrupted (1999). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Age of Innocence (1993), and for Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as "Jo" in Little Women in 1995. She did not win either of the awards.[2] In 2000, Ryder received a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.[3]


Year Film Role Director Notes
1986 Lucas Rina David Seltzer
1987 Square Dance Gemma Dillard Daniel Petrie
1988 Beetlejuice Lydia Deetz Tim Burton
1969 Beth Karr Ernest Thompson
1989 Heathers Veronica Sawyer Michael Lehmann
Great Balls of Fire! Myra Gale Lewis Jim McBride
1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Dinky Bossetti Jim Abrahams
Edward Scissorhands Kim Boggs Tim Burton
Mermaids Charlotte Flax Richard Benjamin
1991 Night on Earth Corky Jim Jarmusch
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray/Elisabeta Francis Ford Coppola
1993 The Age of Innocence May Welland Martin Scorsese Nominated: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
The House of the Spirits Blanca Trueba Bille August
1994 Reality Bites Lelaina Pierce Ben Stiller
Little Women Josephine "Jo" March Gillian Armstrong Nominated: Academy Award for Best Actress
1995 How to Make an American Quilt Finn Dodd Jocelyn Moorhouse
1996 Boys Patty Vare Stacy Cochran
Looking for Richard Lady Anne Al Pacino Documentary film
The Crucible Abigail Williams Nicholas Hytner
1997 Alien Resurrection Annalee Call Jean-Pierre Jeunet
1998 Celebrity Nola Woody Allen
1999 Girl, Interrupted Susanna Kaysen James Mangold Also executive producer
2000 Autumn in New York Charlotte Fielding Joan Chen
Lost Souls Maya Larkin Janusz Kamiński
2001 Zoolander Herself Ben Stiller Uncredited cameo
2002 Mr. Deeds Babe Bennett/Pam Dawson Steven Brill
S1m0ne Nicola Anders Andrew Niccol
2003 The Day My God Died Narrator Andrew Levine Voice, producer, documentary film
2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Psychologist Asia Argento Uncredited
2006 The Darwin Awards Siri Finn Taylor
A Scanner Darkly Donna Hawthorne Richard Linklater
2007 The Ten Kelly LaFonda David Wain
Sex and Death 101 Gillian De Raisx Daniel Waters
Welcome Cynthia Kirsten Dunst
2008 Water Pills Carrie Blake Soper Short film
The Last Word Charlotte Morris Geoffrey Haley
2009 The Informers Cheryl Laine Gregor Jordan
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Sandra Rebecca Miller
Star Trek Amanda Grayson J. J. Abrams completed
Stay Cool Scarlet Smith Michael Polish post-production


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Winona Ryder Biography". NetGlimpse. Archived from the original on 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Winona Ryder". Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  3. Kim, Ellen A. (2000-10-06). "Winona Ryder Gets Her Own Star". Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2009-03-19.

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