Mare Winningham Biography

Birthday: 1959-05-16
Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Mary 'Mare' Megan Winningham is an actress and songwriter who has appeared in nearly 100 TV shows and feature films. She began her career in 1976 as a singer, and starred in numerous and diverse film roles before hitting it big as one of the original Brat Pack in Joel Schumacher's St. Elmo's Fire (1985) with Emilio Estevez, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, and Ally Sheedy. Mare attended Chatsworth High School with Val Kilmer and Kevin Spacey, but she was bitten by the acting bug much earlier on. She had enjoyed drama and music since primary school, taking a particular interest in the guitar and drums. Since St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Mare has played some outstanding roles in a number of big films. She starred in the Tom Hanks comedy Turner & Hooch (1989). She has also starred in two feature films with Kevin Costner, The War (1994) and the western Wyatt Earp (1994), the latter directed by Lawrence Kasdan and co-starring Gene Hackman. Mare won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh in Georgia (1995). Bad Day on the Block (1997) saw her starring opposite Charlie Sheen and she put in a superb performance in Brothers (2009/I), a war drama co-starring Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman. Her myriad TV roles include "ER" (1994), "Grey's Anatomy" (2005), and "24" (2001) with Kiefer Sutherland.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Young Pioneers 1978
Threshold 1981 Drama
The Thorn Birds 1983 Drama
Sexual Healing 1993 Drama
The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H. Dottie Shaw 2003 - 2003
Clubhouse Lynne Young 2004 Drama
The War 2008 Adventure
Brothers Elsie Cahill 2009 Drama
Under Pressure Catherine Braverton 2011
Hatfields And Mccoys Sally McCoy 2012 Drama
Best Parks Ever Sally McCoy 2012 Documentary
Mirror Mirror 2012 Adventure
Intruders Mary Wilkes 2014
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Mildred Pierce Ida Corwin 1945
One-Trick Pony 1980 Drama
The Thorn Birds 1983 Drama
A Winner Never Quits 1986 Drama, Family
Nobody's Fool Pat 1986 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Made in Heaven 1987 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Shy People 1988
Miracle Mile 1989 Action, Drama, Romance
Turner & Hooch Emily Carson 1989
Hard Promises Dawn 1992 Comedy, Romance
Wyatt Earp Mattie Blaylock 1994 Action, Adventure
The War 1994 Adventure, Drama
Georgia 1995 0
Teresa's Tattoo Singer 1995 Comedy
The Boys Next Door 1996 Comedy, Drama
Bad Day on the Block Catherine Braverton 1997 Drama, Thriller
George Wallace 1997 Drama
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Chandi Heffner 1999 Drama
Tru Confessions 2002 Drama, Comedy, Family
Dandelion Layla Mullich 2004
The Magic of Ordinary Days 2005 Drama
War Eagle, Arkansas 2008
Swing Vote Larissa Johnson 2008 0
Mirror, Mirror 2012 Comedy, Drama
Brothers Elsie Cahill 2018