Winona Ryder Biography

Birthday: 1971-10-29
Place of Birth: Winona, Minnesota USA
Height: 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Wiki Biography: Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz and named after the town in which she was born, Winona, Minnesota. She grew up in a ranch commune in Northern California which had no electricity. She is the goddaughter of Timothy Leary. 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, which included one piece by Louisa May Alcott. Winona Ryder was later to star as Jo March in this author's Little Women (1994). Ryder moved with her parents to Petaluma, California when she was ten and enrolled in acting classes at the American Conservatory Theater. At age 13, she had a video audition to the film Desert Bloom (1986), but did not get the part. However, director David Seltzer spotted her and cast her in Lucas (1986). When telephoned to ask how she would 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 did not want to let everyone down by doing a substandard performance. She later made The Age of Innocence (1993), which was directed by Martin Scorsese, whom she believes to be "the best director in the world".

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Little Women Jo March 1994 Drama
Home Is Where the Heart Is Gemma 2011 Family
Dracula Mina Murray / Elisabeta 2013 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lucas Rina 1986
Square Dance 1987
1969 Beth 1988 Drama
Heathers Veronica 1989 0, 0
Great Balls of Fire! 1989 Drama, Music
Great Balls of Fire 1989 Drama, Music
Edward Scissorhands Kim 1990 Biography, 0
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Dinky Bossetti 1990 Drama, Comedy
Night on Earth Corky 1991 0
Bram Stoker's Dracula Elisabeta 1992
The Age of Innocence May Welland 1993 Biography
Reality Bites Lelaina Pierce 1994 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The House of the Spirits Blanca Trueba 1994 Drama, Romance
How to Make an American Quilt 1995 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Boys 1996 Mystery, Drama, Romance
Looking for Richard Lady Anne 1996 Documentary, Drama
The Crucible Abigail Williams 1996 Drama, History
Alien: Resurrection Annalee Call 1997 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
Alien Resurrection Annalee Call 1997 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
Celebrity 1998 Comedy, Drama
Girl, Interrupted Susanna Kaysen 1999
Autumn in New York Charlotte Fielding 2000 0
Lost Souls Maya Larkin 2000 Drama, Horror, Thriller
S1m0ne Nicola Anders 2002 0, 0, Sport
Mr Deeds Babe Bennett 2002 Comedy, Romance
Ten Kelly La Fonda 2002
A Scanner Darkly Donna Hawthorne 2006 Drama, Sport
Dracula Mina Murray 2006 Reality Tv
Sex and Death 101 Death Nell 2007 0, Biography
The Ten Kelly La Fonda 2007
Hotel Gramercy Park Herself 2008
The Last Word Charlotte 2009
Star Trek Amanda Grayson 2009 Action, Adventure
The Informers Cheryl Moore 2009 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Black Swans Beth Macintyre 2010 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stay Cool Scarlet Smith 2011
The Iceman Deborah Pellicotti 2012 Game Show, Comedy
The Letter Martine 2013 Drama, Thriller
Homefront Sheryl Mott 2013 Action, Thriller
Experimenter Sasha Menkin Milgram 2015 0
Mermaids Charlotte Flax 2017
Little Women Jo March 2018