October 29, 1971
50 years old
5 ft 3.5 in | 161 cm
36-24-35 in | 91.5-61-89 cm
52 kg | 115 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Winona Ryder was born in Winona, Minnesota, United States, on October 29, 1971, is an American actress.
Young Winona Ryder attended her first acting lessons at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (1983), at the age of 12.
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy drama film Lucas (1986) in role as Rina.
She got her television debut in animated sitcom The Simpsons (1994), in episode "Lisa's Rival", in voice role as Allison Taylor.
Her breakthrough performance came as Lydia Deetz in comedy horror fantasy film Beetlejuice (1988) directed by Tim Burton.
Destination Wedding (2018) romantic comedy in role as Lindsay, opposite Keanu Reeves and DJ Dallenbach
She was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as May Welland in romantic drama movie The Age of Innocence (1993).
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Josephine "Jo" March in drama film Little Women (1994).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for here role as Charlotte Flax in comedy drama movie Mermaids (1990).
Heathers (1988) black comedy opposite Christian Slater
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) gothic horror directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Edward Scissorhands (1990) romantic dark fantasy with Johnny Depp
Reality Bites (1994) romantic comedy drama with Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller
Alien: Resurrection (1997) science-fiction action horror with Sigourney Weaver
Girl Interrupted (1999) psychological drama with Angelina Jolie
Star Trek (2009) space opera directed by J. J. Abrams
A Scanner Darkly (2006) animated science-fiction thriller with Keanu Reeves
The Iceman (2012) biographical crime thriller opposite Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and James Franco
Black Swan (2010) psychological horror opposite Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis
The Crucible (1996) historical drama with Daniel Day-Lewis
The Dilemma (2011) comedy drama with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Connelly
Homefront (2013) action thriller opposite Jason Statham and James Franco
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Joyce Byers in Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things (2016– ).
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor for her role as Lois Wilson in CBS television movie When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010).
She guest starred as Melissa Warburton in NBC sitcom Friends (2001), in episode "The One with Rachel's Big Kiss".
She hosted Saturday Night Live in 2002.
She played Vinni Restiano in HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero (2015).
The Plot Against America (2020) HBO drama miniseries in role as Evelyn Finkel
She studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.
Graduated from Petaluma High School in Petaluma, California (1989).
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 6, 2000.
Good friends with Courtney Love.
Huge fan of documentary movie Grey Gardens (1975).
Plays the guitar.
Featured in music videos for:
Cher "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (1990)
Annie Lennox "Love Song for a Vampire" (1992)
Crowded House "Locked Out" (1993)
John Spencer Blues Explosion "Talk About the Blues" (1998)
The Killers "Here with Me" (2012)
Has a collection of vintage Hollywood costumes.
Huge fan of film Alien (1979).
Has been engaged to actor Johnny Depp (1990-1994).
She dated Rob Lowe (1986), Christian Slater (1987), Blake Soper (2007-2008), Henry Alex Rubin (2005-2006), Matt Damon (1997-2000) and David Pirner (1994-1996).
She started dating Scott Mackinlay Hahn in 2011.