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Winona Ryder

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Winona Ryder after winning the Golden Globe

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Winona Ryder (born Winona Laura Horowitz; October 29, 1971) is an American actress. One of the most profitable and iconic 1990s actresses, she made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas. As Lydia Deetz, a goth teenager in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988), she won critical acclaim and widespread recognition. After appearances in film and on television, Ryder continued her acting career with the cult film Heathers (1988), a controversial satire of teenage suicide and high school life that has since become a landmark teen film. She later appeared in the coming of age drama Mermaids (1990), earning a Golden Globe nomination, and in the same year appeared alongside Johnny Depp in Burton's dark fairy-tale Edward Scissorhands (1990), and shortly thereafter with Keanu Reeves in Francis Ford Coppola's gothic romance Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).

Fact file

  • Born: Winona Laura Horowitz October 29, 1971 (age 45) Winona, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1985–present
  • Partner(s): Scott Mackinlay Hahn (2011–present)
  • Parent(s): Michael Horowitz (father) Cynthia Istas Palmer (mother)

Read more about Winona Ryder at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Mel Gibson and Winona Ryder at odds over anti-Semitism claims
BBC Entertainment, 2020-06-24 10:17:12
Winona Ryder claims Mel Gibson used the term "oven dodger", which he says is "100% untrue".

Variety, 2020-06-23 22:52:06
Winona Ryder offered new details about an encounter with Mel Gibson in which she alleges that the “Braveheart” star made homophobic and anti-Semitic remarks, claiming that he made the comments at a party in the 1990s. The actress has accused Gibson of making bigoted comments in her presence for years, ...

Variety, 2020-06-23 18:50:44
Mel Gibson is hitting back at explosive claims by Winona Ryder that the Oscar-winning actor and director made anti-Semitic and bigoted remarks and accusing the “Stranger Things” star of lying about their interactions. “This is 100% untrue,” a representative for Gibson said in a statement to Variety. “She lied about ...

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