Ten fun facts about Winona Ryder
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Winona was born in Olmsted County, Minnesota, but her parents named her after the nearby city of Winona. Her full name is Winona Laura Horowitz
She studied at the American Conservatory Theater, having enrolled at the early age of 12, and received her first lessons in acting there.
Winona’s film debut came when she sent in a videotape audition for a part in the film Desert Bloom. While she did not get the part in that film, the director cast her in his 1986 film Lucas.
She next appeared in 1987 in Square Dance, and her performance in the film won her critical acclaim.Fact 5
It was only in 1988, however, that she really gained recognition, when she appeared in the film Beetlejuice.Fact 6
Winona then appeared in the 1990 film Edward Scissorhands, which achieved significant success at the box office.Fact 7
Also in 1990, she appeared in the film Mermaids, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Golden Globe Awards for her part in the film.Fact 8
In 1993, she starred in The Age of Innocence, which was directed by Martin Scorsese, and received much praise for her performance. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe Award in that same category.Fact 9
In 2002, Winona appeared in her most commercially successful movie, Mr. Deeds which starred Adam Sandler. She had a cameo appearance in the 2009 film adaptation of the cult television series Star Trek.Fact 10
In 2012, Winona was cast as the love interest in the music video of popular American rock band The Killers. Go to more people facts ❯
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