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Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Winona Laura Horowitz

Birth Date :

October 29, 1971

Birth Place :

Winona, Minnesota, USA

Claim to fame :

As Lydia in "Beetlejuice" (1988)

Biography


Finely blending her talent and beauty in every performance she made on-screen, Winona Ryder sure has all the qualities needed to likely keep shining still albeit the trouble she has caused in the past. Named after one of the cities in Minnesota where she was born on October 29, 1971, Winona is the daughter of hippie intellectual writers Michael Horowitz and Cynthia Palmer who both founded Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library, the world's largest library of drug-related literature. Along with her three siblings, Sunyata, Jubal, and Yuri, the girl spent her early childhood in San Francisco and Colombia before resided in a remote commune near Elk, California at the age of 7. Living without electricity, she subsequently developed a strong interest in reading, but it later extended to acting when her mother got the access to use an electric generator and a 16mm projector to show her some classic films like those of Bette Davis', Greer Garson's, and James Cagney's.

Afterwards followed her parents to settle in a more conventional setting of Petaluma, California at age 10, Winona found herself to be very unprepared for the suburban life and as a result became an outsider at school, even received an assault from a group of bullies who mistook her for an effeminate boy. In response to this incident, Michael and Cindy thus concluded to rather give their daughter a home study while also registered her at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater to soothe her nerves from the traumatic experience. Their wise decision proved to be a right one indeed for it was this theater company that later provided Winona the access to begin her initial step in film industry as one of her performances there, a monologue chosen from J.D. Salinger's "Franny & Zooey", made its way to attract a talent scout, Deborah Lucchesi.

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Cary Fukunaga, Winona Ryder Among Jurors at Sundance Film Festival

December 19, 2014 08:48:34 GMT

The lineup of jury who will serve at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has been announced. The upcoming film festival on Thursday, December 18 announced the names of figures who would serve as jurors in various sections. "" director Cary Fukunaga, director Edgar Wright ("") and will serve on the U.S. Dramatic jury. Lance Acord and Sarah Flack join the trio.
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Winona Ryder and Jon Bernthal to Star on David Simon's HBO Miniseries

August 21, 2014 07:06:54 GMT

Some notable actors are added to the cast of David Simon's miniseries "". , and join and who were earlier tapped to star on the adaptation project.
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Winona Ryder Hints She Will Return for 'Beetlejuice 2'

November 20, 2013 01:18:39 GMT

is likely to be part of "". The actress, who was 17 years old when playing a teenage goth in the original ghost story classic, opened up to The Daily Beast, "I'm kind of sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like it might be happening."
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The Killers Team Up With Tim Burton and Winona Ryder in Spooky Clip 'Here With Me'

December 15, 2012 02:25:28 GMT

After releasing a wacky video for their holiday track "I Feel It in My Bones", rock group unveiled a creepy one for their new single "Here With Me". The new clip, directed by gothic and macabre filmmaker Tim Burton, brings in a lot of those familiar strange images, such as lifelike wax figures, spiral tunnels, woman spinning on a roulette, and scary facial masks. It also stars frequent Burton collaborator, , as an eerie looking theater mannequin.
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NBC's Rep Denies Cutting Royal Wedding Coverage

April 19, 2011 06:08:00 GMT

NBC said it's false when one claimed that the network is planning to cut back the number of Royal Wedding coverage because Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton are simply too boring. The real plan was to air a few segments in the wake of the April 29 wedding including a documentary of the couple's childhood, but an NBC source said, "The US public's interest was not what they thought. Kate and Prince William are both really boring."
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Nick Cassavetes Ditches 'Gotti' for Indie Film

April 19, 2011 05:45:49 GMT

Although he was present during the movie's press conference in New York last week and weighed in on the directorial view, Nick Cassavetes is not going to direct "Gotti: Three Generations". It was the case of a scheduling conflict that forces Cassavetes to pull out of the project. He was already committed to indie drama "" and was released from his "Gotti" contract on Monday, April 18.
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First Trailer of Emma Stone's 'The Help' Emerges

April 19, 2011 05:13:30 GMT

's "" has debuted its first trailer. The two-and-a-half minute video sees Emma's Eugenia Phelan making friends with two African-American maids, ' Aibileen Clark and 's Minny Jackson. Problems arise as some other white girls disagree on the friendship.
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Lea Michele Accused of Mocking a Girl at Coachella

April 19, 2011 04:51:00 GMT

seems unable to escape rumor suggesting she is behaving like a diva off-screen. Just recently, the Rachel Berry of "" was accused of being rude to a girl. According to E! Online, she mocked the girl "for no reason" when hanging out with and at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival last Saturday, April 16.
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Official Audio Stream of David Cook's 'The Last Goodbye'

April 19, 2011 04:28:42 GMT

The first taste of 's upcoming studio album has been officially released. Titled "The Last Goodbye", it was debuted hours after it leaked. The pop/rock track offers an upbeat-sounding take with lyrics, "If you hear this on the radio, then we've already said our last goodbye."
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Harry Potter's 'Deathly Hallows: Part II' New Featurette Hits Web

April 19, 2011 03:52:47 GMT

Fresh featurette for "" has gone online. The video features an official opening from director David Yates. It shares scenes from "" before offering a glimpse to the follow-up, particularly when Mr. Olivander warns Harrry Potter that Voldemort is chasing him. Upon receiving the warning, Harry says, "I suppose I'll have to kill him before he finds me, then."
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Simple Plan's 'Can't Keep My Hands Off of You' Video

April 19, 2011 03:50:32 GMT

rock a prom party in a recently-debuted music video for their new single "Can't Keep My Hands Off of You". The Canadian pop punk band set up a mini concert in an open space across the street where the party is held, luring the teenagers with their loud, and high-energy music.
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Leaking Prom King and Queen, 'Glee' Extra Could Be in Trouble

April 19, 2011 03:13:49 GMT

Nicole Crowther has her career as an extra in jeopardy after sharing a little too much information from "". Instead of getting praise, she has received backlash after revealing via her Twitter who will be prom king and queen in an upcoming May episode.
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James Franco and Winona Ryder Up for 'The Stare'

April 19, 2011 02:52:10 GMT

and are rumored to join the cast of new film "The Stare". Deadline reports that both actors will play in the Jay Anania-directed movie, which will be funded by Waterstone Entertainment.
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Winona Ryder Insulted by Mel Gibson at Their First Meeting

December 17, 2010 02:36:07 GMT

has opened up about a "horrible" encounter with at a Hollywood party 15 years ago, insisting she saw the troubled actor's dark side but "no one believed" her. The "Braveheart" star has hit headlines throughout the year after his ex-girlfriend alleged he was violent towards her and a number of the former couple's explosive arguments leaked online, with Gibson's rants coming under particular scrutiny.
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Winona Ryder Rules Out Dating Anyone Outside Movie Industry

December 11, 2010 03:01:39 GMT

refuses to date anyone outside of the movie industry because she mistrusts "normal" guys. The Edward Scissorhands beauty has been linked to a number of famous hunks over the years and was engaged to in the early 1990s.
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Winona Ryder Apologizes to Natalie Portman for Her 'Horrible' Lines

December 01, 2010 06:29:00 GMT

presented with a small gift after they finished filming "" to apologize for the "horrible" lines she had to deliver as her on-screen rival. Ryder plays a prima ballerina who is replaced by Portman's younger dancer character in a production of Swan Lake in the dark drama - and insists she felt guilty for making so many cruel jibes.
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Winona Ryder Credits Tight Corsets for Her 'Age of Innocence' Performance

November 27, 2010 05:01:35 GMT

has credited her tight corsets with fueling her performance in The Age of Innocence by allowing her to channel her character's emotional turmoil. The actress insists her restrictive costume allowed her to give an authentic performance as a socialite engaged to a lawyer, played by , in the 1993 period drama.
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Winona Ryder Slams the Fuss Around 'Dilemma' Gay Joke

November 27, 2010 03:38:49 GMT

was stunned by the outcry over a 'gay' joke in new film "", insisting she would not "be part" of a movie she thought was "offensive". Officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organization demanded the axing of a scene from the upcoming movie after a preview clip showed 's character tell a room of people, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars... are gay."
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