Winona Ryder is a versatile actress of the United States who had won several awards and accolades for her roles in comedy, horror, drama, and science fiction movies. She made her debut in the film ‘Lucas’ at her teenage. As a young woman, she took the risk of quirky roles in films like ‘Heathers’ which dealt with teenage suicide. She began accepting different and challenging roles, thus expanding her horizon.
She started attending acting classes when she was 12 years of age which developed an early fascination with cinema in her. Winona Ryder is 48, born on October 29, 1971, in Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S. She received acting lessons from American Conservatory Theater and graduated from Petaluma High School in 1989. Her first substantial role was that of Veronica Sawyer in the black comedy 1988 ‘Heathers’. The movie achieved the cult status and her performance was critically acclaimed.
In the romantic fantasy film ‘Edward Scissorhands’ in 1990, she played the love interest of an artificial man named Edward. She was nominated for the Academy Award for her portrayal in the movie The Age of Innocence in 1993. She appeared along with Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst in the movie ‘Little Women’ and was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Actress for this role. She played Susanna Kaysen in the drama film, Girl, Interrupted, alongside Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, and Vanessa Redgrave.
She portrayed the role of a college-educated woman who marries a man of modest means in the television movie ‘When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story’. Some of her major roles include May Welland in the movie ‘The Age of Innocence’, Josephine March in the movie ‘Little Women’. She was engaged to Johnny Depp in 1990 but the couple called off their engagement after three years.
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