Winona Ryder

(biography, photos, videos) Winona Laura Horowitz

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  • Name: Winona Ryder ( Winona Laura Horowitz )
  • Date of birth: 29 October 1971
  • Age: 45 years
  • Place of birth: Olmsted
  • Height: 161
  • Activity: American actress
  • Marital status: not married

    Winona Ryder: the biography

    Winona Laura Horowitz, or Winona Ryder was born in October 1971 in Minnesota. History the name of the expectant actress is quite interesting. The name of Winona was taken from the name of a neighboring town, and Laura was the name of the wife of the writer Aldous Huxley, who was friends with the father. Parents of Winona – writers and publicists. Michael Horowitz and his wife Cynthia have Russian and Romanian roots.

    Once their parents, Jews by birth, moved to America. Cynthia Horowitz in his youth was fond of Buddhism. Her two children from her first marriage bear the names of Shunyata and Jubal. Michael Horowitz, whose ancestors bore the name Tomini, owned a large library of psychedelic literature. That same different friends of the family Horowitz: the poets Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti – known members of the beat generation. Winona has a brother URI Horowitz, who was named in honor of Yuri Gagarin.

    In 1978, when Winona was 7 years old, the family moved to California where the place of residence selected agricultural commune hippie «rainbow». In addition they lived in the settlement of 8 families. There was no electricity, no television. On site, there was more than a kilometer, there was a complete unity with nature. At that period of his life, Winona addicted to reading. Her favorite book was the novel of J. D. Salinger’s «the catcher in the rye».

    When she was 10 years old, the family moved. This time in the Petaluma, California city. The girl went to school, where she took over the boy and then beaten. Year, Winona was home-schooled.

    12 years girl the-job training in high school, Petaluma attended acting classes at the Conservatory theater in San Francisco. In this city, she moved in 1989, after graduating from school.


    In 1985, Winona is taking part in a screen test for the role in the film «desert Flower». Then the girl lost to another contender. But at the audition she was spotted by Director David Seltzer and invited in the project «Lucas». The film was released in 1986. In this year starts a cinematic biography of Winona Ryder. This film opened the audience a new actress who took the stage name Ryder – from the name of a favorite performer of her father’s Mitch Ryder.

    The second film is called «Quadrille» drew attention to a young artist. The newspaper «The Los Angeles Times» her appearance was called «a remarkable debut». And in 1988, a rising movie star Winona Ryder played in the movie «Beetlejuice,» a young prophetess who had the gift to discern ghosts. Along with it there appeared Alec Baldwin and Michael Keaton.

    After the release of the films «1969», «Fatal attraction» and «the Clan of Haters» edition of «The Washington Post» called the Winona Ryder «the most impressive ingenue (naive girl) of Hollywood.» The last film though flopped at the box office, but eventually became a cult for American teenagers.

    In the same 1990 Winona Ryder played a 13-year-old Myra, the cousin, who married musician Jerry Lee Lewis. This brilliant role in the sensational film «balls of Fire» brought the artist the first prize – the prize of «Young Artist Awards».

    1990s be a turning point in the career of the rider. During these years, Winona has played a major role along with johnny Depp in the film «Edward Scissorhands». This last project, where the fragile actress with expressive eyes played a teenager. Tape grossed 56 million dollars and brought the main perpetrators incredible popularity. Then I went to the same brilliant role in the film «Mermaids». For this work, Winona Ryder was nominated for her first Golden globe.

    In the first half of the 1990s, the actress appeared in the image of Mina Harker in the tape of the famous Coppola’s «Dracula Bram Stoker». Then she played the niece of Salvador Allende «house of the spirits». Unfortunately, the existing stellar composition of the picture failed at the box office. But part of Winona in the project Martin Scorsese’s «Age of innocence» has brought the actress «Golden globe» and the first nomination on «Oscar».

    In 1997, Ryder appeared in the Thriller «Alien 4: Resurrection». And in 1999 played a major role in the drama film «girl, Interrupted». In this project she first debuted as a producer. Winona played a major role along with Angelina Jolie. The film did not bring the generous creators of box office, but received high marks from film critics.

    In 2000 was released from two films flopped at the box office. The melodrama «Autumn in new York» where Winona Ryder appeared in the lead role along with Richard Gere, brought the actors of the negative award «Golden raspberry». However, the film was warmly received by the audience. The second film called «Lost souls» was less successful. In this tape first appeared on the screens the brother of Winona – URI Horowitz.

    In October 2000 she was awarded a personal star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

    In 2002 – again the negative award «Golden raspberry» for the role of Winona in the film «the Millionaire necessarily». However, the picture has collected in world hire more than $ 170 million.

    After a considerable break, the actress appears again on the screens in the movie «the Clouding» (2006) and the Comedy film «the Darwin awards» and «the Ten commandments». In these projects, partners of Winona Ryder, Jessica Alba and Famke Janssen niderlandy Bemer.

    In 2009 was released two projects, which have attracted the attention of the audience and kinokritikov. In the first film «calm» Winona Ryder played together with actress Hilary Duff, the second – «Common lives of Pippa Lee» with Keanu Reeves. The following year, the artist pleased his fans with appearance in the title role of the film «When love is not enough: the Lois Wilson Story». For this work, Ryder was awarded the screen actors Guild of America.

    Personal life

    In the movie «Edward Scissorhands» Winona Ryder met johnny Depp. Their bright affair began in 1989 and ended in 1993. Then had a short romance with rock musician Dave Pernera and actor Matt Damon. With the last artist was even engaged.

    Later in the press and discussed its relationship with actors Peter Yorn, Conor Oberst and Henry-Alex Rubin. Personal life of Winona Ryder and although it seemed busy, but it can hardly be called happy. The actress consciously refusing to have a baby, considering that it will be a hindrance in her career.

    Winona Ryder suffers from kleptomania. The scandal erupted in December 2001 when the actress was accused of stealing jewelry and clothing. Rider fans organized a rally in support of his favorite called «Free Winona».

    Recently Winona Ryder shared that I finally met a real man. They have designer Scott McKinley Khan.


    • Quadrille
    • Beetlejuice
    • Edward Scissorhands
    • The age of innocence
    • Mermaid
    • Dracula
    • Little women
    • The private lives of Pippa Lee
    • Star trek


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