Winona Ryder

A celebrity inheritor of fame and fortune.

Winona Ryder
Full NameWinona Laura Horowitz


Winona Ryder, born Winona Laura Horowitz, is a descendant of the prestigious Russian and Romanian Jewish families. As the daughter of Cynthia Istas, an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller, she was born into a life of privilege and opportunity. She was even named after a nearby town in Minnesota and is the goddaughter of the legendary Timothy Leary. Her parents, friends of the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, once edited a book called "Shaman Woman Mainline Lady" which further cemented their prominent position in the literary and artistic world. Ryder was then given the chance to pursue her own artistic dreams, moving with her parents to Petaluma, California when she was ten and enrolling in acting classes at the American Conservatoire Theater. Little did she know that this would lead to her playing the lead role of Josephine March in the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women (1994).

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  • Golden Globe1994
    The Age of InnocenceBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture


  • Stranger Things
  • Cadillac: How Do You Drive with Scissorhands?
  • The Day My God Died
  • Independent Lens
  • Show Me a Hero
  • Black Swan
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Star Trek
  • Scorsese's Women
  • Drunk History
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Night on Earth
  • For the Love of Spock
  • Cher: The Video Collection
  • The Blood Is the Life: The Making of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Killers: Here with Me
  • Dracula
  • Little Women
  • The Plot Against America
  • Looking for Richard
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Heathers
  • The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Author: The JT LeRoy Story
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Frankenweenie
  • Lucas
  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • The Iceman
  • The Crucible
  • Mermaids
  • Experimenter
  • In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands
  • Roy Orbison: A Love So Beautiful
  • Reality Bites
  • The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
  • Zoolander
  • The 69th Annual Academy Awards
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Homefront
  • The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story
  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
  • The 66th Annual Academy Awards
  • The Works
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