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Mix Up Star: WINONA RYDER

Updated: Feb 9


Age: 49

Birthday: 29th October


Winona Ryder is an American actress. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Globe Award and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She is best known for taking on quirky roles in her earlier films, then went on to play more prominent roles in the 1990s.

After Ryder's film debut in Lucas (1986), she gained attention with her performance in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). She further rose to prominence with major roles in Mermaids (1990) and Edward Scissorhands (1990). She garnered critical acclaim and two consecutive Academy Award nominations for her portrayals of socialite May Welland in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (1993) and Jo March in the film adaptation of Little Women (1994). Her other films during this period were Reality Bites (1994), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), The Crucible (1996), and Girl, Interrupted (1999), which she also executive produced.

In 2002, Ryder appeared in the critically panned box office hit Mr. Deeds, after which her career declined and she took a break from films. In 2009, she returned in the high-profile film Star Trek. She also reunited with Burton for Frankenweenie (2012). She has starred as Joyce Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things (2016-), for which she has received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations.





ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

1995 - Best Leading Actress: LITTLE WOMEN

1994 - Best Supporting Actress: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1

1994 - Best Supporting Actress: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 3 WINS: 1

2017 - Best Leading TV Actress: STRANGER THINGS

1994 - (WIN) Best Supporting Actress: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

1991 - Best Supporting Actress: MERMAIDS


How do you rate Winona Ryder's movies?






Winona Ryder returned to her role as Kim from Edward Scissorhands in this TV advert. Kim's son Edgar is played by Timothee Chalamet.







WATCH WINONA RYDER THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILM: The Age of Innocence (1993)

Sunday 7th February, Sky Cinema Must See Movies, 3:30pm

Ryder received her first Oscar nomination for this period drama.


FILM: Mr. Deeds (2002)

Wednesday 10th February, Sky Cinema Hits, 4:20pm

Pretty poor comedy that doesn't deserve Ryder's talents - but judge for yourself!



ON NETFLIX:


Stranger Things (Age 15)

Ryder is brilliant in this '80s set sci-fi adventure as the mother trying to find her son.


ON AMAZON PRIME:

FILM: Girl, Interrupted (1999) (Age 15)

A passion project for Ryder in this true story of a young woman's stay at a psychiatric hospital.


What's your favourite Winona Ryder role / movie?











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