Winona Laura Horowitz, also known as Winona Ryder, is an American actress, She was born on October 29, 1971. As an actor, she has earned several accolades, including a Golden Globe. Above all, she has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Winona was also known for playing quirky roles in her early films before moving on to bigger roles in the 1990s.
Quick Facts about Winona Ryder
Born: October 29, 1971
Education: American Conservatory Theatre
Years active: 1985 – present
Winona Ryder’s Career
Following her debut in “Lucas” (1986), Ryder rose to popularity with her appearance in Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” (1988). In addition, “Heathers” (1989), “Mermaids” (1990), “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), and “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1990) propelled her to stardom (1992).
Above all, Winona has received two Academy Award nominations in a row.
Nonetheless, Ryder’s career waned after she appeared in the critically panned box office success “Mr. Deeds”. After that, she took a break from acting. Finally, Ryder he made a comeback in the high-profile film “Star Trek” in 2009. Subsequently, she was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2010. One for lead actress and the other for supporting actress.
In addition, she reunited with Burton for the film “Frankenweenie”. Moreover, she has earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role as Joyce Byers in Stranger Things (2016–present). Other that, she has also appeared in the 2020 HBO drama miniseries “The Plot Against America”.
What about her personal life?
Ryder’s personal life has gotten a lot of coverage in the media. Her early 1990s relationship with Johnny Depp and her conviction for shoplifting in 2001 were both the focus of tabloid journalism. Moreover, her personal experiences with anxiety and depression have been well-documented. Notably, Ryder was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
Winona Ryder’s Net Worth
This American actress makes a net worth of $16 million. She was known for playing quirky roles in her early films before moving on to bigger roles in the 1990s.