Winona Ryder – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Who is Winona Ryder?

American actress Winona Laura Horowitz was born on October 29th, 1971 in Winona, Minnesota, U.S. Ryder’s father, Michael D. Horowitz is an atheist and belongs to a Ukrainian-Jewish and Romanian-Jewish family. He is an editor, author, bookseller, and publisher. Her mother, Cynthia Palmer believed in Buddhism video producer, author, and editor. Ryder identifies herself as Jewish.

Ryder was a victim of bullying when she was in Kenilworth Junior High school. In the year 1982, she joined American Conservatory Theater near San Francisco where she started her acting classes and love for acting.

Winona Ryder Childhood accomplishments

Ryder made her film debut in the movie Lucan in the year 1986. This was when she adopted her professional name, Winona Ryder. Later, in the year 1987, she bagged her second film Square Dance. She played the role of a teenager. Both her initial performances were extremely appreciated and she managed to win acclaim for her performances.
Ryder bagged her first substantial role in the year 1988 in the dark comedy movie Heathers. She played the character of Veronica Sawyer. Her performance was critically appreciated.

Winona Ryder Awards and achievements

  1. Ryder bagged the nominations in the 66th Academy Awards under the Best Supporting Actress category for The Age of Innocence in the year 1994.
  2. She was also nominated for the Best Actress in the 67th Academy Awards for Little Woman in the year 1995.
  3. In the year 1993, her performance in the movie Age of Innocence made her win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  4. Ryder has bagged nominations for seven Screen Actor Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one British Academy Film Award, and one Grammy Award.
  5. On October 6, 2000, Ryder received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Best known for

Ryder is known for her dark hair, delicate cheekbones, brown eyes, and pale skin. She is often seen playing the character who writes or is a reporter, writer, or journalist. One of her major works was in the movie The Age of Innocence where she played the character of a conventional yet beautiful socialite. Her performance in this movie was highly acknowledged and she was nominated for Academy Award as well. Apart from this, she was also critically acclaimed for her performance in the novel-based film Little Woman.

During an interview, Ryder revealed,” I remember one time in particular. I was in the middle of auditioning, and I was mid-sentence when the casting director said, “Listen, kid. You should not be an actress. You are not pretty enough. You should go back to wherever you came from and you should go to school. You don’t have it.” She was very blunt – I honestly think that she thought she was doing me a favor”.

Ryder is also known for her philanthropic work where she works for the American Indian College Fund. Through this initiative, she tries to send Native Americans with low income to universities.

Winona Ryder Body Measurements

Height5 ft 3 in / 161 cm
Weight115 lb / 52 kg
Breast Size36 in / 92 cm
Bra Size40 D (US) / 90 D (EU)
Cup SizeD (US)
Body Measurements36-24-35 in or 92-61-89 cm
Chest Size36 in / 92 cm
Waist Size24 in / 61 cm
Hips Size35 in / 89 cm
Shoe Size7 (US) or 4.5 (UK) or 37.5 (EU)
Dress Size4 (US) or 34 (EU)
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlonde
Natural Breasts or ImplantsNatural

Worth to know

  • Ryder was arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California
  • She started her music company, Roustabout Studios in the year 1999
  • She is named after her hometown Winona which is located in Minnesota, U.S
  • Ryder is scared of drowning and suffers from aquaphobia
  • Ryder is into music and knows how to play guitar
  • At the age of 12, Ryder dyed her hair blue and purple which she changed back to black while auditioning for Lucas
  • After Ryder was arrested, during her trials, she was suffering from clinical depression.

Winona Ryder Favorite Things

Favorite FoodOriental-flavored Ramen noodles
Favorite BookThe Catcher in the Rye (By J.D. Salinger)
Favorite ActressBarbara Stanwyck
Favorite BandThe Replacements
Favorite MoviesGrey Gardens

Winona Ryder Pre-Relationships

Ryder met her first love, actor Johnny Depp in the year 1989 at the Great Balls of Fire. She fell in love and got engaged to him in July 1990. The relationship lasted for three years and later in 1993, she started dating Soul Asylum band member Dave Pirner. This relationship also didn’t last for long and the couple called off their relationship by the end of 1996. In the year 1998, she got romantically involved with Matt Damon and called it off in the year 2000.

Winona Ryder Personal Life

She finally met the love of her life in the year 2011, Scott Mackinlay Hahn. He is an American fashion designer and co-founder of the clothing brands Rogan, Egan, and Loomstate. The couple is going strong until now and seems in no hurry to get married.

What is Winona Ryder’s net worth?

The American actress has a net worth of $18 million. She has done some amazing performances in movies like Heathers, Beetlejuice, and Age of Innocence.

Winona Ryder Personal Info

Full NameWinona Laura Horowitz
NicknameNoni
OccupationActress, Producer, Voice over Artist
ReligionBuddhism
Date of Birth29 October 1971 (age 50 years)
BirthplaceOlmsted County, Minnesota, United States
Zodiac SignScorpio
Father NameMichael Horowitz
Mother NameCynthia Palmer (née Istas)
Sibling NamesUri Horowitz (Younger Brother), Jubal Palmer (Older Half-Brother), Sunyata Palmer (Older Half-Sister)
PartnerScott Mackinlay Hahn (2011–)
ChildrenNone

More about Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder Education

American Conservatory Theater where she took her acting lessons and then she enrolled in Petaluma High School for her graduation.

Do Winona Ryder smoke in real life?

Ryder has been very vocal about her smoking habit and said that her smoking habit doesn’t influence anybody.

Winona Ryder House

Owns a three-bedroom home on Union Street in San Francisco

Winona Ryder Cars

Her car collection include a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a BMW X8, BMW X7, Lexus GX, and Alfa Romeo Giulia

Winona Ryder Tattoos

Ryder has one arm tattoo

Winona Ryder Cosmetic surgeries

The Beetlejuice actress revealed in an interview that she will never go under the knife. She said, “I think it has to do with always being the kid on set. It’s interesting because, these days, [cosmetic surgery] is treated almost like hygiene. I’ve had people say to me, ‘Oh, you should, you know…’ and they point to my forehead. ‘Get that seen to!’ But I’m like, ‘No! I’ve been waiting so long for that to happen!’’

Winona Ryder Social Media Profiles

Winona Ryder Movies List

  • 1986 – Lucas
  • 1987 – Square Dance
  • 1988 – Beetlejuice, 1969
  • 1989 – Heathers, Great Balls of Fire!
  • 1990 – Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael, Edward Scissorhands, Mermaids
  • 1991 – Night on Earth
  • 1992 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • 1993 – The Age of Innocence, The House of the Spirits
  • 1994 – Reality Bites, Little Women
  • 1995 – How to Make an American Quilt
  • 1996 – Boys, Looking for Richard, The Crucible
  • 1997 – Alien Resurrection
  • 1998 – Celebrity
  • 1999 – Girl, Interrupted, Being John Malkovich
  • 2000 – Autumn in New York, Lost Souls
  • 2001 – Zoolander
  • 2002 – Mr. Deeds, Simone
  • 2003 – The Day My God Died
  • 2004 – The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
  • 2006 – The Darwin Awards, A Scanner Darkly
  • 2007 – The Ten, Sex and Death 101, Welcome[2]
  • 2008 – The Last Word
  • 2009 – Water Pills, The Informers, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Stay Cool, Star Trek
  • 2010 – Black Swan
  • 2011 – The Dilemma
  • 2012 – Frankenweenie, The Letter, The Iceman
  • 2013 – Homefront
  • 2015 – Experimenter
  • 2018 – Destination Wedding
  • 2022 – The Cow

Winona Ryder TV Shows

  • 1994 – The Simpsons
  • 1996 – Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
  • 1998 – The Larry Sanders Show
  • 2000 – Strangers with Candy
  • 2001 – Friends
  • 2002 – Saturday Night Live
  • 2010 – When Love Is Not Enough
  • 2013,14 – Drunk History
  • 2014 – Turks & Caicos
  • 2015 – Show Me a Hero
  • 2016,present – Stranger Things
  • 2020 – The Plot Against America
  • 2020 – Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine

Winona Ryder Music Videos

  • 1989 – “Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child”
  • 1990 – “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)”
  • 1992 – “Love Song for a Vampire”
  • 1993 – “Locked Out”
  • 1998 – “Talk About the Blues”
  • 2012 – “Here with Me”
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