Winona Laura Horowitz was born on October 29th, 1971 in Winona, Minnesota. She was named after the town she was born in by her hippy parents Cindy and Michael.
Winona Ryder has built up a reputation for being the actress to call on for difficult roles. Her ability to see beyond the surface and to create characters that others couldn't was built through a life spent outside of the mainstream.
She dropped out of high school and opted for home schooling and
graduated from high school with a 4.0 grade. After high scool she was enrolled in the prestigious American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
first film was Lucas. Her solid performance provided her a solid
ground for further movie projects. At that time she changed her name
from Winona Laura Horowitz to Winona Ryder. After playing in a few unmemorable
movies she finally came her big brake in the Tim Burton's Beetlejuice.
For more information on her movies visit her complete filmography.
Winona has been nominated for Oscars two times. First time as Best Supporting Actress for the movie " The Age Of Innocence" and second time as Best Actress for " Little Women". She was Also nominated for Grammy awards.
She won The Golden Globe Awards Two Times as Best Supporting Actress For "The Age Of Innocence" and was nominated for her performance in the "Mermaids".
She won the ShoWest Award two times, first in 1990 for the "Female Star Of Tomorrow" And second in 1997 for the "Female Star Of The Year".