Winona Ryder

Biography

Born Winona Laura Horowitz, on October 29, 1971, in Winona, Minnesota. Named after the city where she was born, she is the third of four siblings (including one half-brother and one half-sister from her mother's first marriage). Ryder's parents, Michael and Cindy (née Palmer) Horowitz, were hippie intellectuals, and family friends included the likes of beat poet Allen Ginsberg, and counterculture guru Timothy Leary--who was Ryder's godfather. Ryder's family lived briefly in Colombia with Chilean revolutionaries before returning to northern California in 1974. Later, the family moved to a commune in Mendocino, where they lived for four years without television or electricity. They relocated to Petaluma, California in the early 1980s, where Ryder attended school and developed an interest in dramatic arts. At the age of 12, her parents encouraged her to enroll in the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco.

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'Heathers' Musical Fails To Recapture Majesty of Movie Original

1st April 2014 -

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With Idina Menzel's 'If/Then' scoring strong reviews following its opening on Broadway this week, the pressure was on Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy's Heathers to follow suit. The new musical is based on the much-loved...

Winona Ryder's boyfriend 'very special'

10th March 2014 -

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Winona Ryder's boyfriend is ''very special''.The 42-year-old actress has been in a relationship with Scott Mackinlay Hahn for three years, and although she doesn't like speaking about their romance, she is proud of his work...

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15th February 2014 -

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12th January 2014 -

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Homefront

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1st October 2013 -

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Homefront is a tense action thriller that wants to poke holes in the typical story of a rural town's collective hostility towards a new family. Based on the Chuck Logan novel of the same name,...

Homefront

1st October 2013 -

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Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who moves to a beautiful small town with his 10-year-old daughter Maddie after the death of his wife. It seems like the perfect place to live with its...

The Iceman

7th June 2013 -

 Movie Review

Much more involving than the usual hitman thriller, this film takes a deliberately personal approach to its characters that makes it unusually involving. Of course, since it's a film about mafia assassins, none of the...

A Week In Movies: Oscar Predictions For Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis And Anne Hathaway While Iceman And Mud Trailers Hit The Web

18th January 2013 -

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Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence battle over Best Actress, Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis meet over Best Actor And Anne Hathaway favorite for Best Supporting Actress. While Iceman (James Franco, Winona Ryder) and Mud (Matthew...

Trailer: Impressive Cast For Hitman Adaptation 'The Iceman' (Video)

15th January 2013 -

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With an impressive cast, including James Franco, Michael Shannon, Ray Liotta and Winona Ryder, The Iceman is a movie adaptation of the true story of the hitman Richard Kuklinski. Between 1964 and 1986, Kuklinski killed...

The Iceman

15th January 2013 -

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Richard Kuklinski is a contract killer who has murdered over 100 men for a variety of criminals. He's very good at his job and rarely leaves any traces behind, though his ethics extend at least...

Frankenweenie

19th October 2012 -

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With a snappy sense of childish curiosity and lavishly skilled animation, Tim Burton makes one of his most endearing and enjoyably offbeat movies in years. It's actually a remake of a half-hour short he shot...

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29th September 2012 -

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Time Burton has returned to his roots with his latest feature, Frankenweenie, a reimagining of a short that Burton first made nearly three decades ago in 1984.The original 1984 short follows a young horror film...

Winona Ryder Puts The Success Of Her Career Down To Director Tim Burton

27th September 2012 -

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Winona Ryder has come out and credited director Tim Burton as the man who boosted her entire acting career, insisting that she knew she had met a kindred spirit when they hit it from right...

Frankenweenie

28th June 2012 -

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Victor Frankenstein is a young fanatic of science and loves making home movies with his pet bull terrier and best friend, Sparky. On discovering that his dog has died, he is devastated and will do...

Winona Ryder 'Frankenweenie' Character Image

20th June 2012 -

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FRANKENWEENIE Rating: TBC UK Release Date: 17 October, 2012 Director: Tim Burton Producers: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate Voice talent: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer,...

Frankenweenie

13th March 2012 -

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Victor Frankenstein is a young boy with an interest in science and home movies. The star of his home movies is his beloved bull terrier, Sparky. Victor and Sparky are very close, so the...

Black Swan

7th December 2010 -

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Nina has always strived to be the best dancer in the New York City ballet company she belongs to, driven by the company director and her mother, Nina starts to feel like she's moving in...

The Dilemma

15th October 2010 -

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Ronny and Nick are best buddies and business partners, their partners are good friends and they all spend a lot of their lives together in one way or another. When Ronny catches Nick's wife passionately...

Lloyd Dropped From Cast After Trading Insults With Cher

11th September 2005 -

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Former teen star EMILY LLOYD was dumped from the film MERMAIDS after clashing with the film's leading lady CHER. Lloyd was originally cast to play Cher's daughter CHARLOTTE FLAX in the 1990 romantic comedy,...

Girl, Interrupted

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

Teen angst gets the "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" treatment in "Girl, Interrupted," James Mangold's disappointingly common and commercial follow-up to his earlier, low-budget wonders "Heavy" and "Cop Land."Poor Winona Ryder -- in her...

Winona Ryder's Doctor Charged

23rd July 2003 -

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The doctor who had his licence revoked for prescribing painkillers to troubled Hollywood starlet WINONA RYDER has been charged with illegally practicing medicine. JULES LUSMAN lost his licence in December (02) after he was...

Vincent Gallo Hired And Fired Winona Ryder

22nd May 2003 -

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VINCENT GALLO has confessed he hired then fired controversial Hollywood star WINONA RYDER from his new movie - because of the publicity it would create. The actor-turned-director sacked both Ryder and SPIDER-MAN star KIRSTEN...

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ceiling

i do think that a sequel of Heathers should be made. She is so raw and down to earth, that it makes her movies great.

7 years 9 months ago
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uncle chuck

This has to very traumatic for Winona, At this point I wish I could be her moral support coach. As all of us that like Noni- Know: We have all made mistakes,and that our human understanding is that which fundimentally protects, honesty,truth and respect. One sleepless night I compose four poems for our wonderful friend; WINONA LAURA, DREAM, TURQUOISE and SERENE if she could only read them she would know what we feel about her! AS I use to say " onward through the fog " Can`t means Won`t.....123. Dearest Winona, your love is acting/human rights.. do not stop now ---- a friend, uncle chuck

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