Winona Ryder is an American actress who became famous in the ’90s. She made her debut in 1986 as Rina in Lucas. Later she played in Beetlejuice as Lydia Deetz in the role of Lydia Deetz opposite Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, and Geena Davis. Her role in Beetlejuice was accepted because of its widespread recognition and critical acclaim. This led to her appearing in the cult film Heathers. She also starred in “Mermaids”, a drama about growing up, and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role.
She also played the supporting role of Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands dark fairy tale. Winona continued to appear in critically acclaimed and high-profile films, including Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the role of Gary Oldman.
She later starred in The Age of Innocence – a romantic contemporary film directed by Martin Scorsese – which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. At this point in her career, Winona Ryder proved that there was no role that she could not take on brilliantly. Consequently, she became one of the most demanded actresses of the era.
She played in Little Women, which earned her another Oscar nomination. Some of her other roles were in “Reality Bites”, “Girl”, “Interrupted”, “How to Make an American Quilt”, “Alien Resurrection” and “Mr. Deeds” opposite Adam Sandler.
Thanks to her increased popularity, Winona’s private life received a lot of attention. As a result, her relationship with Johnny Depp became the talk of the tabloids and her arrest for shoplifting was in all the gossip columns. Later she decided to talk about her problems with depression and anxiety.
After her arrest for shoplifting, she decided to take a break from show business to deal with her personal struggles. In 2009 she returned to the industry and starred in several high profile films including Star Trek, Black Swan, and When Love Is Not Enough: The Story of Lois Wilson.
She currently stars in the critically acclaimed Netflix show Stranger Things. In 2000 she was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood as a testimony to her long and illustrious career.
Early Life and Rise to Fame
Winona Laura Horowitz was born in Winona, Minnesota, on October 29, 1971, the daughter of Michael Horowitz and Cynthia Palmer. Her parents were both authors and editors. Winona identifies herself as Jewish because her father is of Jewish descent and comes from a family that emigrated mainly from Russia and Romania. Sadly, most of his family members were killed in the Holocaust.
Winona took the stage name “Ryder” and took the surname of Mitch Ryder – a rock singer of whom her father was a fan. As for religion, she comes from a very heterogeneous household, as her father is an atheist while her mother is a Buddhist.
She has a younger brother – Yuri – and two older half-brothers and sisters – Sunyata and Jubal.
When the actress was just twelve years old, she enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater, where she received her first acting lessons. In 1989 the actress graduated from Petaluma High School with a perfect GPA.
Winona suffers from aquaphobia due to a traumatic experience she had when she was twelve.
Winona Ryder’s Husband and Relationship With Johnny Depp
The actress is currently unmarried, but since the end of 2011, she is in a relationship with Scott Mackinlay Hahn, a fashion designer. The two have been together for many years, happy and in love.
However, Winona’s most famous relationship was with the American actor Johnny Depp. Winona Ryder met Johnny Depp in June 1989 at the premiere of Great Balls of Fire! Their relationship began a few months later in August. Their relationship attracted a lot of media attention and they were considered media favorites.
In July 1990 Johnny and Winona became engaged, but in July 1992, after three years, the duo broke off their engagement. Winona was very open about the fact that Johnny Depp was not only her first love but her first, everything, her first kiss, her first time, and her first fiancé.
Before meeting Scott Hahn, Winona was also in a relationship with Matt Damon from 1997-2000. During this time they were described as Hollywood’s “E flat couple”.
Height, Feet & Body Measurements
Winona’s height is indicated as 161 cm (5 ft 3½ in) and her weight of 52 kg (115 pounds) is perfect for her delicate frame. Her other body measurements are 36-24-35 in and her dress size is 4 (US) or 34 (EU). Her bra size is indicated as 32D, while her shoe/foot size is indicated as 7 (US).
Winona gets her figure by focusing mainly on what she eats. Her diet is primarily healthy and contains lots of fruit, protein, and vegetables. She also states drinking lots of water as her secret to amazing skin.
Her Net Worth
The net assets of Winona Ryder are currently valued at 18 million dollars. This is the result of years of work on several high-profile films. Admittedly, one would expect her to be worth much more, but Winona took a break from acting for a few years and waived the salaries that could have come from many projects.
Her current role in Netflix’ Stranger Things makes her one of the highest-paid actresses on television, so we’re sure that this amount will increase in a few years.