Photo of Winona Ryder Winona Ryder

Named after the town in which she was born -- Winona, Minn. -- on Oct. 29, 1971, Winona Ryder grew up in a ranch commune with her parents, who were friends with the likes of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg.

Her big-screen debut was in the 1986 coming-of-age drama Lucas, starring a young Corey Haim. A series of outcast teen roles followed in Beetlejuice (1988), Heathers (1989) and Edward Scissorhands (1990).

Throughout her career, Ryder has balanced her work in period films, such as 1993's The Age of Innocence (for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination), 1994's Little Women (for which she earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination) and The Crucible (1996), with more modern roles in Reality Bites (1994) and Girl, Interrupted (1999). She's even branched out into comedy and science fiction with Mr. Deeds (2002), Alien: Resurrection (1997) and A Scanner Darkly (2005).

Winona Ryder in The Iceman

The Iceman

2013 R

This thriller based on a true story follows Richard Kuklinski, who killed more than 100 people for the mob -- and his own pleasure -- between 1964 and 1986. Despite his prolific violence, Kuklinski was a devoted husband and father of two daughters.

  • Winona Ryder in Homefront Homefront
  • Winona Ryder in Star Trek Star Trek
  • Winona Ryder in Little Women Little Women
  • Winona Ryder in Alien Alien
  • Winona Ryder in Black Swan Black Swan
  • Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
  • Winona Ryder in The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence
  • Winona Ryder in Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands
  • Winona Ryder in Girl, Interrupted Girl, Interrupted
  • Winona Ryder in A Scanner Darkly A Scanner Darkly
  • Winona Ryder in Alien: Resurrection: Collector's Edition Alien: Resurrection: Collector's Edition
  • Winona Ryder in Frankenweenie Frankenweenie
  • Winona Ryder in Experimenter Experimenter
  • Winona Ryder in Reality Bites Reality Bites
  • Winona Ryder in Masterpiece: Worricker: Turks & Caicos Masterpiece: Worricker: Turks & Caicos
  • Winona Ryder in Heathers Heathers
  • Winona Ryder in Bram Stoker's Dracula Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Winona Ryder in Mr. Deeds Mr. Deeds
  • Winona Ryder in Night on Earth Night on Earth
  • Winona Ryder in The Dilemma The Dilemma
  • Winona Ryder in The Crucible The Crucible
  • Winona Ryder in How to Make an American Quilt How to Make an American Quilt
  • Winona Ryder in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • Winona Ryder in Lucas Lucas
  • Winona Ryder in Looking for Richard Looking for Richard
  • Winona Ryder in The Informers The Informers
  • Winona Ryder in Mermaids Mermaids
  • Winona Ryder in The Darwin Awards The Darwin Awards
  • Winona Ryder in Square Dance Square Dance
  • Winona Ryder in The Last Word The Last Word
  • Winona Ryder in Show Me a Hero Show Me a Hero
  • Winona Ryder in Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
  • Winona Ryder in Best of the Larry Sanders Show Best of the Larry Sanders Show
  • Winona Ryder in Dr. Katz: The Complete Series Dr. Katz: The Complete Series
  • Winona Ryder in Boys Boys
  • Winona Ryder in The Ten The Ten
  • Winona Ryder in Sex and Death 101 Sex and Death 101
  • Winona Ryder in Stay Cool Stay Cool
  • Winona Ryder in The Letter The Letter