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Winona Ryder stars in "Black Swan," opposite Natalie Portman, as Beth Macintyre. Ryder also stars in "The Dilemma," alongside Vince Vaughn and Kevin James.

Winona Ryder is one of Hollywood's greatest beauties and most respected actors, with two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe award. As Jo in Gillian Armstrong's highly acclaimed version of the Louisa May Alcott classic, "Little Women," Ryder received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. The previous year she was Oscar nominated, and
Winona Ryder in "The Dilemma"
Winona Ryder The Dilemma
won the Golden Globe and National Board of Review Awards for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence." Ryder also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Richard Benjamin's "Mermaids."

In 1999, Ryder starred in and served as Executive Producer on the critically acclaimed "Girl, Interrupted," directed by James Mangold and based on the best-selling memoir of the same title. While "Girl, Interrupted" marked Ryder's first feature as Executive Producer, she previously produced the documentary "The Day My God Died," which depicted the human story behind the modern tragedy of child sex trafficking in India.

Noted for constantly challenging herself with each project, Ryder has made a habit of working with some of the most acclaimed directors in film today. In addition to those previously mentioned, Ryder has taken direction from Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Alien: Resurrection"), Woody Allen ("Celebrity"), Nicholas Hytner ("The Crucible"), Bille August ("The House of the Spirits"), Francis Ford Coppola ("Bram Stoker's Dracula"), Jim Jarmusch ("Night on Earth"), Tim Burton ("Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice"), Michael Lehman ("Heathers"), Ben Stiller ("Reality Bites"), Al Pacino ("Looking For Richard"), Joan Chen ("Autumn in New York"), Janusz Kaminski ("Lost Souls") and Jocelyn Moorehouse ("How To Make an American Quilt"). Ryder was also recently seen in J.J. Abram's "Star Trek" (2009) as Amanda Grayson.

Named for her birthplace in Winona, Minnesota, Ryder grew up in Petaluma, California and began her career at age 13 when she was spotted by a talent agent at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. Her subsequent screen test led to her motion picture debut in David Seltzer's "Lucas" in 1986.

For television, Ryder has lent her voice to both "The Simpsons," and "Dr. Katz." She also narrated a Grammy-nominated album, "Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl." Most recently, Ryder appeared in the season finale episode of "Strangers With Candy" and on an episode of "Friends."

In 1997, Ryder was honored with Showest's Female Star of the Year, the Motion Picture Club's Female Star of the Year, as well as receiving an honorary degree from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. She served as a juror for the 51st Annual Cannes International Film Festival under Martin Scorsese and received the Peter J. Owens Award for "brilliance, independence and integrity" at the 2000 San Francisco Film Festival. Winona was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ryder starred opposite Adam Sandler in Columbia Pictures' romantic comedy "Mr. Deeds," and in a cameo in "Simone" for New Line Cinema, opposite Al Pacino. Ryder most recently completed principal photography on Finn Taylor's "The Darwin Awards" in which she stars opposite Joseph Fiennes.

Ryder serves on the Board of Trustees to the American Indian College Fund, which is helping Native Americans preserve and protect their culture through education. She also has been very involved with the KlaasKids Foundation since the organization's inception. The KlaasKids Foundation was established in 1994 to give meaning to the death of twelve-year-old kidnap and murder victim Polly Hannah Klaas and to create a legacy in her name that would be protective of children for generations to come.

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Age: 44 years old
Birthday: October 29, 1971
Height: 5' 3 ½"
Nickname: Noni
Full Name / Real Name: Winona Laura Horowitz
Birthplace: Winona, MN
Hometown: Petaluma, CA

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