How much is Winona Ryder worth?
|Net Worth:||$18 Million
|Date of Birth:||October 29, 1971|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Winona Ryder
She appeared in Little Women, Edward Scissorhands, and Girl, Interrupted. Winona Laura Horowitz, better known by her stage name Winona Ryder, was born on October 29, 1971. She is an accomplished American actress who has won numerous honors, including the Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She was well-known for playing oddball roles in her early movies before transitioning to bigger roles in the 1990s. She rose to fame most recently for playing Joyce Byers on Stranger Things.
Leaving The Commune
Winona was raised in Minnesota by writers who introduced her to the highbrow way of life of their acquaintances, including Allen Ginsberg. When Winona was seven years old, the family continued their highly intellectual lifestyle and relocated to Elk, California. There, they joined a commune and shared housing with seven other families.
The commune discouraged other influences like television and placed a strong emphasis on academic improvement. However, Winona’s mother allowed her daughter to view old movies, which helped the child develop an interest in acting.
The commune, however, was more than just a haven for families to raise their kids together; according to Winona, its residents frequently wore only their underwear, and it had no running water or electricity.
Three years later, the family decided enough was enough and relocated to a San Francisco suburb where Winona would attend high school. However, Winona’s first days at school were anything but smooth sailing; a group of students attacked her because they mistook her for a boy who was more feminine.
She joined right away at the American Conservatory Theater, where she studied acting and started appearing in small-scale shows, after soon changing schools.
When a talent scout helped cast the 13-year-old aspiring actor in her debut feature picture, Lucas, things were looking up for her. After that, things took off for young Winona when she landed the main role in the cult classic Beetlejuice in 1990. She later starred in Edward Scissorhands and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).
Winona was known for her parts with a dark undertone and was gradually becoming a household name. However, the actress shocked everyone when she was chosen to play Jo in the iconic Little Women (1994).
However, more than only Winona’s acting career was booming. She first met Johnny Depp when she was 18 years old at a movie premiere, and the two hit it off right away. Before becoming engaged in 1990, the couple went on to co-star in the hugely popular Edward Scissorhands. Before breaking up, the two stayed together for three years.
Winona then obtained a number of significant playing roles in movies like The Crucible (1996) with Daniel Day-Lewis, Celebrity (1998) by Woody Allen, and Girl, Interrupted (2000) with Angelina Jolie.
The Rebound Kid
Before playing in A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), and Black Swan, she made her comeback appearance in the 2002 Adam Sandler comedy Mr. Deeds (for which she was nominated for a worst actress Razzie Award) (2010).
Even while Winona has found it challenging to move past the dark cloud of her past, the eccentric actress—who freely confesses she never uses the Internet—remains a star on screen whose body of work speaks for itself.
“I never really modeled myself on anyone. I was inspired by lots of people, certainly in acting and writing and stuff, but I never wanted to be somebody else.”