Debra Winger

Debra Winger

Highest Rated: 98% GasLand (2010)

Lowest Rated: 14% Everybody Wins (1990)

Birthday: May 16, 1955

Birthplace: Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA

A string of roles in campy projects like the TV series "Wonder Woman" (ABC/CBS, 1976-79) gave no indication that Debra Winger was destined to become one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. In fact, her fiercely committed and emotional performances in such popular and critically regarded films as "Urban Cowboy" (1980) and "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982) solidified her as a leading performer with few peers. Winger appeared to reach the peak of her popularity and abilities with her turn as a terminally ill daughter in James Brooks' haunting "Terms of Endearment" (1983), which earned her an Academy Award nomination and unanimous praise from the film community. But a mercurial personality - brought to light by her well-publicized squabbles with her "Endearment" co-star Shirley MacLaine and "Gentleman" director Taylor Hackford and co-star Richard Gere - cast a pall over her career, as did several ill-advised career decisions. By the time she had reached age 40, Winger had largely turned her back on the movie industry; becoming, in the process, a symbol of the plight faced by Hollywood actresses of a certain age. This unfair, unspoken Hollywood mindset was chronicled in the documentary, "Searching for Debra Winger" (2002), which was the first public exposure the actress had received in years. Perhaps it was this confrontation of the issue raised by many middle-aged actresses which helped turn the tide, causing Winger to slowly return to acting in the new millennium. Although she would never again reach her early Eighties peak, Winger's later performances in such features as "Rachel Getting Married" (2008) and "Boychoir" (2015), as well as the TV series "In Treatment" (HBO 2008-2010) and "The Ranch" (Netflix 2016- ), proved age had no bearing on the actress' timeless appeal.


Highest Rated Movies



89% 47% Kajillionaire Theresa (Character) $524K 2020
94% No Score Yet Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Narrator - 2018
82% 42% The Lovers Mary (Character) $2.2M 2017
46% 59% Boychoir Ms. Steel (Character) - 2014
54% 100% Bel Borba Is Here Executive Producer $6.1K 2012
36% 31% Lola Versus Robin (Character) $251.9K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet How It Ended Unknown (Character) - 2011
98% 85% GasLand Executive Producer - 2010
84% 62% Rachel Getting Married Abby (Character) $12.8M 2008
No Score Yet 95% Sometimes in April Prudence Bushnell (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 71% Dawn Anna Dawn Anna Townsend (Character) - 2005
34% 71% Eulogy Alice Collins (Character) $70.5K 2004
35% 79% Radio Linda (Character) $52.3M 2003
42% 70% Big Bad Love Marilyn (Character) $100.4K 2001
50% 56% Forget Paris Ellen Andrews Gordon (Character) $32M 1995
97% 89% Shadowlands Joy Gresham (Character) $25M 1993
25% 54% Wilder Napalm Vida Foudroyant (Character) $56.2K 1993
50% 31% A Dangerous Woman Martha Horgan (Character) $1.1M 1993
64% 46% Leap of Faith Jane Larson (Character) $21.7M 1992
14% 37% Everybody Wins Angela Crispini (Character) $978.9K 1990
50% 79% The Sheltering Sky Kit Moresby (Character) $1.4M 1990
42% 51% Betrayed Katie Phillips/Cathy Weaver (Character) $24.6M 1988
50% 40% Black Widow Alexandra "Alex" Barnes (Character) $22.7M 1987
44% 32% Legal Eagles Laura Kelly (Character) $47.2M 1986
No Score Yet 47% Mike's Murder Betty Parrish (Character) - 1984
78% 83% Terms of Endearment Emma Greenway Horton (Character) - 1983
79% 81% An Officer and a Gentleman Paula Pokrifki (Character) - 1982
71% 71% Cannery Row Suzy DeSoto (Character) - 1982
73% 81% Urban Cowboy Sissy Davis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 63% French Postcards Melanie (Character) - 1979
30% 37% Thank God It's Friday Jennifer (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Special Kind of Love Sherrie Hensley (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Olympics Sherrie Hensley (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slumber Party '57 Debbie (Character) - 1975


No Score Yet 71% The Ranch Maggie (Character) 2016-2020
91% 91% Patriot Bernice Tavner (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
85% 88% Comrade Detective Iona Anghel (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017
No Score Yet 39% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
82% No Score Yet When We Rise Justice Kagan (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Tent Rebecca (Character) 2014
88% 95% In Treatment Frances (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Monthly Talks Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Phyllis Baxter (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Narrator


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