Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Highest Rated: 94% Star Trek (2009)

Lowest Rated: 8% Lost Souls (2000)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1971

Birthplace: Winona, Minnesota, USA

An icon of 1990s film, actress Winona Ryder first earned a loyal following for giving unusual depth and inner life to teen characters in films like "Heathers" (1989) and "Edward Scissorhands" (1990). Her enormous, expressive brown eyes and a radiance that reminded early champion Tim Burton of the "timeless old movie stars" went on to become a favorite element in period dramas like "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), "The Age of Innocence" (1994) and "The Crucible" (1996), as well as the perfect angst-ridden teen in films like "Reality Bites." After a break of several years, Ryder returned with a string of independent films in 2007 and scored a major coup when cast in the role of Spock's mother in J.J. Abrams reimagined film franchise, "Star Trek" (2009), followed by a turn as an over-the-hill ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" (2010), and, several years later, an acclaimed starring role in the breakout Netflix series "Stranger Things" ( 2016- ). Ryder had successfully made the difficult segue from film ingénue to seasoned actress, so rarely achieved in an unforgiving industry.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
51% 58% Destination Wedding Lindsay (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Tolls for Thee Unknown (Character) - 2017
77% 62% Author: The JT LeRoy Story Herself (Character) $85.6K 2016
85% 61% Experimenter Sasha Menkin Milgram (Character) $155.1K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turks & Caicos Unknown (Character) - 2014
43% 61% Homefront Sheryl Mott (Character) $20.1M 2013
66% 62% The Iceman Deborah Pellicotti (Character) $1.9M 2012
No Score Yet 10% The Letter Martine (Character) - 2012
87% 70% Frankenweenie Elsa Van Helsing (Voice) - 2012
25% 29% The Dilemma Geneva (Character) $48.4M 2011
85% 84% Black Swan Beth MacIntyre/The Dying Swan (Character) $107M 2010
No Score Yet 52% When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Lois Wilson (Character) - 2010
69% 50% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Sandra Dulles (Character) - 2009
14% 24% Stay Cool Scarlet Smith (Character) - 2009
12% 18% The Informers Cheryl (Character) - 2009
94% 91% Star Trek Amanda Grayson (Character) $257.7M 2009
40% 48% The Last Word Charlotte (Character) - 2008
27% 42% Sex and Death 101 Gilian/Nell (Character) $23.6K 2007
35% 40% The Ten Kelly La Fonda (Character) $766.5K 2007
68% 74% A Scanner Darkly Donna (Voice) $5.5M 2006
25% 45% The Darwin Awards Siri Tyler (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 89% The Day My God Died Narrator,
Producer
- 2003
22% 59% Mr. Deeds Babe Bennett (Character) $126.2M 2002
19% 54% Autumn in New York Charlotte (Character) $37.8M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Souls (All Day) Unknown (Character) - 2000
8% 22% Lost Souls Maya Larkin (Character) $16.8M 2000
53% 84% Girl, Interrupted Susanna Kaysen (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
40% 42% Celebrity Nola (Character) $5M 1998
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Annalee Call (Character) $47.7M 1997
81% 79% Looking for Richard Lady Anne/Herself (Character) $1.4M 1996
15% 26% Boys Patty Vare (Character) $513.8K 1996
68% 66% The Crucible Abigail Williams (Character) $7.3M 1996
61% 63% How to Make an American Quilt Finn Dodd (Character) $23.6M 1995
66% 74% Reality Bites Lelaina Pierce (Character) $20M 1994
92% 84% Little Women Josephine "Jo" March (Character) $48.8M 1994
84% 75% The Age of Innocence May Welland (Character) $31.9M 1993
30% 72% The House of the Spirits Blanca Trueba (Character) - 1993
72% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula Mina Murray/Elisabeta (Character) $82M 1992
75% 91% Night on Earth Corky (Character) $2M 1992
74% 70% Mermaids Charlotte Flax (Character) $34.9M 1990
44% 46% Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Dinky Bossetti (Character) $3.5M 1990
90% 91% Edward Scissorhands Kim Boggs (Character) $54.2M 1990
93% 83% Heathers Veronica Sawyer (Character) $1.1M 1989
63% 53% Great Balls of Fire! Myra Gale Brown (Character) $13.4M 1989
55% 45% 1969 Beth (Character) $5.9M 1988
85% 82% Beetlejuice Lydia Deitz (Character) $73.3M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Square Dance Gemma (Character) $13.7K 1987
31% 48% Square Dance Unknown (Character) - 1987
70% 70% Lucas Rina (Character) $7.9M 1986

TV

Credit
86% 72% The Plot Against America Evelyn Finkel (Character) 2020
93% 91% Stranger Things Joyce Byers (Character) 2019 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Show Me a Hero Vinni Restiano (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Show Me a Hero Vinni Restiano (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worricker on Masterpiece Melanie Fall (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 78% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2002
No Score Yet 95% Friends Melissa Warburton (Guest Star) 2001
100% No Score Yet The Larry Sanders Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
85% 77% The Simpsons Allison Taylor (Guest Voice) 1994

QUOTES FROM Winona Ryder CHARACTERS

Charlotte Flax says: Mrs. Flax only served h'or deurves for meals. She said that anything else was too much of a commitment.

Mrs. Flax says: What are you trying to be? The town tramp?

Charlotte Flax says: No, Mom. The town already has one.

Veronica Sawyer says: Betty Finn was a true friend, and I traded her out for a bunch of swatch-dogs and diet-cokeheads.

Corky says: Take it easy.

Victoria Snelling says: Sure, mom.

Susanna Kaysen says: I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside.

Charlotte Flax says: Please God, don't let me fall in love and want to do disgusting things...

Charlotte Flax says: Please God, don't let me fall in love and want to do disgusting things.

Kim Boggs says: Hold me

Kim Boggs says: Hold me.

Edward Scissorhands says: I can't.

Beth MacIntyre/ The Dying Swan says: Me? I'm nothing. Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!!!

Beth MacIntyre/ The Dying Swan says: Did you suck his cock?

Babe Bennett says: He is not a dipstick! He is a kind, sweet-hearted guy who we think is a dipstick because he doesn't have our sense of cynicism and negative that we put into the news to make it sell!

Babe Bennett says: I'm of Swedish ancestry.

Longfellow Deeds says: Really?

Babe Bennett says: Yes. My grandfather was in ABBA.

Babe Bennett says: I'm calling him around 4. It's when I get off work. Remember, I am Pam Dawson, virgin school nurse from Winchestertonfieldville, Iowa.

Mac McGrath says: Ha ha, that's priceless... YOU a VIRGIN! Ha ha ha!

Mac McGrath says: Ha ha, that's priceless.You a virgin! Ha ha ha!

Babe Bennett says: Oh, you have got to be shittin' me.

Lelaina Pierce says: I just don't know why things can't go back to normal at the end of the half hour, like on Brady Bunch or something.

Troy Dyer says: Because Mr. Brady died of AIDS.

Michael Grates says: I guess I'm a non-practicing Jew.

Lelaina Pierce says: Hey, I'm a non-practicing virgin.

Lelaina Pierce says: You guys better not be inhaling.

Veronica Sawyer says: JD that knife is filthy

Veronica Sawyer says: That knife is filthy.

J.D. says: What do you think I am gonna do with it take out her tonsils

J.D. says: What do you think I'm going to do with it, take out her tonsils?

Edward Scissorhands says: Goodbye.

Kim Boggs says: I Love you.

Kim Boggs says: Hold me.

Edward Scissorhands says: I can't...

Lydia Deetz says: my whole life is a dark room, one, big, dark, room

Lydia Deetz says: My whole life is a dark room.

Veronica Sawyer says: I just killed my best friend!

J.D. says: And your worst enemy.

Veronica Sawyer says: Same difference

Veronica Sawyer says: Same difference.

Veronica Sawyer says: She's my best friend. God, I hate her.

Veronica Sawyer says: Your day dreams are a lot better than my reality, believe me.

Susanna Kaysen says: When you don't want to feel...death can seem like a dream. But, seeing death...really seeing it, makes dreaming about it fucking ridiculous.

Susanna Kaysen says: I'm ambivalent. In fact, that's my new favorite word.

Dr. Wick says: Do you know what that means, ambivalence?

Susanna Kaysen says: I don't care.

Death Nell says: Some dreams are too true to be good.

Veronica's Dad says: Veronica's Dad: Goddamn, will somebody tell me why I read these spy novels.

Veronica Sawyer says: Cuz you're an idiot

Veronica's Dad says: Oh yeah, that's it.

Lydia Deetz says: I myself am strange and unusual.

Lydia Deetz says: My whole life is a dark room. One. Big. Dark. Room.

Susanna Kaysen says: Because you're dead already, Lisa! No one cares if you die, Lisa because you're dead already. Your heart is cold. That's why you keep coming back here. You're not free. You need this place, you need it to feel alive. It's pathetic

Susanna Kaysen says: Because you're dead already, Lisa! No one cares if you die, Lisa because you're dead already. Your heart is cold. That's why you keep coming back here. You're not free. You need this place, you need it to feel alive. It's pathetic.

Corky says: I'm a cab driver, this is what I do. I have everything planned out. Everything is going just right for me now.

Victoria Snelling says: You could be a movie star.

Corky says: You mean right now?

Corky says: It's not so easy to find the one guy, the right guy, you know?

Edward Scissorhands says: Where is everyone?

Kim Boggs says: Out looking for you. Hold me.

Edward Scissorhands says: I can't.

Barbara Maitland says: No. Lydia. We're dead.

Lydia Deetz says: I wanna be dead too.

Scarlet Smith says: We had chemistry.

Veronica Sawyer says: Dear Diary, my teen-angst bullshit now has a body count.

Veronica Sawyer says: Dear Diary: Heather told me she teaches people "real life." She said, real life sucks losers dry. You want to fuck with the eagles, you have to learn to fly. I said, so, you teach people how to spread their wings and fly? She said, yes. I said, you're beautiful.

Veronica Sawyer says: Dear Diary: Heather told me she teaches people 'real life.' She said, real life sucks losers dry. You want to fuck with the eagles, you have to learn to fly. I said, so, you teach people how to spread their wings and fly? She said, yes. I said, you're beautiful.

Bob Arctor says: . . . everywhere else can be monitored but Nooo not at New Path.

Bob Arctor says: Everywhere else can be monitored, but no not at New Path.

Donna Hawthorn says: (in the scramble suit) Hey . . . that's their contract with the gonernment.

Donna Hawthorn says: [in the scramble suit] Hey, that's their contract with the gonernment.

Veronica Sawyer says: Fuck me gently with a chainsaw.

Veronica Sawyer says: Well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw.

Charles Deetz says: As soon as we get settled, we'll build you a dark room in the basement, okay?

Lydia Deetz says: My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room.

Delia Deetz says: So you were miserable in New York City, and now you're going to be miserable out here in the sticks. At least someone's life hasn't been upheaved.

Nina says: Beth! I'm so sorry to hear you're leaving the company.

Beth MacIntyre/ The Dying Swan says: What did you do to get this role? He always said you were such a frigid little girl. What did you do to change his mind? Did you suck his cock?

Nina says: Not all of us have to.

Beth MacIntyre/ The Dying Swan says: [chuckles] You fucking whore! You're a fucking little whore!

Susanna Kaysen says: Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.

Susanna Kaysen says: Maybe everyone out there is a liar. And maybe the whole world is stupid, and ignorant. But I'd rather be in it. Id' rather be fucking in it, than down here with you.

Susanna Kaysen says: Maybe everyone out there is a liar. And maybe the whole world is stupid, and ignorant. But I'd rather be in it. I'd rather be fucking in it, than down here with you.

Susanna Kaysen says: Was I ever crazy? Maybe. Or maybe life is... Crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends and by the '70s most of them were out living lives. Some I've seen, some never again, but there isn't a day my heart doesn't find them.

Susanna Kaysen says: Was I ever crazy? Maybe. Or maybe life is... Crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends and by the 70's most of them were out living lives. Some I've seen, some never again, but there isn't a day my heart doesn't find them.

Susanna Kaysen says: I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside.

Beth MacIntyre/ The Dying Swan says: What did you do to get this part? Did you suck his C*ck?

Beth MacIntyre/ The Dying Swan says: What did you do to get this role? He always said you were such a frigid little girl. What did you do to change his mind? Did you suck his cock?

Nina says: Not all of us have to.

Veronica Sawyer says: All we want is to be treated like human beings, not to be experimented on like guinea pigs or patronized like bunny rabbits.

Veronica's Dad says: I don't patronize bunny rabbits.

Veronica Sawyer says: If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn't be a human being. You'd be a game show host.

Veronica Sawyer says: What's your damage, Heather?

Veronica Sawyer says: How very.