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Debra Winger

Actor
Female
Born May 16, 1955

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CHILDHOOD

1955 Birth Born on May 16, 1955.

TWENTIES

1976 21 Years Old Winger's first acting role was as "Debbie" in the 1976 sexploitation film Slumber Party '57. … Read More
1980 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Her first starring role was in Thank God It's Friday, followed by her performance in Urban Cowboy in 1980 with John Travolta, for which she received a BAFTA nomination and a pair of Golden Globe nominations (for Best Performance by an Actress and Best New Star).
1982 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982 she co-starred with Nick Nolte in Cannery Row and with Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old From 1983 to 1985 Winger dated Bob Kerrey, at the time the Governor of Nebraska, whom she met while filming Terms of Endearment in Lincoln, Nebraska. … Read More

THIRTIES

1986 31 Years Old 1 More Event
When Barbara Walters interviewed Bette Davis in 1986, Davis said "I see a great deal of myself in Debra Winger." … Read More

FORTIES

1995 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995 Winger decided to take a hiatus from acting. … Read More
1996 41 Years Old In 1996 she married actor/director Arliss Howard, whom she met on the set of the film Wilder Napalm. … Read More
1999 44 Years Old During her film hiatus, Winger had the female lead in the American Repertory Theater's production of Anton Chekhov's play Ivanov from November 1999 to January 2000.
2001 46 Years Old In 2001 a critically acclaimed documentary film titled Searching for Debra Winger was made by Rosanna Arquette and released in 2002 after Winger returned to film acting. … Read More

FIFTIES

2005 50 Years Old She earned an Emmy Award nomination for her title role in the television film Dawn Anna in 2005, directed by Arliss Howard. … Read More
2008 53 Years Old 1 More Event
During her hiatus from the film industry, Winger spent a semester as a teaching fellow at Harvard University. In 2008 Winger wrote a book based on her personal recollections titled Undiscovered.
2009 54 Years Old As 2009 president of the Zurich Film Festival jury, Winger joined other members of the Hollywood film community to speak out against the arrest and prosecution of director Roman Polanski who was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s, criticizing Switzerland's government for "philistine collusion" in arresting him so many years later, as he was en route to attend the Zurich festival.
2010 55 Years Old In 2010 Debra Winger was co-executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Gasland.
2012 57 Years Old She was also the executive producer of the 2012 documentary Bel Borba Aqui about the life and works of Brazilian graphic artist Bel Borba.
2013 58 Years Old Her latest acting project is a starring role in the upcoming film In the Woods, the first installment of Jennifer Elster's multimedia, experimental film series The Being Experience, planned for multi-platform release in 2013 and 2014, also including: Terrence Howard, Dave Matthews, Rufus Wainwright, Karen Black, Will Shortz, Liya Kebede, Questlove, Famke Janssen, Moby, Gale Harold, Paz de la Huerta, Jorgen Leth, Rosie Perez, Aubrey de Grey, and Alan Cumming. … Read More
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