Winona Ryder

Born Oct 29, 1971

Winona Ryder is an American actress. She made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas. Ryder's first significant role came in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988) as Lydia Deetz, a goth teenager, which won her critical and commercial recognition.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Winona Ryder.


1971 Birth Born on October 29, 1971.
1978 6 Years Old In 1978, when Ryder was seven years old, she and her family relocated to Rainbow, a commune near Elk, Mendocino County, California, where they lived with seven other families on a plot of land. … Read More


1983 11 Years Old In 1983, when Ryder was 12, she enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater in nearby San Francisco, where she took her first acting lessons. … Read More
1985 13 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, Ryder sent a videotaped audition, where she recited a monologue from the novel Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger, to appear in the film Desert Bloom. … Read More
1986 - 1988 2 More Events
1989 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1989, she played the title role in the music video for Mojo Nixon's "Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child."
1990 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Ryder was selected for four film roles. … Read More


1993 - 1994 2 More Events
1996 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Ryder made several film appearances in 1996, the first in Boys. … Read More
1999 27 Years Old In 1999, she performed in and served as an executive producer for Girl, Interrupted, based on the 1993 autobiography of Susanna Kaysen. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Later in 2000, she was one of several celebrities who made small cameo appearances in Zoolander (released in 2001).
2001 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Ryder's personal life has attracted significant media attention. Her relationship with Johnny Depp in the early 1990s and a 2001 arrest for shoplifting were constant subjects of tabloid journalism. … Read More


2002 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, she appeared in the box office hit Mr. Deeds alongside Adam Sandler.
2003 31 Years Old In July 2003, she was number 183 on VH1's and People magazine's "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons" countdown list.
2006 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Ryder returned to the screen after a brief hiatus, later appearing in high-profile films such as Star Trek. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old Ryder appeared in David Wain's comedy The Ten. The film centers around ten stories, each inspired by one of the Ten Commandments. The film debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on January 10, 2007, with a theatrical release on August 3, 2007.
2008 36 Years Old Ryder played the female lead opposite Wes Bentley and Ray Romano in Geoffrey Haley's 2008 offbeat romantic drama The Last Word.
In 2009, she starred as a newscaster in the movie version of The Informers. … Read More
2010 38 Years Old In 2010, Ryder played Beth McIntyre, an aging ballet star in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. … Read More
2011 39 Years Old In 2011, she was cast as Deborah Kuklinski, the wife of contract killer Richard Kuklinski, in the thriller The Iceman.


2012 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Tim Burton cast her as the love interest in The Killers music video, "Here with Me".
2013 41 Years Old In 2013, Ryder starred in a segment of the Comedy Central television series Drunk History called "Boston". … Read More
2015 43 Years Old In 2015, she starred alongside Peter Sarsgaard in the biographical drama film Experimenter, playing the wife of Stanley Milgram. … Read More
2016 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016, she starred as Joyce Byers in the Netflix supernatural-horror series Stranger Things. … Read More
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