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Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Winona Laura Horowitz (born October 29, 1971), better known under her professional name¬†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 a¬†goth teenager, which won her critical and commercial recognition. After making various appearances in film and television, Ryder continued her career with the¬†cult film Heathers (1989), a controversial satire of teenage suicide and high school life, which drew Ryder further critical and commercial attention.

Having played diverse roles in many well-received films, Ryder won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award nomination in the same category for her role inThe Age of Innocence in 1993, as well as another Academy Award nomination for Little Womenthe following year for Best Actress. In 2000, Ryder received a star on the Walk of Fame inHollywood, California.

Ryder’s personal life has been widely reported by the media.¬†Her relationship with actor¬†Johnny Depp in the early 1990s was highly publicized and received much scrutiny by the media andtabloid press. A much talked about 2001 shoplifting incident led to a four-year hiatus from acting.¬†She has also revealed her personal struggle with¬†anxiety and¬†depression, briefly checking into a clinic.¬†In 2006, Ryder returned to the screen, and some media outlets called her performance “a remarkable comeback” to acting, having appeared in high-profile films such as¬†Star Trek.¬†In 2010, she was nominated for two¬†Screen Actors Guild Awards, as the¬†lead actress of¬†When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story, and as part of the¬†cast of¬†Black Swan.

Early life and education

Born Winona Laura Horowitz in¬†Olmsted County, Minnesota, she was named after the nearby city of¬†Winona.¬†She was given her middle name, Laura, because of her parents’ friendship with¬†Aldous Huxley’s wife,¬†Laura Huxley. Her mother, Cynthia Palmer (n√©e Istas), is an author, as well as a video producer and editor.¬†Her father,¬†Michael Horowitz, is an author, editor, publisher, and antiquarian bookseller.¬†Ryder is Jewish on her father’s side, and has described herself as Jewish.¬†Her paternal grandparents were immigrants from Russia and Romania; her father’s family was originally named “Tomchin”, but was wrongly assigned the surname “Horowitz” by U.S. immigration officials at¬†Ellis Island.¬†Ryder’s mother is a¬†Buddhist and her father is an¬†atheist.¬†Ryder has one full sibling, a younger brother, Uri (named in honor of the first Soviet cosmonaut,¬†Yuri Gagarin),¬†an older half-brother, Jubal, and an older half-sister, Sunyata. Ryder’s family friends included her¬†godfather,¬†LSD guru¬†Timothy Leary, as well as the¬†Beat movement poets Allen Ginsberg and¬†Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and the¬†science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.

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 300-acre (120¬†ha) plot of land. As the remote property had no¬†electricity or television sets, Ryder began to devote her time to reading, and became an avid fan of¬†J. D. Salinger’s¬†The Catcher in the Rye.¬†She developed an interest in acting after her mother showed her a few movies on a screen in the family barn. At age¬†10, Ryder and her family moved on again, this time to¬†Petaluma, California. During her first week at the Kenilworth Junior High, she was¬†bullied by a group of her peers who mistook her for aneffeminate, scrawny boy.¬†As a result, she ended up being¬†homeschooled that year. In 1983, when Ryder was 12, she enrolled at theAmerican Conservatory Theater in nearby¬†San Francisco, where she took her first acting lessons. Ryder graduated from¬†Petaluma High School with a 4.0¬†GPA in 1989.¬†She suffers from¬†aquaphobia because of a¬†traumatic near-drowning at age 12.¬†This caused problems with the underwater scenes in¬†Alien Resurrection (1997), some of which had to be reshot numerous times.

Personal life

Relationships

Ryder was engaged to actor¬†Johnny Depp for three years beginning in July 1990. She met Depp at theGreat Balls of Fire! premiere in June 1989; two months later they began dating.¬†During their relationship, Depp had a¬†tattoo placed on his arm reading “Winona Forever”, which he had altered to “Wino Forever” after their separation.

Polly Klaas

In 1993, Ryder offered a reward in the hopes that it would lead to the return of kidnapped child¬†Polly Klaas.¬†Klaas lived in¬†Petaluma, the same town where Ryder grew up. Ryder offered a $200,000 reward for the 12-year-old kidnap victim’s safe return. After the girl’s death, Ryder starred in the¬†1994 film adaptation of¬†Little Women by¬†Louisa May Alcott and dedicated it to her memory.¬†Little Women was one of Klaas’s favorite novels.¬†During a sentencing hearing related to the 2001 shoplifting incident (see below), Ryder’s attorney,¬†Mark Geragos, referred to her work with the Polly Klaas Foundation and other charitable causes. In response, Deputy District Attorney Ann Rundle said: “What’s offensive to me is to trot out the body of a dead child.” Ryder was visibly upset at the accusation and Rundle was admonished by the judge. Outside the courthouse, Polly’s father Marc Klaas defended Ryder and expressed outrage at the prosecutor’s comments.

2001 arrest

On December 12, 2001, Ryder was arrested on¬†shoplifting charges in¬†Beverly Hills, California. She was accused of stealing $5,500 worth of designer clothes and accessories at a¬†Saks Fifth Avenue department store.¬†Los Angeles District Attorney¬†Stephen Cooley produced a team of eight prosecutors. Cooley filed four¬†felony charges against her in what was described by British newspaper¬†The Guardian as a “show-trial.”¬†Ryder hired noted celebrity defense attorney¬†Mark Geragos. Negotiations for a¬†plea bargain failed at the end of summer 2002.¬†As noted by Joel Mowbray from¬†National Review, the prosecution was not ready to offer the actress what was given to 5,000 other defendants in similar cases, an open door to a¬†no-contest plea on¬†misdemeanor charges.¬†Ryder agreed under signature to pay two Civil Demands, as permitted under California’s Statute for Civil Recovery for Shoplifting, from Saks Fifth Avenue that completely reimbursed Saks Fifth Avenue for the stolen and surrendered merchandise while detained in the Security Offices of the Saks Fifth Avenue store, and before she was read her¬†Miranda rights and arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department.

During the trial, she was accused of using drugs without valid prescriptions. Ryder was convicted of¬†grand theft,¬†shoplifting and¬†vandalism, but was¬†acquitted on the third felony charge,¬†burglary.¬†In December 2002, she was sentenced to three years’ probation, 480 hours ofcommunity service, $3,700 in fines, $6,355 in¬†restitution to the Saks Fifth Avenue store, and ordered to attend psychological and drug counseling.¬†After reviewing Ryder’s probation report, Superior Court Judge Elden Fox noted that Ryder served 480¬†hours of community service and on June¬†18, 2004, the felonies were reduced to misdemeanors. Ryder remained on probation until December 2005. [Source]

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