Winona Ryder or Winona Laura Horowitz is an American who is a popular actress and model by profession. She is mainly known for her roles in popular Hollywood movies like Heathers, Mermaids, Dracula, and other popular films.


She is one of the recognized actresses and models in the Hollywood industry who has a huge fan following and won several popular awards in her career. She also remains in limelight due to her relationship with popular Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.

Winona Ryder Wiki/Biography

Born on 29 October 1971, Winona Ryder’s age is 49 years as of 2021. She was born and brought up in a well-settled family from Winona, Minnesota, United States. She completed her early schooling at Kenilworth Junior High School in Petaluma, California. After that, she attended American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco from where she took her acting lessons.

She completed her graduation from Petaluma High School in the year 1989. In an interview, she revealed that she was bullied at school and even they called her a witch, due to which she also lost her interest in studies. She has also developed aquaphobia at an early age and this psychological trauma later created problems when she was shooting underwater scenes for the movie Alien Resurrection.

Full Name Winona Laura Horowitz
Date of Birth 29 October 1971
Age 49 Years
Birth Place Winona, Minnesota, United States
Profession Actress and Model
Nationality American
Hometown Winona, Minnesota
Zodiac Sign Leo
School Kenilworth Junior High School, Petaluma, California, United States
American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States
Petaluma High School, California, United States
Education Qualification Graduate
Net Worth $18 Million

Family, Boyfriend & Relationships

Winona Ryder belongs to an upper-middle-class Christian family from Winona, Minnesota, United States. Later her family moved to Petaluma, California. She is known to be an American by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion.

Her father’s name is Michael D. Horowitz who is an author, editor, publisher, and antiquarian bookseller by profession. He also worked as an archivist for psychedelic guru Timothy Leary who also become Winona’s Godfather. Her mother’s name is Cynthia Palmer who is an author, video producer, and editor by profession.

She also has three siblings, her real brother’s name is Uri Horowitz. She has two half-siblings, her half-brother’s name is Jubal Palmer and her half-sister’s name is Sunyata Palmer. She has family relations with popular musician Laura Huxley and writer Aldous Huxley.
Winona Ryder’s marital status is unmarried. She is in a relationship with Scott Mackinlay Hahn since 2011. Before that, she has also dated Matt Damon who is a popular actor, producer, and screenwriter in the American film industry. The couple dated each other for two years and after that parted their ways due to unknown reasons.

She was also in a relationship for a brief time with David Anthony Pirner who is a popular singer and a member of the popular rock band Soul Asylum. Before that, she has also dated popular American actor Johnny Depp in the early ’90s. The couple also got engaged with each other but soon after that, they announced their separation from each other. Along with these relationships she was in a relationship with many other popular celebrities for brief periods.

Father Name Michael D. Horowitz
Mother Name Cynthia Palmer
Brother Name Uri Horowitz and Jubal Palmer
Sister Name Sunyata Palmer
Boyfriend Scott Mackinlay Hahn, Matt Damon, David Anthony Pirner, Soul Asylum and Johnny Depp
Marital Status Unmarried

Physical Appearance

Winona Ryder is a hot and gorgeous lady with an attractive and charming personality. She is 5 feet and 4 inches in height and her body weight is around 52 Kg. She owns a super hot stunning figure with impressive body measurements and an hourglass slim body type. Her figure measurements are 32-26-34 inches approximately.

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She has beautiful and long blonde color hair but since she was 12 years old she used to dye her hair with different colors like blue, purple, and black. She also has beautiful black color shimmering eyes.


Winona Ryder started her career as an actress in the American film industry. She made her debut appearance with the movie titled Lucas in the year 1986 along with Charlie Sheen and Kerri Green. Before that, she also auditioned for the movie Desert Bloom but eventually, the role went to someone else.

In the very next year, she made her appearance in the movie titled Square Dance. Although both the movies didn’t perform well commercially she was praised for her acting skills. In the year 1988, she bagged another film titled Beetlejuice which gained her a lot of recognition in the industry.


Winona Ryder has won several popular awards throughout her filming and television career in the American entertainment industry. She has been nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in the year 1993 and 1994. She has also been nominated for the BAFTA Awards in the year 1993.

Along with these popular awards she has been nominated for several popular awards like Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, and Screen Actors Guil Awards. She has also received the Golden Globe Awards in the year 1993 and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Drama in the year 2017.


Winona Ryder was landed into a controversy when she was arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California. On 12 December 2001, she was accused of stealing designer clothes and accessories at a department store named Saks Fifth Avenue.

After this incident, Winona issued a statement in which she stated that this incident occurred when she was facing a difficult time in her life and was clinically depressed. In the year 2002, she got the punishment of three years of probation, 480 hours of community service, $3700 as a fine, and $6355 as restitution to the Saks Fifth Avenue Store.

Net Worth

As of 2021, Winona Ryder’s net worth is $18 million. She mainly earns through filming and television projects. She also earns through brand endorsements, commercials, sponsorships, and other ventures.

Facts and Information 

Apart from her professional filming and television career she also worked as an executive producer in the popular Hollywood film titled Girl Interrupted in the year 1999.

She is also involved in various philanthropic works and is mainly associated with the American Indian College Fund which is a popular NGO that mainly focuses on the objective of sending low-income Native Americans to universities.