Winona Ryder Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career and Awards

Winona Ryder Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career and Awards.

Winona Ryder Net Worth 2020- Winona Ryder is a versatile actress who had won several awards and accolades for portraying a variety of roles over a wide genre of films that include comedy, horror, drama, and science fiction.

She entered Hollywood as a teenager and made her debut in the film ‘Lucas’.

As a young woman, she gained a reputation for taking on quirky roles in films like ‘Heathers’ which dealt with teenage suicide and the horror film ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’.

Winona Ryder Net Worth

Early Life/Personal LIfe/Biography

Winona Laura Horowitz was born on the 29th of October, 1971 to Michael Horowitz and Cynthia Palmer in Winona, Minnesota. Her parents were both authors and editors.

Winona identifies as Jewish as her father is of Jewish descent, coming from a family that emigrated from mostly Russia and Romania. Most of his family members were sadly killed in the Holocaust.

Winona took the stage name ‘Ryder’, adopting the last name of Mitch Ryder – a rock singer her father was a fan of. She comes from a diverse household when it comes to religion as her father is an atheist while her mother is a Buddhist.

She has a younger brother – Yuri and two older half-siblings – Sunyata and Jubal.


When the actress was just twelve, she enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater where she received her first acting lessons. In 1989, the actress graduated with a perfect GPA from Petaluma High School

Winona suffers from Aquaphobia due to a traumatic experience she had when she was twelve.


She landed her first screen role in 1986 when she was chosen to play a small role in the coming-of-age film ‘Lucas’. It was during this time that she adopted the screen name, Winona Ryder.

Her first substantial role came in the form of the character Veronica Sawyer in the black comedy 1988 ‘Heathers’ which parodied teenage suicides. Her performance was critically appreciated and the film soon achieved cult status.

She played Kim, the love-interest of an artificial man named Edward in the romantic fantasy film ‘Edward Scissorhands’ in 1990. The movie was directed by Tim Burton and starred Johnny Depp in the title role. The film was a big commercial hit.

She appeared in the Award-winning movie ‘The Age of Innocence’ in 1993 which had been adapted from Edith Wharton’s novel of the same name. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting role.

In 1994 she played the tempestuous Jo in the movie ‘Little Women’ along with Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, and Kirsten Dunst. Ryder was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Actress for this role.

She turned executive producer with the 1999 drama film, ‘Girl, Interrupted. She played Susanna Kaysen in the adaptation of her memoir of the same name. The supporting cast included Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Ryder was arrested on shoplifting charges in 2001 and was also accused of using drugs like Vicodin and oxycodone without valid prescriptions.

She was convicted of grand theft and vandalism and sentenced to three years probation in 2002. She remained on probation till December 2005.

After the completion of her probation, she tried to stage a comeback in 2006. She appeared in the black comedy ‘Sex and Death 101’ in 2007. However, she could not resurrect her career and could find only minor roles after her comeback.

In 2010 she played Lois Wilson in the television movie ‘When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story’ which premiered on CBS.

In the movie, she portrayed the role of a college-educated woman who marries a man of modest means and how the two go about building their lives together.


She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie ‘Age of Innocence’ (1993).

Winona Ryder Net Worth

Winona Ryder has a net worth of $18 million.

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