29 October, 1971
Celebrating her 50th birthday today, award-winning American actress Winona Ryder (who was born on 29 October, 1971 in Winona, Minnesotta). https://youtu.be/jGOs4eMQqOo
One of the most successful and iconic actresses of the 1990s, she made her film debut in the 1986 romantic comedy drama film "Lucas" (https://youtu.be/LgR0tF1XXRQ).
She also won critical acclaim and widespread recognition as Lydia Deetz, a goth teenager in Tim Burton's 1988 fantasy comedy film "Beetlejuice" (https://youtu.be/ickbVzajrk0).
She later appeared in the 1990 coming of age drama "Mermaids" (https://youtu.be/DUSPGXmZQbM), earning a Golden Globe Award nomination, and in the same year appeared alongside Johnny Depp in Burton's 1990 dark fairy-tale "Edward Scissorhands" (https://youtu.be/TBHIO60whNw), and shortly thereafter with Keanu Reeves in Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 gothic horror romance Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (https://youtu.be/PlDbxogHPao).
Ryder won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award nomination in the same category for her role in the 1993 historical romantic drama film "The Age of Innocence" (https://youtu.be/0uPg36iMlGU), as well as another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the literary adaptation of "Little Women" the following year (https://youtu.be/lWn4h2YLxGA). Her other films during this period were "Reality Bites" (1994), "How to Make an American Quilt" (1995), "The Crucible" (1996), "Celebrity" (1999), and "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), which she also executive produced.
In 2000, Ryder received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honouring her legacy in the film industry.
In 2012 Winona Ryder reunited with Burton for "Frankenweenie" (https://youtu.be/XBfcGLBJ2Uc). Since 2016, she has starred as Joyce Byers in the Netflix supernatural-horror series "Stranger Things" (https://youtu.be/aA8LzZpHx3U), for which she has garnered Golden Globe and SAG nominations. In 2020, she starred in the HBO drama miniseries The Plot Against America (https://youtu.be/-e3k1thB2o0).