WINONA RYDER stars as a woman of devout faith who has been assisting her
priest with exorcisms, opening her up to a shocking revelation about a
non-believer. Ryder has received two Academy Award nominations and a Golden
Globe Award. Her portrayal of the feisty Jo in Gillian Armstrong's version of
the classic Little Women earned her a nomination for Best Actress just a year
after her work in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence gamered her first Oscar
nomination for Best Supporting Actress. For the latter, she also won Golden
Globe and National Board of Review Awards.
Her recent roles include Woody Allen's
Celebrity and Nicholas Hytner's
adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, opposite Daniel Day Lewis. Ryder
will next be seen in Girl, Interrupted, based on the critically acclaimed book
about a young woman's institutionalization. Ryder co-produced the film, which is
written and directed by James Mangold and also stars Angelina Jolie, Brittany
Murphy and Whoopi Goldbertg.
Her many memorable films include Al Pacino's documentary
Looking for Richard,
Jean Pierre Jeunet's Alien: Resurrection, Jocelyn Moorhouse' How to Make an
American Quilt, Billie August's The House of the Spirits, Francis Ford Coppola's
Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth and Tim Burton's
Scissorhands and Beetlejuice. She made her acting debut in Lucas, came of age in
the cult comedy classic Heathers and received a Golden Globe nomination for
In 1997, Ryder was named Female Star of the Year at ShoWest and received an
honorary degree from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre, Where her
career as an actress began. In 1998 she served as a juror for the 51st Cannes
International Film Festival under Martin Scorsese.
Ryder is currently developing
Roustabout with Smoke Signals director Chris
Eyre for New Line Cinema.
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