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WINONA RYDER (Amanda Grayson), with two Oscar® nominations and a Golden Globe Award to her credit, is hailed as one of Hollywood's most sought after talents and classic beauties. Ryder will next be seen in Rebecca Miller's "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” opposite Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Keanu Reeves and Julianne Moore; Geoffrey Haley's "The Last Word” starring opposite Wes Bentley and Ray Romano; and "The Informers,” Gregor Jordan's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel.

As Jo in "Little Women,” Gillian Armstrong's highly acclaimed version of the Louisa May Alcott classic, Ryder received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress. The previous year she was Oscar®-nominated and won the Golden Globe and National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence.” Ryder also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Richard Benjamin's "Mermaids.”

In 1999, Ryder starred in and served as executive producer on the critically acclaimed "Girl, Interrupted,” based on the best-selling memoir and directed by James Mangold. While the film marked Ryder's first feature as executive producer, she previously produced the documentary "The Day My God Died,” which depicted the human story behind the modern tragedy of child sex trafficking in India.

Noted for constantly challenging herself with each project, Ryder has worked with some of the most acclaimed directors in film today, including Jean- Pierre Jeunet's "Alien: Resurrection,” Woody Allen's "Celebrity,” Nicholas Hytner's "The Crucible,” Bille August's "The House of the Spirits,” Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula,” Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth,” Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands” and "Beetlejuice,” Michael Lehman's "Heathers,” Ben Stiller's "Reality Bites,” Al Pacino's "Looking for Richard,” Joan Chen's "Autumn in New York,” Janusz Kaminski's "Lost Souls,” Jocelyn Moorehouse's "How to Make an American Quilt,” David Wain's "The Ten” and Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly.”

On television, Ryder lent her voice to both "The Simpsons” and "Dr. Katz.” She also narrated a Grammy-nominated album, "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.” Additionally, Ryder appeared in the season finale episode of "Strangers with Candy” and on an episode of "Friends.”

In 1997, Ryder was honored as ShoWest's Female Star of the Year and the Motion Picture Club's Female Star of the Year, and received an honorary degree from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. She served as a juror for the 51st Annual Cannes International Film Festival under Martin Scorsese and received the Peter J. Owens Award for "brilliance, independence and integrity" at the 2000 San Francisco Film Festival. Ryder was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She served on the Board of Trustees to the American Indian College Fund, which helps Native Americans preserve and protect their culture through education. She has been very involved with the Klaas Kids Foundation since the organization's inception in 1994.


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