MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD (Holly Keely) began her career in performing arts at a young
age in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was in these adolescent years that Mary's exceptional talent in dancing and
acting earned her the opportunity to study dance at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.
Soon after, she was appearing on Broadway and singing in the International Children's Choir. Over years
of hard work, Mary's passion for the performing arts has blossomed into a successful career in Hollywood's
competitive film and television industry.
In addition to
THE SPECTACULAR NOW, she will also star in a comedy called A.C.O.D, which is expected to make its
debut this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The film follows an adult man who is caught in the middle of
his parents' divorce, in which he discovers he was part of a study done on children of divorced parents
which causes new chaos among the family. Mary will also be seen starring opposite Bruce Willis in A
GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, an action/thriller, where a father travels to Moscow to help his son (who is in
the CIA) to stop a nuclear weapon heist. Last year, Mary took a break from the big screen and went behind
the camera, where she was an executive producer on the short film, THE CUB.
Mary starred opposite Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) in SMASHED which premiered at the 2012
Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. The film follows a married couple whose bond is built on a mutual
love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. The film also co-stars Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. Mary received an Independent Spirit Award
nomination for this role in the category of Best Female Lead.
Mary 's other film credits include ABRAHAM LINCOLN:VAMPIRE HUNTER, THE THING,
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, Quentin Tarantino's film DEATH PROOF of the GRINDHOUSE
double-feature, where she starred alongside Kurt Russell and Rosario Dawson. It was in this film that Mary
also got to share her vocal skills when she sang "Baby It's You." She also starred in Emilio Estevez's
Golden Globe nominated film BOBBY, alongside William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Sharon
Stone and Anthony Hopkins just to name a few. The film also earned Mary a SAG Award nomination for
Best Ensemble Cast. She can also be seen in: FACTORY GIRL, BLACK CHRISTMAS, LIVE FREE OR
DIE HARD, SKY HIGH, FINAL DESTINATION 3 and more.