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Bio For: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD (Anna Simons) began her career in the performing arts as an adolescent in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her 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.

Ms. Winstead was nominated for the Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in James Ponsoldt's critically acclaimed Smashed, opposite Aaron Paul. She reteamed with the filmmaker for his sleeper hit The Spectacular Now, with Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.

Her other film credits include Timur Bekmambetov's period vampire adventure Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as Mary Todd Lincoln; Matthijs van Heijningen's update of The Thing; the cult favorite action-comedy-fantasy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright; Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, half of the Grindhouse double feature; Live Free or Die Hard, directed by Len Wiseman, opposite Bruce Willis as his iconic John McClane character's daughter Lucy, a role she later reprised in a cameo for A Good Day to Die Hard, directed by John Moore; the Disney fantasy adventure Sky High, directed by Mike Mitchell; and Emilio Estevez's Bobby, for which Ms. Winstead shared with her fellow actors from the ensemble a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

She has played the lead female role in several notable independent features. These have included Riley Stearns' cult-themed drama Faults and Chris Messina's Alex of Venice, which world-premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Returning to song, Ms. Winstead's debut album Got a Girl, in collaboration with Dan "The Automater" Nakamura, is set for release in July 2014. A chance encounter during the filming of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - which featured several songs by Nakamura - led the pair to an unexpected meeting of minds and musical tastes. Distilling and decanting the spirits of John Keats and Charlotte Corday, Chopin and nouvelle chanson, Got a Girl serves up a sweet and sharply carbonated cocktail of the epic, the baroque, and the absurd.

She will next star in the A&E television series The Returned, producer Carlton Cuse's highly anticipated new drama adapted from the French series of the same name.

Movies For: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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THE SPECTACULAR NOW (R) On Video: 1/14/2014 At Theaters: 8/16/2013
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (R) On Video: 10/23/2012 At Theaters: 6/22/2012
THE THING (R) On Video: 1/31/2012 At Theaters: 10/14/2011
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (PG-13) On Video: 11/9/2010 At Theaters: 8/13/2010
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (PG-13) On Video: 11/20/2007 At Theaters: 6/27/2007
FINAL DESTINATION 3 (R) On Video: 7/25/2006 At Theaters: 2/10/2006
SKY HIGH (PG) On Video: 11/29/2005 At Theaters: 7/29/2005
KILL THE MESSENGER (R) At Theaters: 10/10/2014
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