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Winona Ryder

Female 1971 -    Has 2 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Winona Ryder 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Birth 29 Oct 1971  Winona, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Siblings 3 Siblings 
    Person ID I373223  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2019 

    Father Michael Horowitz 
    Mother Cindy 
    Family ID F148014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2003 
    Family ID F148013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Living 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Owen Cunningham Wilson,   b. 18 Nov 1968, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • named after her the town in which she was born, Winona Minnesota. She grew up in a ranch commune in Northern California where there was no electricity. She is the Goddaughter of Timothy Leary and her parents were friends of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and once edited a book called "Shaman Woman Mainline Lady" an anthology of writings on the drug experience in literature - this included one piece by Louisa May Alcott. Winona Ryder was later to star as Jo in this author's Little Women (1994). She moved with her parents to Petaluma (near San Francisco) when she was ten and enrolled in acting classes at the American Conservatory Theater. At 13 she had a video audition to the film Desert Bloom (1986), but didn't get the part. Director David Seltzer (I), however, spotted her and cast her in Lucas (1986). When telephoned to ask how she'd like to have her name appear on the credits, she suggested Ryder as her father's Mitch Ryder album was playing the background. Ryder was selected for the part of Mary Corleone in Godfather: Part III, The (1990), but had to drop out of the role after catching the flu from the strain of doing the films Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) and Mermaids (1990) back to back. She said she didn't want to let everyone down by doing a substandard performance. Others have suggested that she pulled out from the part because of problems with boyfriend Johnny Depp, with whom she had been going out since she was 17. Depp got a tattoo saying "Winona Forever" put on his biceps. Winona Ryder was set to film Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) as a TV movie with Michael Apted, but took the script to Francis Ford Coppola and he agreed to film it. She later made Age of Innocence, The (1993) which was directed by Martin Scorsese, who she believes to be "the best director in the world".

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