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->''"When I'm acting well, it's the most exhilarating experience. When I'm bad, it's miserable."''

Winona Ryder (born Winona Laura Horowitz; born October 29, 1971) is an actress famous for playing kooky, slightly awkward characters in a number of movies. A few of her roles have been Lydia Deetz in ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' (1988), Veronica Sawyer in ''Film/{{Heathers}}'' (1989), Kim Boggs in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' (1990), Jo March in ''Literature/LittleWomen'' (1994), Abigail Williams in ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' (1996), Susanna Kaysen in ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' (1999), Spock's mother in ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009), Sandra Dulles in ''The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'' (2009), a supporting role in ''Film/BlackSwan'' (2010) and Joyce Byers in ''Series/StrangerThings'' (2016-). She was involved with the actor Creator/JohnnyDepp for three years before they later split, and was linked with Creator/MattDamon in the early Noughties.

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!!This actress' roles provide examples of:
* AdvertisedExtra: Despite prominent billing in ''Film/BlackSwan'', she has only four minutes of screen time.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Often, but [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia Deetz]] is the best example.
* FormerChildStar: Aversion. She began acting at 13 but enjoyed far more success in adulthood.
* IAmVeryBritish: Adopts this type of accent for ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
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