"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 Beetlejuice (1988), Veronica Sawyer in Heathers (1989), Kim Boggs in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Jo March in Little Women (1994), Abigail Williams in The Crucible (1996), Susanna Kaysen in Girl, Interrupted (1999), Spock's mother in Star Trek (2009), Sandra Dulles in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), a supporting role in Black Swan (2010) and Joyce Byers in Stranger Things (2016-). She was involved with the actor Johnny Depp for three years before they later split, and was linked with Matt Damon in the early Noughties.
This actress' roles provide examples of:
- Advertised Extra: Despite prominent billing in Black Swan, she has only four minutes of screen time.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Often, but Lydia Deetz is the best example.
- Former Child Star: Aversion. She began acting at 13 but enjoyed far more success in adulthood.
- I Am Very British: Adopts this type of accent for Bram Stoker's Dracula.