Winona Ryder is a popular American actress who made her debut in 1986 with the movie Lucas. She is a versatile actress who has played diverse roles in different movies and TV series. She is the winner of a Golden Globe Award and the prestigious Academy Award. She is also one of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Winona had gone through many ups and downs in her life. She is popular for philanthropic works. She was arrested once for shoplifting charges and was accused of taking drugs. No wonders why she went through a long phase of depression. The best part is that she emerged stronger and currently working on Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’. Now let’s have a close look on Winona Ryder’s net worth in 2018.
Winona Ryder was born on 29th October 1971 in Winona, Minnesota. Her parents are authors, editors, and publishers. She was named after the city she was born in. At the age of seven, her family relocated to California with other families where they had no electricity. She got interested in acting when her mother showed her some movies.
When she was 12, she joined the American Conservatory Theater and started taking her acting classes. In 1985, she debuted through the movie Lucas. It was not until 1987 that she started to get some recognition. But it was Beetlejuice in 1988 that set her on the map of the film industry. Some of her popular movies then onwards are Mermaids, Dracula, The Age of Innocence, Alien Resurrection, and Star Trek.
Coming to her personal life, she was engaged to popular Hollywood actor Johnny Depp from 1990 to 1992. She was rumoured to have dated Matt Demon, Tom Green, and Keanu Reeves. Till date, she is unmarried and prefers to stay the same for the rest of her life.
In 1985, she auditioned with a videotaped monologue, and she was cast for Lucas. The next year, she was part of Square Dance for which she received praises. But it was Beetlejuice in 1988 that helped her elevate. The same director cast her in the leading role for the movie Edward Scissorhands in 1990 alongside Johnny Depp who was her boyfriend then. The movie was commercially successful, and in the same year, her role in the movie Mermaids won the critics.
After a few years of flops, her role in the movie The Age of Innocence won her Golden Globe Award. Winona was part of Alien Trilogy’s Alien Resurrection in 1997. In 2000, her movie Autumn In New York was a commercial success. The next year was tragic for her as she got arrested for shoplifting charges worth $5500 for a departmental store. She took a hiatus for the same and her depression.
Winona made a comeback in 2006, but the movies did not do well at the box office. In 2010, she appeared in Star Trek which made her prominent again. She reunited with the director of Beetlejuice for the 3D feature film Frankenweenie in 2012. She joined the cast of Netflix Original Series Stranger Things and won praises for her role from one and all.
Awards & Achievements
Winona Ryder was the recipient of Young Artist Award in 1980. She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Age Of Innocence. She also received an Academy Award nomination for the same. In 2000, she was the recipient of a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her legacy. Recently, she won Screen Actors Guild Award For Outstanding Performance for her role in Netflix’s Stranger Things.
Net Worth of Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has an estimated net worth of over $18 million. The source of her incomes is her movies for her long career. She has acted in over 40 movies so far and has featured in numerous TV shows and series whenever she had time. Another source of her income is the music videos she features in. She has been a constant face in the endorsement world and has contracts with various national and international brands.
Winona Ryder has not faded away with time as a matter of fact, with her role in Netflix Original Series Stranger Things, she has become more relevant. She is known for her philanthropic activities even though she had a dark patch in her career of being a shoplifter. Even though she is 46, she is still unmarried and kept her charm literally without ageing.