Debra Winger young
May 16, 1955
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm
36-25-36 in | 91-64-91 cm
59 kg | 129 pounds
9.5 US | 40 EU
Debra Lynn Winger was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, U.S., on May 16, 1955, is an American actress. Young Debra Winger first started her career in commercials.
She got her television debut in ABC series Wonder Woman (1976–1977) in role as Diana Prince's younger sister Drusilla.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama film Winger Slumber Party '57 (1976) in role as Debbie.
Her breakthrough performance came as Sissy Davis in romantic drama film Urban Cowboy (1980) opposite John Travolta.
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "The Anarchist" in 2012.
Kajillionaire (2020) crime drama in role as Theresa, opposite Evan Rachel Wood
She was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) romantic drama in role as Paula Pokrifki
Terms of Endearment (1983) drama comedy in role as Emma Greenway-Horton
Shadowlands (1993) drama in role as Joy Davidman
She won a Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as Martha Horgan in romantic drama film A Dangerous Woman (1993).
The Sheltering Sky (1990) drama romance with John Malkovich
Legal Eagles (1986) comedy romance opposite Robert Redford and Daryl Hannah
Betrayed (1988) drama thriller with Tom Berenger
Everybody Wins (1990) mystery thriller opposite Nick Nolte
Rachel Getting Married (2008) drama opposite Anne Hathaway
Forget Paris (1995) romantic comedy opposite Billy Crystal
Black Widow (1987) noir thriller with Dennis Hopper and Theresa Russell
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Dawn Anna Townsend in drama television film Dawn Anna (2005).
In Treatment (2010) HBO drama television series in role as Frances
The Red Tent (2014) Lifetime miniseries in role as Rebecca
The Ranch (2016– ) Netflix web television series in role as Maggie Bennett
Patriot (2018- ) Amazon Prime Video comedy-drama web television series in role as Bernice Tavner
Graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School in Northridge, California (1970), at the age of 15.
Graduated from James Monroe High School in Sepulveda, California (1973).
She is of Jewish ancestry.
She received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Transilvania International Film Festival in 2014.
Good friends with Scottish singer Sheena Easton.
She wrote a book "Undiscovered" in 2008.
She dated Nick Nolte (1980-1981), Andrew Rubin (1977-1982) and Bob Kerrey (1983-1985).
She was married to actor Timothy Hutton (1986–1990), they have a son.
She married actor Arliss Howard in 1996, they have a son.
I do admit to being challenging, but it's always for the work, it's never personal. I will walk out on a scene if it's all lit and ready to go but it's not happening. Just because we're on schedule is no reason to shoot bad acting. Someone once said to me, " You're inconsiderate. " And I said, " Inconsiderate ? Bad acting is the ultimate inconsideration." It's a collective slap to a million faces at the same time.
(on Bernardo Bertolucci) For me, Bernardo is The Function. The only way I can explain it is in the analogy with mathematics and the word 'function' - addition, subtraction multiplication, anything that numbers go through and change because of it. And when the function is a function of love, the drapes on the windows, the doors that are hung the characters, the clothes, everything goes through this function and comes out touched and inspired by it. There are a lot of numbers but what really matters is the function.
Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity.
If I could have one prayer answered, I would pray for patience. I move so fast sometimes. I try to slow down.
There's a small club of women who are willing to age.
I have enjoyed a wonderful run in films, so far, and I may, at some point, come back. But it will be in my own time and in my own style.
I became an actor because I couldn't not.