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Winona RYDER

American Winona RYDER

born Winona Laura HOROWITZ

American actress and film producer

Source :  Mary CUMMINS

Born: on October 29, 1971 in Winona, Minnesota, United States  (49 years)


Biography

Winona Laura Horowitz was born in Winona, Minnesota, on October 29, 1971, the daughter of Cynthia Palmer (née Istas) and Michael D. Horowitz. Her mother is an author, video producer and editor, and her father is an author, editor, publisher and antiquarian bookseller. He also worked as an archivist for psychedelic guru Dr. Timothy Leary (who was Ryder's godfather). Her father is Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Romania), and Ryder has described herself as Jewish. Most of her family on his side were killed in the Holocaust. Her father's family was originally named "Tomchin" but took the surname "Horowitz" when they immigrated to the United States.

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- Category Actor, Director