Debra Winger : biography
Mary Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress. She gained critical acclaim for her performance in Urban Cowboy in 1980. She then gave Academy Award-nominated performances in An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, and Shadowlands.
She has also been nominated for four Golden Globe awards, two BAFTA awards, an Emmy Award, and won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment and the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for A Dangerous Woman.
Winger’s three-year relationship with actor Andrew Rubin ended in 1980.http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20077215,00.html From 1983 to 1985 Winger dated Bob Kerrey, at the time the Governor of Nebraska, whom she met while filming Terms of Endearment in Lincoln, Nebraska.
From 1986 to 1990 she was married to actor Timothy Hutton with whom she had a son, Noah Hutton, a documentary filmmaker born in 1987. The marriage ended in divorce., by Rachel Cooke, The Guardian, column "The Observer", Sunday 28 December 2008. Retrieved June 17, 2010., Gaynor Flynn, The Independent, Friday, 24 October 2008. Retrieved June 17, 2010.
In 1996 she married actor/director Arliss Howard, whom she met on the set of the film Wilder Napalm. Their son, Gideon Babe Ruth Howard (known as Babe), was born in 1997. She is stepmother to Sam Howard, Arliss’ son from his prior marriage.
Winger was born as Mary Debra Winger in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, into an Orthodox Jewish family, to Robert Winger, a meat packer, and Ruth (née Felder), an office manager. She has stated publicly and with amusement that the Internet has a growing "snowball" of claims that she had volunteered in an Israeli Kibbutz, whereas she was merely on a typical Israeli youth program that visited the kibbutz. After returning to the United States, she was involved in a car accident and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage; as a result, she was left partially paralyzed and blind for ten months, having initially been told that she would never see again. With time on her hands to think about her life, she decided that, if she recovered, she would move to California and become an actress. She later recovered.
|1976||Slumber Party ’57||Debbie|
|1976-77||Wonder Woman||Drusilla (Wonder Girl)||(3 episodes)|
|1978||Thank God It’s Friday||Jennifer|
|1980||Urban Cowboy||Sissy||Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best NewcomerNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureNominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1982||Cannery Row||Suzy DeSoto|
|1982||An Officer and a Gentleman||Paula Pokrifki||Nominated — Academy Award for Best ActressNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama|
|1983||Terms of Endearment||Emma Horton||National Society of Film Critics Award for Best ActressNominated — Academy Award for Best ActressNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture DramaNominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress|
|1984||Mike’s Murder||Betty Parrish|
|1986||Legal Eagles||Laura J. Kelly|
|1987||Black Widow||Alexandra ‘Alex’ Barnes|
|1987||Made in Heaven||Emmett Humbird||(credited as "Emmett" himself)|
|1990||Everybody Wins||Angela Crispini|
|1990||The Sheltering Sky||Kit Moresby||Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress|
|1992||Leap of Faith||Jane Larson|
|1993||Wilder Napalm||Vida Foudroyant|
|1993||Shadowlands||Joy Gresham||Nominated — Academy Award for Best ActressNominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading RoleNominated — Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress|
|1993||A Dangerous Woman||Martha Horgan||Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best ActressNominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best ActressNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture DramaNominated — Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress|
|1995||Forget Paris||Ellen Andrews Gordon|
|2001||Big Bad Love||Marilyn|
|2005||Sometimes in April||Prudence Bushnell|
|2005||Dawn Anna||Dawn Anna Townsend||Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie|
|2008||Rachel Getting Married||Abby||Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best CastNominated — Gotham Independent Film Award for Best CastNominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting FemaleNominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (Shared with co-star Rosemarie DeWitt)|
|2010||Law & Order||Mrs. Woodside||Episode: "Boy on Fire"|
|2010||In Treatment||Frances||7 episodes|