The 'Heathers' (1988) film actress who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. She spent time on the TV show 'Stranger Things' (2016) as well.
October 29, 1971
Winona came into world-wide popularity through her performance in the movies ‘Beetlejuice’ (1988), ‘Heathers’ (1988), ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (1990), and ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1992). After her onsccreen hiatus, she later returned to TV with her role in the Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’ (2016).
Winona Ryder goes by the nickname ‘Noni’. She was named after the city of Winona in Minnesota and her second name was from Aldous Huxley’s wife Laura Huxley, whom her parents have a close friendship with. She took the name Ryder from the soul and rock singer Mitch Ryder whom her father was a fan. Her real surname Horowitz was changed from Tomchin when their family migrated to the United States.