Debra Winger Biography (1955?-)

Full name, Mary Debra Winger; born May 16, 1955 (some sources cite May 1 or 1953), in Cleveland, OH; daughter of Robert (a meat packer) and Ruth (an office manager; maiden name, Felder) Winger; married Timothy Hutton (an actor, producer, and director), March 16, 1986 (divorced, 1990); married Arliss Howard(an actor and director), November, 1996; children: (first marriage) EmmanuelNoah; (second marriage) Gideon Babe. Addresses: Agent: Rick Nicita, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1804.; Manager: Johnnie Planco, Parseghian & Planco, 23 East 22nd St., 3rd Floor,New York, NY 10010.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
May 16, 1955?
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Debbie, Slumber Party '57 (also known as Teenage Slumber Party), Cannon, 1977
  • Jennifer, Thank God It's Friday, Columbia, 1978
  • Melanie, French Postcards, Paramount, 1979
  • Sissy Davis, Urban Cowboy, Paramount, 1980
  • Suzy DeSoto, Cannery Row (also known as John Steinbeck's Cannery Row), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Paula Pokrifki, An Officer and a Gentleman, Paramount, 1982
  • Once of the voices of E. T., E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial (also known as A Boy's Life, E. T., E. T. and Me, and Night Skies), Universal, 1982, longer version released as E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The 20th Anniversary, 2002
  • Emma Greenway Horton, Terms of Endearment, Paramount, 1983
  • Betty Parrish, Mike's Murder, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Laura Kelly, Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986
  • Alexandra "Alex" Barnes, Black Widow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Emmett Humbird, Made in Heaven, Lorimar, 1987
  • Katie Phillips/Cathy Weaver, Betrayed, United Artists, 1988
  • Angela Crispini, Everybody Wins, Orion, 1990
  • Kit Moresby, The Sheltering Sky (also known as Il te nel deserto), Warner Bros., 1990
  • Jane, Leap of Faith, Paramount, 1992
  • Vida Foudroyant, Wilder Napalm, TriStar, 1993
  • Martha Horgan, A Dangerous Woman (also known as Dangerous Women), Gramercy, 1993
  • Joy Gresham, Shadowlands, Savoy Pictures, 1993
  • Guest, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Ellen Andrews, Forget Paris, Columbia, 1995
  • Marilyn Barlow, Big Bad Love, IFC Films, 2002
  • Linda Jones, Radio, Columbia, 2003
  • Alice Collins, Eulogy, Artisan Entertainment, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Big Bad Love, IFC Films, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Sherrie Hensley, Special Olympics (also known as A Special Kindof Love), CBS, 1978
  • Herself, Searching for Debra Winger, Showtime, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Drusilla Prince/Wonder Girl, "The Feminum Mystique: Parts 1 & 2," The New, Original Wonder Woman (also known as Wonder Woman), ABC,1976
  • Drusilla Prince/Wonder Girl, "Wonder Woman in Hollywood," The New, Original Wonder Woman (also known as Wonder Woman), ABC, 1977
  • "The Runaway," Szysznyk, CBS, 1977
  • James at 16, NBC, 1978
  • "Battered Teachers," Police Woman, NBC, 1978
  • Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1990
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1990
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1993
  • Guest, The View, 2002
  • Also interviewee in an episode of Inside the Actors Studio.
  • Specials
  • The Best of Farm Aid: An American Event, HBO, 1986
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1987
  • What Is This Thing Called Love? The Barbara Walters Special, ABC,1993
  • Narrator, In Search of Angels, PBS, 1994
  • The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams ComeTrue (also known as The Wizard of Oz in Concert), TNT, 1995
  • In the Wild: Pandas, PBS, 1995
  • Narrator, Rumi: Poet of the Heart, PBS, 1998
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Academy Awards, 1982
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • Stage Appearances
  • Li'l Bit, How I Learned to Drive, American Repertory Theatre, LoebDrama Center, Cambridge, MA, 1998
  • Anna, Ivanov, American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, 1999-2000
  • Also appeared in a production of The Exonerated.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • The Boy Who Made Dragonfly, 1992
  • The Brothers Karamazov, 1993

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Cahill, M. J., Debra Winger: Hollywood's Wild Child, 1984
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • American Film, July-August, 1988, pp. 20-25
    • Esquire, February, 1993, p. 70
    • People Weekly, March 18, 2002, p. 132
    • Premiere, February, 2002, pp. 54-57, 95

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