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Debra Winger - Overview

Date of Birth: May 16, 1955    
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Nationality: United States
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A string of roles in campy projects like the TV series "Wonder Woman" (ABC/CBS, 1976-79) gave no indication that Debra Winger was destined to become one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. In fact, her fiercely committed and emotional performances in such popular and critically regarded films as "Urban Cowboy" (1980) and "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982) solidified her as a leading performer with few peers. Winger appeared to reach the peak of her popularity and abilities with her turn as a terminally ill daughter in James Brooks' haunting "Terms of Endearment" (1983), which earned her an Academy Award nomination and unanimous praise from the film community. But a mercurial personality - brought to light by her well-publicized squabbles with her "Endearment" co-star Shirley MacLaine and "Gentleman" director Taylor Hackford and co-star Richard Gere - cast a pall over her career, as did several ill-advised career decisions. By the time she had reached age 40, Winger had largely turned her back on the movie industry; becoming, in the process, a symbo... Read More
2012
Co-starred with Greta Gerwig in the comedy "Lola Versus"
2010
Joined the third season of HBO's "In Treatment" as a new patient
2008
Nominated for the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female ("Rachel Getting Married")
2008
Nominated for the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female (“Rachel Getting Married”)
2008
Played Anne Hathaway's emotionally unavailable mother in Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married"
2008
Played Anne Hathaway's emotionally unavailable mother in Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female
2008
Wrote a book based on her personal recollections titled Undiscovered


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