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Mary Megan Winningham
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Actor; musician; singer/songwriter
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Mare Winningham Fast Facts:
Began acting on the stage with the Teenage Drama Workshop at California State University when she was 12.
Performed with the Los Angeles Free Shakespeare Company for two years, while still attending high school.
First TV gig was playing the guitar while performing a Beatles tune on
The Gong Show
Played lead role of Maria in her senior-class production of
The Sound of Music
, opposite Kevin Spacey's Captain Von Trapp; her performance was seen by Hollywood talent agent Meyer Mishkin, who was so impressed that he signed her as a client.
Learned American Sign Language for her role as Maggie, the daughter of deaf parents eager to make a life of her own, in the acclaimed TV-movie
Love Is Never Silent
In 1992, released her first album, a collection of folk songs, entitled
What Might Be
Converted to Judaism in 2003.
Mare Winningham Relationships:
Patrick Mapel - Son
Val Kilmer - Ex-significant Other
Riley Sam Mapel - Son
William Sweet Mapel - Ex-husband
Marilyn - Mother
Jack Walter Mapel - Son
Happy Atticus Mapel - Son
Dave Maloney - Great-uncle
A Martinez - Ex-husband
Calla Louise Mapel - Daughter
Mare Winningham Awards:
1996 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
1998 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1980 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Winner
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1983 Genie Awards: Best Performance by a Foreign Actress - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2012 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2014 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
Attended California State University, Northridge, CA
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