Mare Winningham

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Mary Megan Winningham
  • Birth Place: Phoenix, AZ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/16/1959, Taurus
  • Profession: 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 in 1976. 
  • 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 (1985).
  • In 1992, released her first album, a collection of folk songs, entitled What Might Be.
  • Converted to Judaism in 2003.
  • Mare Winningham Relationships:
  • A Martinez - Ex-husband
  • William Sweet Mapel - Ex-husband
  • Marilyn - Mother
  • Jack Walter Mapel - Son
  • Happy Atticus Mapel - Son
  • Dave Maloney - Great-uncle
  • Riley Sam Mapel - Son
  • Patrick Mapel - Son
  • Val Kilmer - Ex-significant Other
  • Calla Louise Mapel - Daughter
  • Mare Winningham Awards:
  • 1983 Genie Awards: Best Performance by a Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Winner
  • 2014 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended California State University, Northridge, CA

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