Debra Winger

  • Birth Name: Mary Debra Winger
  • Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Is named after her father's favorite actress, Debra Paget.
  • Worked as a tour guide at an amusement park before she became an actress.
  • Was partially paralyzed for several months after she was thrown from a truck when she was 18.
  • Provided the vocal recordings that were remixed to create the voice of the alien in the movie E.T.
  • Published a book of essays and poems called Undiscovered in 2008.

Awards

  • 1983, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1982, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1981, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2009, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Robert Kerrey — Ex-significant Other
  • Ruth Winger — Mother
  • Robert Winger — Father
  • Marla Winger — Sister
  • Timothy Hutton — Ex-husband
  • Arliss Howard — Husband
  • Babe Howard — Son
  • Nick Nolte — Ex-significant Other
  • Emmanuel Noah Hutton — Son
  • Marc Winger — Brother

College

  • Attended California State University, Northridge, California, United States

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