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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Biography

Birth Name:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Birth Place:
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is a distant cousin of legendary actress Ava Gardner
  • Attended the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City as a child, and also studied tap and jazz dancing
  • Made her TV debut in a 1997 episode of Touched by an Angel
  • Appeared with Donny Osmond in a late-1990s Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Was nominated in 1999 for Best Performance in a Daytime Series at the Young Artist Awards and for the Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award, for her role on the daytime soap Passions
  • Performed many of her own stunts in the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs
  • the World, explaining that "the idea of a stunt person taking my place was something I didn't want
  • " Though she was born in 1984, she considers herself a "vintage junkie" with a special focus on the 1960s


  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated