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Debra Winger is a Actor and Producer American born on 16 may 1955 at Cleveland (USA)

Debra Winger

Debra Winger
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Birth name Mary Debra Winger
Nationality USA
Birth 16 may 1955 (69 years) at Cleveland (USA)

Debra Lynn Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress and producer. She has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress; for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Shadowlands (1993). She won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment, and the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for A Dangerous Woman (1993). Her other film roles include Urban Cowboy (1980), Legal Eagles (1986), Black Widow (1987), Betrayed (1988), Forget Paris (1995), and Rachel Getting Married (2009). In 2012, she made her Broadway debut in the original production of the David Mamet play The Anarchist.


Winger's three-year relationship with actor Andrew Rubin ended in 1980. From 1983 to 1985 Winger dated Bob Kerrey, at the time the Governor of Nebraska, whom she met while filming Terms of Endearment in Lincoln, Nebraska. Winger has also dated Nick Nolte.

From 1986 to 1990 she was married to actor Timothy Hutton with whom she had a son, Noah Hutton, a documentary filmmaker born in 1987. The marriage ended in divorce.

In 1996 she married actor/director Arliss Howard, whom she met on the set of the film Wilder Napalm. Their son, Gideon Babe Ruth Howard (known as Babe), was born in 1997. She is stepmother to Sam Howard, Arliss' son from his prior marriage.

Winger has had feuds with some of her co-stars, notably Richard Gere of An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) and Shirley MacLaine of Terms of Endearment (1983).

Best films

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Thank God It's Friday (1978)

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Filmography of Debra Winger (30 films)

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Boychoir (2014)
, 1h43
Directed by François Girard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Debra Winger, Sissy Spacek, Garett Wareing
Roles Ms. Steel
Rating67% 3.350853.350853.350853.350853.35085
Stet is a troubled and angry 12-year-old from the wrong side of the tracks. His single mother dies, after which his father brings him to an elite music academy, the fictitious National Boychoir Academy, which is a boarding school, because Stet can sing well, and because the father has a new wife and two daughters, and keeps it secret to them that he has a son from another woman. Stet is admitted due to his talent but also the generous amount of money the father pays them.
Lola Versus, 1h27
Directed by Daryl Wein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Greta Gerwig, Joel Kinnaman, Hamish Linklater, Bill Pullman, Debra Winger, Zoe Lister-Jones
Roles Robin
Rating54% 2.7472952.7472952.7472952.7472952.747295
Quittée par son fiancé peu de temps avant leur mariage, Lola se remet en question. Entre son ex, son meilleur ami et sa meilleure copine, elle expérimente de nouvelles relations, essaie de retrouver son équilibre et un sens à sa vie.
Rachel Getting Married, 1h53
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about marriage
Actors Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Anna Deaver Smith, Tunde Adebimpe, Debra Winger
Roles Abby Buchman
Rating66% 3.3477953.3477953.3477953.3477953.347795
Kym (Anne Hathaway) is released from drug rehab for a few days so she can go home to attend the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt). At home, the atmosphere is strained between Kym and her family members as they struggle to reconcile themselves with her past and present. Kym's father (Bill Irwin) shows intense concern for her well-being and whereabouts, which Kym interprets as mistrust. She also resents her sister's choice of her best friend Emma (Anisa George), rather than Kym, to be her maid of honor. Rachel, for her part, resents the attention her sister's drug addiction is drawing away from her wedding, a resentment that comes to a head at the rehearsal dinner, where Kym, amid toasts from friends and family, takes the microphone to offer an apology for her past actions, as part of her twelve-step program.
Sometimes in April, 2h20
Directed by Raoul Peck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Idris Elba, Oris Erhuero, Carole Karemera, Debra Winger, Eriq Ebouaney, Noah Emmerich
Roles Prudence Bushnell
Rating77% 3.894053.894053.894053.894053.89405
Rwanda, 1994. Le film raconte, jour après jour, la vie d'une famille rwandaise. Le mari est hutu, la femme et les deux enfants tutsi. Lors de la mort du président, tous les hommes hutu sont réquisitionnés pour éradiquer la population tutsi. Parmi eux Augustin Muganza, un hutu modéré qui sert dans l'armée rwandaise, et son frère Honoré, animateur de la tristement célèbre Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines.
Dawn Anna
Dawn Anna (2005)
, 1h28
Directed by Arliss Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Debra Winger, Tatiana Maslany
Roles Dawn Anna Townsend
Rating67% 3.39563.39563.39563.39563.3956
The movie depicts the life of Dawn Anna, a teacher and single mother of four children. Soon after meeting her eventual husband, she is diagnosed with a severe brain disease that requires a serious operation. Shortly after her recovery, daughter Lauren Townsend is murdered in the Columbine High School massacre.
Eulogy (2004)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Hank Azaria, Jesse Bradford, Zooey Deschanel, Famke Janssen, Glenne Headly, Piper Laurie
Roles Alice Collins
Rating64% 3.2002453.2002453.2002453.2002453.200245
The film opens with Kate Collins (Zooey Deschanel) walking up to a house. She knocks and a woman answers the door. Kate explains that although she doesn't know her she has a long story to explain.
Radio (2003)
, 1h49
Directed by Michael Tollin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, American football films, Films about disabilities
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Sharon Epatha Merkerson, Brent Sexton, Riley Smith, Sarah Drew
Roles Linda Jones
Rating69% 3.4521253.4521253.4521253.4521253.452125
James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, a 18-year-old man with mental disabilities, pushes a shopping cart along the streets daily. He is attracted to a high school football team and often passes by their practices. One day, a football flies outside the field and lands near Radio. Radio takes the ball, deaf to the demands to return it by a student athlete on the other side of the fence. Sometime later, the team members tie up Radio and lock him inside the gear shed. The team's coach, Harold Jones, hears the team members throw balls at the shed and goes to comfort Radio. Upon meeting Radio on the streets another day, Coach Jones asks Radio to visit and help at training. Coach Jones returns Radio to his home, where he meets Radio's mother. It is revealed that Radio has a brother named Walter, who does not live with them, and that their father died a few years prior.
Searching for Debra Winger, 1h37
Directed by Rosanna Arquette
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Feminist films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Political films
Actors Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Julia Ormond, Emmanuelle Béart, Hilary Shepard, Daryl Hannah
Roles Self
Rating63% 3.197363.197363.197363.197363.19736
Le film présente une interview de l'actrice Debra Winger qui s'est brusquement retirée de l'industrie du cinéma alors qu'elle était au sommet de sa carrière (bien qu'elle ait depuis repris son activité d'actrice). Il met en parallèle des interviews d'autres actrices célèbres.
Big Bad Love, 1h51
Directed by Arliss Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, Paul Le Mat, Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson, Michael Parks
Roles Marilyn
Rating58% 2.9021352.9021352.9021352.9021352.902135
Big Bad Love shares its title and characters with those in Mississippi writer Larry Brown's short story collection, particularly those in the book's final story, "92 Days".
Forget Paris, 1h41
Directed by Billy Crystal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna, Julie Kavner, Cynthia Stevenson, Richard Masur
Roles Ellen Andrews Gordon
Rating64% 3.2481753.2481753.2481753.2481753.248175
At a restaurant in New York City, Andy (Joe Mantegna) prepares to introduce his friends to his fiancée, Liz (Cynthia Stevenson). As the couple waits for the rest of the party to arrive, Andy begins telling Liz the strange story of how his friends Mickey (Billy Crystal) and Ellen (Debra Winger) came to know each other and fall in love. As each of Andy's friends arrive, more of the story is unfolded to Liz.
A Dangerous Woman, 1h41
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne, Laurie Metcalf, John Terry, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Roles Martha
Rating56% 2.8495752.8495752.8495752.8495752.849575
Martha Horgan (Winger) struggles to have a normal life in spite of being mentally challenged. She is fired from a job at the local dry-cleaner's after accusations of stealing from the cash register, something she believes the boyfriend of her work colleague Birdie (Chloe Webb) has been doing.
Shadowlands, 2h11
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Edward Hardwicke, Robert Flemyng, James Frain
Roles This script must be run from the command line
Rating72% 3.6496953.6496953.6496953.6496953.649695
The story follows Lewis as he meets an American fan, Joy Gresham, whom he befriends and eventually marries. The story also deals with his struggle with personal pain and grief: Lewis preaches that one should endure suffering with patience, but finds that the simple answers he had preached no longer apply when Joy becomes afflicted with cancer and eventually dies.
Wilder Napalm, 1h49
Directed by Glenn Gordon Caron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Debra Winger, Dennis Quaid, Arliss Howard, M. Emmet Walsh, Jim Varney
Roles Vida
Rating55% 2.752892.752892.752892.752892.75289
Wallace (Dennis Quaid) and Wilder Foudroyant (Arliss Howard) are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since a childhood tragedy where they accidentally killed a bum sleeping in a friend's "secret clubhouse," they've kept their firestarting abilities a secret. Now that they're grown up and estranged, Wallace (performing as Biff the Clown in a traveling carnival) wants to debut his talents on The David Letterman Show. Wilder has a monotonous job in a minuscule Kwik Foto booth at a dying mall and is a volunteer firefighter.
Leap of Faith, 1h48
Directed by Richard Pearce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, Lukas Haas, Meat Loaf
Roles Jane Larson
Rating60% 3.047493.047493.047493.047493.04749
Jonas Nightengale (Steve Martin) is a faith healer, loosely based on televangelist Peter Popoff, who makes a living traveling across America holding tent revival meetings and conducting purported miracles. He is helped by his friend and manager Jane Larson (Debra Winger) and an entourage of fellow con artists.