Winona Ryder – Net worth, Early Life, Relationship and Childhood

Born Winona Laura Horowitz but popularly known as Winona Ryder is a famous actress in the Hollywood business. Her family and pals call her ‘Noni.’ She is an actress, film producer, a voice artist, and manufacturer by profession.


Her physical appearance can be described as an alluring lady with a down-to-earth personality. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall (164cm) and weighs around 52 kg (114 lbs). She possesses a tiny figure with amazing body proportions and an hourglass body.

Winona Ryder Net Worth Summary


Winona Ryder is an American actress and a model. Her net worth is $18 million as of 2022. She earned her net worth through her acting and modeling career. She is primarily known for acting in popular Hollywood films like The Crucible, Mermaids, Edward Scissorhands, Heathers, The Age of Innocence, Girl, Interrupted, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mermaids, Beetlejuice, and Little Women amongst others.


She is a renowned actress and a model in the entertainment industry who has amassed a massive fan following because of her talents and has won several accolades in her career. She also remains in the spotlight due to her past relationship with famous Hollywood actor Johnny Deep.

Winona Ryder Biography 


Winona Ryder was born on October 29, 1971, in Winona, Minnesota, United States. As of 2022, she is 51 years of age. She was raised in a high-class family and was named after the town, Winona. Her nationality is American and is Christian by religion. Ryder’s star sign is Scorpio. 


She finished her early education at Kenilworth Junior High School in Petaluma, California in the year 1989. After that, to pursue her acting lessons, she went to the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. 


Ryder marked her acting debut in the 1986 film “Lucas” where she played the role of Rina. She then decided to change her surname to Ryder instead of Horowitz. She got her breakthrough from the 1988 movie “Beetlejuice” which was a box office success. 


In the early 2000s, she took a hiatus from acting and made a remarkable comeback to the screen in the 2009 film Star Trek, Frankenweenie which was released in 2012, and most significantly, in 2016 she landed herself a role as Joyce Byers in the popular Netflix’s original series “Stranger Things” which she earned nominations like the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award.

Family & Relationships


Born to Michael Horowitz, a bookseller, author, editor, and publisher, and Cynthia Palmer also an author, editor, and video producer. Ryder has three siblings, two brothers, and a sister. She has an elder half-brother named Jubal Palmer, and an elder half-sister named Sunyata Palmer, and a younger brother named Uri Horowitz.


The actress comes from a well-settled Christian from Winona. Her family then relocated to Petaluma, California.


Ryder’s marital status is not known as she strictly likes to keep her private affairs under wraps and away from the limelight especially about her love life. However, it was reported that the 51-year-old actress has been linked with Scott Mackinlay Hahn, a businessman since 2011, and still seems to be going strong. In the past, she was also associated with Matt Damon, David Anthony Pirner, and Johnny Depp with whom she was previously engaged but soon after, they called it quits. Along with these associations, Ryder was also involved with numerous famous stars for a short time.



Her family relocated to Petaluma when she was just ten years old. Ryder received her early education at Kenilworth Junior High where she was severely bullied. 


In 2000, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Ryder shared her dreadful experience yet a satisfying revengeful story about her early school years which then went viral.


“I was wearing an old Salvation Army–shop boy’s suit. I had a hall pass, so I went to the [girls’] bathroom,” she explained. “I heard people saying, ‘Hey, faggot.’ They slammed my head into a locker. I fell to the ground and they started to kick the sh** out of me. I had to have stitches. The school kicked me out, not the bullies. Years later, I went to a coffee shop in Petaluma, and I ran into one of the girls who’d kicked me, and she said, ‘Winona, Winona, can I have your autograph?’ and I said, ‘Do you remember me? I went to Kenilworth. Remember how, in seventh grade, you beat up that kid?’ and she said, ‘Kind of,’ and I said, ‘That was me. Go f— yourself!'”


Even after all this, she began her acting career promptly after relocating to Petaluma. Her parents were reluctant about her choice and insisted that she get a 4.0-grade point average and work on her off days. At the age of 13, she landed a role in her first film “Lucas” which eventually made the bullying much worse. 


However, she did graduate with a 4.0 and is currently busy with many new projects in the industry. Today she is one of the well-known actresses in the Hollywood industry.

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