Mare Winningham

Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham 2012.jpg
Winningham in 2012
Mary Megan Winningham

(1959-05-16) May 16, 1959 (age 59)
OccupationActress, singer-songwriter
Years active1976–present
  • A Martinez (m. 1981)
  • William Mapel (m. 1981–1996)
  • Jason Trucco (m. 2008–2012)
Anthony Edwards, 2016

Mary Megan "Mare" Winningham (ɛər/; born May 16, 1959) is an American actress and singer-songwriter.[1] An eight-time Emmy Award nominee, she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Amber Waves in 1980 and George Wallace in 1998. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1995 film Georgia.

Winningham's other film and TV roles include St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Miracle Mile (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), The War (1994), Dandelion (2004), Swing Vote (2008), Brothers (2009), Mildred Pierce (2011), Hatfields & McCoys (2012) and four seasons of American Horror Story: Coven (2013), Freak Show (2014), Hotel (2015-16) and Cult (2017). She made her New York stage debut in the 2007 Off-Broadway musical 10 Million Miles, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. and her Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of Picnic. In 2014, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the original Broadway production of Casa Valentina.

Early life

Winningham was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and raised in Northridge, California.[2] She is the daughter of Marilyn Jean (née Maloney) and Sam Neal Winningham.[3][4][5] She has three brothers and one sister. Her father was the chairman of the Department of Physical Education at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and her mother was an English teacher and college counselor at Monroe High School. She credits her first interest in acting to seeing an interview with Kym Karath (who played Gretl in The Sound of Music) on Art Linkletter's television show House Party when she was five or six years old.

Winningham attended Andasol Ave. Elementary School, where her favorite activities included drama and playing the guitar and drums. She took the extended drama option at Patrick Henry Junior High School and continued to study over her summer vacations at CSUN's Teenage Drama Workshop. It was at this time that she adopted the nickname "Mare". Her mother arranged for her to go to Chatsworth High School. In grade 12, Winningham starred in a production of The Sound of Music, playing the part of Maria, opposite classmate Kevin Spacey as Captain Von Trapp.[6] She graduated co-valedictorian (with Spacey) of her high school class in 1977.[7]

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