|Mary Elizabeth Winstead|
Winstead at the premiere of Grindhouse in Austin, Texas, March 2007
|Born||Mary Elizabeth Winstead|
November 28, 1984
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.
|Years active||1997 ─ present|
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is a SAG Award- and Young Artist Award-nominated American actress. For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Rocky Mount is an All-America City Award -winning city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the coastal plains of the U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG to recognize outstanding performances by members The Young Artist Awards are presented yearly by the Young Artist Foundation The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works
She has been called a scream queen, à la Jamie Lee Curtis, because of her roles in such horror films as Final Destination 3, Death Proof, and Black Christmas, but has branched out into other genres, including comedy (Sky High), drama (Bobby) and action (Live Free or Die Hard). A scream queen is an actress who has become associated with Horror films either through an appearance in a notable entry in the Genre, as a frequent victim Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22 1958 is a two-time Golden Globe -winning BAFTA -winning and Emmy -nominated American Film Horror films are Movies that strive to elicit Fear, Horror and terror responses from viewers Final Destination 3 is a 2006 Supernatural thriller, and the third film in the Final Destination series. Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man Black Christmas (or Black X-Mas) is a 2006 Remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Comedy film is a genre of Film in which the main emphasis is on humor. Sky High is a 2005 Superhero film from Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mike Mitchell and was written by Paul Hernandez A drama film is a Film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes Bobby is a Golden Globe Award -nominated historical Drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez. Action movies are a Film genre where action sequences such as fights, Shootouts Stunts Car chases or explosions either take precedence Live Free or Die Hard, released as Die Hard 40 outside the United States is a 2007 Action film, and the fourth installment in
Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the daughter of Betty Lou (née Knight) and James Ronald Winstead. Rocky Mount is an All-America City Award -winning city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the coastal plains of the U When she was five, her family moved to Sandy, Utah. Sandy (also known as Sandy City) is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, and a suburb of Salt Lake City. Her interest in performing art also began to emerge with interests in ballet and acting. The performing arts are those forms of Art which differ from the Plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artist's own Body, Face and presence Ballet is a formalized form of Dance with its origins in the French court further developed in France and Russia as a Concert dance Acting is the work of an Actor or Actress, which is a person in Theatre, Television, Film, or any other Storytelling As a child, Winstead appeared in the Mountain West Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker (Щелкунчик Shchelkunchik) Op 71 is a Fairy tale - Ballet in two acts three scenes by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Hoping to become a ballerina, at the age of eleven, she received the opportunity to study dance in a summer program of the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. The Joffrey Ballet is a dance company founded in 1956 From 1995 to 2004 the company was known as The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. The City of New York There, she studied ballet and jazz dance, but decided to also study acting. Jazz dance is an umbrella term that can refer to several related dance styles Winstead ended up appearing on Broadway during Donny Osmond’s successful run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond (born on December 9 1957 in Ogden Utah, USA) is an American Singer, Musician, Actor Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second British Musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice She was also a member of the International Children's Choir during her youth and honed her skills performing at her church.
She began her acting career in the late 1990s, guest starring in episodes of the CBS dramas Touched by an Angel and Promised Land, before being cast as Jessica Bennett in the NBC soap opera Passions, a role she played from 1999 to 2000. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Touched by an Angel is an American Drama Television series that chronicles the missions of a group of Angels sent by God Promised Land is a Television series which ran on CBS from 1996 to 1999. Jessica Bennett is a Fictional character on the NBC / DirecTV Soap opera Passions. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Passions is an American television Soap opera created by She subsequently appeared in the short-lived CBS drama series Wolf Lake (2001-2002), and in the made-for-television film Monster Island (2002). CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Monster Island (not to be confused with the fictional island in the Godzilla movies is the name of a Campy 2004 Made-for-TV
Trying her hand at comedy, she went the independent film route as the Jewish daughter of a large, zany family in the indie feature Checking Out, but her screen time fared better in the more mainstream Walt Disney Pictures confection Sky High, which was both financially and critically successful. Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the Hollywood Studio system, a series of oligopolistic practices by several PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Checking Out is a 2005 Feature film directed by Jeff Hare and written by Richard Marcus and Allen Swift. Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established Sky High is a 2005 Superhero film from Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mike Mitchell and was written by Paul Hernandez She starred as Gwen Grayson, the in-disguise alter ego of the supervillain Royal Pain. Gwen Grayson is a fictional character from the film Sky High.
After the exposure Sky High provided, 2006 saw her forge a professional relationship with the creative team of James Wong and Glen Morgan, formerly best known for their memorable contributions to The X-Files. The year 2006 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest James Wong ( Chinese: 黃毅瑜 Pinyin: Huáng Yìyú Jyutping: Wong4 Ngai6 Jyu4 (B Glen Morgan is an American Television producer, Writer and director, best known for his screen works of The X-Files, The X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award -winning American Science fiction television series created by Chris Carter She and her co-star, Ryan Merriman, landed in the path of the grim reaper’s master plan in Final Destination 3. Ryan Earl Merriman (born April 10, 1983) is an American Actor. In English Death is often given the name the " Grim Reaper " and shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large Scythe, and wearing a midnight black gown robe Final Destination 3 is a 2006 Supernatural thriller, and the third film in the Final Destination series. She had failed to land a part in the second film in the trilogy, but found her place in the third instalment, which to this day is the most successful of the trilogy. Final Destination 2 is a 2003 Supernatural thriller, and sequel to the 2000 hit Final Destination. Morgan and Wong wanted to collaborate with her again and convinced her to appear in their sorority slasher Black Christmas. Black Christmas (or Black X-Mas) is a 2006 Remake of the 1974 film of the same name. The film, however, failed with critics and viewers. One day, she inadvertently received a chance to lampoon horror scream queens when The Tonight Show host Jay Leno, unaware of who she was, knocked on her front door and included her in a comedy segment spoofing horror movies. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as appropriate --> The Tonight Show is a long-running James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (born April 28 1950 is an Emmy Award -winning American Stand-up comedian and Television host
The same year, she appeared in Emilio Estevez's Bobby, a valentine to the politics and morals of Robert F. Kennedy, which drew moderate critical attention, and became a minor box office success. Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild (SAG Award -nominated American Actor Bobby is a Golden Globe Award -nominated historical Drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez. Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20 1925 – June 6 1968 also called RFK, was the United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a The film's cast included Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, and Sharon Stone, but most of her scenes were with Shia LaBeouf and Brian Geraghty. Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American award-winning Actor of screen and stage, as well as Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born 31 December 1937 is a Welsh Film, stage and Television Actor. Christopher Ashton Kutcher ( commonly known as Ashton Kutcher (born February 7 1978 is an American actor and former fashion model best known for playing Michael William Hall Macy Jr (born March 13, 1950) is an Academy Award -nominated double Emmy - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11 1962 is an American Actress. Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning Actress, producer, and former Shia Saide LaBeouf (ˈʃaɪə ləˈbʌf "SHY-uh luh-BUFF" born June 11 1986 is an American actor and Comedian. Brian Timothy Geraghty (born 13 May, 1974) is an American Film and television Actor. She and her co-stars were nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture. The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in
In 2007, she appeared in a pair of high-profile event films. Quentin Tarantino cast her as a well-intentioned but vapid and naïve actress in his high-speed segment of Grindhouse titled Death Proof, his half of a double-billed feature. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man The film failed to produce ticket sales, but drew critical acclaim. The same summer, hot off the heels of its release, Winstead received another shot at action as Lucy McClane in Live Free or Die Hard alongside Bruce Willis. Live Free or Die Hard, released as Die Hard 40 outside the United States is a 2007 Action film, and the fourth installment in Walter Bruce Willis (March 19 1955 is an American actor and Singer-songwriter. The film earned over $130 million domestically and drew excellent reviews, making it the highest grossing film that features Mary Elizabeth.
She has recently screen tested for the role of Wonder Woman in the film adaption of Justice League. The Justice League sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short is a Fictional DC Comics superhero team. 
She is due to star in Make it Happen, a dance film to be shot in and around Chicago and Winnipeg. Make it Happen is a 2008 dancing film directed by Darren Grant and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead ( Death Proof This is a list of movies featuring recognizable dance forms, demonstrating them shedding light on their origin or being the base of a plot Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population It was also announced on May 16, 2008, that Winstead would co-star opposite Michael Cera in forthcoming comic-book adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Michael Austin Cera (pronounced ˈsɛrə born June 7 1988 is a Canadian Television and Film actor best known for playing George Michael Bluth in Scott Pilgrim is a Comedy / The World. Filming is due to start in the fall.
|Year||Title||Role||Notes||Domestic Box Office|
|2005||Checking Out||Lisa Apple||supporting role||$31,000|
|Sky High||Gwen Grayson||supporting role||$63,939,454|
|The Ring Two||Young Evelyn||minor role||$75,941,727|
|2006||Black Christmas||Heather Lee||supporting role||$16,235,738|
|Bobby||Susan Taylor||supporting role||$11,205,901|
|Final Destination 3||Wendy Christensen||lead role||$54,098,051|
|2007||Live Free or Die Hard||Lucy McClane||supporting role||$134,473,395|
|Grindhouse: Death Proof||Lee Montgomery||supporting role||$25,031,037|
|Factory Girl||Ingrid Superstar||minor role||$1,661,464|
|2008||Make It Happen||Lauryn||lead role||N/A|
|2009||Scott Pilgrim vs. The World||Ramona V. The year 2005 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with movies like The Devil's Rejects, Cheaper Checking Out is a 2005 Feature film directed by Jeff Hare and written by Richard Marcus and Allen Swift. Sky High is a 2005 Superhero film from Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mike Mitchell and was written by Paul Hernandez The Ring Two is a 2005 American Horror film, and a Sequel to the 2002 film The Ring, which The year 2006 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest Black Christmas (or Black X-Mas) is a 2006 Remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Bobby is a Golden Globe Award -nominated historical Drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez. Final Destination 3 is a 2006 Supernatural thriller, and the third film in the Final Destination series. 2007 saw major releases such as The Simpsons Movie, National Treasure Book of Secrets, Live Free or Die Hard, released as Die Hard 40 outside the United States is a 2007 Action film, and the fourth installment in John McClane is a Fictional character and the Protagonist in the Die Hard series of films Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man This article is about the film Factory Girl See Factory Girl (song for the Rolling Stones song Make it Happen is a 2008 dancing film directed by Darren Grant and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead ( Death Proof 2009 in film has numerous films in production to be released in 2009 as well as films that have announced release dates but have yet to begin filming Scott Pilgrim is a Comedy / Flowers||lead role||N/A|