The sensationally gorgeous Winona Ryder has spent most of her life acting. She began her career in the industry as a child actor and now plays a mom.
Ryder, who was a kind of generational icon, has been nominated for Academy Awards twice and has received several awards like Golden Globe Award for her contribution to the industry.
She made her debut in the drama Lucas in 1986. She is known for her roles in the movies like ‘Stranger Things,’ 'Girl, Interrupted,' 'Heathers,' and 'Edward Scissorhands.'
Is Winona Ryder Married?
Over the years, Winona Ryder has been romantically linked to several renowned actors and musicians.
The list includes American actor Johnny Deep, rock band Soul Asylum’s lead vocalist Dave Pirner, actor Matt Damon and fashion designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn.
Her love life created quite a buzz when she was engaged to Depp for a time in the 1990s. During that time Depp even had tattooed her name on his arm.
Despite being linked to a lot of A-list actors during her more than 30 years as a performer, she has never been married in real life.
However, Ryder was married to Keanu Reeves on screen by a real priest. The duo filmed a scene in the 1992 movie Dracula for which Ryder thought that they were married in real life.
Talking about the on-screen wedding during an interview with EW in 2018, Ryder said,
“We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life.”
“In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.”
Ryder has opened up about the reason why she hasn’t been married yet. During an interview with The Edit in 2016, she said,
“I'm a serial monogamist. I'd rather never have been married than been divorced a few times. Not that there's anything wrong with divorce, but I don't think I could do it if that was a possibility. When your parents are madly in love for 45 years, your standards are really high. But I've been happily with someone for quite a while now."
Despite the huge fame that Ryder has garnered from her profession, she has been successful in keeping her personal life out of the spotlight.
The privacy in her love life has left people to wonder whether she is dating anyone or not.
Ryder has been relishing a private relationship with her longtime partner, Scott Mackinlay Hahn. The duo has been dating for around ten years.
Together since 2011, Ryder and Mackinlay have walked several red carpets together and have attended different high-profile events.
Actress Winona Ryder has been linked with a lot of A-list celebrities throughout her career. Here are some of the leading men in Ryder’s life.
In the mid-‘80s, Ryder was in a relationship with Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe. The duo appeared together in Alan Hines’ Square Dance in 1987 where Ryder played the role of a 13-year-old country girl Gemma Dillard and Rob played the character of 21-year-old Rory Torrance. They were later seen together at Golden Globes.
After parting ways with Rob, she was reportedly dating Christian Slater, her costar from Heathers. Ryder played the role of Veronica Sawyer and Christian played the role of Jason "J.D." Dean in the 1989 American black comedy teen film. They struck up a romance while working on the cult classic and were in a relationship from 1988 to 1989.
One of her most famous relationships was with Johnny Depp. Their relationship began in the late ‘80s which got serious within no time.
They were engaged in 1990 and Depp even inked her name. He tattooed "Winona Forever" which he twitched to read "Wino Forever" after their split. They broke up in 1993, which Ryder calls her "first heartbreak."
Ryder was then in a relationship with Soul Asylum frontman David Pirner with whom she parted ways in 1996. Meanwhile, she was linked to The X-Files star, David Duchovny.
In late 1997, Ryder met Matt Damon through their mutual friend Gwyneth Paltrow. The couple fell in love and eventually began dating. They even attended the Golden Globes in 2000. They separated later that year.
Ryder was also linked with American rockstar Beck and singer-songwriter Pete Yorn.
She was also in a relationship with Helmet frontman, Page Hamilton, in 2003. She was the inspiration behind most of the songs of the band’s 2004 album Size Matters.
Some other celebrities like Henry Alex, Rubin, Blake Sennett, Tom Green, and James Gooding were also linked to Winona Ryder.
Winona Ryder Children
Winona Ryder doesn’t have any children in real life. However, her portrayal of mom Joyce Byers on the Netflix series Stranger Things made people wonder whether she has kids in real life or not.
She has also been asked about how she played the role of mother with such ease. In an interview with New York Magazine in 2016, Ryder said,
“I’m getting asked a lot, ‘You don’t have kids, so how do you know how to act like a mother?”
“I know nothing could compare, and I haven’t had that experience, but when my niece was born, I felt like I would jump in front of a car and die for this little person I didn’t even know yet.”
Likewise, she shared that she loved playing the role of a mother and felt tremendous compassion for her feeling that she was one of these people that had dreams.
She was born to Cynthia Palmer (née Istas) and her husband Michael D. Horowitz. Talking about her parents’ profession, her father is an author, editor, and publisher.
Michael, who is also an antiquarian bookseller, worked as an archivist for psychologist Timothy Leary. Timothy was Ryder’s godfather.
Likewise, her mother Cynthia is also an author. She is also an editor and video producer.
She has two older half-siblings- half-sister Sunyata Palmer and half-brother Jubal Palmer from her mother’s previous marriage. She has a younger brother named Urie.
Winona Ryder Net Worth
Actress Winona Ryder achieved massive fame, fortune, and glory in the late 1980s to early 2000s.
With around 35 years of career as an actress, Ryder has been able to amass a huge net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth in 2021 is estimated to be $18 million. Likewise, her salary is estimated to be $350 Thousand.
Ryder is known for her roles in Stranger Things (2016-present), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Reality Bites (1994), Heathers (1988), Beetlejuice (1988), and many more.
Most recently, she was seen in The Plot Against America (2020) and Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (2020).
- American actress Winona Ryder was born in the year 1971 in Winona, Minnesota.
- She is currently at the age of 49.
- Her real name is Winona Laura Horowitz. She was named after her hometown and her middle name is given after writer Aldous Huxley's wife because of her parents’ friendship.
- Her parents’ names are Michael D. Horowitz and Cynthia Palmer.
- She was caught shoplifting more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, California in December 2001.
- Her favorite actresses are Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sigourney Weaver.
- Ryder also plays guitar. She is into music and her favorite band is The Replacements.
- Her estimated net worth is $18 million.