Since her stunning breakthrough in Urban Cowboy, DEBRA WINGER
(Mary) has long been acknowledged as one of the screen's finest actresses. Her
roles in Shadowlands, An Officer And A Gentleman and Terms Of Endearment all
garnered Winger Academy Award nominations.
It was her co-starring role with John Travolta in Urban Cowboy that brought her
to the world's attention. Winger went on to co-star with Nick Nolte in Cannery
Row, and work again with her mentor, James Bridges, in Mike's Murder before
winning an Oscar nomination for her performance opposite Richard Gere in An
Officer And A Gentleman. Her second Oscar nomination came for her role in Terms
She made Betrayed, a film directed by Costa Gavras about white supremacy, in
1988. Winger's films of the 90's include Bernardo Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky,
Leap Of Faith with Steve Martin, Forget Paris with Billy Crystal and Wilder
Napalm with Arliss Howard and Dennis Quaid. Winger received a Golden Globe
nomination for her role in A Dangerous Woman and her third Oscar nomination for
her performance in Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins.
She has appeared in several plays at the A.R.T., has toured with Michael Tilson
Thomas and the New World Symphony, and received a fellowship at Harvard
University with Dr. Robert Coles - teaching The Literature of Social Reflection.
She produced and co-starred in Big Bad Love which was written and directed by
Arliss Howard. She was the subject of the 2003 documentary film Searching For
Debra Winger and appeared in Radio with Ed Harris, Eulogy with Ray Romano, and
HBO's drama about the genocide in Rwanda Sometimes In April. She was nominated
for an Emmy for her work in Dawn Anna.
She starred in a season of HBO's series In Treatment and was nominated for an
Independent Spirit award for Best Actress in Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting
Married. Simon & Schuster published her first collection of essays entitled
"Undiscovered" in 2010. She co-produced the documentary Gasland, which was
nominated for an Academy Award and helped to ban hydro-fracking in the state of
New York. She made her Broadway debut in 2012 starring in The Anarchist written
and directed by David Mamet. She currently co-stars in Season 2 of The Ranch for
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