BIRDS OF PREY
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD (Huntress) is an immensely talented
actress with a gift
for taking on challenging roles and bringing dynamic characters to life on
screen. As she fearlessly
evolves her body of work with each new project, Winstead is fast becoming one of
talents across both independent and mainstream platforms.
Winstead is currently in production on Netflix's assassin thriller "Kate,"
Harrelson. The story revolves around a female assassin who, after being poisoned
and given less
than 24 hours to live, must go on a manhunt through the streets of Tokyo to take
her murderer before she dies. The film is written by Umair Aleem and directed by
Cedric NicolasTroyan. David Leitch, Kelly McCormick, Patrick Newall and Bryan
Unkeless, who worked with
Winstead on "Birds of Prey...," serve as producers on the film.
Previously, Winstead was seen in "Gemini Man," opposite Will Smith and
directed by Ang
Lee. She stars as Danny, an operative who is ordered to surveil Henry Brogan
(Smith), an elite
assassin who becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly
predict his every
move, and soon finds herself immersed in the action.
Winstead made her theater debut this Spring in the off-Broadway psychodrama
City," in which she starred opposite Colin Woodell. Set in a sparse Manhattan
City" explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and
9/11. The play, which
received its world premiere at London's Royal Court in 2006, is the story of a
young widow who
receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband.
On the silver screen, she was most recently seen in Season 3 of the
FX show "Fargo," as the crafty and alluring Nikki Swango who is focused on
always being at least
one move ahead of her opponents. This role earned her a nomination for a Critics
in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series.
Last year, Winstead starred in the raw dramedy "All About Nina," in which she
an outstanding central performance as Nina, a bracingly funny and blisteringly
provocative standup comedian whose personal life is a near-complete disaster.
Written and directed by Eva Vives,
the film was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Tribeca Film
Winstead's other recent credits and award nominations include J.J. Abram's
thriller "10 Cloverfield Lane," in which she was the female lead opposite John
Goodman and John
Gallagher Jr.; reprising her role as Lucy Gennaro McClane in John Moore's action
thriller "A Good
Day to Die Hard"; "The Spectacular Now," alongside Shailene Woodley; Timur
film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter";
Ponsoldt's critically acclaimed "Smashed," for which she received a 2013 Indie
nomination for Best Female Lead; "The Thing," opposite Joel Edgerton; Edgar
Wright's comic-tofilm adaptation of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," alongside
Michael Cera and Anna Kendrick; Emilio
Estevez's drama "Bobby," alongside William H. Macy, Sharon Stone and Anthony
received two Golden Globe nominations in addition to a Screen Actors Guild
nomination for Best
Ensemble Cast; "The Hollars"; "Swiss Army Man"; "Kill the Messenger"; "A Glimpse
Mind of Charles Swan III"; and "Live Free or Die Hard."
Her television credits include a starring role in the TBS mini-series "Mercy
produced by Ridley Scott, alongside Josh Radnor and Gary Cole; CBS's "Braindead"
Tveit and Tony Shalhoub; and A&E's "The Returned."
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