Mare Winningham

Mare Winningham ( born May 16, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona as Mary Megan Winningham ) is an American actress.

Life and achievements

Winningham comes from a large family. She grew up in Northridge (California ), where her father worked at the California State University.

Winningham made ​​her debut in the TV Western Wild new country from the year 1976 in television drama Amber Waves (1980 ) she played opposite Dennis Weaver and Kurt Russell.; for this role, she received the 1980 Emmy Award. In the SF- Drama heart surgeon Dr. Vrain (1981 ) she played alongside Donald Sutherland and Jeff Goldblum, for which she was nominated in 1983 for a Genie Award. In the film St. Elmo 's Fire (1985 ) she starred opposite Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore and Andie MacDowell in one of the major roles. For her role in the SF- action film Night of Decision (1988 ) she was nominated in 1990 for the Independent Spirit Award.

In the film drama The War ( 1994) Winningham played the role of Lois Simmons, wife of Stephen Simmons ( Kevin Costner ) and mother of Stu Simmons (Elijah Wood). In the film drama Georgia ( 1995), in which she played opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, she took over the title role of Georgia. For this role she was nominated in 1996 for an Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award and won an Independent Spirit Award.

For her role in the television biography George Wallace ( 1997) by John Frankenheimer, in which she starred opposite Gary Sinise and Angelina Jolie, Winningham was nominated in 1998 for a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Satellite Award. She won the 1998 Emmy Award. In the years 1998 and 1999 she appeared in the television series Emergency Room - The emergency room at as Dr. Amanda Lee. In the TV drama The Maldonado Miracle (2003) by Salma Hayek, she played alongside Peter Fonda one of the main roles for which she was nominated in 2004 for a Daytime Emmy Award.

Winningham was briefly married in 1981 to actor A Martinez. In 1983 she married William Maple, with whom she has four children.

Filmography (selection)