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Mare Winningham

Mare Winninham

After nearly a decade of TV appearances (“Young Pioneers”, “Special Olympics” & “Amber Waves”) Mare won a role in the definitive Brat Pack movie “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985). Other notable films include, “Nobody’s Fool” (1986), “Made In Heaven” (1987), “Miracle Mile”  (1988), “Turner & Hooch” (1989), “Hard Promises” (91) & “Georgia” (1995) for which she received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Supporting Actress”.

 Mare Winningham Fact File :

Birth Name: Mary Megan Winningham

Date Of Birth: 16th May 1959

Place Of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Spouses: William Maple (1983 - Present)
Adolph Martinez (Unknown - 1981)

* When Mare starred in her one & only Brat Pack Movie, “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985), she was pregnant at the time.

* Mare’s first major acting role was in the TV pilot “Young Pioneers” (1976). This was followed by a second TV movie, “Young Pioneers Christmas” (1976) & later the short lived “Young Pioneers” TV series (1978), which only lasted 3 episodes.

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Mare Winningham’s Top 10 Movies on VHS & DVD :

St. Elmo's Fire [DVD](1985) DVD
"Big Chill"-style serio-comedy about the lives, loves and challenges faced by a group of friends as they leave college and enter "the real world." Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham star. 108 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 4.0, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo, Portuguese Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; audio commentary; featurette; music video; theatrical trailers; filmographies; scene access.

Turner & Hooch [DVD](1989) DVD
Pleasurable "policeman's best friend" comedy stars Tom Hanks as a fastidious detective who, to crack a difficult murder investigation, is forced to team with the sole eyewitness: an immense, sloppy, foul-tempered pooch. Co-stars Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, and Beasley as Hooch. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo.

Miracle Mile [DVD](1989) DVD
Harry knew his day wasn't going right when he intercepted a phone call telling him that World War III was only 70 minutes away. Now he's got to convince people that the bombs are on their way...or die trying. Outrageous blend of suspense and dark humor stars Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar, Mykel T. Williamson, Denise Crosby. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.

Fatal Exposure [VHS](1991) VHS
In this electrifying thriller, a single mother picks up the wrong photos from a lab and soon finds herself and her children endangered by a maniacal killer. Hmmm...should have used Fotomat. Mare Winningham, Nick Mancuso and Christopher McDonald star. 89 min.

The War [DVD](1994) DVD
From "Fried Green Tomatoes" director Jon Avnet comes this heartfelt drama set in Mississippi in 1970, where 11-year-old twins build a treehouse, then join their friends in defending it from neighborhood toughies. Meanwhile, father Kevin Costner returns home from Vietnam, devastated by his own combat experiences. Elijah Wood, Mare Winningham also star. 126 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; biographies; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Wyatt Earp [DVD](1994) DVD
The oft-filmed tale of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral gets a dramatic modernist spin from co-writer/director Lawrence Kasdan and star Kevin Costner. As farmer-turned-outlaw-turned-marshal, Costner's Earp comes to the frontier town of Tombstone and teams with his brothers and ally Doc Holliday in the fateful shootout with the Clanton gang. Dennis Quaid co-stars as Holliday; with Gene Hackman, Jeff Fahey, Michael Madsen. 190 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; "making of" documentary; audio commentary; deleted scenes.

Better Off Dead [VHS](1995) VHS
A female thief, forger and prostitute is charged with killing a cop and finds help in her case from an attorney who once prosecuted her. Mare Winningham, Tyra Ferrell and Kevin Tighe star. Executive produced by Gloria Steinem. 91 min.

Georgia [DVD](1995) DVD
Intense personal drama starring Jennifer Jason Leigh as a substance-addicted grunge rocker who lives in the shadow of folk-rock star sister Mare Winningham. When Leigh joins Winningham and her family in her Washington State home after a gig that falters, fireworks ignite between the sisters. Ted Levine co-stars; written by Barbara Turner (Leigh's mother). 117 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo.

Under Pressure [DVD](1999) DVD
Charles Sheen is a fireman known for his heroics in a time of danger. When his wife leaves him, Sheen goes off the deep end and soon terrorizes his next-door neighbor and her two children. Mare Winningham and John Ratzenberger also star in this thriller. AKA: "Bad Day on the Block." 88 min.

The Maldonado Miracle [DVD](2003) DVD
Salma Hayek made her directorial debut with this moving family drama about the power of faith and its effect on a dying town. After a statue of Jesus appears to cry tears of blood, the citizens of San Ramos begin experiencing a series of fortuitous events that could pull their burned-out burg out of its financial crisis. But when the "miracle" turns out to be less than divinely influenced, the townfolk are left with more questions than answers. Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham, Ruben Blades star. 100 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary by Hayek; interviews; filmographies.


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