Check Out the Biography & Wiki of Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Hi Guys! With each season Stranger Things cast members are getting more attention. We all have known Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers in series. In this article, we cover her Biography in detail. So, let’s talk about her. Winona Laura Horowitz professionally known as Winona Ryder. She is an American actress. Ryder is born on 29 October 1971 in Winona County. She is 51 years old.

Since, 1986 she is working in Hollywood and has played various prominent roles. In 1988 she gained attention with her amazing performance in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice. Thereafter she rose to major roles in Hollywood. Also, she has received multiple awards and nominations as well. She received Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

She also won an Oscar for best actress award for Little Women. 

Winona Ryder Stranger Things 

She is currently playing Joyce Byers in Netflix’s popular Stranger Things series. This is one of the Protagonist’s characters in the show. She doles out her character as an elderly woman amidst teenagers. Now let’s talk about her character in the series.

Winona Ryder


Joyce Byers is a financially struggling single woman. She is the mother of Jonathan Byers and Will Byers. Also, she provides care to eleven as a mother. And a best friend with Jim Hopper. One day her son Will suddenly disappears, Joyce is certain that his son is communicating with her through the lights in her house. Everyone thought that she has a mental breakdown because of this incident.

But, she refused to believe that Will is dead. Later, with her friend Jim Hopper, local police, and Will’s friends they found there is an Upside Down dimension. And they rescue Will and saved him.

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Winona Ryder TV Shows & Movies

Winona is known for her major roles in the 90s. She is able to deliver diverse performances in various genres. Currently, she is working in The Strangers Things. But she is also part of some of the best screen works.

Winona Ryder

So, let’s know about Winona’s TV shows & Movies in detail.

Winona’s Movies

Sqaure DanceGemma
BeetlejuiceLydia Deetz
Great Balls of FireMyra Gale Lewis
Welcome Home.Dinky Bossetti
Night on EarthCorky
Bram Stoker’s DraculaWilhelmina “Mina” Murray
The Age Of InnocenceMay Welland
Reality BitesLelaina Pierce
Little WomenJosephine “Jo” March
How to Make on American QuiltFinn Dodd
Black SwanBeth MacIntyre
The DilemmaGeneva Backman
The IcemanDeborah Kuklinski
The LetterMartine
ExperimenterSasha Menkin Milgram
Destination WeddingLindsay


TV ShowRole
The SimpsonsAllison Taylor
Dr. Katz, Professional TherapistWinona
Strangers With CandyFran
When Love Is Not EnoughLois Wilson
Drunk HistoryMary Dyer
FriendsMelissa Warburton
Saturday Night LiveHost
Turks & CalcosMelanie Fall
Show Me A HeroVinni Restiano
Stranger ThingsJoyce Byers
Sarah Cooper: Everything’s FineLacey Groin


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Joyce Byers Stranger Things Wiki & Biography

  • Winona Laura Horowitz is born on October 29, 1971, in Winona County, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Her mother is an author, editor, and video producer. And her father is a publisher, an antiquarian bookseller.
  • Her father is an atheist and her mother Follows Buddhism.
  • In 1983, when is 12 years old Winona took her first acting lessons. By enrolling at the American Conservatory Theater nearby San Francisco.



Winona Ryder has been on The famous television Series “Friends”. She played Melissa Warburton in “The One with Rachel’s Big Kiss.” Episode.

Real NameWinona Laura Horowitz
Professional NameWinona Ryder
Date Of BirthOctober 29, 1971
Place of BirthWinona County, Minnesota, U.S.
Father NameMichael Horowitz
Mother NameCynthia Palmer
Relationship StatusIn a relationship
BoyfriendJohnny Depp 1990-1993
Scott Mackinlay Hahn Since 2011- Present
Height5’6’’ feet
Weight58 kg
Net Worth$30 million
  • She has Aquaphobia i.e. fear of water. At a young age, she drowned in water.
  • In 2016 Ryder met actor Johnny Depp and was engaged to him from the year 1989 to 1993.
  • Since 2011 she is in a relationship with fashion designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn.

In her career, she has played various roles and there is Rise and Fall many times. But she always stood up and never let things ruin her career. 

Now, let’s talk about Winona’s Net worth.

Net Worth$30 Million
Assets$18 Million
Investments$17 Million
Annual Income$6 Million

Since 2016 to present she has starred in Netflix’s science fiction series Stranger Things.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder

In the year 1989 at the Great Balls of Fire Premiere night, Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp met their eyes. Thereafter began dating. At that time she is 17 years old. As they fall in love so they got engaged in 1990.

Relationship with Johnny Depp

But, their relationship lasted for about 3 years and they part their ways in 1993. This was an unimaginable spilt and fans were also heartbroken.

Relationship with Keanu Reeves

A few years back, Winona and Keanu Reeves are working on a film together. On the sets of the film Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. They accidentally got hitched and they didn’t realize it was for real.

Relationship with Keanu Reeves

The duo has done four movies together. In an interview, they confirmed that they are still married in the eyes of god. As in the sets of Dracula, the priest was real. Currently, Keanu Reeves is in a relationship with his girlfriend Alexandra Grant.

 Winona Ryder and Scott Mackinlay Hahn

Nearly a decade later, In 2011 Winona found her soulmate in the designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn. They Keep much of their romance private and only appear on a few red carpets together.

Relations hip with Scott Mackinlay Hahn

Because of the previous spilt relationship, Winona hesitates to get married again. Since 2011 she has been dating Scott and has kept many details about her relationship under wraps.


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Winona Social Media

Now, it’s time to talk about the social media details of Winona Ryder. Since 90’s is a star and has a huge fan base. Currently, she is known for role play in stranger things. So, here is the detail of her social media handles.

social Media

Instagram account @winonaryderofficial

Twitter Account    – @Winona___Ryder

 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Net Worth of Winona Ryder?

Her Net worth is $30 Million.

What is Winona’s Boyfriend’s name?

Scott Mackinlay is the current boyfriend of Winona Ryder.

Is Winona still in a relationship with Johnny Depp?

No, the couple split in 1993. They are not together anymore.

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