Mary Elizabeth Winstead Career Milestones
Born: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Date of Birth: 28 November 1984
Birth Place: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA
Height: 5′ 8″ (1,73 m)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a gifted actress, known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim Dünyaya Karsi (2010), she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Paramparça (2012), for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as genre fare like Son durak 3 (2006) and Quentin Tarantino’s Ölüm geçirmez (2007).
Mary Elizabeth Winstead began her career in performing arts at a young age in Salt Lake City, Utah. In her adolescent years, Winstead’s exceptional talent in dancing and acting earned her the opportunity to study dance at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Soon after, she was appearing on Broadway and singing in the International Children’s Choir. After years of hard work, Winstead’s passion for the performing arts has blossomed into a successful career in Hollywood’s competitive film and television industry.
Winstead recently finished filming 20th Century Fox’s period vampire adventure Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, starring as Mary Todd Lincoln opposite Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln). The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and is based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith. The movie tells the story of how Lincoln fought vampires during the Civil War, and also stars Dominic Cooper and Anthony Mackie. The film is slated for release on June 22, 2012.
In the summer of 2010, Winstead was seen starring opposite Michael Cera in the Universal Pictures action-comedy-fantasy film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The movie is based on the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley and was directed by Edgar Wright. The film also starred Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman, Brandon Routh and Anna Kendrick.
Winstead’s other film credits include Grindhouse Presents: Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, in which she starred alongside Kurt Russell and Rosario Dawson. It was in this film that Winstead got to share her vocal skills by singing “Baby It’s You.” She also starred in Emilio Estevez’s Golden Globe-nominated film Bobby, alongside such actors as William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Sharon Stone and Sir Anthony Hopkins, just to name a few. The film earned Winstead a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Her other film credits also include Factory Girl, Black Christmas, Live Free or Die Hard, Sky High and Final Destination 3.
Winstead currently resides in Los Angeles, California.