Debra Winger Biography, Age, Movies, Today, TV Shows and Husband

Debra Winger Biography

Debra Winger is an American actress. She is best known for starring in the films such as An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Shadowlands (1993), each of which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment, and the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for A Dangerous Woman (1993).

Debra’s roles in the film include Urban Cowboy (1980), Legal Eagles (1986), Black Widow (1987), Betrayed (1988), Forget Paris (1995), and Rachel Getting Married (2008). She made her Broadway debut in the original production of the David Mamet play The Anarchist in 2012.

Debra Winger Age | How Old Is Debra Winger

Debra was born on May 16, 1955 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She is 63 years old as of 2018.

Debra Winger Height | How Tall Is Debra Winger

Debra stands at a height of 1.63 m.

Debra Winger Family

Debra Winger was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio  into an Orthodox Jewish family. She is the daughter to Robert Winger, a meat packer, and Ruth (née Felder), an office manager. Years ago  she told many interviewers that she volunteered on an Israeli kibbutz, sometimes even saying she had trained with the Israel Defense Forces. However, in a 2008 interview she said she was merely on a typical youth tour that visited the kibbutz.

Debra Winger Young

When she was 18 years old ,she was involved in a car accident and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage after returning to the United States.  As a result, she was left partially paralyzed and blind for 10 months, having initially been told that she would never see again. After she gave her self time to think about her life, she decided that, if she recovered, she would move to California and become an actress.

Debra Winger Husband | Debra Winger Children | Who Is Debra Winger Married To | Debra Winger Arliss Howard

She married actor/director Arliss Howard in 1996 , whom she met on the set of the film Wilder Napalm. The two have a son, Gideon Babe Ruth Howard (known as Babe) who was born in 1997. Debra is stepmother to Sam Howard, Arliss’s son from his prior marriage.

Debra Winger Timothy Hutton

Debra before meeting Howard she was married to actor Timothy Hutton from 1986 to 1990. Debra had a son with Timothy known as Noah Hutton a documentary filmmaker born in 1987. Their marriage ended in divorce.

Debra Winger Movies | Debra Winger Films |Debra Winger Filmografia

Year

Title

Role

2019
Untitled Miranda July Project
2017
The Lovers
Mary
2014
Boychoir
Ms. Steel
2012
Lola Versus
Robin
2008
Rachel Getting Married
Abby
2004
Eulogy
Alice Collins
2003
Radio
Linda
2002
Searching for Debra Winger
Herself
2001
Big Bad Love
Marilyn
1995
Forget Paris
Ellen Andrews Gordon
1993
Wilder Napalm
Vida Foudroyant
1993
A Dangerous Woman
Martha Horgan
1993
Shadowlands
Joy Gresham
1992
Leap of Faith
Jane Larson
1990
Everybody Wins
Angela Crispini
1990
The Sheltering Sky
Kit Moresby
1988
Betrayed
Catherine Weaver
1987
Black Widow
Alexandra ‘Alex’ Barnes
1987
Made in Heaven
Emmett Humbird
1986
Legal Eagles
Laura J. Kelly
1984
Mike’s Murder
Betty Parrish
1983
Terms of Endearment
Emma Horton
1982
Cannery Row
Suzy DeSoto
1982
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Halloween Zombie—Nurse with poodle[39]
1982
An Officer and a Gentleman
Paula Pokrifki
1980
Urban Cowboy
Sissy
1979
French Postcards
Melanie
1978
Thank God It’s Friday
Jennifer
1976
Slumber Party ’57
Debbie

Debra Winger Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

2016–present
The Ranch
Maggie Bennett
2014
The Red Tent
Rebecca
2010
Law & Order
Mrs. Woodside
2010
In Treatment
Frances
2005
Dawn Anna
Dawn Anna Townsend
2005
Sometimes in April
Prudence Bushnell
1978
Special Olympics
Sherrie Hensley
1978
Police Woman
Phyllis Baxter
1978
James at 16
Alicia
1977
Szysznyk
Jenny
1976–77
Wonder Woman
Drusilla (Wonder Girl)

Searching For Debra Winger

A critically acclaimed documentary film titled Searching for Debra Winger was made by Rosanna Arquette in 2001 and released in 2002 after Debra returned to film acting. She afterwards starred in the films Radio, Eulogy, Sometimes in April and received positive reviews for portraying Anne Hathaway’s estranged mother in Rachel Getting Married.

What Happened To Debra Winger

Debra Winger decided leave Hollywood at the age of 40.  She was still the best in her career in fact, just one year earlier she’d received her third Academy Award nomination. After her performances in An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, and Urban Cowboy, Debra had found herself in the top tier of American actresses, but in 1995 she shocked everyone by turning her back on the industry.

Debra Winger Wonder Woman

Debra’s first acting role was as “Debbie” in sexploitation a 1976 film Slumber Party ’57. It was followed by a role as Diana Prince’s younger sister Drusilla (Wonder Girl) in three episodes of ABC’s TV series, Wonder Woman. The producers had wanted Debra to appear more often, but she refused, fearing that the role would hurt her fledgling career.

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Debra Winger Urban Cowboy

Debra’s first starring role was in Thank God It’s Friday.. This was followed by her performance in Urban Cowboy in 1980 with John Travolta, for which she received a BAFTA nomination and a pair of Golden Globe nominations (for Best Performance by an Actress and Best New Star)

Debra Winger Wonder Girl

Wonder Girl is the name of four fictitious attributes featured in comic books and other media produced by DC Comics. The original was a younger version of Wonder Woman as a teenager. The official second (Donna Troy) and third (Cassie Sandsmark) are protégées of Wonder Woman, and members of different incarnations of the Teen Titans. Wonder Girl has also been used by Drusilla, a one-time character who appeared in 1969, and was heavily modified and featured on the Wonder Woman TV series played by Debra Winger.

Shirley Maclaine Debra Winger | Debra Winger Terms Of Endearment

In the 1983 film Terms of Endearment, Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger played loving mom and daughter Aurora and Emma, but in real life they were total rivals.  Shirley was maybe fed up with Winger’s antics, including one rumored incident where Winger lifted her dress to fart in MacLaine’s direction. The two actresses were both nominated for Best Actress at the 1984 Academy Awards, and MacLaine shouted, “I deserve this!” when she beat out her costar for the statuette.

Debra Winger Officer And A Gentleman | Debra Winger And Richard Gere

Debra co-starred with Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. This is a  romantic drama film. Its’ other stars include Richard Gere and Louis Gossett Jr., who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film, making him the first African American to do so.

Debra Winger The Ranch

Since 2016, Debra stars opposite Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher in the Netflix multi-cam comedy The Ranch as Maggie.