Mare Winningham is an American actress who also is into singing and songwriting. Aged 59 and hailing from Arizona, Mare has to her credit a number of film and TV series roles. She has been nominated as well earned several awards. This speaks of her acting talent and Mare’s biography makes interesting reading. Let us today delve into the details of her career and personal life to know her better!
Mare Winningham-birth, childhood, and education
Mare Winningham’s full name is Mary Megan Winningham and she was born in Phoenix, Arizona on 16 May 1959. She later moved to Northridge in California and was raised there. Her parents are Sam Neal Winningham and Marilyn Jean. There are three brothers and a sister in the family besides Mare. Her father was the chairman of the PE Department of California State University located in Northridge. Her mother used to teach English at the Monroe High School and was also a college counselor. She had an interest in acting from her age of 5-6.
She completed her basic education at Andasol Ave. Elementary School and she also learned to play guitar and drums here. She used to take part in drama at this school. She then joined the Patrick Henry Junior High School and took drama as an option. During the summer vacations, Mare joined the SCUN’s teenage drama workshop. She was also at the Chatsworth High School and when she was in grade 12, she got an acting role.
Mare Winningham first started to sing and write songs in 1976 and 1977. She had a chance to sing on The Gong Show. She soon bagged an acting contract with Meyer Mishkin and was told to say three lines in James at 15. She starred in the short-lived drama called The Young Pioneers in 1978. She soon got exposure and started getting more acting roles on TV and her career also took off.
It was in 1985 when she acted in St Elmo’s fire that she started to get noticed. She again took to TV roles and starred in Hallmark Hall of Fame movie called Love is Never Silent. She was also cast in God Bless the Child as a young homeless mother. She got film roles in the 1990s and appeared in the family drama called The War and also in Wyatt Earp. Her role in George Wallace got her an Emmy award.
Mare Winningham also continued to do TV roles such as in ER and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She played Susan in Grey’s Anatomy. She also got voice roles and also appeared as Beth in Off-Broadway drama Tribes. She is set to star in the movie Dry Run.
As regards her music, Mare has released 4 albums and also done some singing roles in movies. She also has some songs to her credit. Mare has a net worth of around $ 1.5 million.
Mare Winningham-personal life
Mare Winningham is Roman Catholic by birth and got converted to Judaism. She had three marriages. The first one was to A Martinez which lasted for less than a year in 1981. She then married William Mapel the same year and it continued until 1996. The couple has 5 children; Riley born 1981 but died in 2005, Patrick and Jack born 1985, Calla born 1987, and Happy born 1988. She married husband Jason Trucco in 2008 and divorce him in 2012.
Mare Winningham has a limited social media presence- Twitter account but no Instagram. Her height is 5 feet and 6 inches and weight is 64 kg. She has brown hair and eyes. Other body measurements are all not known. She had once said:
“I dont know whether its a fear of standing up, but I really love sitting at the table and blabbing. I learn so much that way, and I think I get free that way, free from inhibition and fears.”
Source: wikipedia, imdb, biography
Facts of Mare Winningham
|Mare Winningham Age:||59 years 8 months|
|Mare Winningham Birth Date:||May 16, 1959|
|Mare Winningham Horoscope:||Taurus|
|Mare Winningham Birth Place:||Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
|Mare Winningham Father's Name:||Sam Neal Winningham|
|Mare Winningham Mother's Name:||Marilyn Jean|
|Mare Winningham Marital Status:||Married|
|Mare Winningham Profession:||Actress, singer|
|Mare Winningham Education:||Andasol Ave. Elementary School, Patrick Henry Junior High School|
|Mare Winningham Weight:||64|
|Mare Winningham Height:||5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)|
|Mare Winningham Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
|Mare Winningham Nationality:||American|
|Mare Winningham Hair Color:||Blonde|
|Mare Winningham Eye Color:||Brown|
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