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Mare Winningham

Mare Winningham

Mare Winningham is a critically acclaimed performer on stage, television, and occasionally feature films. She began her career performing a song on TV's notorious Gong Show. While playing Maria in a high school production of The Sound of Music, opposite classmate Kevin Spacey, Winningham was spotted by Hollywood agent Meyer Mishkin who landed her a role in the short-lived TV Western series The Young Pioneers in 1978. This led to her first TV movie, Special Olympics. For her role as an independent-minded farmer's daughter in 1980's Amber Waves, she won an Emmy. That year, Winningham made her feature-film debut starring opposite Paul Simon in Robert M. Young's One-Trick Pony. She fared better in her next film, Threshold (1981), where she played the recipient of an artificial heart. Winningham then went on to play a number of supporting roles and the occasional lead in a series of unremarkable films. She continues to fare much better on television, where she has appeared in popular films such as The Thorn Birds (1983) and Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984). ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide


Mare Winningham Trivia

What role did Mare Winningham play in The Adventures of Ociee Nash?
Mare Winningham played Aunt Mamie Nash in The Adventures of Ociee Nash

Who did Mare Winningham play in The Maldonado Miracle?
Mare Winningham was Maisie in The Maldonado Miracle

What role did Mare Winningham play in Georgia?
Mare Winningham played Georgia in Georgia

What role did Mare Winningham portray in Turner and Hooch?
Mare Winningham played Emily Carson in Turner and Hooch

Who did Mare Winningham play in Miracle Mile?
Mare Winningham was Julie Peters in Miracle Mile

What role did Mare Winningham portray in The War?
Mare Winningham played Lois in The War

What role did Mare Winningham play in Nobody's Fool?
Mare Winningham played Pat in Nobody's Fool

What role did Mare Winningham portray in Dandelion?
Mare Winningham played Layla Mullich in Dandelion

Who did Mare Winningham play in Sally Hemings: An American Scandal?
Mare Winningham was Martha Jefferson in Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

What role did Mare Winningham play in Hard Promises?
Mare Winningham played Dawn in Hard Promises

Who did Mare Winningham play in St. Elmo's Fire?
Mare Winningham was Wendy in St. Elmo's Fire

Who did Mare Winningham portray in The Thorn Birds?
Mare Winningham was Justine O'Neill in The Thorn Birds

What role did Mare Winningham play in Wyatt Earp?
Mare Winningham played Mattie Blaylock in Wyatt Earp

Who did Mare Winningham play in Swing Vote?
Mare Winningham was Larissa Johnson in Swing Vote

Who did Mare Winningham portray in God Bless the Child?
Mare Winningham was Theresa Johnson in God Bless the Child


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