Mare Winningham

Actor, Singer
A multi-talented performer who excelled in numerous critically-acclaimed roles, actress Mare Winningham actually had her breakthrough as a would-be member of the famed Brat Pack in the coming-of-age teen drama, "St ... Read more »
Born: 05/16/1959 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (84)

Geostorm 2017 (Movie)

Dr. Jennings (Actor)

American Horror Story 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Affair 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Philomena 2013 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Under the Dome 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hatfields & McCoys 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirror Mirror 2012 (Movie)

Baker Margaret (Actor)

Shakespeare High 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Mildred Pierce 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Torchwood 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

24 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brothers 2009 (Movie)

Elsie Cahill (Actor)

War Eagle 2009 (Movie)

Belle (Actor)

Graduation 2008 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Mad About You 1997 - 1998, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

Larissa Johnson (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clubhouse 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dandelion 2005 (Movie)

Layla Mullich (Actor)

The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Maldonado Miracle 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Under Pressure 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Georgia 1995 (Movie)

Georgia (Actor)

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The War 1994 (Movie)

Lois (Actor)

Wyatt Earp 1994 (Movie)

Mattie Earp (Actor)

Better Off Dead 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sexual Healing 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Promises 1992 (Movie)

Dawn (Actor)

Intruders 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Those Secrets 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle Mile 1989 (Movie)

Julie Peters (Actor)

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Turner & Hooch 1989 (Movie)

Emily Carson (Actor)

Eye on the Sparrow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

Brenda Carlucci (Actor)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

Candy (Actor)

Nobody's Fool 1986 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Threshold 1983 (Movie)

Carol Severance (Actor)

Freedom 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

Modena Dandridge (Actor)

Steeltown 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Special Olympics 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young Pioneers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

A Few Days in Weasel Creek (TV Show)

Actor

A Winner Never Quits (TV Show)

Actor

Amber Waves (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayed by Love (TV Show)

Actor

Crossing to Freedom (TV Show)

Actor

Everything That Rises (TV Show)

Actor

George Wallace (TV Show)

Actor

God Bless the Child (TV Show)

Actor

Letter to My Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Little Girl Fly Away (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is Never Silent (TV Show)

Actor

Off the Minnesota Strip (TV Show)

Actor

One Too Many (TV Show)

Actor

Sharing the Secret (TV Show)

Actor

She Stood Alone (TV Show)

Actor

Single Bars, Single Women (TV Show)

Actor

Snap Decision (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys Next Door (TV Show)

Actor

The Deliverance of Elaine (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic of Ordinary Days (TV Show)

Actor

The Women's Room (TV Show)

Actor

Tru Confessions (TV Show)

Actor

True Betrayal (TV Show)

Actor

Who Is Julia? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A multi-talented performer who excelled in numerous critically-acclaimed roles, actress Mare Winningham actually had her breakthrough as a would-be member of the famed Brat Pack in the coming-of-age teen drama, "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985). After gaining a following while performing onstage in high school, Winningham transitioned to the small screen for several memorable performances, including the epic miniseries, "The Thorn Birds" (ABC, 1983). But following her breakout with "St. Elmo's Fire," the actress was unable to capitalize on that movie's popularity, instead choosing to take offbeat roles that turned out to be a mixed bag of success and quality. She delivered a hailed performance in the nuclear apocalypse drama, "Miracle Mile" (1988), only to see that film relegated to cult status following box office failure. After a wasted effort in "Turner and Hooch" (1989), Winningham had a higher profile turn in Kevin Costner's version of "Wyatt Earp" (1994). The following year, however, she delivered one of her most praised performances in the bleak addiction drama, "Georgia" (1995), before winning an Emmy for the supporting role as the cancer-ridden wife of Alabama governor "George Wallace" (TNT, 1997). Her award-winning success with that film opened the doors to a host of attention-grabbing guest spots and feature roles that were finally deserving of Winningham's immense talents.

Relationships

Father
Chairman of the Department of Physical Education at California State University

Mother
Taught at Monroe High School in Southern California

Val Kilmer Actor

Companion
Dated for three years while in high school No longer together

Bill Mapel

Husband
Married 1981 Divorced 1996

Calla Mapel

Daughter
Born c. 1986 father, Bill Mapel

Hap Mapel

Son
Born Sept. 13, 1988 father, Bill Mapel

Jack Mapel

Son
Born April 15, 1985 father, Bill Mapel

Paddy Mapel

Son
Born Sept. 30, 1983 father, Bill Mapel

Riley Mapel

Son
Born Nobermber 7, 1981 father, Bill Mapel committed suicide on August 14, 2005

A Martinez Actor

Husband
Briefly married 1981 Divorced 1981

Jason Trucco Co-Producer

Husband
Married Nov. 15, 2008 in Hollywood, CA

EDUCATION

Chatsworth High School

Chatsworth, California
Classmates included Kevin Spacey and Val Kilmer

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, California
Studied at the schools' Teenage Drama Workshop for three summers

Milestones

2012

Appeared in the fantasy comedy "Mirror Mirror," starring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White

2012

Co-starred with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in The History Channel miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys"

2011

Landed a supporting role opposite Kate Winslet in the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

2009

Played the mother of Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in Jim Sheridan's remake of "Brothers"

2007

Released third album <i>Refuge Rock Sublime</i>

2006

Landed the role of Susan Grey, the stepmother of Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC drama "Grey's Anatomy"

2004

Guest starred on an episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"; received an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

2003

Cast on the short-lived CBS' series "The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire"

2001

Co-starred with Felicity Huffman in the based-on-fact Lifetime movie "Snap Decision"

1998

Guest starred on NBC's medical drama series "ER" as a pathological liar

1997

Co-starred as Lurleen Wallace in the TNT biopic "George Wallace"

1995

Portrayed Jennifer Jason Leigh's sister in "Georgia"; earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

1994

Returned to features for Lawrence Kasdan's "Wyatt Earp"

1992

Released debut album <i>What Might Be</i>

1989

Appeared opposite Tom Hanks in "Turner & Hooch"

1988

Co-starred in the nuclear disaster drama "Miracle Mile"; received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress

1988

Starred in the Los Angeles stage production of "Hurlyburly" with Sean Penn and Danny Aiello

1987

Landed small role in the critically acclaimed drama "Shy People"

1985

Earned an Emmy nomination for her role in the made-for-TV movie "Love is Never Silent" (NBC)

1985

Joined an ensemble cast dubbed 'the Brat Pack' for the drama "St. Elmo's Fire"

1984

Played the title role in the TV-movie "Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues"

1983

Played Justine O'Neill in the epic miniseries "The Thorn Birds" (ABC)

1981

Sang in the ABC TV-movie "Freedom"; also starred

1981

Appeared in the futuristic drama "Threshold"

1980

Co-starred in the critically acclaimed ABC movie "Amber Waves"

1980

Made feature acting debut in "One Trick Pony"

1978

Made series debut as Nettie Peters on the short-lived ABC drama "The Young Pioneers"

1977

Received her Screen Actors Guild card for saying three lines on an episode of "James at 15" (NBC)

1976

First appeared on TV at age 16 singing the Beatles song "Here, There, and Everywhere" on "The Gong Show" (NBC)

1970

Made stage debut at age 12 in "Hansel and Gretel" with the Teenage Drama Workshop at CSUN

Performed with Los Angeles Free Shakespeare Company for two seasons while in high school

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