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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead began her career in performing arts at a young age in Salt Lake City, Utah. During this period, Mary'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. Over years of hard work, Mary's passion for the performing arts has blossomed into a successful career in Hollywood's competitive film and television industry. Mary stars opposite Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) in the new film Smashed, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film follows a married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol and whose relationship is put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

Last fall, Mary starred in Universal's The Thing, a thriller about researchers in Antarctica who discover the existence of an alien craft. In the summer of 2010, Mary was seen starring opposite Michael Cera in the Universal 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. Also starring in the film was Jason Schwartzman, Brandon Routh, Anna Kendrick and Chris Evans.

Mary's other film credits include Quentin Tarantino's film Death Proof, from the Grindhouse double-feature, in which she starred alongside Kurt Russell and Rosario Dawson. It was in this film that Mary got to sing Baby It's You. She also starred in Emilio Estevez's Golden Globe nominated film Bobby, alongside William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Sharon Stone and Anthony Hopkins. The film also earned Mary a SAG Award nomination for Best Ensemble Cast. She can also be seen in Factory Girl, Black Christmas, Live Free or Die Hard, Sky High, Final Destination 3, and more.

Mary currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayNovember 28, 1984 (33)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, USA
Height5' 8½" (1m74)  How tall is Mary Elizabeth Winstead compared to you?
Social Media M_E_Winstead

Selected Filmography

10 Cloverfield Lane
Swiss Army Man
The Hollars
Live Free or Die Hard
Grindhouse: Death Proof
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
The Thing
The Spectacular Now
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Grindhouse
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