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Debra Winger Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Debra Lynn Winger
Place Of Birth
Cleveland Heights, USA
68 years old
Birth Date
May 16 1955

Debra Winger Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
California State University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Arliss Howard
Noah Hutton, Gideon Babe Ruth Howard
Robert Winger, Ruth Felder-Winger
Marla Winger, Marc Winger

About Debra Winger 

Debra Lynn Winger is a well-known American film actress.

She is an Academy Award nominee for some big projects in the '80s and '90s. Winger is also the recipient of multiple awards.

Her other Hollywood films include 'Urban Cowboy', 'Betrayed', and 'Legal Eagles'. In 2012, Winger starred in 'The Anarchist', her first Broadway project.

Debra Winger Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Debra Winger’s net worth?

Debra Winger, an American movie actress, has an estimated net worth of a whopping $16 million.

How much does Debra Winger earn per year?

Debra Winger's annual salary has not been disclosed yet, but a major portion of her income is generated through her profession in an acting role.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Debra Winger?

David Winger is 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) tall.

How old is Debra Winger?

Having been born on May 16, 1955, in Cleveland Heights, Debra Winger is 67 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Debra Winger was born to Ruth (née Felder), an office manager, and Robert Winger, a meat packer in Cleveland Heights. Winger had two siblings named Marc and Marla. The actress has told various interviewers over the years that she volunteered on an Israeli kibbutz, even claiming to have trained with the Israel Defense Forces, but she said in a 2008 interview that she was simply on a standard youth trip that stopped by the kibbutz.

After returning to the United States at the age of 18, Debra Winger was involved in a car accident and had a brain hemorrhage, leaving her largely paralyzed and blind for 10 months after being told she would never see again. With more time on her hands to reflect on her life, she made the decision that if she recovered, she would relocate to California and pursue a career as an actor in Hollywood films.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Debra Winger’s partner?

In 1980, Debra Winger broke off her three-year relationship with actor Andrew Rubin. After that, Winger dated Bob Kerrey, the Governor of Nebraska at the time, from 1983-1985. Winger met Kerrey when she was filming 'Terms of Endearment' in Lincoln, Nebraska. Later on, Winger dated Nick Nolte, her 'Cannery Row', and 'Everybody Wins' co-star.

She married actor Timothy Hutton in 1986 but got separated in May 1990. Their son, Noah Hutton, is a documentary filmmaker and was born in 1987.

Debra Winger married Arliss Howard, an actor/director whom she met during the production of the film 'Wilder Napalm', in 1996. They are parents to a son named Gideon Babe Ruth Howard (often known as Babe), born in 1997. Winger is the stepmother of Sam Howard, Arliss's son from a previous marriage.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Debra Winger was an Academy Award nominee for Best Actress for her roles in the films 'Shadowlands' (1993), 'Terms of Endearment' (1983), and 'An Officer and a Gentleman' (1982). For 'Terms of Endearment', she received the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, and for 'A Dangerous Woman', she received the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress (1993).

'Urban Cowboy' (1980), 'Legal Eagles' (1986), 'Betrayed' (1988), 'The Sheltering Sky' (1990), 'Forget Paris' (1995),  'Black Widow' (1987), and 'Rachel Getting Married' are among her other film appearances (2008). In 2012, Debra Winger made her Broadway debut in David Mamet's original production of 'The Anarchist'.

What awards has Debra Winger won?

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

Winger was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance as the mother of a Columbine crime suspect in Arliss Howard's TV series Dawn Anna in 2005. She was honored with the Transilvania International Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Other Interesting Debra Winger Facts And Trivia

  • Debra Winger made her first acting debut in the 1976 movie 'Slumber Party 57' as Debbie. She then appeared in three episodes of ABC's 'Wonder Woman' as Diana Prince's younger sister Drusilla (Wonder Girl). The 'Wonder Woman' producers wanted her to appear more frequently, but she declined, worried that the part might jeopardize her budding career. In 1978, she appeared as a guest star in Season four of the TV show 'Police Woman'. Winger appeared in Willard Huyck's 1979 comedy 'French Postcards' as a supporting character.
  • Winger spent a semester as a teaching associate at Harvard University during her break from the film industry. Winger published 'Undiscovered', a memoir based on her actual experiences, in 2008. She has visited the multilingual Hand in Hand schools in Israel to demonstrate her support for Arab-Jewish peace (Galilee Jewish-Arab School, Gesher al HaWadi School).
  • Debra Winger spoke out against the arrest and conviction of director Roman Polanski, an accused felon in the '70s, as president of the Zurich Film Festival jury in 2009, criticizing Switzerland's government for "Philistine collusion" in imprisoning Polanski so many years later, as he was followed by a trip to attend the Zurich festival.

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