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Winger in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.

About Debra Winger (1955 – )

Mary Debra Winger was born on May 16, 1955, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents, Ruth and Robert called her Debra. Her parents gave her the name of Debra, to remember her dad's favorite actress, Debra Paget.

Debra and her first husband, actor Timothy Hutton; (1986-1990), have a son together, Noah Hutton, born in 1987. Debra and her second husband, actor Arliss Howard;(1996- present) have a son together as well, named Babe Howard, born in 1997.

Debra is also the sister-in-law of actor and writer Jim Howard.

Debra had a recurring role as Drusilla – Wonder Girl – on WONDER WOMAN;(1976-1977).

She first achieved prominence in the public eye playing alongside John Travolta in the hit movie, URBAN COWBOY, in 1980.

In 1982 Debra Winger earned an Oscar Nomination playing Juliet in the hit movie AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN with Richard Gere.

As Shirley MacLaine's daughter, in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT;(1983), Debra Winger won an Oscar Nomination FOR BEST ACTRESS. Shirley MacLaine was also nominated for BEST ACTRESS for the same film, and she won.

In 1994, Debra won another Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar nomination for her performance in SHADOWLANDS, the film about CS Lewis.

Debra Winger has also won 4 Golden Globe nominations for her performances in the following films:NEW STAR OF THE YEAR IN A FILM: URBAN COWBOY;(1980), AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN;(1982), TERMS OF ENDEARMENT;(1983), and A DANGEROUS WOMAN;(1993)


Debra Winger has turned down many meaty roles that became career highlights for other actresses, including: Kathleen Turner's role in PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED; (1986), Michelle Pfeiffer's role in THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS; (1989), and Geena Davis' role in A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN; (1992).

In addition to playing the role of Marily in BIG BAD LOVE; (2001). Debra Winger served as the film's executive producer.

Debra Winger's notable movie credits include...

BOYCHOIR (2014)
LOLA VERSUS (2012)
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (2008)
EULOGY (2003)
RADIO (2003)
SHADOWLANDS (1993)
BETRAYED (1988)
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982)
URBAN COWBOY (1980)
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY (1978)


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Debra Winger in AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982).

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Debra Winger in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983).