Mare Winningham was first seen in the American drama series ‘James at 15’ in 1977. She went on to appear in television series such as ‘Police Woman’ (1978), ‘The Young Pioneers’ (1978), ‘Starsky and Hutch’ (1979), ‘Family’ (1979), before making her big-screen debut in the 1980 feature film ‘One-Trick Pony’ directed by Robert M. Young. The following year, she was seen playing the role of ‘Carol Severance’ in the Canadian drama/science fiction film, ‘Threshold.’ In 1985, she starred as ‘Wendy Beamish’ in the American coming-of-age film ‘St. Elmo's Fire’ directed by Joel Schumacher. The film was marred by negative reviews from critics but managed to come out as a commercial success. She next appeared in films like ‘Nobody's Fool’ (1986), ‘Shy People’ (1987), ‘Miracle Mile’ (1988), ‘Turner & Hooch’ (1989), ‘Hard Promises’ (1991), ‘Sexual Healing’ (1993), and ‘Teresa's Tattoo’ (1994). She portrayed ‘Mattie Blaylock’ in the 1994 American biographical Western film ‘Wyatt Earp’ directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.
In 1995, she was seen playing the role of ‘Georgia Flood’ in the Ulu Grosbard-directed American independent film ‘Georgia.’ Despite opening to positive reviews, the film failed to perform at the box office. Nevertheless, Winningham received the ‘Academy Award,’ ‘Independent Spirit Award,’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ nominations for her performance in the film. She continued to star in films like ‘Bad Day on the Block’ (1997), ‘The Adventures of Ociee Nash’ (2003), ‘Dandelion’ (2004), ‘War Eagle, Arkansas’ (2007), ‘Swing Vote’ (2008), ‘Brothers’ (2009), ‘Mirror Mirror’ (2012), ‘Philomena’ (2013), and ‘Geostorm’ (2017). In 2018, she starred as ‘Janice’ in the American drama fiction film ‘O.G.’ directed by Madeleine Sackler. The film received positive reviews from critics and scored an approval rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. That same year, she also appeared in the American historical drama film ‘The Seagull’ which opened to a mixed reception. In 2019, she was seen playing the role of ‘Darlene Kiger’ in the American legal thriller film ‘Dark Waters.’ The film was widely praised by critics. Winningham was last seen in the 2021 Canadian drama film ‘All My Puny Sorrows’ directed by Michael McGowan.
Based on Martin Sixsmith’s 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this film is a moving story of an Irish teenager, Philomena, whose toddler son Anthony, born out of marriage, is given up for adoption by the convent nuns. For the next five decades, Philomena’s efforts to find her son fails but then she meets Martin Sixsmith, a journalist, and the two together begin a journey to locate Anthony.
A corporate defense lawyer, Rober Bilott, investigates a number of unexplained animal deaths and finds that one of the world's largest corporations is the reason behind it. He tries to expose them but finds that his life, his family and his future are all at stake.
Captain Sam Cahill’s helicopter is shot down while he is on duty in Afghanistan. His brother Tommy takes over the responsibilities of his brother’s family comprising his wife and two daughters. When Sam returns from captivity, he is emotionally scarred and finds it difficult to accept the changes that have taken place in his absence.
Harry Washello is a young musician who takes an interest in a waitress named Julie Peters. She takes a liking to him as well and they eventually arrange a date. However, things take an ugly turn when Harry picks up a random pay phone and hears a frantic soldier warning about a nuclear attack that is going to hit the city within an hour. Harry tries to find Julie and escape to safety.
Five years after American Civil War has ended, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd comes across a ten year old girl, who was taken by the Kiowa people years ago. He agrees to deliver her to her uncle and aunt, against her will. Therefore, they embark on a long journey, which eventually turns out to be quite difficult and dangerous.
This American biographical Western film released in 1994 and follows the life of Wyatt Earp, an Old West lawman and gambler. The movie follows his story from being a farm boy in Iowa, growing up into a terrifying marshal and finally leading up to the O.K. Corral gunfight.
Set in 1970, this drama film tells the story of a Vietnam War veteran who must now deal with a different sort of war. He helps his children against the neighborhood bullies over a tree house, while at the same time, trying to recover from the traumatic experience he suffered at the war.
St. Elmo’s Fire is a romantic drama film which revolves around a group of self-centered friends who just graduated from college. As they struggle with adulthood, they begin to realize that life is not as easy as they expected.
Detective Turner lives a normal life until it gets disrupted by Hooch, a dog who is the sole witness to the murder of his owner. Turner eventually decides to adopt him and lets the dog help him find the killer.
The presidential elections get interesting when it comes down to just one man’s vote. However, this man is none other than Bud Johnson, who is not only dim-witted and jobless but also apolitical.
This drama film tells the story of an aging rock star who is trying to put together a new album, although he hasn’t had a hit for a long time. Meanwhile he is also trying to save his marriage, and restore his relationship with his estranged wife, Marion, and his young son.
Inventor of world’s first viable artificial heart, genius scientist Dr. Gehring, in collaboration with world-renowned heart surgeon Dr. Vrain, is all set for his first ever artificial human heart transplant on Carol Severance. The ethics committee raises questions about rightness and morality of it. But as precious time keeps running out for Carol, Dr. Vrain decides to go ahead with the transplant.
Adapted from Brother Grimm’s famous fairytale, the film focuses on Princess Snow White and her fight against her evil stepmother. One day, she sneaks out of the palace and while walking through the forest meets her prince charming, little knowing that her stepmother intends to marry him. Will love triumph over evil designs of her stepmother?
An intricate system of climate-controlling satellites called the ‘Dutch Boy’ starts malfunctioning and creating natural disasters all over the world. When its chief architect Jake Lawson is called back to investigate and fix the issue, he discovers a much deeper conspiracy that endangers not only his life but the entire planet.
Mare Winningham Awards
|George Wallace||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||1998|
|Amber Waves||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special||1980|