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Birthday: Nov 28, 1984
Place of Birth: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Her first significant role came as Jessica Bennett on the NBC soap opera Passions (1999–2000) and she went on to appear in series such as Tru Calling (2004) and films including the superhero film Sky High (2005). She came to wider attention as a scream queen for her roles in the horror series Wolf Lake (2001–2002), the giant monster film Monster Island (2004), the supernatural horror film Final Destination 3 (2006), the slasher film Black Christmas (2006), and the exploitation horror film Death Proof (2007). Further success came with her roles as John McClane's daughter Lucy Gennero-McClane in Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). Her critically acclaimed performance as an alcoholic struggling with sobriety in the Sundance drama Smashed (2012) was followed by a series of roles in other well-received independent films, including The Beauty Inside (2012), The Spectacular Now (2013), Faults (2014), Alex of Venice (2014), and, Swiss Army Man (2016). Winstead continued her Scream Queen roles in the sci-fi horror film The Thing (2011), as Mary Todd Lincoln in the fantasy horror film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), and in the psychological horror thriller film 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016). She reprised her role as Lucy Gennero-McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) and returned to television with roles in the supernatural drama series The Returned (2015), the political satire science fiction comedy series BrainDead (2016), the period medical drama series Mercy Street (2016–17) and the black comedy crime drama anthology series Fargo (2017). Other roles include the comedy drama All About Nina (2018), the action thriller Gemini Man (2019), and as the Huntress in Birds of Prey (2020).

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Final Destination 3 Wendy Christensen 2006
Make It Happen Lauryn Kirk 2008
The Thing Kate Lloyd 2011
Smashed Kate Hannah 2012
Alex of Venice Alex 2015
10 Cloverfield Lane Michelle 2016
Magnificat Lynn 2011
Casque Girl 2012
So It Goes Samantha 2017
All About Nina Nina Geld 2018
Kate Kate 2021
Got A Girl: products for a luxurious lifestyle Woman 2014
Kill Shot: The Making of 'FD3' Self 2006
Rich Flu 1970
Sky High Gwen Grayson / Royal Pain 2005
Kill the Messenger Anna Simons 2014
Faults Claire 2014
Grindhouse Lee Montgomery (segment "Death Proof") 2007
The Parts You Lose Gail 2019
Gemini Man Danny Zakarweski 2019
The Scarf Woman 2011
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Ramona Flowers 2010
Black Christmas Heather Fitzgerald 2006
Monster Island Maddy 2004
Cost of Living The Computer (voice) 2011
Showing Up Self 2014
Swiss Army Man Sarah 2016
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Helena Bertinelli / Huntress 2020
A Good Day to Die Hard Lucy McClane 2013
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Mary Todd Lincoln 2012
The Long Road Home Annie Jacobs 1999
The Making of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' Self 2010
A.C.O.D. Lauren Stinger 2013
Live Free or Die Hard Lucy McClane 2007
Factory Girl Ingrid Superstar 2006
Checking Out Lisa Apple 2005
The Hollars Gwen 2016
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Kate 2013
The Spectacular Now Holly Keely 2013
The Ring Two Young Evelyn 2005
Death Proof Lee Montgomery 2007
Dead Teenager Movie Self 2006
May All Your Christmases Be Black Self 2007
Bobby Susan Taylor 2006
Series Cast Year
Touched by an Angel Kristy Cordis (uncredited) 1994
Promised Land Chloe 1996
Wolf Lake Sophia Donner 2001
The Returned Rowan Blackshaw 2015
BrainDead Laurel Healy 2016
Tru Calling Bridget Elkins 2003
Mercy Street Mary Phinney 2016
Passions Jessica Bennett 1999
Fargo Nikki Swango 2014
The Beauty Inside Leah 2012
Love, Death & Robots Gail 2019
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio Guest Star (voice) 2016
The View Self 1997
Comedy Bang! Bang! Self 2012
Hot Ones Self 2015
Off Camera with Sam Jones Self 2014
Long Way Up Self 2020
The Late Late Show with James Corden Self 2015
Wolf Lake Sophia Kohanek 2001
Ahsoka Hera Syndulla 2023
Danger & Eggs Trix Blixon (voice) 2017
A Gentleman in Moscow Anna Urbanova 1970
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Ramona Flowers (voice) 2023
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