Mare Winningham in the War | 1994
Clip Name: Stephen Gets a New Job Opportunity
About this actor
Mare Winningham (born May 16, 1959), born Mary Megan Winningham, is an American actress and singer. Winningham was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and raised in Northridge, California. She has three brothers and one sister. Her father was the chairman of the Department of Physical Education at California State University (CSUN) and her mother was an English teacher and college counselor at Monroe High School. She credits her first interest in acting to seeing an interview with Kym Karath (who played "Gretl" in The Sound of Music) on Art Linkletter's television show House Party when she was five or six years old. Winningham attended local primary schools, where her favorite activities included drama and playing the guitar and drums. She took the extended drama option in junior high school and continued to study over her summer vacations at CSUN's Teenage Drama Workshop. It was at this time that she adopted the nickname "Mare". Her mother arranged for her to go to Chatsworth High School, a...