Mary Elizabeth Winstead Net Worth

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Net Worth is
$2 Million

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (created November 28, 1984) is an American performer and recording artist. Her singing career began in 2013, with her configuration of the music duet Got a Girl with Dan the Automator. In 2010, Winstead costarred opposite Michael Cera in the comic book version Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, under the direction of Edgar Wright. The movie sported an ensemble cast which includes Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman, Kieran Culkin, Aubrey Plaza and Johnny Simmons. Filming happened from March to August 2009. For her part, Winstead went through fight training for 2 months and performed almost all of her own stunts. The movie was launched in 2010 to critical acclaim but lackluster box office returns, though it did significantly well once released to DVD. Winstead’s performance was received normally nicely, and snagged her a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Selection Celebrity Activity. The film was released October 14, 2011. Winstead said that there is no romantic subplot for her character as she believed it’d be out of place in the context of the picture. Critics singled out Winstead for compliments in her performance as the lead. “[Winstead] stands out together with her portrayal of a paleontologist. She keeps a cool, rational mind whilst others around her beginning to scare. It is a refreshing change from your conventional horror movie where the lead characters do moronic things as if to prolong the narrative”, The Movie Pie wrote. Las Vegas Weekly wrote, “Winstead makes for an appealing protagonist, and Kate is portrayed as capable without being throw into some improbable action hero character”. On February 17, 2011, it had been verified that Winstead had been selected to play the part of Mary Todd Lincoln, alongside Benjamin Walker, in the movie adaption of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The movie was launched in summer 2012 to mixed reviews, but critics commended Winstead’s performance. Winstead has additionally been commended for scenes with opposite Benjamin Walker, with Little White Lies saying they share “a pleasant chemistry that gives their smattering of scenes an endearing heat”.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Net Worth $2 Million Dollars

Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 28, 1984
Place Of BirthRocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
ProfessionActor, Singer, Film Producer
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseRiley Stearns (m. 2010)
NicknamesMEW , Mary
Star SignSagittarius
1Wide eyes and pale skin
2Her low voice
1I don't really just want to be the blockbuster star, and I don't necessarily want to sign onto seven films in a role that I'm not really passionate about. Because I do really want to do films like Smashed (2012). That's the majority of stuff I want to do. But unfortunately, you don't get paid to do films like this. You get enough to go to a nice dinner. That's basically the money that you get paid. So you do have to think about your career and making a living and how you're going to do that. That's kind of what I want to focus on, is always working with people with at least an independent point of view, even if it's not an independent film.
2I've realized you need to be ready for anything in this business and whatever comes your way you should be happy and grateful for it.
3[on Quentin Tarantino] He was always imparting wisdom and telling stories. He gave me a lot of confidence in casting me in Death Proof (2007) and saying how much he believed in me. As an actor, you go through lots of dark periods of not working so being given that kind of confidence by someone of his caliber was a big boost.
4My first paying job was guest-starring on Touched by an Angel (1994), when I was 12. It was very exciting. I couldn't believe you got free food all day and people were so nice to you. I was the catty best friend of the girl who was being helped by the angel. I had a few bitchy asides. Looking back, I was absolutely awful, I have no idea how I got the part but I was hooked.
5I always wanted to perform in some capacity since I was a kid--I was a ballerina, then a singer before acting. It segued into doing film and television work.
6I want to do more independent films. I've always wanted to but I got my start in a Disney film [Sky High (2005)], then a horror film.
7I don't feel I've been typecast in terms of roles but the people who have noticed me have been the people who make those types of bigger studio movies. I had to take control of my career and put things into my own hands to get that indie film.
8When the film first comes out I go on Rotten Tomatoes to see what people think. I was a little surprised by the hostility The Thing (2011) received from people who love the John Carpenter version. Everyone made the new film for sincere reasons and I believe it really stands up and is entertaining. It dovetails into the John Carpenter version perfectly.
9I'm a big fan of horror films--there's always something to be excited about and get invested in. Some of the first horror films I saw were The Shining (1980), Alien (1979) and Rosemary's Baby (1968), which have become three of my favorite films ever.
10[on The Thing (2011)] Luckily, we had things to react to on set; we weren't reacting to tennis balls on sticks, which you sometimes get making special effects films. We had things to run away from--sometimes a half-finished version of what was later blended with CGI. It helped immensely.
11[on Smashed (2012)] It was a 19-day shoot, so it was a bit of a whirlwind. It was great to do something small and character-focused.
12Kate, from Smashed (2012), was probably one of the hardest characters to let go of. I loved playing her and living in that world with Aaron Paul. The last scene we filmed is actually the last scene in the movie, so it was sad on a bunch of levels.
13It's not the whiskers on the man, but rather the man beneath the whiskers.
14It seems like when women are kicking ass it's because we have some superpower. What's so great about Ripley, from Alien (1979), is that she's just a kick-ass woman. For younger women like myself growing up in the 1980s, to see something like that was really empowering so I really want to find roles like that for that same reason, so that other girls will be able to say, "Wow, she is a totally relatable woman who's able to be strong and kick butt."
15Hollywood really still is a boys' club, unfortunately. Everything is from a male perspective. When Bridesmaids (2011) came out it was like this huge revolution, the fact that here was a comedy about women and written by women. It's sad that it had to be such a big deal. Even though there are amazing female directors and executives it is still really off-balance.
16[on Death Proof (2007)] Immediately when I heard Quentin Tarantino was having a project, I just wanted to be a part of it in any way I possibly could, even before I read the script. So when I got the script, I was just so excited because there were eight strong female roles, and it's so rare for me to read a script like that. I'm usually going through the entire thing trying to find what part I'm supposed to be playing because it's so male oriented and driven.
17[on Death Proof (2007), in which she was a cheerleader] I haven't, no. I was never a cheerleader. It was funny, because we were asked to wear cheerleading outfits to the audition, and most of the other girls had them because they were cheerleaders at one point and had them hanging in the closet, somewhere. So I went and found this kind of retro-looking, pseudo-cheerleader outfit and it was pretty cool.
18[on breaking into the indie film world with Smashed (2007)] It's something I've been trying to do for years and years . . . It's almost like my first movie in a weird way, 'cause it's my first movie in this world, which is a world I've been trying to break into. [I've wanted] to be around filmmakers that are trying new things and not part of the system, so to speak, and they're doing things on their own terms.
19[on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)] I honestly don't know if they are things that Bryan would want out there, so I'll keep them quiet. But things about her family-she's kind of a tragic figure in a way. She's been through a lot, and that's why she's so guarded and mysterious.
20I don't pretend to know anything about anything when it comes to the business side . . . but I hope because of the way we handled the topic that these are people an audience will want to root for and hang out with.
21[on trying to get involved in independent film] You know, it's been really difficult for me a long time. I got my start doing studio films so I've worked my way backwards in a way because I always wanted to do independent films but I got my start in these genre horror-type things, and those were the people that noticed me. The independent world didn't really notice me, so it's been a real struggle trying to break into this sort of thing. I spent years being told by independent financiers that I wasn't a big enough name to put in their films. I finally woke up one day, and I was like those aren't the only kind of independent films that are being made, there are just people out there who want to make good films. And they don't care how big the names are. It was during Sundance last year that I made that realization. And I finally made some calls and said introduce me to people at Sundance right now, introduce me to people because I want to be here next year, and it's kind of amazing how it worked out. The first person I met was Jonathan Schwartz, who produced the film [Smashed (2007)] and it all worked out. Last year, he produced Like Crazy (2011) and I was like okay, I want to meet those people. And, luckily, he slipped me the script [for "Smashed"], and I did a tape, and I eventually met with James [James Ponsoldt] and I just feel really grateful that I was able to put this goal in front of me and it was realized. It's kind of crazy.
22[on what her favorite horror movie is] It's a toss-up between The Shining (1980) and Rosemary's Baby (1968). It's probably "The Shining"; that one terrifies me more than any other film and has since I was a kid. Anytime it's on TV, I'll leave it on for the whole movie and I get so drawn into it. It's just amazing.
23I'm from North Carolina, where it's all about greasy, fatty foods. I like having curves. It's weird seeing girls who look like beanpoles. The more . . . famous girls get, the smaller they get . . . I consider myself a size 6 to be a pretty normal girl. I incorporate exercise into my daily routine . . . I recently started running and I do kickboxing DVDs, too. At the end of the day, the most important thing to me is being healthy and fit.
24For some reason I never feared being typecast. I just take my roles based on the character, and the script, and the people that are doing the film and whether or not I think it would be fun to do the film. But as an actor you do want to challenge yourself and step outside what you have done in the past and that what I like to do, I like to jump around and try different things and stretch myself. I most likely won't do horror for a while but it's just because I've done it already and you move onto the next thing.
25[on sex scenes]: I prefer to do a love scene with someone I've just met.
26You don't have to play masculine to be a strong woman.
27[on what she is looking for in a man] I'd say someone who doesn't take themselves seriously. That's my biggest thing.
28[on her career] I've been performing since I came out of the womb. I've been dancing and singing since I was a toddler. Acting seemed like a natural progression from that. I just started getting roles naturally because it was something I was interested in. I didn't plan on taking it out to Hollywood.
29[on the "Die Hard" series] I think they're some of the best action movies ever made. Bruce Willis just brings such a great character to life, and John McClane is someone we can all relate to and root for. He's so much fun to watch on screen. It's iconic the character he's created and it's so much fun to be part of an iconic series.
1Drove a Volkswagen Jetta in 2 films Final Destination 3 and 10 Cloverfield Lane.
2In October 2010 she married Riley Stearns in Austin, TX.
3In July 2010 she announced her engagement to writer Riley Stearns in an interview on and said she will be getting married in her fiancé's hometown of Austin, TX, in October 2010.
4Has a band under the name Got A Girl which consists of herself and Dan the Automator.
5Was raised as a Southern Baptist.
6Ranked #75 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2008.
7Voted by TC Candler's 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2008 [#100].
8Lands at #13 in Portrait Mag's Top 30 Under 30.
9Favorite movies include Sunset Blvd. (1950), and Fargo (1996). Being a huge horror movie fan her favorites are Rosemary's Baby (1968), Black Christmas (1974), Alien (1979), and The Shining (1980).
10Ranked #17 out of 101 for Men's Health 'Hottest Women of 2011'.
11Named as Hottest Girls of Comic-Con 2010.
12Was featured as The Women Of GQ.
13In 2009 she was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 20 "young, talented, and really happening right now".
14Ranked #88 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2009.
15Ranked #10 on Maxim's "Hottest Women of Horror Movies" list.
16In 2007 she was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#100).
17She is a second cousin, three times removed, of actress Ava Gardner, through her paternal grandfather, Ambler William Winstead. Mary Elizabeth's paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, William Gardner and Cynthia Eliza Batts, were also Ava's paternal great-grandparents.
18Enjoys cooking, dancing, and singing.
19Born to James Ronald Winstead and his wife Betty Lou Knight.
20Has three older sisters and an older brother.


So It Goes2016/IShort post-productionSamantha
Fargo2017TV SeriesNikki Swango
Mercy Street2016-2017TV SeriesMary Phinney
BrainDead2016TV SeriesLaurel Healy
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio2016TV SeriesGuest Star
10 Cloverfield Lane2016Michelle
The Hollars2016Gwen
Swiss Army Man2016Sarah
The Returned2015TV SeriesRowan Blackshaw
Exposed2015TV MovieAnna Loach
Kill the Messenger2014Anna Simons
Alex of Venice2014Alex
Got a Girl: Did We Live Too Fast2014Video shortWife
A Good Day to Die Hard2013Lucy
The Spectacular Now2013Holly
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III2012Kate
The Beauty Inside2012TV Mini-SeriesLeah
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter2012Mary Todd Lincoln
Smashed2012Kate Hannah
The Thing2011/IKate Lloyd
Cost of Living2011ShortThe Computer (voice)
Brie Larson: Black Sheep2010Video shortRamona Flowers
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010Ramona Flowers
Make It Happen2008Lauryn
Gag Reel2007Video shortLucy McClane (uncredited)
Live Free or Die Hard2007Lucy Gennaro McClane
Death Proof2007Lee
Grindhouse2007Lee (segment "Death Proof")
Factory Girl2006Ingrid Superstar
Black Christmas2006Heather Fitzgerald
Final Destination 32006Wendy Christensen
Sky High2005Gwen Grayson Royal Pain
Checking Out2005Lisa Apple
The Ring Two2005Young Evelyn
Monster Island2004TV MovieMaddy
Tru Calling2004TV SeriesBridget Elkins
Then Came Jones2003TV MovieRina
Wolf Lake2001-2002TV SeriesSophia Donner / Sophia Kohanek
Passions1999-2000TV SeriesJessica Bennett
Father Can't Cope2000TV MovieTara
The Long Road Home1999Annie Jacobs
Promised Land1998TV SeriesChloe
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesKristy Cordis


The Cub2013Short executive producer
Magnificat2011Short executive producer


Money Monster2016writer: "Da Da Da"


Scott Pilgrim vs. The World vs. Funny or Die2010Video shortHerself
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'2007Video documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Guys Choice2007TV MovieHerself
May All Your Christmases Be Black2007Video documentary shortHerself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Bobby: The Making of an American Epic2007Video documentary shortHerself
What Have You Done?: The Remaking of 'Black Christmas'2006TV Short documentaryHerself / Heather Fitzgerald
Dead Teenager Movie2006Video shortHerself - Final Girl
Kill Shot: The Making of 'FD3'2006Video documentaryHerself
Death's Design: Making 'Final Destination 3'2006TV Short documentaryHerself / Wendy Christensen
Planned Accidents2006Video documentary shortHerself
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself 2016 Tony Awards Special2016TV MovieHerself
The Making of '10 Cloverfield Lane'2016Video documentary shortHerself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Tony Awards2016TV MovieHerself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2015-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Drinking with the Stars2016TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesHerself
Reel Junkie2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHerself
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Decoding Die Hard2013Video documentaryHerself
Special Look2012TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Thing Evolves2012Video shortHerself
Scream Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Making of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'2010Video documentaryHerself
Janela Indiscreta2010TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Won Awards

2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding New Approaches - Original Daytime Program or SeriesThe Beauty Inside (2012)
2006Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearBobby (2006)

Nominated Awards

2014BloodGuts UK Horror AwardBloodGuts UK Horror AwardsBest ActressFaults (2014)
2013Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadSmashed (2012)
2013NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest ActressSmashed (2012)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleSmashed (2012)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: ActionScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2010Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest T&A of the YearScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleBobby (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBobby (2006)
2001Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Daytime TV Series - Young ActressPassions (1999)
2000YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Daytime TV SeriesPassions (1999)

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