Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Rocky Mountnovember 28, 1984) is an American actress.


Winstead was born in Rocky Mount and is the daughter of James Ronald Winstead and Betty Lou Knight. She has four older brothers and sisters and she is a distant cousin of actress Ava Gardner. She grew up in North Carolina and Salt Lake City. When she was eleven years old, she started ballet lessons, as they wanted to become a ballerina. Not much later she also took acting classes.

Winsteads career began in the late 90 's. She had guest roles in television series such as Touched by an Angel and Promised Land. She was a regular cast member in the television series Passions from 1999 to 2000.

Her breakthrough came only as an adult actress, in 2005. She then got a role in the Disney movie Sky High. In 2006 she received a starring role in one of the greatesthorror films of 2006Final Destination 3 .

And among other things is to see them in Black Christmas and BobbyGrindhouse and Die Hard 4.0 .


Filmography as an actress
Year Title Role Comments
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard Lucy McClane
2011 The Thing Kate Lloyd
2012 Smashed Kate Hannah 2 nominations
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Ramona Flowers
2008 Make It Happen Lauryn Kirk
2007 Die Hard 4.0 Lucy McClane
2007 Grindhouse Lee
2006 Factory Girl Ingrid Superstar
2006 Black Christmas Heather Lee
2006 Bobby Susan Taylor
2006 Final Destination 3 Wendy Christensen
2005 Sky High Gwen Grayson
2005 Checking Out Lisa Apple
2005 The Ring Two Young Evelyn
2004 Monster Island Maddy television film
2003 Then Came Jones Rina television film
2001 Wolf Lake (film) Sophia Kohanek television film
1999 The Long Road Home Annie J

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