Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an American actress and singer. Her first significant role came as Jessica Bennett on the NBC soap opera Passions and she went on to appear in TV series such as Tru Calling and films including the superhero comedy Sky High. She came to wider attention as a scream queen for her roles in the horror series Wolf Lake, the giant monster film Monster Island, the supernatural horror film Final Destination 3, the slasher film Black Christmas and the exploitation horror film Death Proof.

Birth Name

Mary Elizabeth Winstead




Actress, Singer


French Pop, Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop, Indie Pop, Jazz




Elizabeth has released her music through Bulk Recordings



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Mary Elizabeth Winstead was born on November 28, 1984, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States.


She’s currently 34 years old.

Sun Sign




She is of English descent.




She is a Southern Baptist.


She attended Peruvian Park Elementary, where she took advanced classes. A talented dancer and singer, Winstead studied dance in a Joffrey Ballet summer program in Chicago, Illinois and sang in the International Children’s Choir. Elizabeth was home schooled so that she could focus more on her acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – James Ronald Winstead
  • Mother – Betty Lou (née Knight)
  • Siblings – Mary has 3 older sisters and an older brother.

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has dated –

  • Michael Angarano (2005) – It was speculated that she had a fling with actor, director, and producer, Michael Angarano, in 2005.
  • Riley Stearns (2010-2017)– Winstead and film director and television writer, Riley Stearns, met when she was 18. The couple got married in 2010. However, in 2017, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Riley Stearns got divorced.

  • Ewan McGregor (2017-Present) – After splitting from her husband in 2017, Winstead started dating actor Ewan McGregor. They had met during the shooting of the 3rd season of the TV series, Fargo.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m


  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Sophia Donner / Sophia Kohanek in the TV horror series, Wolf Lake (2001-2002). Having been cast as Wendy Christensen in the 2006 supernatural horror film, Final Destination 3

Album Debut

Mary Elizabeth released her first studio album, I Love You but I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, as a part of the music duo Got a Girl, which had music producer Dan the Automator as its other half, on July 22, 2014, via Bulk Recordings.

Film Debut

In 2005, Mary made her first theatrical film appearance as Young Evelyn in the supernatural psychological horror film, The Ring Two.

Television Debut

In 1997, Elizabeth made her first TV show appearance as Kristy Cordis in the supernatural drama series, Touched by an Angel.

Brand Endorsements

Mary has not endorsed any brand yet.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Production Result
2000 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress in a Daytime TV Series Passions Nominated
2001 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress in a Daytime TV Series Passions Nominated
2006 Hollywood Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Bobby Won
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Cast Bobby Nominated
2006 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Bobby Nominated
2006 Scream Award Scream Queen Black Christmas Nominated
2010 IGN Movie Award Best Ensemble Cast Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Nominated
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Actress Action Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Award Best Female Lead Smashed Nominated
2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Actress Smashed Nominated
2013 Dallas International Film Festival Shining Star Award for Best Actress Smashed Won
2013 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series The Beauty Inside Won
2014 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Actress Faults Nominated
2016 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Actress 10 Cloverfield Lane Nominated
2016 Fright Meter Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role 10 Cloverfield Lane Nominated
2016 Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actress of the Year 10 Cloverfield Lane Nominated
2017 Saturn Awards Best Actress 10 Cloverfield Lane Won
2018 Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Supporting Actress (TV Movie or Miniseries) Fargo Nominated
2018 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries Fargo Nominated
2018 Gold Derby Awards Best Miniseries/TV Movie Supporting Actress Fargo Nominated
2018 Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited Series Fargo Nominated
2018 Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Fargo Nominated
2019 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Bravest Performance All About Nina Nominated

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Favorites

  • Favorite Movies – Sunset Boulevard (1950), Fargo (1996), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Shining (1980), Alien (1979)
  • Favorite Color – Blue
  • Favorite Song – Kiss Me (By Ed Sheeran)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Net worth

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has a estimated net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Mary Elizabeth Winstead doesn’t have any verified social media account.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  • At the age of 5, Mary shifted to Sandy, Utah with her family.
  • She is a former ballet dancer. However, Mary had to quit ballet as apparently, she grew too tall for the art form.
  • Mary was a member of the International Children’s Choir.
  • Before stepping into acting, Elizabeth wanted to become a ballerina and had also performed in local ballet productions.
  • Winstead started her singing career in 2007 by singing a cappella cover of The Shirelles famous hit, Baby It’s You.
  • In 2007, She co-wrote a song, Warmth of Him with music producer Thai Long Ly.
  • In 2007, Empire magazine ranked Mary as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History.
  • She was once placed at the 10th place on Maxim‘s Hottest Women of Horror Movies list.
  • At FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women of 2009, Mary was ranked at the #88th spot.
  • In 2009, Empire magazine selected Winstead as one of the 20 young, talented and happening right now.
  • In 2010, Mary was titled as one of the Hottest Girls of Comic-Con.
  • Winstead was ranked at the 17th spot out of a total of 101 for Men’s Health Hottest Women of 2011 list.
  • In February 2019, it is revealed that Winstead is also voice starring in the Netflix adult-oriented animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots. The series saw her reuniting with The Beauty Inside co-star Topher Grace and was released on March 15.


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