Mare Winningham filmography

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Winningham in 2012

The filmography of actress Mare Winningham consists of her acting appearances in feature film, television series appearances, television films, and Winningham's stage credits.

With over 90 acting and stage credits to her name, Winningham is known for her role as Georgia Flood in the 1995 film Georgia, a role which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, as well. Winningham has appeared in numerous television films and limited series' since the 1970s. She has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her roles in Amber Waves (1980)[1] and George Wallace (1997).[2]

Her Broadway and off-Broadway stage performances, including Casa Valentina in 2014, have garnered Winningham critical acclaim. She has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award,[3] a Tony Award,[3] and won a Lucille Lortel Award in 2008.[4]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 One Trick Pony Modeena Dandridge
1981 Threshold Carol Severance
1985 St. Elmo's Fire Wendy Beamish
1986 Nobody's Fool Pat
1987 Shy People Candy
1987 Made in Heaven Brenda Carlucci
1988 Miracle Mile Julie Peters
1989 Turner & Hooch Vet Dr. Emily Carson/Emily Turner
1991 Hard Promises Dawn
1993 Sexual Healing Marta
1994 Teresa's Tattoo Singer
1994 Wyatt Earp Mattie Blaylock
1994 The War Lois Simmons
1995 Georgia Georgia Flood
1997 Bad Day on the Block Catherine Braverton
2003 The Adventures of Ociee Nash Aunt Mamie Nash
2004 Dandelion Layla Mullich
2007 War Eagle, Arkansas Belle
2008 Swing Vote Larissa Johnson
2009 Brothers Elsie Cahill
2012 Mirror Mirror Baker Margaret
2013 Philomena Mary Hess
2017 Geostorm Dr. Jennings
2018 O.G. Janice
2018 The Seagull Polina
2019 Dark Waters Darlene Kiger
2020 News of the World Jane Post-Production


Year Title Role Notes
1977 James at 15 Wanda (uncredited) Episode: "The Girl with the Bad Rep"[citation needed]
1978 Police Woman Linda Episode: "Battered Teachers"
1978 The Young Pioneers Nettie Peters 3 episodes
1979 Starsky and Hutch Joey Carston Episode: "Ninety Pounds of Trouble"
1979 Family Merilee Kalisher Episode: "The Competition"
1983 The Thorn Birds Justine O'Neill Episode: "Part 4"
1985 ABC Afterschool Special Beth Episode: "One Too Many"
1985 Hallmark Hall of Fame Margaret Ryder Episode: "Love Is Never Silent"
1986 The Twilight Zone Norma Lewis Episode: "Button, Button"
1997–98 Mad About You Sarah McCain 2 episodes
1998–99 ER Dr. Amanda Lee 4 episodes
2001 Night Visions Kate Morris Episode: "Still Life"
2002 Six Feet Under Eileen Piper Episode: "The Plan"
2002 Touched by an Angel Maggie Episode: "The Bells of St. Peters"
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sandra Blaine Episode: "Manic"
2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Dottie Shaw 7 episodes
2004–05 Clubhouse Lynne Young 11 episodes
2006–07 Grey's Anatomy Susan Grey 6 episodes
2007 Boston Legal Patrice Kelly 2 episodes
2009 CSI: NY Katherine Donovan Episode: "Greater Good"
2010 Cold Case Celeste Cooper Episode: "The Good Soldier"
2010 24 Elaine Al-Zacar 2 episodes
2010 Criminal Minds Nancy Riverton Episode: "Safe Haven"
2011 Mildred Pierce Ida Corwin 5 episodes
2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day Ellis Hartley Monroe 3 episodes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Sally McCoy 3 episodes
2013 Hawaii Five-O Terry Beckett Episode: "Ho'opio"
2013 Under the Dome Agatha Seagrave 2 episodes
2013 American Horror Story: Coven Alicia Spencer Episode: "The Replacements"
2014 American Horror Story: Freak Show Rita Gayheart Episode: "Orphans"
2014–18 The Affair Cherry Lockhart 14 episodes
2015–16 American Horror Story: Hotel Hazel Evers 11 episodes
2017 American Horror Story: Cult Sally Keffler Episode: "Mid-Western Assassin"
2020 The Outsider Jeannie Anderson 10 episodes

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1976 Young Pioneers Nettie Peters Uncredited
1976 Young Pioneers' Christmas Nettie Peters
1978 Special Olympics Janice Gallitzin
1984 The Miracle Continues Helen Keller
1985 Love Is Never Silent Margaret Ryder
1986 A Winner Never Quits Annie
1988 God Bless the Child Theresa Johnson
1992 Intruders Mary Wilkes
1996 The Boys Next Door Sheila
1997 George Wallace Lurleen Wallace
1999 Too Rich Chandi Heffner
2000 Sharing the Secret Dr. Nina Moss
2002 Tru Confessions Ginny Walker
2005 The Magic of Ordinary Days Martha


Year Title Role
2007 10 Million Miles The Women
2010 After the Revolution Mel
2012–13 Tribes Beth
2013 Picnic Flo Owens
2014 Casa Valentina Rita
2016 Her Requiem Allison
2019 Girl From the North Country Elizabeth Laine

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nominees/Winners - Television Academy - 1980 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie". Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Nominees/Winners - Television Academy - 1998 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie". Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Mare Winningham - IBDB: The Official Source of Broadway Information". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mare Winningham - Lortel Archives". Lucille Lortel. Retrieved February 1, 2016.

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