Who Is Mary Elizabeth Winstead? Her Age, Height, Husband, Facts

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a popular singer and actress who is well known as a scream queen due to her frequent roles in horror films. Notable amongst the films and series that Winstead has featured in include Passions, Sky High, Wolf Lake, Final Destination 3, Monster Island, Black Christmas, and Death Proof.

The talented actress ventured into acting in the late ’90s and has since then amassed quite a large fan base as well as several awards and nominations. She is a recipient of the prestigious Saturn Award and Daytime Emmy Award amongst others. This article seeks to uncover who the American actress truly is and facts you did not know existed before about her.

Bio, Age – Who Is Mary Elizabeth Winstead?

Winstead hails from Rocky Mount in the state of North Carolina in the United States of America. She was born on November 28, 1984, to Betty Lou and James Ronald. Mary alongside her parents and four older siblngs relocated to Sandy in Utah when she was just five years old.

Elizabeth was enrolled at Peruvian Park Elementary for her elementary education. She is also known to have studied dance in a summer program organized by the Joffery Ballet company in Chicago. Despite her love and passion for Ballet, she was forced to quit because she was too tall at the time. Young Mary’s attention was turned to acting which she pursued aggressively.

The North Carolina native made her acting debut with an appearance in a theatre production of the show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Following her performance in the show, Mary soon began appearing in other TV series and films. Some of which include Promised Land and Touched by an Angel.

The talented actress first major break came in 1999 as she was cast as Jessica Bennett in the popular TV soap opera Passions which aired on NBC from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, she had a major role in the drama TV series Wolf Lake which aired on CBS throughout the time it lasted. Winstead portrayed quite a strong character in the film Monster Island.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead had a significant role handed to her in Sky High. The comedy superhero film which was released in 2005 received a wide range of positive reviews as well as widespread acclaim. The film went on to gross $63.9 million in America against a budget of $35 million.

Winstead then starred as the lead character in the horror film Final Destination 3. The film was directed by James Wong and produced by Glen Morgan. The American actress’ role in the movie received mixed reviews from critics but it was agreed by many that she didn’t fare badly in her role as Wendy Christensen. The talented movie star was featured in another horror film directed by James Wong titled Black Christmas. Following her performance in the latter, she received a nomination at the 2007 Scream Awards for Scream Queen.

In 2006, Mary Elizabeth Winstead featured in the biopic film Bobby which also starred Anthony Hopkins. The movie won the award for Best Ensemble Cast at the Hollywood Film Festival Award. Other notable films Winstead has appeared in include Death Proof, Live Free or Die Hard, Make it Happen, The Thing, Smashed, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth and Riley Stearns – image source

Sequel to many speculations and news flying around, we can confirm that Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been married previously. The American actress married her long-time love Riley Stearns in 2010. Stearns is a well-known filmmaker and director in America. Some of his popular works include The Art of Self-Defense and Faults which received massive acclaim amongst movie lovers and critics. The couple, after lots of personal differences, announced their separation in October 2017.


The 2017 Saturn Award winner for Best Actress has an impressive height. She stands tall at a height of 5ft 8Inches. The beautiful actress complements her height with a 58kg bodyweight. Given Mary’s height and weight measurements, she undoubtedly has an impressive physique.

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Facts About Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  • Sexual Orientation

The award-winning actress is not gay. This is largely based on the fact that she has been in and out relationships with men and has even been married once.

  • Net Worth

The net worth of the popular actress is estimated to be in the region of $6 million and $10 million. A large chunk of her fortune is believed to be earnings gotten from her career so far and from endorsements from corporate bodies.

  • Family

The talented actress’ known relatives and family members include her parents and four older siblings. The identities of her parents have been revealed as James Ronald Winstead and Betty Lou Knight while that of her three sisters and brother have remained largely out of the public sphere.


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