Mare Winningham Net Worth

Mare Winningham Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mary Megan Winningham net worth is
$1.5 Million

Mary Megan Winningham Wiki Biography

Mary Megan Winningham was born on 16 May 1959, in Phoenix, Arizona USA, and is a singer, songwriter and actress, perhaps best known for her Emmy Award winning performance in 1980’s “Amber Waves”, and for her Emmy Award-winning performance in 1998’s “George Wallace”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Mare Winningham? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through success in acting. She’s been nominated for an Emmy Award eight times, and has also been nominated for an Oscar as well as a Tony Award. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Mare Winningham Net Worth $1.5 million

Mare’s interest in acting started at a young age when she saw an episode of “House Party”, which featured an interview with Kym Karath who was part of “The Sound of Music”. She started drama activities while in elementary school, and she also started learning musical instruments. She then attended Patrick Henry Junior High School, and studied at the CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop during summer vacations. Winningham then moved up to Chatsworth High School, where she became a part of a production of “The Sound of Music”. She was co-valedictorian of her class alongside future star Kevin Spacey.

In 1976, Mare started her career as a singer and songwriter, getting a break singing on “The Gong Show”. Despite not getting any record contracts, she was given an acting contract and would later receive her Screen Actors Guild Card. In the same year, she was offered a role in “Young Pioneers” which was the pilot for the short-lived “The Young Pioneers”. More opportunities opened up for her, including parts in “Police Woman” and “Starsky and Hutch”; her net worth started to increase thanks to these opportunities.

In 1980, Winningham won an Emmy Award for her role in the critically acclaimed “Amber Waves”, which starred Dennis Weaver. This also led to her breakthrough into feature films, making an appearance in “One Trick Pony”. She was nominated a Genie Award for her role in “Threshold” before being cast in the miniseries “The Thorn Birds”., and was then cast as the titular character in “Hellen Keller: The Miracle Continues”. In 1985, Mare starred in “St. Elmo’s Fire” which became very successful, and her net worth continued to build as she then returned to television for “Love Is Never Silent”, which earned her an Emmy nomination. She then had another well-received performance in the television movie “God Bless the Child”, and afterwards, she appeared in “Miracle Mile” and “Turner & Hooch” alongside Tom Hanks. She also participated in a stage production of “Hurlyburly”.

In 1994, Mare returned to film for “Wyatt Earp” and the drama “The War” which starred Kevin Costner. In 1995, she received several nominations after appearing in “Georgia”., and two years later, she then won another Emmy Award in “George Wallace” in which she starred opposite Gary Sinese. In the next few years, Winningham would appear as a guest in various hit series, such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “ER”. In 2001, she appeared in the television movie “Snap Decision” before being cast in the indie film “Dandelion”. She subsequently landed a role in “Grey’s Anatomy” , playing Susan Grey, however, she was killed off in 2007. A few of her latest projects include “Mildred Pierce”, and “Hatfields & McCoys”, and she also appeared in an off-Broadway production of “Tribes”, all lifting her net worth steadily,

Aside from her film career, Mare is known to contribute music to several of her projects. She has also recorded four albums throughout her career. One of her latest albums is “What’s Left Behind” which was released in 2014.

For her personal life, it is known that Winningham was married to actor A. Martinez in 1981 but they divorced in the same year. She then married William Mapel and their marriage lasted until 1996. Her third marriage was to Jason Trucco from 2008 to 2012; she is currently single. Mare was raised a Roman Catholic, but she later converted to Judaism.

Full NameMare Winningham
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 16, 1959
Place Of BirthPhoenix, Arizona, United States
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
EducationChatsworth High School
SpouseJason Trucco (m. 2008–2012), William Mapel (m. 1982–1996), A Martinez (m. 1981–1982)
ChildrenRiley Mapel, Happy Atticus Mapel, Patrick Mapel, Jack Mapel, Calla Louise Mapel
ParentsSam Neal Winningham, Marilyn Jean Maloney
SiblingsPatrick Winningham
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress ...
MoviesSt. Elmo's Fire, Turner & Hooch, Mirror Mirror, Miracle Mile, The War, Wyatt Earp, Swing Vote, Philomena, God Bless the Child, Georgia, The Magic of Ordinary Days, Hard Promises, Brothers, The Adventures of Ociee Nash, Amber Waves, George Wallace, Snap Decision, Made in Heaven, Bad Day on the Block,...
TV ShowsHatfields & McCoys, Clubhouse, The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, The Thorn Birds, The Young Pioneers, Hallmark Hall of Fame
1As of 2016, she has released four pop/folk albums: "What Might Be" (1992), "Lonesomers" (1998), "Refuge Rock Sublime" (2007) and "What's Left Behind" (2014).
2Met second husband, Bill Mapel, while working on the TV movie Freedom (1981). A former carnival worker, he was working as a technical advisor on the carnival scenes of the movie.
3Has been friends with Jennifer Jason Leigh since meeting at a summer camp in their teens. Winningham has acted in three movies written by Leigh's mother, Barbara Turner: Freedom (1981) (her character being loosely based on Turner's daughter Carrie Ann Morrow), Eye on the Sparrow (1987), and her Oscar-nominated role in Georgia (1995), acting opposite Leigh.
4Did not attend the 1980 Emmy Awards ceremony, where she won a best supporting actress award for Amber Waves (1980), due to an actors' strike which boycotted the event. She did attend the ceremony when she won her second Emmy in the same category for George Wallace (1997).
5Sister of musician Patrick Winningham who fronted "The New Breed" band featured in sister Mare's breakthrough movie St. Elmo's Fire (1985).
6Met first husband, A. Martinez while both acted in "The Young Pioneers" (1978). Their marriage in 1981 lasted only a few months. She married her second husband, Bill Mapel, the same year.
7She is the oldest member of the Brat Pack.
8Oldest child, son Riley Mapel, committed suicide on August 14, 2005.
9Winningham was raised in Northridge, California, with three brothers and one sister. Her father was the Chairman of the Department of Physical Education at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and her mother was an English teacher and college counselor at a local high school. She credits her first interest in acting to seeing an interview with Kym Karath (who played Gretl in The Sound of Music (1965)) on Art Linkletter's television show The Linkletter Show (1952) when she was five or six years old.
10Winningham attended Andasol Avenue Elementary School in Northridge, California. Her favorite subjects included drama. She also signed up for guitar lessons at a local park, and by the 6th grade, was, in her view, "pretty good." It was at this time that she adopted the nickname "Mare." She attended Patrick Henry Junior High School, taking the extended drama option, and on summer vacations, she studied drama at CSUN's Teenage Drama Workshop.
11Though born an Irish Catholic, in 2000, Winningham felt her spiritual life was lacking, and, based on a recommendation from a friend, in November 2001, she signed up for a class given by Rabbi Neal Weinberg at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California. On March 3, 2003, she converted to Judaism and became a member of two Conservative synagogues, Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles and Temple Knesset Israel in Hollywood, California.
12Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack," along with Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy.
13Along with Claude Rains (for Mr. Skeffington (1944)), Vanessa Redgrave (for Julia (1977)), Kate Winslet (for Iris (2000), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (for The Master (2012)), she is one of the few performers to be nominated for an Supporting Oscar for playing the title role in a movie. As of 2013, Redgrave is the only one to win.
14She played a virgin in the movie St. Elmo's Fire (1985) while she was pregnant.
15Is the only brat packer ever to be nominated for an Academy Award (for Georgia (1995)).
16Learned American Sign Language for her role as Maggie in Love Is Never Silent (1985).
17When she appeared as a contestant on TV's The Gong Show (1976) (c. 1978), she was introduced as Sharon Shamus by host Chuck Barris. She played guitar and sang the Lennon & McCartney song "Here, There and Everywhere." And no. . . she did not get gonged. The panel loved her.
18Went to Chatsworth High School in Los Angeles with Val Kilmer and Kevin Spacey. During their senior year, Kevin played von Trapp and Mare played Maria in a school production of "The Sound of Music." Upon hearing of their Oscar nominations in 1996, Winningham sent a telegram to Spacey saying: "Captain von Trapp - congratulations on your nomination - Maria."
19She is also a folk singer-songwriter with a couple of albums.
20Her TV debut at age 16 was on The Gong Show (1976).
21Children: Riley Mapel (1981-2005), Patrick "Paddy" Mapel and Jack Mapel (b. 1985), Calla Louise Mapel (b. 1987), and Happy Atticus Mapel (born 1988).


Geostorm2017post-productionDr. Jennings
The Seagull2017post-productionPolina
American Horror Story2013-2016TV SeriesHazel Evers Rita Gayheart Alicia Spencer
The Affair2014-2015TV SeriesCherry Lockhart
Under the Dome2013TV SeriesAgatha Seagrave
Hawaii Five-02013TV SeriesTerry Beckett
Hatfields & McCoys2012TV Mini-SeriesSally McCoy
Mirror Mirror2012/IBaker Margaret
Torchwood2011TV SeriesEllis Hartley Monroe
Mildred Pierce2011TV Mini-SeriesIda Corwin
Criminal Minds2010TV SeriesNancy Riverton
242010TV SeriesElaine Al-Zacar
Cold Case2010TV SeriesCeleste Cooper '10
Brothers2009/IElsie Cahill
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesKatherine Donovan
Swing Vote2008Larissa Johnson
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesPatrice Kelly
War Eagle, Arkansas2007Belle
Grey's Anatomy2006-2007TV SeriesSusan Grey
Clubhouse2004-2005TV SeriesLynne Young
The Magic of Ordinary Days2005TV MovieMartha
Dandelion2004Layla Mullich
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire2003TV SeriesDottie Shaw
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesSandra Blaine
The Adventures of Ociee Nash2003Aunt Mamie Nash
The Maldonado Miracle2003TV MovieMaisie
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesMaggie
Tru Confessions2002TV MovieGinny Walker
Six Feet Under2002TV SeriesEileen Piper
Night Visions2001TV SeriesKate Morris
Snap Decision2001TV MovieJennifer Bradley
Sharing the Secret2000TV MovieDr. Nina Moss
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal2000TV MovieMartha 'Patsy' Jefferson Randolph
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke1999TV MovieChandi Heffner
ER1998-1999TV SeriesDr. Amanda Lee
Little Girl Fly Away1998TV MovieCatherine 'Cath' Begley
Everything That Rises1998TV MovieKyle Clay
Mad About You1997-1998TV SeriesSarah McCain
George Wallace1997TV MovieLurleen Wallace
Bad Day on the Block1997Catherine Braverton
The Deliverance of Elaine1996TV MovieElaine Hodges
The Boys Next Door1996TV MovieSheila
Letter to My Killer1995TV MovieJudy Parma
Georgia1995Georgia Flood
The War1994Lois Simmons
Wyatt Earp1994Mattie Blaylock
Teresa's Tattoo1994Singer
Betrayed by Love1994TV MovieDana
Sexual Healing1993ShortMarta
Better Off Dead1993TV MovieKit Kellner
Intruders1992TV SeriesMary Wilkes
Those Secrets1992TV MovieFaye
Hard Promises1991Dawn
She Stood Alone1991TV MoviePrudence Crandall
Fatal Exposure1991TV MovieJamie Hurd
Crossing to Freedom1990TV MovieNicole Rougeron
Love and Lies1990TV MovieKim Paris
Turner & Hooch1989Emily Carson
Miracle Mile1988Julie Peters
God Bless the Child1988TV MovieTheresa Johnson
Eye on the Sparrow1987TV MovieEthel Lee
Made in Heaven1987Brenda Carlucci
Shy People1987Candy
Nobody's Fool1986Pat
Who Is Julia?1986TV MovieMary Frances Bodine
A Winner Never Quits1986TV MovieAnnie
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesNorma Lewis (segment "Button, Button")
Love Is Never Silent1985TV MovieMargaret Ryder
St. Elmo's Fire1985Wendy Beamish
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV SeriesBeth
Single Bars, Single Women1984TV MovieBootsie
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues1984TV MovieHelen Keller
The Thorn Birds1983TV Mini-SeriesJustine O'Neill
Missing Children: A Mother's Story1982TV MovieKate Bradshaw
A Few Days in Weasel Creek1981TV MovieLocksley Claitor
Threshold1981Carol Severance
Freedom1981TV MovieLibby Bellow
One-Trick Pony1980Modeena Dandridge
The Women's Room1980TV MovieChris
Off the Minnesota Strip1980TV MovieMicki Johansen
Amber Waves1980TV MovieMarlene Burkhardt
The Death of Ocean View Park1979TV MovieJenny Flowers
Steeletown1979TV MovieAggie Modgelewsky, Modge's daughter
Family1979TV SeriesMerilee Kalisher
Studs Lonigan1979TV Mini-SeriesHelen Shyers
Starsky and Hutch1979TV SeriesJoey Carston
The Young Pioneers1978TV SeriesNettie Peters
Police Woman1978TV SeriesLinda
Special Olympics1978TV MovieJanice Gallitzin
James at 161977TV SeriesWanda
Young Pioneers1976TV MovieNettie Peters (uncredited)


The Maldonado Miracle2003TV Movie performer: "Silver Bullets", "Unburden Me" / writer: "Silver Bullets", "Unburden Me"
Georgia1995performer: "IF I WANTED", "MERCY" / writer: "IF I WANTED"
Teresa's Tattoo1994performer: "Save Myself"
Sexual Healing1993Short performer: "Well It's Gone" / writer: "Well It's Gone"
Freedom1981TV Movie performer: "On My Way to Me", "Dear Billy", "Sugar Mountain"
One-Trick Pony1980performer: "Me And Bobby McGee"


The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Treasures of New York: The Flatiron Building2014Documentary shortHerself - Host
Chabad Telethon2013TV MovieHerself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Shakespeare High2011DocumentaryHerself
Jim Sheridan: Film and Family2010Video shortHerself
Re-Made in the USA: How Brodre Became Brothers2010Video shortHerself
Chabad: To Life Telethon2008TV MovieHerself - Video Guest
Chabad Telethon2007TV MovieHerself
CBS Cares2004TV SeriesHerself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special

Archive Footage

It Happened That Way2004Video documentary shortHerself / Mattie Blaylock
Give Me Your Answer True1987Documentary

Won Awards

2006CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsThe Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieGeorge Wallace (1997)
1996Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleGeorgia (1995)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a SpecialAmber Waves (1980)

Nominated Awards

2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieHatfields & McCoys (2012)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHatfields & McCoys (2012)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or MovieMildred Pierce (2011)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family SpecialThe Maldonado Miracle (2003)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGeorge Wallace (1997)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGeorge Wallace (1997)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or MiniseriesGeorge Wallace (1997)
1996OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleGeorgia (1995)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialThe Boys Next Door (1996)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleGeorgia (1995)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesBetter Off Dead (1993)
1990Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleMiracle Mile (1988)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialLove Is Never Silent (1985)
1983GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by a Foreign ActressThreshold (1981)

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