Winona Laura Horowitz, professionally known as Winona Ryder, is an American actress. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She is known for taking on quirky roles in her earlier films, later playing more prominent roles in the 1990s. After Ryder's film debut in Lucas, she gained attention with her performance in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. She further rose to prominence with major roles in Heathers, Great Balls of Fire, Mermaids, Edward Scissorhands, and Bram Stoker's Dracula. She garnered critical acclaim and two consecutive Academy Award nominations for her portrayals of socialite May Welland in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence and Jo March in the fifth film adaptation of Little Women. Her other films during this period were Reality Bites, How to Make an American Quilt, The Crucible, Alien Resurrection, Celebrity, and Girl, Interrupted, which she also executive-produced.