Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress who is known for her comic book hottie role as "Royal Pain" in Disney's Sky High, and also stars in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as Michael Cera's girlfriend.

Winstead has been called a scream queen because of her roles in the horror films The Ring Two, Final Destination 3, Black Christmas and Death Proof.

Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. When she was five, her family moved to Sandy, Utah, a Salt Lake City suburb. Her interest in performing arts also began to emerge at this time with interests in ballet and acting. She studied dance at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, and also started acting appearing on Broadway during Donny Osmond’s successful run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

In the 1990s she guest starred in episodes of Touched by an Angel and Promised Land, before being cast as Jessica Bennett in the NBC soap opera Passions. She moved into prime time in a short-lived CBS drama series Wolf Lake (2001-2002), and in the made-for-television film Monster Island (2002). Her screen time fared better in the more mainstream Walt Disney Pictures confection Sky High, which was both financially and critically successful. She starred as Gwen Grayson, the in-disguise alter ego of the super villain Royal Pain. In 2006 Winstead appeared at Comic-Con promoting the film Grindhouse. After the exposure Sky High provided, she was seen in Final Destination 3 and then the sorority slasher Black Christmas. In 2007, Winstead appeared in a pair of high-profile event films. Quentin Tarantino cast her as a well-intentioned but vapid and naïve actress in his high-speed segment of Grindhouse called Death Proof, his half of a double-billed feature. The film failed to produce ticket sales, but drew critical acclaim. The same summer, hot off the heels of its release, Winstead received another shot at action as Lucy McClane in Live Free or Die Hard co-starring Bruce Willis. The film earned over $130 million domestically, making it the highest grossing film that features Winstead.

She has recently screen tested for the role of Wonder Woman in the film adaption of Justice League. announced on May 16, 2008, that Winstead would co-star opposite Michael Cera in forthcoming comic-book adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Filming began in early March and wrapped on August 28th, 2009.
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i think i'm in love with her.
POWERGIRLSLOVER - 2/23/2010, 1:20 PM
i've a box of tissues & screen wipes in hand.
POWERGIRLSLOVER - 3/31/2010, 10:12 AM

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