Mare Winningham has appeared in more than fifty television films and mini-series. For her performance in TNT's "George Wallace," she received an Emmy® Award as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations. Mare also received an Emmy® Award for "Amber Waves" and has been Emmy®-nominated for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentations of "Love is Never Silent" and "The Boy's Next Door." Additionally, she starred in such telefilms and mini-series as "Off The Minnesota Strip", "Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues", "Everything that Rises", "Eye on the Sparrow" and "The Thornbirds." In 2003, Mare made her television series debut in David E. Kelley's "The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire" and has since recurred on shows such as "Grey's Anatomy" and "24." She received a Daytime Emmy® Nomination for her performance in Showtime's "Maldonado Miracle" and starred in "The Magic of Ordinary Days" for the Hallmark Channel.
For her performance in the feature film "Georgia," Mare garnered Academy Award® and SAG Award nominations and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other feature credits include: "Brothers", "Swing Vote," "Wyatt Earp", "St. Elmo's Fire", "Turner and Hooch", "Made In Heaven", "One Trick Pony", "The War", "Miracle Mile", "Shy People."
Mare's stage work has included the Atlantic Theater Co. musical "10 Million Miles", for which she received a Drama Desk nomination and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as the recent Off-Broadway hit "After the Revolution" at Playwrights Horizons and Williamstown Theater Festival. Other stage credits include "The Glass Menagerie", "Bonnie and Clyde: the Musical", and the west coast premiere of "Sideman". An accomplished singer-songwriter, Ms. Winningham has released three CD's, and performs in clubs and venues throughout the country.