Born on May 16, 1959
From Phoenix, Arizona
Mare Winningham as "Sally McCoy"
The rivalry between the Hatfields and the McCoys is one of the oldest and best-known family feuds in American history. This miniseries, featuring a cast led by Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as the family patriarchs, tells the story of the feud that nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy were close friends until near the end of the Civil War, when they return to their homes -- Hatfield in Kentucky and McCoy in West Virginia -- to increasing tensions and misunderstandings that quickly lead to all-out warfare between the clans (partially caused by a stolen pig). As hostilities grow and outside forces join the fight, the states where the families live are brought to the brink of another war as the feud makes international headlines, the states' governors clash and the U.S. Supreme Court eventually intervenes.
|Emmy (Primetime) (2012)||Nominated||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie|
Mare Winningham as "Ida"
Based on the title character introduced in James M. Cain's classic 1941 novel, the five-part miniseries stars Kate Winslet as young mother Mildred Pierce, who struggles to make a new life for her and her two daughters after divorcing her husband. Searching for work during the Depression proves troublesome until Mildred meets a waitress named Ida, who works at a local diner. With Ida's help, Mildred, a talented baker, begins selling her homemade pies at the diner. Soon she is operating her own chicken and pie restaurant, and then other eateries too. But while business is booming, Mildred's personal life is not, leading to a regrettable confrontation between her and daughter Veda.
|Emmy (Primetime) (2011)||Nominated||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie|
Mare Winningham as "Georgia"
Georgia Flood (Mare Winningham) is a well-to-do folk-singer with a stable family and a loving husband. Her younger sister, Sadie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is the lead singer in a rowdy punk-rock band. Living in Georgia's shadow causes Sadie to become obsessed with her, and she tries everything she can to live up to her big sister's achievements. Unfortunately it is this very obsession --coupled with her self-destructive tendencies and rampant drug abuse-- that keep her spiraling down the drain.
|Academy Award (1995)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|