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A versatile performer, actress Mare Winningham has won raves for such films as 1994's Georgia and such television work as 2011's Mildred Pierce.
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In addition to acting in the movie, Winningham provided several tracks for the soundtrack. She released an album of her songs, Lonesomers, in 1998.
That same year, Winningham took home her second Emmy Award, for her work in the television movie George Wallace. The film starred Gary Sinise as the controversial Southern politician, and Winningham played his first wife,
Lurleen Wallace. She had a well-received recurring role on the popular medical drama ER around this time as well.
In 2007, Winningham had a number of interesting projects. She landed a recurring role on the hit television series Grey's Anatomy and released another album, Refuge Rock Sublime. The album reflected Winningham's devotion to her Jewish faith with such songs as "The Convert's Jig." Raised Catholic, she had converted to Judaism in 2003.
On the big screen, Winningham had a role in the 2008 feature film Swing Vote, starring Kevin Costner. She received praise for another supporting part -- this time on television. In 2011, Winningham made the most of her small role in the miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011), starring Kate Winslet. She then immersed herself in one of the most famous family feuds in history with the 2012 miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton starred as Devil Anse Hatfield and Randolph "Randall" McCoy, respectively. And Winningham, who is often cast in a maternal role, played Randall's wife Sally, a mother of 16 children.
Around this time, Winningham also earned raves for her performance in Tribes, an off-Broadway play about a young deaf man and his normal-hearing family.
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