Mare Winningham is an American actress and singer. She was born to mother Marilyn Jean (née Maloney) and father Sam Neal Winningham. Her father was the chairman of the Department of Physical Education at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and her mother was an English teacher and college counselor. Mare has been well appreciated for her works in Georgia and in television work such as 2011's Mildred Pierce.
Mare Winningham made her 1980 feature film debut in One Trick Pony, co-starring with Paul Simon. She won an Emmy Award in 1980 for the TV movie "Amber Waves". Her personal life is not as successful as her professional career. She has been married three times and none of the relation has been able to sustain for long. Mare has five children, four sons and a daughter.