Mary Elizabeth Winstead
- Is a distant cousin of legendary actress Ava Gardner.
- Attended the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City as a child, and also studied tap and jazz dancing.
- Made her TV debut in a 1997 episode of Touched by an Angel.
- Appeared with Donny Osmond in a late-1990s Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.