Winona Ryder (born Winona Laura Horowitz; October 29, 1971) is an American actress. She made her film debut in the movie Lucas. She has starred in other films including Girl, Interrupted, Edward Scissorhands, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Celebrity, Little Woman, and Mr Deeds. She played Melissa Warburton in "The One With Rachel's Big Kiss".
Prior to this episode, Ryder is mentioned by Ross Geller in Season 3: once pretending he calls for her to get a table at a restaurant, and another time she is among his list of five celebrities he is allowed to sleep with.
Winona Ryder also starred in the film Beetlejuice (1988) alongside Alec Baldwin who plays Phoebe's over-positive boyfriend Parker next season.