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Virginia Madsen

Virginia MadsenBorn: 11-Sep-1961 [1]
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dune to Sideways

Virginia Madsen first came to widespread attention as Princess Irulan in David Lynch's Dune, and her most famous films include the schlocky but scary Candyman, the abysmal Highlander II, and The Rainmaker. More recently, she was Oscar-nominated for her performance as Paul Giamatti's long-suffering girlfriend in Sideways. Still, much of her career has been spent in forgettable made-for-cable movies. She also starred in Brave New Girl, a 2004 ABC Family movie based on a novel by Britney Spears and Spears' mother. In the late 1990s, she briefly co-hosted Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack. In the early 2000s, she was a regular on the first season of American Dreams.


[1] The New Trier Alumni Association lists her high school graduation date as 1979. Widely reported claims that Madsen was born in 1963 are thus unlikely to be true.

Father: Cal Madsen (firefighter)
Mother: Elaine Madsen (poet, playwright)
Brother:
Michael Madsen (actor, b. 25-Sep-1958)
Boyfriend: Bill Campbell (dated 1981-89, broken engagement)
Husband: Danny Huston (actor, m. 1989, div. 1992)
Boyfriend: Antonio Sabato, Jr. (actor, ex-, one son)
Son: Jack (b. 6-Aug-1994, with Sabato)

    High School: New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL (1979)

    Danish Ancestry Paternal
    Irish Ancestry Maternal (also American Aborigine)
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Heterochromia

    TELEVISION
    Scoundrels Cheryl West (2010-)
    American Dreams Rebecca Sandstrom (2002-03)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Hot Flashes (12-Jul-2013)
    The Magic of Belle Isle (1-Jun-2012)
    Red Riding Hood (10-Mar-2011) · Suzette
    Father of Invention (15-Feb-2010) · Lorraine
    The Haunting in Connecticut (27-Mar-2009) · Sara Campbell
    Wonder Woman (3-Mar-2009) [VOICE]
    Diminished Capacity (21-Jan-2008) · Charlotte
    The Astronaut Farmer (23-Feb-2007)
    The Number 23 (21-Feb-2007)
    A Prairie Home Companion (12-Feb-2006)
    Firewall (2-Feb-2006)
    Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (11-Oct-2005) · The Beast [VOICE]
    Sideways (13-Sep-2004) · Maya
    Brave New Girl (25-Apr-2004)
    Artworks (10-Apr-2003)
    Tempted (10-Mar-2003)
    Nobody Knows Anything! (2003) · Prison Lawyer
    American Gun (13-Jun-2002) · Penny Tillman
    Just Ask My Children (10-Sep-2001) · Brenda Kniffen
    Almost Salinas (Apr-2001)
    Crossfire Trail (21-Jan-2001)
    Full Disclosure (2001)
    After Sex (15-Aug-2000) · Traci
    Lying in Wait (2000)
    The Haunting (20-Jul-1999) · Jane
    The Florentine (19-Apr-1999)
    Ambushed (20-Jun-1998)
    The Rainmaker (21-Nov-1997) · Jackie Lemancyzk
    The Apocalypse Watch (2-Mar-1997)
    Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997) · Herself
    Ghosts of Mississippi (20-Dec-1996)
    Just Your Luck (29-Nov-1996)
    The Prophecy (1-Sep-1995)
    Bitter Vengeance (28-Jul-1994)
    Blue Tiger (3-Apr-1994)
    Caroline at Midnight (1994)
    Linda (8-Oct-1993)
    Candyman (11-Sep-1992) · Helen Lyle
    Becoming Colette (17-Oct-1991)
    Victim of Love (5-May-1991) · Carla Simmons
    Highlander II: The Quickening (31-Jan-1991)
    The Hot Spot (8-Sep-1990) · Dolly Harshaw
    Heart of Dixie (25-Aug-1989) · Delia
    3rd Degree Burn (28-May-1989)
    Hot to Trot (26-Aug-1988)
    Gotham (21-Aug-1988)
    Mr. North (22-Jul-1988)
    Slamdance (11-Sep-1987)
    Long Gone (23-May-1987)
    Zombie High (1987) · Andrea
    Modern Girls (7-Nov-1986) · Kelly
    Fire with Fire (1986) · Lisa
    Creator (20-Sep-1985) · Barbara
    Dune (14-Dec-1984) · Princess Irulan
    Electric Dreams (16-Nov-1984)
    Class (6-Jul-1983) · Lisa

Official Website:
http://www.virginia-madsen.org/


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