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Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen
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Birth Date

September 11, 1961


59 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 5 in | 165 cm

Net Worth

$8 Million

Body Measurements

37-25-36 in | 94-63.5-91 cm


54 kg | 119 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

8 US | 38.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Virginia Gayle Madsen was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on September 11, 1961, is an American actress.

Young Virginia Madsen began her professional acting career, at the age of 22.

She made her big screen debut in comedy drama film Class (1983) in role as Lisa.

She got her television debut in PBS anthology series American Playhouse (1984) in episode "A Matter of Principle", in role as Lou Ellen Purdy.

Her breakthrough performance came as Maya Randall in comedy drama road movie Sideways (2004).

New Movies

The Devil's Light (2021) horror thriller in role as Dr. Peters, opposite Nicholas Ralph and Colin Salmon

American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story (2021) drama in role as Sue Warner, with Zachary Levi and Anna Paquin

Best Movies

She won the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role as Helen Lyle in supernatural horror film Candyman (1992).

She was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maya Randall in comedy drama road movie Sideways (2004).

She was nominated for the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast for her performance as Dangerous Woman in A Prairie Home Companion (2006).

Candyman (1992) slasher opposite Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd and Kasi Lemmons

The Prophecy (1995) horror thriller with Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas and Eric Stoltz

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) drama opposite Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods

The Hot Spot (1990) neo-noir thriller with Don Johnson, Jennifer Connelly and Charles Martin Smith

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) science fiction opposite Christopher Lambert, Michael Ironside and Sean Connery

Electric Dreams (1984) science fiction romantic comedy with Lenny Von Dohlen and Maxwell Caulfield

The Number 23 (2007) thriller opposite Jim Carrey, Logan Lerman and Danny Huston

Firewall (2006) action thriller with Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany and Carly Schroeder

The Astronaut Farmer (2006) drama opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern and Max Thieriot

Red Riding Hood (2011) romance horror with Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman and Billy Burke

Joy (2015) biographical comedy drama opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper

Better Watch Out (2016) psychological horror with Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller and Ed Oxenbould

Her Smell (2018) drama opposite Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne and Dan Stevens

TV Shows

Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985) biographical drama miniseries in role as Claretta Petacci

Moonlighting (1989) ABC comedy drama series in role as Annie Charnock

Frasier (1998) NBC sitcom in role as Cassandra Stone

American Dreams (2002-2003) NBC drama series in role as Rebecca Sandstrom

Smith (2006-2007) CBS drama series in role as Hope Stevens

Monk (2009) comedy drama detective mystery television series in role as T.K. Jensen

Scoundrels (2010) ABC comedy drama series in role as Cheryl West

The Event (2011) NBC science fiction action series in role as Catherine Lewis

Hell on Wheels (2012) AMC Western series in role as Mrs. Hannah Durant

Witches of East End (2013-2014) Lifetime drama series in role as Penelope Gardiner

American Gothic (2016) CBS mystery drama series in role as Madeline Hawthorne

Designated Survivor (2016-2017) political thriller drama television series in role as Kimble Hookstraten

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018) Epix mystery drama miniseries in role as Tamara Quinn

Swamp Thing (2019) superhero horror series in role as Maria Sunderland


Attended the New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.

Studied at Ted Liss Acting Studio in Chicago and Harand Camp Adult Theater Seminar in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Has older brother, Michael and sister, Cheryl.

Has Danish, Irish, English, Scottish and German ancestry.

Her left eye is part brown and part green and her right eye is green.

Featured in music video for Kenny Loggins "I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" (1984).

Formed her own film production company, Title IX Productions in 2008.

She voiced Queen Hippolyta in animated superhero film Wonder Woman (2009).


She started dating actor Nick Holmes in 2011, the couple got married in 2020.

She dated Billy Campbell (1981-1988).

Has been in relationship with Antonio Sabato Jr. (1993-1998), they have one son, Jack Sabato.

She was married to actor and director Danny Huston (1989-1992).

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