Virginia Madsen

Biography

Date of Birth 11 September 1961, Chicago, Illinois, USA Height 5' 5" (1.65 m) Mini Biography One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood's most talented actresses. Voted as one of the most beautiful actresses in 1986, Virginia has had several excellent performances in her career thus far. Audiences first caught a glimpse of her as "Princess Irulan" in the 1984 science fiction epic Dune (1984). She followed that up with Electric Dreams (1984); however, it was in 1986 that Virginia captured the hearts of the audience with an intense portrayal of a Catholic school girl who fell in love with a boy from a prison camp in Duncan Gibbins' Fire with Fire (1986). Virginia played the role of "Lisa" and her co-star was Craig Sheffer, who played Lisa's love interest, "Joe Fisk". Kari Wuhrer also made an appearance as Virginia's best friend, "Gloria". Fire with Fire (1986) was a low-budget production, starring a bunch of fresh faces who were till then-unknown to Hollywood. However, the movie was a success and elevated its three young stars overnight. Virginia has never looked back since. With 35 releases since Fire with Fire (1986) thus far, Virginia is a busy actress and has played a variety of roles which further enhance her reputation as a fantastic actress who can adapt to any kind of role. Virginia belongs to an acting family -- with her brother Michael Madsen, also an actor, and her mother, Elaine Madsen, an Emmy-winning writer and producer. She is still one of the Hollywood's most beautiful and captivating actresses today. She also turned in a solid performance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker (1997). Film critic Roger Ebert said Madsen had a "strong scene." [4] And critic James Berardinelli said, "The supporting cast is solid, with turns from...Virginia Madsen as a witness for the plaintiff." She had spent more than twenty years in minor films before her breakout critically acclaimed performance in Sideways (2004). This role catapulted her onto the fabled Hollywood A-list.[6] Her first major role after Sideways was opposite Harrison Ford in Firewall. She later appeared in Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion, in a key role as the angel. She has been cast in a role opposite Jim Carrey in The Number 23 (scheduled for release in 2007). Madsen has made numerous television appearances including: CSI: Miami, Dawson's Creek, The Practice, Frasier, Moonlighting, and other series. She starred opposite Ray Liotta in CBS's short-lived crime drama Smith.

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Birth Name

Virginia Gayle Madsen

Birth Place

Chicago, Illinois, États-Unis

Birth Date

9/11/1961
Known For
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Firewall

Beth Stanfield

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Candyman

Helen Lyle

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The Number 23

Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia

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Sideways

Maya

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Highlander II: The Quickening

Louise Marcus

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The Prophecy

Katherine

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Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

The Beast (voice)

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The Hot Spot

Dolly Harshaw

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The Magic of Belle Isle

Charlotte O'Neil

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Dead Rising: Watchtower

Maggie

Starring In
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Lola

Mona

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One Day as a Lion

Valerie Brisky

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The Portrait

Mags

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Prey for the Devil

Dr. Peters

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Candyman

Helen Lyle (voice)

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Operation Christmas Drop

Congresswoman Bradford

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1985

Eileen

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Burn Your Maps

Victoria

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Better Watch Out

Deandra Lerner

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Joy

Terry

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Grace Stirs Up Success

Mrs. Thomas

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Dead Rising: Watchtower

Maggie

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Lost Boy

Laura Harris

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That Day We Sang

Dr. Peters

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All the Wilderness

Abigail Charm

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Jake Squared

Beth

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Crazy Kind of Love

Augusta Iris

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Anna Nicole

Virgie Arthur

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The Hot Flashes

Clementine Winks

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The Last Keepers

Abigail Carver

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The Magic of Belle Isle

Charlotte O'Neil

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Red Riding Hood

Suzette

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Father Of Invention

Lorraine

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The Haunting in Connecticut

Sara Campbell

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Wonder Woman

Hippolyta (voice)

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Diminished Capacity

Charlotte

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The Number 23

Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia

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Ripple Effect

Sherry

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The Astronaut Farmer

Audrey 'Audie' Farmer

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A Prairie Home Companion

Dangerous Woman

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Firewall

Beth Stanfield

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Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

The Beast (voice)

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Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

Cleopatra (voice)

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Sideways

Maya

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Brave New Girl

Wanda Lovell

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Nobody Knows Anything

Prison Lawyer

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Artworks

Emma Becker

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Justice League - The Brave and the Bold (DC Comics Kids Collection)

Dr. Sarah Corwin (voice)

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American Gun

Penny Tillman

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Crossfire Trail

Anne Rodney

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Boogeymen - The Killer Compilation

Helen Lyle (Candyman) (archive footage)

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Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

Herself

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Just Ask My Children

Brenda Kniffen

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Almost Salinas

Clare

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Full Disclosure

Brenda Hopkins

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Lying in Wait

Vera Miller

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After Sex

Traci

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The Haunting (1999)

Jane

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Ambushed

Lucy Monroe

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The Rainmaker

Jackie Lemancyzk

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Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II

Herself (segment "Liberian Girl")

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The Apocalypse Watch

Karin De Vries

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Ghosts Of Mississippi

Dixie DeLaughter

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The Prophecy

Katherine

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Caroline at Midnight

Susan Prince

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Blue Tiger

Gina Hayes

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Candyman

Helen Lyle

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A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story

Carolyn Warmus

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Ironclads

Betty Stuart

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Highlander II: The Quickening

Louise Marcus

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Victim of Love

Carla Simmons

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The Hot Spot

Dolly Harshaw

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Heart of Dixie

Delia June Curry

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Hot To Trot

Allison Rowe

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Gotham

Rachel Carlyle

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Zombie High

Andrea

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Slam Dance

Yolanda Caldwell

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Hummeln im Hintern

Kelly

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Fire with Fire - Verbotene Leidenschaft

Lisa

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Creator

Barbara Spencer

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Electric Dreams

Madeline Robistat

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Dune

Princess Irulan

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Class

Lisa

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Walter

Karen

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