Virginia Madsen

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Virginia Gayle Madsen

Birthplace: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Elaine Madsen
Ex-wife of Danny Huston
Sister of Michael Madsen and Private

Occupation: Actor, producer
Managed by: Private User
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About Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen is an American actor and producer. She made her film debut in Class (1983), which was filmed in her native Chicago. She soon moved to Los Angeles. In 1984, David Lynch cast her in the science fiction film Dune as Princess Irulan. Madsen was then cast in a series of successful teen movies, including Electric Dreams (1984), Modern Girls (1986), and Fire with Fire (1986).

She is most known for her role as Helen Lyle in the horror film Candyman (1992); and for her performance as Maya in Alexander Payne's film Sideways (2004), for which she received numerous awards and nominations, including nominations for the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film appearances include Long Gone (1987), Gotham (1988), The Hot Spot (1990), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), The Haunting in Connecticut (2009), Red Riding Hood (2011) and All the Wilderness (2014).

Her ancestry is Danish (paternal) and Irish, English, Scottish, and German (maternal). Her brother is actor Michael Madsen.

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Virginia Madsen's Timeline

September 11, 1961
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States