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Virginia Madsen is a Actor American born on 11 september 1961 at Chicago (USA)

Virginia Madsen

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Birth name Virginia Madsen
Nationality USA
Birth 11 september 1961 (58 years) at Chicago (USA)

Virginia G. Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress 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 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).


Madsen was formerly married to actor and director Danny Huston after meeting on the set of Mr. North. They were married in 1989 but divorced in 1992. Madsen was formerly in a long term relationship with Antonio Sabàto, Jr., with whom she had one son, Jack Antonio (born August 6, 1994).

Best films

Sideways (2004)
Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)

Usually with

Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas
(4 films)
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(2 films)
Bernard Rose
Bernard Rose
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Virginia Madsen (65 films)

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Better Watch Out, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen
Roles Deandra Lerner
Rating64% 3.249893.249893.249893.249893.24989
Dans un quartier résidentiel tranquille, Luke, 12 ans, s'apprête à passer le réveillon de Noël avec Ashley, sa baby-sitter dont il est très amoureux, alors que ses parents sortent faire la fête. Des bruits étranges se font soudain entendre dehors, des silhouettes se dessinent... Tout semble indiquer que les deux jeunes gens ne sont pas seuls...
Burning Bodhi, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kaley Cuoco, Landon Ryan Liboiron, Sasha Pieterse, Cody Horn, Meghann Fahy, Virginia Madsen
Roles Naomi
Rating48% 2.4294652.4294652.4294652.4294652.429465
Dylan (Landon Liboiron) finds out via Facebook that his best friend from high school has died suddenly of an aneurysm. Reluctantly, he returns home to New Mexico to deal with Bodhi's death, and his own past.
Burn Your Maps
Directed by Jordan Roberts
Genres Adventure
Actors Vera Farmiga, Marton Csokas, Omari Hardwick, Jacob Tremblay, Suraj Sharma, Virginia Madsen
Roles Victoria
Rating66% 3.349463.349463.349463.349463.34946
After a family tragedy, 8-year-old American boy Wes (Jacob Tremblay) tells his parents (Vera Farmiga and Marton Csokas) that he is a Mongolian goat-herder who was born in the wrong place. Joined by an ambitious young filmmaker named Ismail (Suraj Sharma), Wes leads his family to Mongolia for a soul-searching journey.
Grace Stirs Up Success, 1h39
Origin USA
Themes Children's films
Actors Caitlin Carmichael, Virginia Madsen, Lili Bordán
Roles Mrs. Thomas
Rating58% 2.9164252.9164252.9164252.9164252.916425
The film focuses on 2015 Girl of the Year Grace Thomas, as she takes an unexpected trip to Paris and finds a way to save her grandparents' ailing bakery by joining in a season of MasterChef Junior.
Dead Rising: Watchtower, 1h58
Directed by Zach Lipovsky
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory, Rob Riggle, Gary Jones
Roles Maggie
Rating51% 2.5999952.5999952.5999952.5999952.599995
Set between the events of Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3, The story follows online reporter Chase Carter and his camerawoman Jordan as they cover the stories of the people inside of the walled-in quarantined area in Oregon, as the government (running an organization called FEZA—Federal Emergency Zombie Authority) attempts to contain a viral outbreak that turns people into ravenous zombies. An anti-viral drug called Zombrex, that keeps the virus at bay, is being administered to those infected. When it becomes clear that the drug is no longer effective and a zombie outbreak purges the town and infects its inhabitants, Chase, Jordan, grieving mother Maggie , and survivor Crystal battle their way out of the city before it gets firebombed. But Crystal has a dark secret, and the army has a hidden agenda.
Joy (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Isabella Cramp, Édgar Ramírez, Elisabeth Röhm
Roles Carrie
Rating65% 3.298813.298813.298813.298813.29881
Aux États-Unis, dans le Massachusetts des années 1980, Joy est une jeune mère célibataire de deux enfants, qui doit également faire tourner une maison dans laquelle son ex-mari, chanteur de cabaret, vit au sous-sol et sa mère passe la journée devant des soap operas. Son père Rudy, responsable d'un garage de camions, débarque un beau jour, rejeté par sa compagne et doit cohabiter avec son ex-gendre qu'il n'apprécie guère. Il part à la recherche d'une nouvelle conquête, et rencontre rapidement Trudy, veuve fortunée. À l'occasion d'une sortie sur le voilier de Trudy, Joy doit nettoyer les verres de vin brisés sur le pont en teck. Cela lui donne l'idée d'un balai-serpillère auto-essorant. Dans le garage de son père et avec l'aide financière de Trudy, elle monte un atelier d'assemblage, à partir de pièces qu'elle trouve à faire fabriquer en Californie. Une relation de son ex-mari lui permet de rencontrer Neil Walker, directeur d'une toute nouvelle activité télévisuelle de vente de produits. Joy convainc Neil et obtient la présentation de son balai par le présentateur vedette de la chaîne de télé-achat. Mais l'essai en direct est un fiasco total. Joy revient à la charge et arrache de pouvoir présenter elle-même son produit : le succès est alors au rendez-vous.
Jake Squared, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Mike Vogel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jane Seymour, Gia Mantegna
Roles Beth
Rating46% 2.334222.334222.334222.334222.33422
A filmmaker sets out to make a new project in order to figure out how he's screwed up every relationship he's ever had. But, the filming spirals out of his control and he winds up having what's either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown, or both, as his past selves and loves literally and hysterically catch up with him.
All the Wilderness, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Isabelle Fuhrman, Danny DeVito, Virginia Madsen, Evan Ross
Roles Abigail Charm
Rating58% 2.9088552.9088552.9088552.9088552.908855
Un adolescent apprend enfin à vivre après avoir longuement souffert de l'absence de son père.
Crazy Kind of Love, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Zach Gilford, Sam Trammell, Madeline Zima, Aly Michalka
Roles Augusta
Rating59% 2.9522952.9522952.9522952.9522952.952295
Depressed after getting dumped by her husband, a mother re-evaluates her life by way of observing her two sons as they come of age.
Anna Nicole, 1h25
Directed by Mary Harron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Agnes Bruckner, Martin Landau, Virginia Madsen, Adam Goldberg, Cary Elwes, Jay Huguley
Roles Virgie Arthur
Rating53% 2.651282.651282.651282.651282.65128
Depicting the tragic life of modelist Anna Nicole Smith from her childhood up until her death in 2007.
The Hot Flashes
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes, Eric Roberts, Mark Povinelli
Roles Clementine Winks

An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school girls' state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and become a national media sensation.
The Magic of Belle Isle, 1h49
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson, Emma Fuhrmann, Kevin Pollak
Roles Mrs. O'Neil
Rating69% 3.499553.499553.499553.499553.49955
Monte Wildhorn (Freeman) is a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door—an attractive single mother (Madsen) and her young daughters who help him find inspiration again.
Hornet's Nest, 1h30
Directed by Millicent Shelton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Sherry Stringfield, Virginia Madsen, Michael Boatman, Robbie Amell, Michael B. Silver, Gary Basaraba
Roles Judy Hammer
Rating49% 2.4817252.4817252.4817252.4817252.481725
Dans la ville de Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord, un tueur en série tue des hommes d'affaires de passage dans la ville. L'inspecteur Virginia West enquête malgré elle avec Andy Brazil, un jeune journaliste qui l'accompagne sur le terrain en vue de réaliser un reportage sur la police locale. Le jeune Brazil vit avec sa mère devenue alcoolique depuis la mort de son mari qui travaillait dans la police. La présence et les manières de Brazil exaspèrent l'inspecteur et pourtant, celui-ci s’avérera être un atout de taille pour aider à résoudre l'enquête…
Red Riding Hood, 1h40
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen
Roles Suzette
Rating54% 2.704862.704862.704862.704862.70486
Valerie is a young woman who lives in the village of Daggerhorn, on the edge of a forest plagued by a werewolf, with her parents, Cesaire and Suzette, and older sister Lucie. She is in love with the town woodcutter Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry Henry Lazar, son of the wealthy blacksmith Adrien Lazar. Valerie and Peter plan to run away together, only to learn that the Wolf has broken its truce not to prey on the townspeople in exchange for cattle stock sacrifices and has murdered Lucie, who is revealed to have had a crush on Henry Lazar.