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Virginia Madsen


One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen has since played a variety of roles that have cemented her reputation as a fantastic actress who can adapt to any part. Virginia was born in Chicago, Illinois, and belongs to an acting family -- with her brother, Michael Madsen, also an actor, and her mother, Elaine Madsen (née Melson), an ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sideways
Sideways Maya
(2004)
The Number 23
The Number 23 Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia
(2007)
Candyman
Candyman Helen Lyle
(1992)
The Haunting in Connecticut
(2009)

Filmography

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 2018 1985 (filming)
  Road to Capri (pre-production)
Katherine
  The Truth About Harry Quebert Affair (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
Tamara Quinn (2017)
 2016-2017 Designated Survivor (TV Series)
Kimble Hookstraten
- Misalliance (2017) ... Kimble Hookstraten
- Lazarus (2017) ... Kimble Hookstraten
- The Ninth Seat (2017) ... Kimble Hookstraten
- Party Lines (2017) ... Kimble Hookstraten
- One Hundred Days (2017) ... Kimble Hookstraten
 2017/I A Change of Heart
Deena
 2016 Elementary (TV Series)
Paige
- Render, and Then Seize Her (2016) ... Paige
- Up to Heaven and Down to Hell (2016) ... Paige
 2016/II Better Watch Out
Deandra Lerner
 2016 Burn Your Maps
Victoria
 2016 American Gothic (TV Series)
Madeline Hawthorne
- Whistler's Mother (2016) ... Madeline Hawthorne
- Madame X (2016) ... Madeline Hawthorne
- Freedom from Fear (2016) ... Madeline Hawthorne
- The Veteran in a New Field (2016) ... Madeline Hawthorne
- The Oxbow (2016) ... Madeline Hawthorne
 2016 Pickle and Peanut (TV Series)
Jackson
- Night Shift/Scalped (2016) ... Jackson (voice)
 2015/I Joy
Terry
 2015 Burning Bodhi
Naomi
 2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Beth Anne Rollins
- Maternal Instincts (2015) ... Beth Anne Rollins
 2015/II Lost Boy
Laura Harris
 2015 Grace Stirs Up Success
Mrs. Thomas
 2015 Dead Rising: Watchtower
Maggie
 2015 Walter
Karen
 2014 Babylon Fields (TV Movie)
 2014 All the Wilderness
Abigail Charm
 2013 Witches of East End (TV Series)
Penelope Gardiner
- Oh, What a World! (2013) ... Penelope Gardiner
- A Parching Imbued (2013) ... Penelope Gardiner
- Snake Eyes (2013) ... Penelope Gardiner
- Unburied (2013) ... Penelope Gardiner
- Potentia Noctis (2013) ... Penelope Gardiner
 2013 Jake Squared
Beth
 2013 The Hot Flashes
Clementine Winks
 2013 Anna Nicole (TV Movie)
Virgie Arthur
 2013 Susanna (TV Series)
Mel
- Episode #1.12 (2013) ... Mel
 2013 Crazy Kind of Love
Augusta Iris
 2013 The Last Keepers
Abigail Carver
 2013 Hatfields & McCoys (TV Movie)
Eloise McCoy
 2012 Ruth & Erica (TV Series)
Mel
- September (2012) ... Mel
 2012 Hell on Wheels (TV Series)
Hannah Durant
- Blood Moon Rising (2012) ... Hannah Durant
- Blood Moon (2012) ... Hannah Durant
- The Lord's Day (2012) ... Hannah Durant
- Viva La Mexico (2012) ... Hannah Durant (uncredited)
 2012 Jan (TV Series)
Mel
- Wine Bar (2012) ... Mel
- Trust (2012) ... Mel
- No Camera (2012) ... Mel
- Dunce (2012) ... Mel
- Mace (2012) ... Mel
 2012 The Magic of Belle Isle
Charlotte O'Neil
 2012 Hornet's Nest (TV Movie)
Judy Hammer
 2011 Marriage Drama with Virginia Madsen (Short)
Virginia / Linda
 2011 The Event (TV Series)
Senator Catherine Lewis
- Cut Off the Head (2011) ... Senator Catherine Lewis
- You Bury Other Things Too (2011) ... Senator Catherine Lewis
- Inostranka (2011) ... Senator Catherine Lewis
- And Then There Were More (2011) ... Senator Catherine Lewis
 2011 Red Riding Hood
Suzette
 2010 Scoundrels (TV Series)
Cheryl West
- Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (2010) ... Cheryl West
- That's the Way the Money Goes (2010) ... Cheryl West
- Birds of a Feather Flock Together (2010) ... Cheryl West
- Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, Three Bags Full (2010) ... Cheryl West
- Where Have You Been, Charming Billy? (2010) ... Cheryl West
 2010 Father of Invention
Lorraine
 2009 Monk (TV Series)
T.K. Jensen
- Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2 (2009) ... T.K. Jensen
- Mr. Monk Is the Best Man (2009) ... T.K. Jensen
- Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk (2009) ... T.K. Jensen
 2009 The Haunting in Connecticut
Sara Campbell
 2009 Wonder Woman (Video)
Hippolyta (voice)
 2008 Diminished Capacity
Charlotte
 2007 Cutlass (Short)
Robin
 2007 Ripple Effect
Sherry
 2006-2007 Smith (TV Series)
Hope Stevens
- Seven (2007) ... Hope Stevens (credit only)
- Six (2007) ... Hope Stevens
- Five (2007) ... Hope Stevens (credit only)
- Four (2007) ... Hope Stevens
- Three (2006) ... Hope Stevens
 2007 The Number 23
Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia
 2006 The Astronaut Farmer
Audrey 'Audie' Farmer
 2005-2006 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Roulette / Veronica Sinclair
- Grudge Match (2006) ... Roulette / Veronica Sinclair (voice)
- The Cat and the Canary (2005) ... Roulette / Veronica Sinclair (voice)
 2006 A Prairie Home Companion
Dangerous Woman
 2006 Firewall
Beth Stanfield
 2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (Video)
The Beast (voice)
 2005 Teen Titans (TV Series)
Arella
- The Prophecy (2005) ... Arella (voice)
 2005 Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? (Video)
Cleopatra (voice)
 2004 Sideways
Maya
 2004 Brave New Girl (TV Movie)
Wanda Lovell
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Erika Ashland
- The Big Picture (2003) ... Erika Ashland
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Krista Walker
- Death Grip (2003) ... Krista Walker
 2003 Nobody Knows Anything!
Prison Lawyer
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Silver Sable
- Mind Games: Part 1 (2003) ... Silver Sable (voice)
- Spider-Man Dis-Abled (2003) ... Silver Sable (voice)
 2003 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Maddy / Maddy Alan
- All Good Things... (2003) ... Maddy
- ...Must Come to an End (2003) ... Maddy Alan
 2003 Artworks
Emma Becker
 2003 Tempted (TV Movie)
Emma Burke
 2002-2003 American Dreams (TV Series)
Rebecca Sandstrom
- Heartache (2003) ... Rebecca Sandstrom
- The Pursuit of Happiness (2003) ... Rebecca Sandstrom (credit only)
- Great Expectations (2003) ... Rebecca Sandstrom (credit only)
- I Wanna Hold Your Hand (2003) ... Rebecca Sandstrom
- Silent Night (2002) ... Rebecca Sandstrom (credit only)
 2002 American Gun
Penny Tillman
 2002 Justice League (TV Series)
Dr. Sarah Corwin / Black-Haired Girl
- The Brave and the Bold: Part II (2002) ... Dr. Sarah Corwin (voice)
- The Brave and the Bold (2002) ... Dr. Sarah Corwin / Black-Haired Girl (voice)
 2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Marsha Ellison
- Killing Time (2001) ... Marsha Ellison
- The Candidate (2001) ... Marsha Ellison
 2001 Just Ask My Children (TV Movie)
Brenda Kniffen
 2001 Full Disclosure (Video)
Brenda Hopkins
 2001 Almost Salinas
Clare
 2001 Lying in Wait
Vera Miller
 2001 Crossfire Trail (TV Movie)
Ann Rodney
 2000 The Inspector General (TV Movie)
 2000 Children of Fortune (TV Movie)
Ingrid Bast
 2000 After Sex
Traci
 1999 The Haunting
Jane
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Cassandra Stone
- Shutout in Seattle: Part 2 (1999) ... Cassandra Stone
- Shutout in Seattle: Part 1 (1999) ... Cassandra Stone (credit only)
- When a Man Loves Two Women (1999) ... Cassandra Stone
- Three Valentines (1999) ... Cassandra Stone
 1999 Ballad of the Nightingale
Mo Lewis
 1999 The Florentine
Molly
 1998 Ambushed
Lucy Monroe
 1998 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Kellin
- Unforgettable (1998) ... Kellin
 1997 The Rainmaker
Jackie Lemancyzk
 1997 The Apocalypse Watch (TV Movie)
Karin De Vries
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Dixie DeLaughter
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
Kim
 1995 The Prophecy
Katherine
 1994 Earth 2 (TV Series)
Alonzo Solace's Dance Partner
- The Church of Morgan (1994) ... Alonzo Solace's Dance Partner (uncredited)
 1994 Bitter Vengeance (TV Movie)
Annie Westford
 1994 Blue Tiger
Gina Hayes
 1994 Caroline at Midnight
Susan Prince
 1993 Linda (TV Movie)
Linda Cowley
 1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV Movie)
Carolyn Warmus
 1992 Candyman
Helen Lyle
 1991 Love Kills (TV Movie)
Rebecca Bishop
 1991 Becoming Colette
Polaire
 1991 Victim of Love (TV Movie)
Carla Simmons
 1991 Ironclads (TV Movie)
Betty Stuart
 1991 Highlander II: The Quickening
Louise Marcus
 1990 The Hot Spot
Dolly Harshaw
 1989 Heart of Dixie
Delia June Curry
 1989 Third Degree Burn (TV Movie)
Anne Scholes
 1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Lorraine Anne Charnock
- Lunar Eclipse (1989) ... Lorraine Anne Charnock
- Eine Kleine Nacht Murder (1989) ... Lorraine Anne Charnock
- When Girls Collide (1989) ... Lorraine Anne Charnock
 1989 Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video short)
Virginia Madsen (uncredited)
 1988 Hot to Trot
Allison Rowe
 1988 Gotham (TV Movie)
Rachel Carlyle
 1988 Mr. North
Sally Boffin
 1987 Zombie High
Andrea
 1987 Long Gone (TV Movie)
Dixie Lee Boxx
 1987 Slam Dance
Yolanda Caldwell
 1987 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Christina
- Perfect Order (1987) ... Christina
 1986 Modern Girls
Kelly
 1986 Depeche Mode: But Not Tonight (Video short)
Kelly
 1986 Fire with Fire
Lisa
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series)
Claretta Petacci
 1985 Creator
Barbara Spencer
 1985 The Hearst and Davies Affair (TV Movie)
Marion Davies
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Lou Ellen Purdy
- A Matter of Principle (1984) ... Lou Ellen Purdy
 1984 Dune
Princess Irulan
 1984 Electric Dreams
Madeline Robistat
 1983 Class
Lisa
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Appeared in Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" music video See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When you say no a lot as an actor, you're going to go broke, and that's been the hardest thing to go through in the last 10 years. Being a single mother and having financial problems is a nightmare. See more »

Trivia:

Former sister-in-law of Jeannine Bisignano and Georganne LaPiere. See more »

Nickname:

Gina

Star Sign:

Virgo

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