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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 December 1970Sparks, Nevada, USA
Birth NameMädchen E. Amick
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, Madchen Amick was encouraged by her parents to follow her own creative instincts where she learned the skill of playing the piano, bass, violin and guitar as well as being able to do tap, ballet, jazz and modern dancing. In 1987 at the age of 16, she traveled to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

David Alexis (16 December 1992 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (18)

Her first name "Mädchen" is German for "girl".
Worked as a fashion model for Elite Agency.
Made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in October 1990, along with Sherilyn Fenn and Lara Flynn Boyle while promoting Twin Peaks (1990).
Appeared in episodes of three different series which originally aired on 21 April 2005: Joey (2004), Jake in Progress (2005) and ER (1994).
Is half German, a quarter Norwegian, a quarter Swedish.
Starred in an un-aired US pilot called 'Ultraviolet'.
Chosen by Femme Fatales magazine as one of the 50 sexiest sci-fi actresses. [1996]
Is friends with David Lynch.
Made the cover of In Fashion magazine in July 1991 along with Costas Mandylor.
Chosen by Femme Fatales magazine as one of the "50 sexiest women on the planet". [February 2006]
Friend of Sarah Michelle Gellar (the actresses became pals when Amick costarred with Gellar's husband Freddie Prinze Jr. in his ABC sitcom Freddie (2005)).
According to Amick, director David Lynch played a pivotal role in her development as an actress.
Dropped out of Robert McQueen High School in Reno in 1987 at age 16 with her parents blessing to move to Los Angeles to model and act.
She and her husband, David Alexis, have two children - a son and a daughter.
Her father's name is Bill and her mother's name is Judy.
Appeared alongside Julia Ormond, Rachel Boston and Jenna Dewan Tatum in a public service announcement for breast cancer awareness. [October 2013]
Has a son named Sylvester Time Amick-Alexis by her husband David Alexis. He was born on July 5, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.
Mother of Mina Tobias. As of 2013, Mina was a student at Cornell University, majoring in Psychology and pursuing a minor in Music.

Personal Quotes (10)

Most executives are male, so it's always sort of their vision of stuff. I'm constantly fighting against that even when I play the wife or the girlfriend or the best friend. I always try my hardest to bring as much layering in and not make things stereotypical, but it's hard.
I know Vikings (2013) isn't really based in magic, but it goes back to Old World spirituality and different religions, and a lot of voodoo.
I do love that witches haven't really been explored that much. Usually, witches are the little side character... a bad female character that comes in and leaves.
I really loved The Witches of Eastwick (1987), the movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson and Cher.
I really like supernatural stories, but, to me, Witches of East End (2013) is really grounded. It's not just going for the magic tricks and keeping it superficial and action-y.
I think the amazing thing about 'Twin Peaks' was that it completely changed television from that point forward.
On her character Wendy from Witches of East End (2013): She's the one that stirs up trouble. She's a troublemaker, but she's very grounded and loyal. She's very loyal to her family. She's very loyal to her sister. She loves being an aunt. She loves her nieces. But, she's the one that brings out the truth when Joanna (Julia Ormond) is in denial and hiding the magic from her daughters to give them a normal life. Wendy is like, "What are you talking about? We're witches! That's what we are!" I've kept tabs on her, even though she hasn't spoken to me in over 100 years because I killed one of her daughters. I mean, whatever! I've come to warn her of this imminent evil that's coming towards the family. So, she's the naughty one of the family, but she's got good intentions. She's really fun! She's got something sarcastic to say, always. She's gonna needle everyone in the family to keep everybody honest about what's going on. I was a huge Bewitched fan, growing up, and there was this episode about Serena, the cousin that comes to town, and she's the bad girl. It was funny, the first week of us filming in Vancouver, I was like, "That is so much Wendy." She always comes into town and causes trouble. I think Serena on Bewitched is an inspiration for Wendy.
I really do feel that it's a lot like The Witches of Eastwick (1987), where there's a lot of serious magic, there's some romance, there's some depth in the characters, but there's a lot of comedy. We have fun with it. It's really examining the family dynamic, more than anything else. There just happens to be some witchcraft, on the side.
My first introduction to television, and really just the business in general, was working with David Lynch, with his incredibly open, creative mind that was not following any rules.
Everybody loves vampire stories, and if there's one show in particular that's done really well, it just opens the door and the opportunity for more of those kind of stories to get through.

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