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Overview (3)

Born in Sparks, Nevada, USA
Birth NameMädchen E. Amick
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, Mädchen 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

Family (3)

Spouse David Alexis (16 December 1995 - present)  (2 children)
Children Mina Tobias
Sylvester Time Amick-Alexis
Parents Judy Amick
Bill Amick

Trivia (12)

Her first name "Mädchen" is German for "girl".
Worked as a fashion model for Elite Agency.
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'.
In 1996 she was chosen by "Femme Fatales" magazine as one of the 50 sexiest sci-fi actresses.
In February 2006 was chosen by "Femme Fatales" magazine as one of the "50 sexiest women on the planet".
According to Amick, director David Lynch played a pivotal role in her development as an actress.
In 1987, at the age of 16, she dropped out of Robert McQueen High School--with the blessing of parents Bill and Judy--in order to become a model/actress in Los Angeles.
She and husband David Alexis have two children--son Sylvester Alexis and daughter Mina Tobias.
Born on the same date as Jennifer Connelly.
Name is pronounced "May-chen", but David Lynch has always pronounced it "Madge-ken.".

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" (1990)] 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" (1964)] 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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