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Virginia Madsen

Born: 1961

Biography

Virginia Gayle Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress and film producer. She made her film debut in Class (1983), which was filmed in her native Chicago. After she moved to Los Angeles, director David Lynch cast her as Princess Irulan in the science fiction film Dune (1984). Madsen then starred in a series of successful teen movies, including Electric Dreams (1984), Modern Girls (1986), and Fire with Fire (1986). Madsen received further recognition for her starring role as Helen Lyle in the horror film Candyman (1992). For her performance in Alexander Payne's comedy-drama Sideways (2004), Madsen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. On television, Madsen has appeared in the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1989), the comedy series Frasier (1998), the period drama series American Dreams (2002–2003), the murder mystery series Monk (2002–2009), the science fiction series The Event (2011), the supernatural drama series Witches of East End (2013–2014), the political thriller series Designated Survivor (2016–2017), and the DC Universe superhero horror series Swamp Thing (2019). Description above from the Wikipedia article Virginia Madsen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

Resources

Movies

Dune

Princess Irulan in Dune

The Number 23

Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia in The Number 23

Cutlass

Robin in Cutlass

The Astronaut Farmer

Mrs. Farmer in The Astronaut Farmer

Being Michael Madsen

Self in Being Michael Madsen

Class

Lisa in Class

Hot to Trot

Allison Rowe in Hot to Trot

The Haunting

Jane in The Haunting

Highlander II: The Quickening

Louise Marcus in Highlander II: The Quickening

Ghosts of Mississippi

Dixie DeLaughter in Ghosts of Mississippi

The Rainmaker

Jackie Lemancyzk in The Rainmaker

The Prophecy

Katherine Henley in The Prophecy

Candyman

Helen Lyle in Candyman

A Prairie Home Companion

Dangerous Woman in A Prairie Home Companion

Sideways

Maya in Sideways

Firewall

Beth Stanfield in Firewall

Brave New Girl

Wanda Lovell in Brave New Girl

Father of Invention

Lorraine in Father of Invention

Crossfire Trail

Anne Rodney in Crossfire Trail

Diminished Capacity

Charlotte in Diminished Capacity

Creator

Barbara Spencer in Creator

Gotham

Rachel Carlyle in Gotham

Blue Tiger

Gina Hayes in Blue Tiger

The Hot Spot

Dolly Harshaw in The Hot Spot

The Last Keepers

Abigail Carver in The Last Keepers

Wonder Woman

Hippolyta (voice) in Wonder Woman

American Gun

Penny Tillman in American Gun

Artworks

Emma Becker in Artworks

Modern Girls

Kelly in Modern Girls

The Haunting in Connecticut

Sara Campbell in The Haunting in Connecticut

Red Riding Hood

Suzette in Red Riding Hood

Electric Dreams

Madeline in Electric Dreams

Tempted

Emma Burke in Tempted

After Sex

Traci in After Sex

Heart of Dixie

Delia June Curry in Heart of Dixie

Zombie High

Andrea in Zombie High

Fire with Fire

Lisa Taylor in Fire with Fire

Mr. North

Sally Boffin in Mr. North

Slam Dance

Yolanda Caldwell in Slam Dance

Long Gone

Dixie Lee Boxx in Long Gone

The Magic of Belle Isle

Mrs. O'Neil in The Magic of Belle Isle

Hornet's Nest

Judy Hammer in Hornet's Nest

Lying in Wait

Vera Miller in Lying in Wait

The Florentine

Molly in The Florentine

Ironclads

Betty Stuart in Ironclads

Ambushed

Lucy Monroe in Ambushed

Third Degree Burn

Anne Scholes in Third Degree Burn

Crazy Kind of Love

Augusta in Crazy Kind of Love

Anna Nicole

Virgie Arthur in Anna Nicole

The Hot Flashes

Clementine Winks in The Hot Flashes

Caroline at Midnight

Susan Prince in Caroline at Midnight

Bitter Vengeance

Annie Westford in Bitter Vengeance

Becoming Colette

Polaire in Becoming Colette

Love Kills

Rebecca Bishop in Love Kills

Just Ask My Children

Brenda Kniffen in Just Ask My Children

All the Wilderness

Abigail Charm in All the Wilderness

Highlander 2: To Be or Not to Be a Sequel

Self in Highlander 2: To Be or Not to Be a Sequel

Victim of Love

Carla Simmons in Victim of Love

Almost Salinas

Clare in Almost Salinas

Nobody Knows Anything!

Prison Lawyer in Nobody Knows Anything!

Jake Squared

Beth in Jake Squared

The Apocalypse Watch

Karin De Vries in The Apocalypse Watch

Full Disclosure

Brenda Hopkins in Full Disclosure

Walter

Karen in Walter

Dead Rising: Watchtower

Maggie in Dead Rising: Watchtower

An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success

Mrs. Thomas in An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

The Beast (voice) in Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

Joy

Terry in Joy

The Hearst and Davies Affair

Marion Davies in The Hearst and Davies Affair

Burn Your Maps

Victoria in Burn Your Maps

Better Watch Out

Deandra Lerner in Better Watch Out

Linda

Linda Cowley in Linda

I Know a Woman Like That

Self in I Know a Woman Like That

Lost Boy

Laura Harris in Lost Boy

Burning Bodhi

Naomi in Burning Bodhi

Children of Fortune

Ingrid Bast in Children of Fortune

Ballad of the Nightingale

Mo Lewis in Ballad of the Nightingale

Ripple Effect

Sherry in Ripple Effect

A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story

Carolyn Warmus in A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story

Spare Room

Nat in Spare Room

1985

Eileen in 1985

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

Cleopatra (voice) in Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

Her Smell

Ania Adamcyzk in Her Smell

Just Your Luck

Kim in Just Your Luck

It Was Always You, Helen

Herself in It Was Always You, Helen

Road to Capri

Katherine in Road to Capri

A Change of Heart

Deena in A Change of Heart

That Click

Self in That Click

Prey for the Devil

Dr. Peters in Prey for the Devil

Operation Christmas Drop

Congresswoman Angie Bradford in Operation Christmas Drop

Sweets to the Sweet: The 'Candyman' Mythos

in Sweets to the Sweet: The 'Candyman' Mythos

Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

Self in Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

Lola

Mona in Lola

Candyman

Helen Lyle (voice) in Candyman

Red Christmas: Making 'Better Watch Out'

Self in Red Christmas: Making 'Better Watch Out'

American Badass: A Michael Madsen Retrospective

Self in American Badass: A Michael Madsen Retrospective

Sarah

Anastasia in Sarah

One Day as a Lion

Valerie Brisky in One Day as a Lion

Give Me An A

Coach Judy in Give Me An A

A Matter of Principle

Lou Ellen Purdy in A Matter of Principle

The Portrait

Mags in The Portrait

Dune (1984): The Alternative Edition Redux 4K Remaster

Princess Irulan in Dune (1984): The Alternative Edition Redux 4K Remaster

TV Shows