Virginia Madsen Biography

Birthday: 1961-09-11
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Wiki Biography: One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood's most talented actresses. Voted as one of the most beautiful actresses in 1986, Virginia has had several excellent performances in her career thus far. Audiences first caught a glimpse of her as "Princess Irulan" in the 1984 science fiction epic Dune (1984). She followed that up with Electric Dreams (1984); however, it was in 1986 that Virginia captured the hearts of the audience with an intense portrayal of a Catholic school girl who fell in love with a boy from a prison camp in Duncan Gibbins' Fire with Fire (1986). Virginia played the role of "Lisa" and her co-star was Craig Sheffer, who played Lisa's love interest, "Joe Fisk". Kari Wuhrer also made an appearance as Virginia's best friend, "Gloria". Fire with Fire (1986) was a low-budget production, starring a bunch of fresh faces who were till then-unknown to Hollywood. However, the movie was a success and elevated its three young stars overnight. Virginia has never looked back since. With 35 releases since Fire with Fire (1986) thus far, Virginia is a busy actress and has played a variety of roles which further enhance her reputation as a fantastic actress who can adapt to any kind of role. Virginia belongs to an acting family -- with her brother Michael Madsen, also an actor, and her mother, Elaine Madsen, an Emmy-winning writer and producer. Not only did she receive amazing reviews for her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated performance in Alexander Payne's hit film, Sideways (2004), but this Independent Spirit Award-winning actress has an illustrious resume of roles alongside the most notable and respected actors in the business. Also on Virginia's slate is her production company, with partner Karly Meola, called "Title IX Productions". Their first project was the documentary I Know a Woman Like That (2009), which previewed at the Phoenix Film Festival in April 2009 and premiered at the Chicago Film Festival in October 2009. The doc was directed by Virginia's mother, Elaine Madsen, about the lives of extraordinary women ages 64-94. Next in the company's lineup is the documentary Fighting Gravity (2010), about women ski jumpers' ongoing battle for the right to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Title IX will team up with "Empire 8 Productions" and Vancouver-based "Screen Siren" on the project. The duo also has several projects in development that they're shopping around for financing including screenwriters Sebastian Gutierrez's screen adaptation of Martha O'Connor's novel "The Bitch Posse" and a remake of the 1984 film Electric Dreams (1984), in which Virginia appeared.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dune Princess Irulan 1984 Action
Smith Hope Stevens 2006 - 2006
Orangutan Island 2007
Scoundrels Cheryl West 2010
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Rainmaker Jackie Lemancyzk 1956 Fantasy, 0
Class 1983 0, 0
Electric Dreams Madeline Robistat 1984 Comedy, Drama, Music
Dune Princess Irulan 1984 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
Creator Barbara Spencer 1985 Sport, 0
Fire with Fire Lisa Taylor 1986
Modern Girls Kelly 1986 Comedy
Zombie High Andrea 1987
Slam Dance Yolanda Caldwell 1987
Mr. North Sally Boffin 1988 Comedy, Drama
Red Riding Hood Suzette 1989 0, 0
Heart of Dixie Delia June Curry 1989 Drama
The Hot Spot Dolly Harshaw 1990 Crime, Drama, Romance
Ironclads 1991
Candyman Helen Lyle 1992 Horror, Thriller
Becoming Colette Polaire 1992 Biography, Drama
Caroline at Midnight Susan Prince 1994 Romance, Thriller
Blue Tiger Gina Hayes 1994 Action, Crime, Thriller
The Prophecy Katherine 1995 Game Show, 0
Prophecy Katherine 1995 Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
Ghosts of Mississippi Dixie DeLaughter 1996 Drama
The Rainmakers Jackie Lemancyzk 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Ambushed Lucy Monroe 1998 Action, Thriller
The Florentine Molly 1999
The Haunting Jane 1999
Full Disclosure 2001 Thriller
American Gun Penny Tillman 2002 Drama
Lying in Wait Vera Miller 2002 Drama, Thriller
Artworks Emma Becker 2003 Crime, Drama, Romance
Brave New Girl 2004 0, 0
Sideways Maya 2004 0, 0
Almost Salinas Clare 2005 Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 2005 0, 0, Drama
Firewall Beth Stanfield 2006 Game Show, 0
A Prairie Home Companion 2006 Comedy, Drama, Music
Ripple Effect Sherry 2007 0
The Number 23 Agatha Sparrow 2007 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Astronaut Farmer Audrey 'Audie' Farmer 2007 Adventure, Drama
Being Michael Madsen Herself 2007
Diminished Capacity Charlotte 2008 Comedy
The Haunting in Connecticut Sara Campbell 2009 Game Show, Reality Tv
Father of Invention Gummi 2011
After Sex Traci 2011 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Magic of Belle Isle Charlotte O'Neil 2012 0, 0
The Hot Flashes Clementine Winks 2013
Crazy Kind of Love Augusta Iris 2013 0, 0
The Last Keepers Abigail Carver 2013 0
The Wilderness of James Abigail Charm 2014 Drama
Jake Squared Beth 2014 0
Self Storage Claire 2015 Drama
Road to Capri Katherine 2015 Comedy
Walter Karen 2015 0
Lost Boy Laura Harris 2015 0
Burning Bodhi Naomi 2016 0
Hot to Trot Allison Rowe 2017
Burn Your Maps Victoria 2019