Virginia Madsen Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Virginia Madsen Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight54 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 11, 1961
Zodiac SignVirgo
SpouseNick Holmes

Virginia Madsen is an American actress, voiceover artist, and film producer who is known for her roles in films and shows like SidewaysAmerican GothicScoundrels, Electric Dreams, Modern Girls, Fire with FireBetter Watch OutThe Astronaut FarmerGhosts of MississippiThe HauntingA Prairie Home CompanionMoonlighting, Red Riding HoodDesignated Survivor, The Haunting in Connecticut, Witches of East End, and Mussolini: The Untold Story.

Born Name

Virginia Gayle Madsen

Nick Name


Virginia Madsen as seen at the San Francisco International Film Festival in July 2011
Virginia Madsen as seen at the San Francisco International Film Festival in July 2011 (Enric Teller / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States





She studied at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Afterward, she trained at Ted Liss Acting Studio in Chicago and also attended Harand Camp Adult Theater Seminar in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.


Actress, Voiceover Artist, Film Producer


  • Father – Calvin Christian Madsen (World War II Navy Veteran, Firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department)
  • Mother – Elaine Madsen (née Elaine Loretta Melson) (Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker and Author)
  • Siblings – Michael Madsen (Older Brother) (Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Poet Photographer), Cheryl Madsen (Older Sister) (Entrepreneur)
  • Others – Søren/Samuel Madsen (Paternal Grandfather), Anna Marie Andersen (Paternal Grandmother), Lance Eugene Melson (Maternal Grandfather), Lavina Loretta Shay (Maternal Grandmother), Christian Madsen (Nephew) (Actor), Cody Setzer (Nephew), Max Madsen (Nephew) (Actor), Kalvin Madsen (Nephew) (Actor, Producer, Writer), Luke Madsen (Nephew) (Actor), Hudson Madsen (Nephew)


Virginia Madsen is represented by –

  • Untitled Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • United Talent Agency, Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States



Virginia Madsen pictured at the 2009 Academy Awards
Virginia Madsen pictured at the 2009 Academy Awards (Cristiano Del Riccio / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


54 kg or 119 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

She has dated –

  1. Billy Campbell (1981-1988) – She was in a long-term relationship with actor Billy Campbell between 1981 and 1988.
  2. Dweezil Zappa (1986) – She had a fling with guitarist Dweezil Zappa in 1986.
  3. Danny Huston (1987-1992) – She started going out with actor and director Danny Huston in 1987 after they met on the set of the comedy-drama Mr. North (1988). In 1989, the duo got married but later divorced in 1992.
  4. Antonio Sabato Jr. (1993-1998) – In 1993, she started dating Italian-American actor, former model, and politician Antonio Sabato Jr. They parent a son named Jack Sabato (b. August 6, 1994). Madsen and Antonio parted ways in 1998.
  5. Nick Holmes (2011-Present) – She got romantically involved with actor Nick Holmes in 2011 and they eventually married in 2020.

Race / Ethnicity


She has Danish roots on her father’s side and is of Irish, English, Scottish, and German descent on her mother’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Curly hair

Brand Endorsements

She has been a part of a TV commercial for Botox Cosmetic.

Virginia Madsen at a special appearance at Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge, Illinois in July 2012
Virginia Madsen at a special appearance at Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge, Illinois in July 2012 (TinseltownThom / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Virginia Madsen Favorite Things

  • One Of Her Favorite Films – Network (1976)
  • One Of Her Favorite Directors – Sidney Lumet


Virginia Madsen Facts

  1. Her parents divorced in the late 1960s.
  2. For her role as Maya in the 2004 comedy-drama road film Sideways, she was nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” and also won accolades like Saturn Award for “Best Actress” and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Best Supporting Actress”.
  3. She is allergic to bee stings.

Featured Image by Enric Teller / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0

Did we miss anyone?


  1. In all this info….you forgot to mention your religion. I ran into you when I had this dream about Isle of Bell…lived in Aurora for 11 years and that’s all I’ll say. Nice to have “met” you…..


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