|Virginia Madsen Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||September 11, 1961|
Virginia Madsen is an American actress, voiceover artist, and film producer who is known for her roles in films and shows like Sideways, American Gothic, Scoundrels, Electric Dreams, Modern Girls, Fire with Fire, Better Watch Out, The Astronaut Farmer, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Haunting, A Prairie Home Companion, Moonlighting, Red Riding Hood, Designated Survivor, The Haunting in Connecticut, Witches of East End, and Mussolini: The Untold Story.
Virginia Gayle Madsen
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
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
She has dated –
- Billy Campbell (1981-1988) – She was in a long-term relationship with actor Billy Campbell between 1981 and 1988.
- Dweezil Zappa (1986) – She had a fling with guitarist Dweezil Zappa in 1986.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
She has been a part of a TV commercial for Botox Cosmetic.
Virginia Madsen Favorite Things
- One Of Her Favorite Films – Network (1976)
- One Of Her Favorite Directors – Sidney Lumet
Source – IMDb
Virginia Madsen Facts
- Her parents divorced in the late 1960s.
- 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”.
- She is allergic to bee stings.
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