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      Virginia Madsen

      Virginia Madsen

      Highest Rated: 97% Sideways (2004)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Sep 11, 1961

      Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

      Actress Virginia Madsen finally had the role of a lifetime with her subtle, touching portrayal of a waitress and wine connoisseur in Alexander Payne's critically acclaimed "Sideways" (2004). Nominated for her first Academy Award, Madsen earned a large degree of respectability that had previously been lacking despite a long and varied career in film and on television. Prior to "Sideways," she went back and forth between movies like "Zombie High" (1987) and "Hot to Trot" (1988) to more interesting small screen fare like "Third Degree Burn" (HBO, 1989) and "Blue Tiger" (HBO, 1994). A turn to series television in the late 1990s, including a co-hosting job on "Unsolved Mysteries" (CBS/NBC, 1988-1999), as well as recurring stints on "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) and "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), helped Madsen branch out and put her talents on full display. But after "Sideways," she found herself at the top of her game, starring opposing top leading men like Harrison Ford and Jim Carrey, and finally enjoying the successful career many felt the actress had long deserved.

      Highest rated movies

      Sideways 1985 Better Watch Out
      Give Me an A
      John Grisham's The Rainmaker
      A Prairie Home Companion
      Candyman The Portrait

      Photos

      Virginia Madsen HOT TO TROT, Virginia Madsen, 1988, (c)Warner Bros. THE HOT SPOT, Jennifer Connelly, Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, 1990, (c)Orion Pictures MR. NORTH, Anthony Edwards, Virginia Madsen, 1988 Hell on Wheels, Anson Mount (L), Christopher Heyerdahl (C), Virginia Madsen (R), 'Blood Moon Rising (Streaming Only)', Season 2, Ep. #11, ©AMC THE HOT SPOT, Virginia Madsen, 1990 ©Orion Pictures/ CANDYMAN, Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen, 1992, (c) TriStar MODERN GIRLS, Virginia Madsen, 1986, (c)Paramount CANDYMAN, Virginia Madsen, 1992, (c)TriStar Pictures THE HOT SPOT, Virginia Madsen, 1990 ©Orion Pictures/ ELECTRIC DREAMS, Virginia Madsen, 1984, (c)MGM SIDEWAYS, Virginia Madsen, Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Sandras Oh, 2004, (c) Fox Searchlight ELECTRIC DREAMS, Virginia Madsen, Lenny von Dohlen, 1984, (c)MGM THE HOT SPOT, Virginia Madsen, 1990, (c) Orion MR. NORTH, Virginia Madsen, Anthony Edwards, 1988, (c) Samuel Goldwyn DUNE, front from left: Virginia Madsen, Jose Ferrer, Sian Phillips, 1984, © Universal FIRE WITH FIRE, Virginia Madsen, Craig Sheffer, 1986. ©Paramount DUNE, front from left: Virginia Madsen, Jose Ferrer, Sian Phillips, 1984, © Universal CANDYMAN, from left: Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen, 1992. ©TriStar Pictures FIRE WITH FIRE, Virginia Madsen, Craig Sheffer, 1986, (c)Paramount

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 79% Lola Mona (Character) - 2024
      75% 41% The Portrait Mags (Character) - 2023
      64% 47% One Day as a Lion Valerie Brisky (Character) - 2023
      83% 88% Give Me an A Coach Judy (Character) - 2022
      17% 69% Prey for the Devil Dr. Peters (Character) $19.8M 2022
      47% 41% Operation Christmas Drop Congresswoman Bradford (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spare Room Nat (Character) - 2018
      96% 81% 1985 Eileen (Character) - 2018
      67% 73% Burn Your Maps Victoria (Character) - 2016
      88% 64% Better Watch Out Deandra (Character) $20.3K 2016
      No Score Yet 32% Lost Boy Laura Harris (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 38% Burning Bodhi Naomi (Character) $3.3K 2015
      61% 57% Joy Carrie (Character) $56.4M 2015
      No Score Yet 32% Dead Rising: Watchtower Maggie (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 77% An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success Karen Thomas (Character) - 2015
      54% 48% Walter Karen (Character) - 2015
      60% 43% All the Wilderness Abigail Charm (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 44% The Last Keepers Abigail Carver (Character) - 2013
      22% 36% Jake Squared Beth (Character) $1.7K 2013
      38% 34% The Hot Flashes Clementine Winks (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 21% Anna Nicole Virgie (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Patricia Cornwell's Hornet's Nest Judy Hammer (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 44% Crazy Kind of Love Augusta (Character) - 2012
      30% 63% The Magic of Belle Isle Mrs. O'Neil (Character) $100.9K 2012
      10% 39% Red Riding Hood Suzette (Character) $37.7M 2011
      0% 27% Father of Invention Lorraine (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Know a Woman Like That Unknown (Character),
      Producer
      - 2009
      85% 78% Wonder Woman Hippolyta (Voice) - 2009
      19% 31% Amelia Dorothy Binney Putnam (Character) $14.2M 2009
      17% 45% The Haunting in Connecticut Sara Campbell (Character) $55.3M 2009
      34% 37% Diminished Capacity Charlotte (Character) $21.3K 2008
      No Score Yet 80% Being Michael Madsen Self - 2007
      29% No Score Yet Ripple Effect Sherry (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $13.8K 2007
      58% 49% The Astronaut farmer Audie (Character) $11.0M 2007
      7% 56% The Number 23 Agatha Sparrow/Fabrizia (Character) $35.1M 2007
      81% 59% A Prairie Home Companion Dangerous Woman (Character) $20.3M 2006
      19% 37% Firewall Beth Stanfield (Character) $48.7M 2006
      No Score Yet 27% Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild The Beast (Voice) - 2005
      No Score Yet 62% Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? Cleopatra (Voice) - 2005
      97% 79% Sideways Maya (Character) $71.5M 2004
      No Score Yet 63% Brave New Girl Wanda Lovell (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 39% Tempted Emma Burke (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 8% Artworks Emma Becker (Character) - 2002
      39% 41% American Gun Penny Tillman (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 67% Just Ask My Children Brenda Kniffen (Character) - 2001
      40% 78% Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail Anne Rodney (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 14% Full Disclosure Brenda Hopkins (Character) - 2001
      20% No Score Yet Almost Salinas Clare (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 38% Lying in Wait Vera Miller (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 5% After Sex Traci (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Fortune Ingrid Bast (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 46% The Florentine Molly (Character) - 1999
      17% 28% The Haunting Jane (Character) $91.2M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ballad of the Nightingale Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 86% Ambushed Lucy Monroe (Character) - 1998
      82% 78% John Grisham's The Rainmaker Jackie Lemanczyk (Character) $45.9M 1997
      43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Dixie DeLaughter (Character) $13.1M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Your Luck Kim (Character) - 1996
      46% 64% The Prophecy Katherine (Character) $15.7M 1995
      No Score Yet 54% Blue Tiger Gina Hayes (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 40% Bitter Vengeance Annie Westford (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 43% Caroline at Midnight Susan Prince (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Linda Linda Cowley (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 33% A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Carolyn Warmus (Character) - 1992
      79% 63% Candyman Helen Lyle (Character) $23.5M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Becoming Colette Polaire (Character) - 1992
      0% 23% Highlander II: The Quickening Louise Marcus (Character) $13.7M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Kills Rebecca Bishop (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ironclads Betty Stuart (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 38% Victim of Love Carla Simmons (Character) - 1991
      71% 49% The Hot Spot Dolly Harshaw (Character) $1.2M 1990
      No Score Yet 25% Heart of Dixie Delia June Curry (Character) $691.7K 1989
      No Score Yet 14% Third Degree Burn Anne Scholes (Character) - 1989
      50% 38% Mr. North Sally Boffin (Character) $1.1M 1988
      0% 40% Hot to Trot Allison Rowe (Character) $6.4M 1988
      No Score Yet 37% Gotham Rachel Carlyle (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dead Can't Lie Rachel Carlyle (Character) - 1988
      17% 52% Slamdance Yolanda Caldwell (Character) $125.3K 1987
      No Score Yet 7% Zombie High Andrea (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 93% Long Gone Dixie Lee Boxx (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 83% Fire With Fire Lisa (Character) $3.3M 1986
      40% 63% Modern Girls Kelly (Character) $264.3K 1986
      38% 75% Creator Barbara Spencer (Character) $4.6M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hearst and Davies Affair Marion Davies (Character) - 1985
      37% 65% Dune Princess Irulan (Character) - 1984
      47% 71% Electric Dreams Madeline Robistat (Character) - 1984
      29% 50% Class Lisa (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unsolved Mysteries Host 1990 1999 2001 2023
      92% 73% Swamp Thing Maria Sunderland (Character) 2019
      95% 88% Elementary Paige (Guest Star) 2016 2019
      No Score Yet 77% The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Tamara Quinn (Character) 2018
      71% 53% Designated Survivor Kimble Hookstraten (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      58% 77% American Gothic Madeline Hawthorne (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011 2013 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition Guest 2016
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Beth Anne Rollins (Guest Star) 2015
      65% 87% Witches of East End Penelope Gardiner (Character) 2013
      73% 90% Hell on Wheels Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      67% 49% The Event Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      33% No Score Yet Scoundrels Cheryl West (Character) 2010
      91% 89% Monk T.K. Jensen (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
      50% No Score Yet Smith Hope Stevens (Character) 2006-2007
      96% No Score Yet Boomtown Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      85% No Score Yet American Dreams Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2002-2003
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 78% Dawson's Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      95% 94% Frasier Cassandra Stone (Guest Star) 1999
      76% 78% Star Trek: Voyager Kellin (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1987