Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
Date of Birth: September 11, 1961, Chicago, Illinois

Nickname: Gina

Height: 5' 5"
A cool, classic beauty, with a vibrant blonde mane and an exuberant flair for the dramatic, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and
unique actresses to date.  Not only did she receive amazing reviews for her Delta's Choice Award winning performance in Alexander Payne’s hit film,
Sideways, but this Independent Spirit Award-winning actress has an illustrious resume of roles alongside the most notable and respected actors in the
business. It was destiny for Virginia to become a star as her determination and talent quickly paid off.  When a Polaroid landed on the desk of the
famed director David Lynch, he instantly cast her in his film Dune. Immediately following, Virginia landed a role in the first “computer” film, Electric
Dreams in 1984.

When Virginia became pregnant with her son, Jack, she put her successful career on hold.  It wasn’t until Jack was in pre-school that the actress had
notions of reentering into her Hollywood career. Upon hearing of Virginia’s desire to act again, Francis Ford Coppola asked her to audition for his
latest project, the film version of John Grisham’s legal thriller, The Rainmaker, a role that reestablished Virginia’s dynamic career.  From there, her
career began to soar again. And with the critical acclaim she received for her portrayal of Maya in Sideways and her roles in Firewall, A Prairie Home
Companion, The Astronaut Farmer, The Ripple Effect and Number 23, it is clear that her hiatus to raise a family did nothing to hinder this go-getter
from resilient success.

Virginia comes from a very talented family.  In addition to her Emmy award winning mother, Elaine Madsen, her brother is the gifted actor, Michael
Madsen.  Virginia lives in Los Angeles with her teenage son.
1983 Class ... Lisa
1984 Electric Dreams ... Madeline Robistat
1984 A Matter of Principle (TV movie) ... Lou Ellen 'Ellie'
1984 Dune ... Princess Irulan
1985 The Hearst and Davies Affair (TV movie) ... Marion Davies
1985 Creator ... Barbara Spencer
1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV mini-series) ... Claretta Petacci
1986 Fire with Fire ... Lisa Taylor
1986 Modern Girls ... Kelly
1987 The Hitchhiker (TV series) ... Christina
1987 Slam Dance ... Yolanda Caldwell
1987 Long Gone (TV movie) ... Dixie Lee Boxx
1987 Zombie High ... Andrea
1988 Mr. North ... Sally Boffin
1988 Gotham (TV movie) ... Rachel Carlyle
1988 Hot to Trot ... Allison Rowe
1989 Moonlighting (TV series) ... Lorraine Anne 'Annie' Charnock
1989 Third Degree Burn (TV movie) ... Anne Scholes
1989 Heart of Dixie ... Delia June Curry
1990 The Hot Spot ... Dolly Harshaw
1991 Highlander II ... Louise Marcus
1991 Ironclads (TV movie) ... Betty Stuart
1991 Becoming Colette ... Polaire
1991 Victim of Love (TV movie) ... Carla Simmons
1991 Love Kills (TV movie) ... Rebecca Bishop
1992 Candyman ... Helen Lyle
1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV movie)
                                                                                          ... Carolyn Warmus
1993 Linda (TV movie) ... Linda Cowley
1994 Caroline at Midnight ... Susan Prince
1994 Blue Tiger ... Gina Hayes
1994 Bitter Vengeance (TV movie) ... Annie Westford
1994 Earth 2 (TV series) ... Alonzo Solace's Dance Partner
1995 The Prophecy ... Katherine
1996 Just Your Luck (video) ... Kim
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi ... Dixie DeLaughter
1997 The Apocalypse Watch (TV movie) ... Karin De Vries
1997 The Rainmaker ... Jackie Lemancyzk
1998 Star Trek: Voyager (TV series) ... Kellin
1998 Ambushed ... Lucy Monroe
1999 The Florentine ... Molly
1999 Ballad of the Nightingale
1999 Frasier (TV series) ... Cassandra Stone
1999 The Haunting ... Jane
2000 The Inspector General (TV movie)
2000 After Sex ... Traci
2000 Children of Fortune (TV movie) ... Ingrid Bast
2001 Crossfire Trail (TV movie) ... Anne Rodney
2001 Lying in Wait ... Vera Miller
2001 Almost Salinas ... Clare
2001 Full Disclosure (video) ... Brenda Hopkins
2001 Just Ask My Children (TV movie) ... Brenda Kniffen
2001 The Practice (TV series) ... Marsha Ellison
2002 American Gun ... Penny Tillman
2002-2003 American Dreams (TV series) ... Rebecca Sandstrom
2003 Tempted (TV movie) ... Emma Burke
2003 Artworks ... Emma Becker
2003 Dawson's Creek (TV series) ... Maddy
2003 Spider-Man (TV series) ... Silver Sable
2003 CSI: Miami (TV series) ... Krista Walker
Nobody Knows Anything! ... Prison Lawyer
2003 Boomtown (TV series) ... Erika Ashland
2004 Brave New Girl (TV movie) ... Wanda Lovell
2004 Sideways ... Maya
2005 Teen Titans (TV series) ... Arella
2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (video) ... The Beast (voice)
2005 Scooby Doo in Where's My Mummy? (video) ... Cleopatra (voice)
2006 Firewall ... Beth Stanfield
2006 A Prairie Home Companion ... Dangerous Woman
2002-2006 Justice League (TV series)
                                  ... Dr. Sarah Corwin / Roulette / Blackhaired Girl
2006 The Astronaut Farmer ... Audrey 'Audie' Farmer
2007 The Number 23 ... Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia
2007 Ripple Effect ... Sherry
2006-2007 Smith (TV series) ... Hope Stevens
2007 Cutlass (short) ... Robin
2008 Diminished Capacity ... Charlotte
2009 Wonder Woman (video) ... Hippolyta (voice)
2009 The Haunting in Connecticut ... Sara Campbell
2009 Monk (TV series) ... T.K. Jensen
2010 Father of Invention
2010 Scoundrels (TV series) ... Cheryl West
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
1993 - Saturn Award         Best Actress   for: Candyman

Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival
1993 - Best Actress         for: Candyman

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
2004 - BSFC Award         Best Ensemble Cast   for: Sideways

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2005 - Critics Choice Award         Best Acting Ensemble   for: Sideways
2005 - Critics Choice Award         Best Supporting Actress   for: Sideways

California Independent Film Festival
2003 - Slate Award         Best Actress   for: Artworks

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
2004 - CFCA Award         Best Supporting Actress   for: Sideways

Chlotrudis Awards
2005 - Chlotrudis Award         Best Supporting Actress   for: Sideways

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
2005 - DFWFCA Award         Best Supporting Actress   for: Sideways

Delta's Choice Awards
2005 - Delta                Best Actress    for: Sideways
2006 - Delta 99 Most Desirable Women - Debuted at #44
2007 - Delta 99 Most Desirable Women - #98
2008 - Delta 99 Most Desirable Women - #73
2009 - Delta 99 Most Desirable Women - #67
2010 - Delta 99 Most Desirable Women - #46

Independent Spirit Awards
2005 - Independent Spirit Award         Best Supporting Female   
                                                                                                  for: Sideways

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
2004 - LAFCA Award         Best Supporting Actress    for: Sideways

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
2005 - NSFC Award         Best Supporting Actress   for: Sideways

New York Film Critics Circle Awards
2004 - NYFCC Award         Best Supporting Actress   for: Sideways

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
2004 - PFCS Award         Best Ensemble Acting   for: Sideways

San Francisco Film Critics Circle
2004 - SFFCC Award         Best Supporting Actress   for: Sideways

Screen Actors Guild Awards
2005 - Actor        Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture  
                                                                                                  for: Sideways
Seattle Film Critics Awards
2004 - Seattle Film Critics Award         Best Supporting Actress   
                                                                                                  for: Sideways
Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
2004 - SEFCA Award         Best Supporting Actress   For: Sideways

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
2004 - TFCA Award         Best Supporting Performance, Female   
                                                                                                 for: Sideways
Vancouver Film Critics Circle
2005 - VFCC Award         Best Supporting Actress   for: Sideways

Western Heritage Awards
2002 - Bronze Wrangler         Television Feature Film   for: Crossfire Trail