Why is Virginia Madsen famous?

An American actress and producer Madsen are well-known in the 1992 American supernatural horror movie, ‘Candyman’ for her role as Helen Lyle. She was also starred by American filmmaker, David Lynch in the 1984 American epic science fiction movie, ‘Dune’ alongside Brad Dourif where she played the role of Princess Irulan. She received widescale recognition and fame when she played the role of Maya Randall in the 2004 American comedy-drama road movie, ‘Sideways’.

Quick Info 
Full NameVirginia Gayle Madsen
Date of BirthSeptember 11, 1961
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
ParentsElaine Madsen
Calvin Madsen
ProfessionActress, Film Producer
SpouseDanny Huston (1989-1992)
Age59 years
Weight55 kg
Height5 ft 5 in
EthnicityEnglish, Irish, Scottish, German
Net WorthUS $8 million


Who are the parents of Virginia? 

Virginia Madsen’s full name is Virginia Gayle Madsen. She was born on 11 September 1961 in Chicago, Illinois to her mother, Elaine Madsen who was an Emmy award-winning author and filmmaker, and to her father, Calvin Madsen who was a firefighter. Unfortunately, her parents separated when she was young and she was raised alongside her brother, Michael Madsen who is an actor, and her sister, Cheryl Madsen who is an entrepreneur. Besides this, she is currently 59 years old with the zodiac sign of Virgo.

Holding an American nationality Virginia Madsen belongs to English, Irish, Scottish, German, and distant Native American descent.

Virginia Madsen

Body Measurement

She stands at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65m/165cms) tall and weighs around 55kgs (121lbs). She has a slim body figure with a pair of green eyes but her left eye is also part brown. Furthermore, she is blonde.


Where did Madsen go to School?

Virginia Madsen studied and completed her high-school from the New Trier High School, a public four-year high school located in Winnetka, Illinois.


What is the name of Virginia Son?

Virginia Madsen was previously involved in a relationship with actor and director, Danny Huston back in the year 1988. She married him in 1989 and separated in 1992. Then, she was involved with former actor and model, Antonio Sabato Jr. from the year 1993 to 1998, and they were blessed with a son. Virginia Madsen recently got married to her longtime lover, Nick Holmes during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Virginia Madsen is active on social media platforms. Her Instagram account (@virginiamadsen) has over 34 thousand followers and her Twitter account (@madlyv) has over 70 thousand followers. Moreover, she is also available on Facebook (@ActressVirginiaMadsen) with over 689 thousand followers.


How did Madsen Start her Career?

Virginia Madsen made her debut as an actress when she played the role of Lisa in the 1983 American comedy-drama movie, ‘Class’. She made her debut on television with the role of Lou Ellen Purdy for an episode of the ‘American Playhouse’ in 1984.



 Following the success of her debut movie, she later went on to star in movies like ‘Electric Dreams’ and ‘Dune’ in 1984, ‘Creator’ in 1985, ‘Fire with Fire’ and ‘Modern Girls’ in 1986, ‘Long Gone’, ‘Slam Dance’ and ‘Zombie High’ in 1988, ‘Mr. North’, ‘Hot to Trot’ and ‘Gotham’ in 1988, ‘Heart of Dixie’ in 1989, ‘The Hot Spot’ in 1990, ‘Becoming Colette’ and ‘Highlander II: The Quickening’ in 1991.

Including ‘Candyman’ in 1992, ‘Caroline at Midnight’ and ‘Blue Tiger’ in 1994, ‘The Prophecy’ in 1995, ‘Just Your Luck’ and ‘Ghosts of Mississippi’ in 1996, ‘The Rainmaker’ in 1997, ‘Ballad of the Nightingale’ and ‘Ambushed’ in 1998, ‘The Fiorentine’ and ‘The Haunting’ in 1999 and ‘Lying in Wait’ and ‘After Sex’ in 2000.



Virginia Madsen started the year 2001 with the role of Brenda Hopkins in ‘Full Disclosure’, Clare in ‘Almost Salinas’ and Brenda Kniffen in ‘Just Ask My Children’. Moreover, she went on to star in movies like ‘American Gun’ in 2002, ‘Artworks’ and ‘Nobody Knows Anything’ in 2003, ‘Sideways’ in 2004, ‘Scooby-Doo! in Where’s My Mummy?’ and ‘Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild’ in 2005, ‘Firewall’ and ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ in 2006, ’The Astronaut Farmer’, ‘The Number 23’, ‘Ripple Effect’, ‘Cutlass’ and ‘Being Michael Madsen’ in 2007, ‘Diminished Capacity’ in 2008.

Also, ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’, ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Amelia’ in 2009, ‘Father of Invention’ in 2010, ‘Red Riding Hood’ in 2011, ‘The Magic of Belle Isle’ in 2012, ‘The Last Keepers’, ‘The Hot Flashes’ and ‘Crazy Kind of Love’ in 2013, ‘All the Wilderness’ in 2014, ‘Walter’, ‘Dead Rising: Watchtower’, ‘Burning Bodhi’ and ‘Joy’ in 2015, ‘Burn Your Maps’ in 2016 and ‘Better Watch Out’ and ‘A Change of Heart’ in 2017. Furthermore, she can also be seen playing the roles of Eileen Lester in ‘1985’, Ania Adamcyzk in ‘Her Smell’ and Nat in ‘Spare Room’ in the year 2018, Congresswoman Angie Bradford in ‘Operation Christmas Drop’ in 2020, and Dr. Peters in the upcoming movie of 2021, ‘The Devil’s Light’.

Virginia Madsen

Tv Shows


Madsen has appeared for an episode each on series like ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ in 1998, ‘Dawson’s Creek’ in 2003, ‘CSI: Miami’ in 2003 where Khandi Alexander landed the role of coroner Alex Woods on CSI: Miami’s Crime Scene Investigation in 2002,.‘Boomtown’ in 2003, and ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ in 2015. She has also starred in numerous television movies like ‘Long Gone’ in 1987, ‘Gotham’ in 1988, ‘Third Degree Burn’ in 1989,

Also, ‘Children of Fortune’ in 2000, ‘Brave New Girl’ in 2004 and has also had recurring roles in series like ‘Monk’ in 2009, ‘The Event’ in 2011, ‘Hell on Wheels’ in 2012, ‘Designated Survivor’ in 2016 and ‘Swamp Thing’ in 2019. She can also be seen playing the lead roles in series like ‘American Gothic’ (2016), ‘Scoundrels’ (2010), and ‘Smith’ (2006-2007).


How many awards has Virginia won?

Virginia Madsen has won numerous awards during her acting career. She won the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her work in ‘Candyman’ in the year 1992. The year 2004 was her year as she managed to win 19 different awards for her work in ‘Sideways’. These included one Screen Actors Guild Award and one Critics’ Choice Movie Award along with several other awards.

Virginia Madsen


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Virginia Madsen has an approximate net worth of $8 million.