Virginia Madsen | Biography
Coupling of the significant assets like natural beauty and real acting talents has made the Hollywood veteran, Virginia Madsen capable of existing as the fine film star since the 1980s. Although she had waited for over two decades during her early career to earn the popularity that every entertainers deserves, her prominence rose once hasn’t lessened till date. Her significant credits throughout her career is accompanied by the 2004 movie ‘Sideways’.
With the birth name Virginia G. Madsen, she was born to be the daughter of award-winning author and filmmaker, Elaine Melson and fireman, Calvin Madsen on 11th September, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois of United States. She has two siblings including Michael Madsen, an actor and an entrepreneur, Cheryl Madsen. Her parents’ separation in the late 1960s led her mother to leave the job in finance and pursue arts career. The combination of various heritages including Danish, Scottish, German, Irish, English and some Native American has been proved to be factor for her magnificent looks and charisma till this age. She had completed her school level graduation from New Trier School located at Winnetka, Illinois. Later, she honed her acting skills by attending the Harand Camp Adult Theater and Ted Liss Acting Studio.
Enlightening the personal life of this Hollywood veteran, she has been found sharing her cordiality with Nick Holmes since 2011. She had married Danny Houston, an actor and director after a several months of courtship in 1989. However, the couple failing to prolong their warmth separated with legalized divorce in 1992. She is mother of a son, Jack Antonio, born in 1994 while she was in long-term amiability with Antonio Sabato, Jr. The Smoldering beauty had grabbed the attention of millions of her fans and also lured the hearts of many handsome hunks. Once, she had also tied the bonds of affection with Dweezil Zappa and Billy Campbell.
The American audiences first caught the glimpse of Virginia at her 22 years of age in American romantic sex comedy movie ‘Class’ in 1983. Next year, she portrayed a role of Madeline, a cellist in movie ‘Electric Dreams’, which followed her cast as Princess Irulan in sci-fi epic ‘Dune’ in the same year. After few years, her role of Catholic schoolgirl in movie ‘Fire with Fire’ brought her into the mainstream fame. in the similar way, she continued landing varieties of roles in movies like ‘Moonlighting’, ‘Candyman’, ‘Hot to Trot’, ‘The Rainmaker’ and others. While struggling to the gain the popularity in the showbiz world, she landed especially minor roles and some guest portrayals in several TV sitcoms. Eventually, the 2004 movie ‘Sideways’ turned to be miracle in her long-time struggled career. The role of Maya in the Hollywood blockbuster catapulted her to A-list of Hollywood celebs. Additionally, she was honored with numbers of awards and accolades that made her dream of becoming a part of Hollywood film industry awakened once more. The widespread of her breathtaking gigs in the movie led her to gain other prominent roles including a starring role in thriller movie ‘Firewall’. Later, she portrayed the hey role in ‘A Prairie Home Companion’, which followed her leads in 2007 movies ‘The Astronaut Farmer’ and ‘The Number 23’. Aside Hollywood big-screens, she had also graced the television screen as well making her appearances in various sitcoms such as ‘Dawson’s Creek’, ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, ‘The Practice’, ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘Fraiser’ and many more. In 2010, she had portrayed a lead in ABC crime sitcom ‘Scoundrels’ and has joined the 2nd season cast of AMC television sitcom ‘Hell on the Wheels’. She had played as main antagonist role in 1st season cast of Lifetime’s sitcom ‘Witches of East End’ in 2013.
Branching out from the successful career as an actress, she had extended her acting works to producing in 2008 founding her own production company named as Title IX Prods. She has cited her mother’s dynamic lifestyle as the encouraging factor to her producing works. Via her production, she had firstly released a film ‘I Know a Woman Like That’ and then released a movie ‘Fighting Gravity’. Madsen being active in acting and producing works has earned much more. As per the latest updates available in Medias, the estimated amount of her net-worth is $8 million.
With the blonde curls that frame her beautiful face, Madsen has never been apart from any Hollywood cuties’ list. Moreover, her marvelous acting roles in numbers of Hollywood hits have always been advocate to her star status. Her fans can learn her biographic details in wiki.