Virginia Gayle Madsen Celebrity Life
Virginia Gayle Madsen is an American Actress and a movie producer. Her first movie came in 1983 through “Class” which was shot in Chicago, her hometown. She then moved to Los Angeles, she received some of the best works of her life such as “Dune” in 1984 in which she acted as Princess Irulan. She went on to act in several teen films and other movies, earning a lot of acclaim from worldwide for her acting abilities.
Madsen’s acting debut came at an age of 22. She got a part in the comedy film, Class in 1983. She also made an appearance in the music video, “I'm Free(Heaven Helps the Man)” by Kenny Loggins.
She played the part of a cellist Madeline in the film Electric Dreams in 1984. She later played the role of Barbara in the movie “Creator” alongside Peter O'Toole. She rose in popularity in 1986 when she played the part of a Catholic Schoolgirl who fell for a prison camp boy in the movie “Fire with Fire” by Duncan Gibbons.
She played Dixie Lee Boxx, a beautiful princess and took n the role of a romantic partner of the minor league baseball manager for the movie “Long Gone” in the year 1987. During the same year, she played a part in the music video "I Found Someone", made by Cher.
She picked up more important roles in the following years, leading to more acceptance and acclaim across the industry. Her part in the film Sideways in 2004 propelled her into the mainstream of Hollywood. It also earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe Awards nominations for the Best Supporting Actress.
Madsen appeared as the cousin of a central character in the last season of the ABC drama sequence Moonlighting in the year 1988. Afterward, she has appeared on several television series some of the important appearances include the likes of Star Trek: Voyager Frasier, Dawson's Creek, and CSI: Miami. She chipped in as the co-host in the last season of the famed television sequence named Unsolved Mysteries in the year 1999. She also played a prominent repeating role in the last season of Monk, a comedy-drama series.
She got a central role in the drama sequence names Scoundrels in 2010. Later in 2012, she became a part of the western drama sequence, “Hell on Wheels” with her first appearance coming in the eighth episode of the second season.
She started her independent film production company named Title IX Productions in 2008. The first venture by her company was a film beside her mother which went by the name, “I Know a Woman Like That”. The movies highlight the life of older women. She told that her mother’s lifestyle was a key factor behind this movie.
She has a net worth of $8 million.
Madsen married director and actor Danny Huston after they met during the filming of Mr. North. Their marriage lasted from 1989 to 1992 before they got divorced. Later, Madsen was in a long time relationship with Antonio Sabàto Jr. starting in 1993 till 1998. The couple had a son in this relationship.
Virginia Gayle Madsen earned fame and recognition initially through the performance in the movie Sideways in 2004. It was a comedy-drama movie and she played the part of Maya in this movie by Alexander Payne. This movie earned her numerous awards and recognitions. The most prominent of them was the Academy Award nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress. She also received the Golden Globe Award nomination in the same category.
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