Amy Madigan’s showbiz career dates back to 1977 and for over 4 decades and counting, she has continued to do what she knows best which is to entertain. She started out as a singer but later found more success when she switched to acting in the early 80s. After only a few years of acting, she received an Academy Award nomination; this was for her role in the 1985 romantic film Twice in a Lifetime.
Continuing in her winning ways, Madigan’s performance in the 1989 telefilm Roe vs. Wade earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award nomination. Her career has remained as busy as ever and there seems to be no slowing down for her anytime in the near future. In addition to her prowess as an actress, Madigan also doubles as a film and television producer.
Amy Madigan’s Bio (Age)
This iconic Hollywood actress was born Amy Marie Madigan on the 11th day of September in the year 1950. Her father John J. Madigan was a broadcast journalist and a well-known political pundit. Her mother Dolores (née Hanlon) worked as an administrator and was also an amateur stage actress. She has two brothers named Jack and Jim.
She was born and raised in Chicago; there, she attended St. Philip Neri grammar school and Aquinas Dominican High School. As a high schooler, she took part in several school plays and later studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. For her college education, she attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she bagged a degree in Philosophy. She is also an alumnus of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, New York.
In 1974, Madigan moved to Los Angeles where she began her career in music. She was the lead vocalist of a music band named “Jelly” and in 1977, the band released its first and only studio album – A True Story. She also went on tours with several other bands in the late 1970s. Though she attained some level of success as a musician, Amy Madigan decided to transition into acting in the early 1980s, a decision which totally changed the trajectory of her life for the better.
Her Acting Career
Amy Madigan had her first television role on an episode of the hit TV series Hart to Hart (1981) and the following year, she made her big screen debut in the biopic Love Child (1982). She landed more roles in movies like Places in the Heart (1984), Love Letters (1984), and Alamo Bay (1985). The talented actress reached a major milestone in the year 1985 as her career continued to soar. She was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of the character Sunny Mackenzie-Sobel in the romantic film Twice in a Lifetime (1985).
All through the 1980s, Madigan starred in several other successful feature films as well as telefilms. She portrayed popular US attorney Sarah Weddington in the biographical telefilm Roe vs. Wade (1989) and for her performance, she won a Golden Globe Award and also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. The actress also got nominated for the 1987 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play; this was for her performance in the Off-Broadway production of the play The Lucky Spot.
Amy Madigan has remained consistent in her acting career since her meteoric rise to fame in the 1980s. She has starred in a countless number of made-for-TV movies over the years including And Then There was One (1994), Riders of the Purple Sage (1996), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), and In the Name of the People (2000).
She was on the main cast of the fantasy series Carnivàle (2003-05) and, some of her most memorable film credits include The Dark Half (1993), Female Perversions (1996), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Once Fallen (2010), That’s What I Am (2011), Shirin in Love (2014), Stuck (2017), and American Woman (2018).
Amy Madigan’s Net Worth
According to media reports, Amy Madigan has an estimated net worth of $6 Million. This is a significant sum of money even by Hollywood standards but one cannot be surprised that the actress has amassed such level of wealth. Her career took off on a very good note in the 1980s and has remained steady over the years. It is also safe to assume that the Hollywood star has been involved in a couple of other business ventures apart from her acting career.
Facts About Ed Harris’ Wife
1. Her Relationship with Ed Harris
Amy Madigan is married to Hollywood actor, producer, director, and screenwriter, Ed Harris. The couple tied the knot in November 1983 and their union has remained blissful ever since. They are also known to have collaborated on several projects in the course of their careers. They have one child together, a daughter named Lily Dolores Harris born in May 1993.
2. She Has Been Featured On Playboy Magazine
Amy Madigan was featured in the June 1978 issue of Playboy magazine. She was covered in jelly in the nude photo which was to promote her music band Jelly.
3. Height and Other Body Measurements
Madigan stands at a height of 5 feet 5½ inches (166 cm). The ageless actress maintains a weight of about 60 kg (132 lb). Her vital body statistics are 35-25-37 inches (89-64-94 cm); she has blonde hair and her eyes are blue in color.