When Virginia Madsen started her career as an actress in the early 1980s, it did not take her a long time before she became established as a professional with all the potentials of going far in Hollywood. While she had a good start in the ’80s, the ‘90s were also great for her, but it was the 2000s – with her role in the comedy-drama film Sideways, most especially, that came as a defining moment of her career.
Apart from being an actress who has a good number of films and TV shows to her credit, she is also a movie producer.
Meet Virginia Madsen: Her Background, Career, and Earnings
It was in the north of Chicago, Illinois, that the actress was born on September 11, 1961. She was brought up alongside a sibling by her parents Elaine Madsen and Cal Madsen. Her mother is a filmmaker and an author who won an Emmy Award in 1983. Her father was a fireman while her brother, Michael Madsen, is also an actor, director, producer, and writer, among other things.
When Virginia was just a girl of 7, the marriage between her parents came to an end in 1968. Next, her mother would go on to marry August Turk whom she would divorce before finally marrying Edward Carstens in 2011.
The actress got her education from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois and then, she would later go to the Ted Liss Acting Studio in Chicago. Virginia Madsen went on to the Harand Camp Adult Theater Seminar in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
With Danish and Irish roots, when she was growing up as a child, she watched a lot of films and got interested in movies and other artistic endeavors. Subsequently, she started acting as a member of the drama department of her high school.
Her first role as a professional actress came in 1983 when she got a role to play in the film, Class in 1983. In 1984, she was in Electric Dreams and Dune, and then in 1985, she was in Creator. In 1986, she appeared in Modern Girls while she was in Long Gone, Slam Dance, and Zombie High in 1987.
In the years that followed, Virginia Madsen appeared in many more films like Candyman in 1992 – in which she took the role of Helen Lyle. Her performance in the film earned her a Saturn Award for Best Actress. In 2004, she appeared in Sideways as Maya Randall. The work got her many awards and nominations, including the Golden Globe Award nomination and the Academy Award nomination. Her recent films are 1985, Her Smell, and spare Room, all in 2018.
On TV, Madsen made her debut in 1984 when she appeared in American Playhouse. She has come to appear in many other TV shows including Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985), Frasier (1998), Unsolved Mysteries (1999), Scoundrels (2010), American Gothic (2016), and Swamp Thing (2019).
The Chicago native is one of the most hardworking and consistent actresses in Hollywood. Since she started in 1982 she has consistently had something to work on each year, both on TV and film. Thanks to that, Virginia Madsen has a net worth that is estimated at $8 million.
Virginia Madsen‘s Spouse and Son
Virginia Madsen has been married once in the past and that was to Danny Huston. American actor, writer, and director, Huston and Madsen first met on the set of Mr. North. Without wasting much time, the couple got married in 1989. Unfortunately, the union did not last as they got divorced by 1992.
In 1993, she would start yet another relationship with the Italian-American model, actor, and politician Antonio Sabàto Jr. The couple remained together for the next five years before they finally parted ways.
While her marriage to Huston did not produce any child, she got a son from her relationship with Sabàto Jr. The son, Jack Sabato, was born in 1994. Just like his parents, he is also an actor who has appeared in films such as Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (2004) and Diminished Capacity (2008).
She is currently dating her long-term boyfriend, Nick Holmes. The two have been together since 2011.
What are Her Body Stats?
Virginia Madsen is a very beautiful woman who also has a good body to complement. That said, she stands at only 5 feet 5 inches tall and has a bodyweight of 57 kg.
As regards her body measurements, she has a bust size of 37 inches, a waist size of 25 inches, and hips that measure 36 inches (37-25-36). She also has blonde hair, wears bra size 34C, shoe size 8 (US), and dress size 8.