Virginia Madsen Net Worth

June 17, 2023
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Virginia G. Madsen was born on 11 September 1961, in Chicago, Illinois USA, to father Calvin Madsen, a firefighter, and mother Elaine Madsen, an Emmy Award-winning poet, producer and playwright. She is an actress and producer, probably best known for her roles in the films “Candyman” and “Sideways”.

A famous actress, how rich is Virginia Madsen at present? According to sources, Madsen’s net worth reaches $8 million, as of mid-2016. Her fortune has been established during her acting career.


Virginia Madsen Net Worth $8 Million


Madsen grew up in Chicago, along with her two siblings; her brother is actor Michael Madsen. Her parents divorced when she was a small girl. After matriculating from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, she enrolled at the Ted Liss Acting Studio in Chicago, and then the Harand Camp Adult Theater Seminar in Wisconsin.

Madsen made her film debut in 1983, taking a small part as Lisa in the teen romantic comedy/drama “Class”. The following year she played a cellist Madeline Robistat in the romantic comedy film “Electric Dreams”, and was cast as Princess Irulan in the sci-fi epic – “Dune”. In 1985 she starred as Barbara Spencer in the film “Creator”.

Madsen catapulted into the national spotlight with the role of Catholic schoolgirl Lisa falling for a bad boy in the 1986 romantic drama film “Fire with Fire”. The rest of the decade saw her taking supporting roles in the films “Slam Dance”, “Long Gone”, “Hot to Trot”, and others. She also had a recurring role in the television series “Moonlighting”. Her net worth started to rise.

In 1992 Madsen took a starring role as Helen Lyle in the horror “Candyman”, and went on to appear in the high-profile films “Ghosts of Mississippi” and “The Rainmaker”. Aside from taking supporting roles in several features and made-for-television films during the ’90s, she had a recurring role in NBC’s television series “Frasier”.

After appearing in the television series “The Practice”, “Justice League” and “American Dreams” in the early 2000s, Madsen took a major role as a divorcée, Maya in the 2004 film “Sideways”, which brought her critical acclaim and shot her to fame. It earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and considerably added to her net worth. After “Sideways”, Madsen went on to capture successful roles in the 2000s films “Firewall”, “A Prairie Home Companion”, “The Number 23” and “The Astronaut Farmer”. She also appeared in numerous series, such as “Smith”, “Monk”, “Scoundrels”, “The Event”, “Hell on Wheels” and “Witches of East End”; all added to her wealth.

Aside from acting, Madsen has also been involved in film making. In 2008 she formed her own production company with partner Karly Meola, called Title IX Productions. The following year saw the release of her first project, a documentary about the lives of older women “I Know a Woman Like That”, which was directed by Madsen’s mother. Her other project is the 2010 documentary about women ski jumpers’ battle for recognition and the right to compete in the Winter Olympics “Fighting Gravity”.

Madsen currently stars as Madeline Hawthorne in the mystery drama series “American Gothic”, and is filming the adventure comedy-drama film “Burn Your Maps”, announced to be released in autumn 2016.

When speaking about her personal live, in 1989 Madsen married actor and director Danny Huston. After the couple’s divorce in 1992, she began a long term relationship with actor and model Antonio Sabàto, Jr., with whom she has a child.

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