Virginia Madsen Net Worth

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Virginia Madsen net worth is
$8 Million

Virginia Madsen Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameVirginia Madsen
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 11, 1961
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height5' 5" (1.65 m)
ProfessionActress, Producer
EducationNew Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois, Ted Liss Acting Studio, Chicago, Harand Camp Adult Theater Seminar, Wisconsin
SpouseDanny Huston (1989-1992)
ChildrenJack Sabato
ParentsCalvin Madsen, Elaine Madsen
SiblingsMichael Madsen, Christian Madsen
PartnerAntonio Sabàto, Jr. (1993-1998)
AwardsSaturn Award for Best Actress, Satellite Award for Best Cast, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award,Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2004, "Candyman")
Record LabelsTitle IX Productions- Film production company (2008-)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress
Movies"Electric Dreams" (1984), "Modern Girls" (1986), "Fire with Fire" (1986), "Candyman" (1992), "Sideways" (2004)
TV Shows"Unsolved Mysteries" (1999), Smith" (2006), "Monk" (2009), "Hell on Wheels"(2012), "Witches of East End" (2013-2014), "American Gothic" (2016), "I Know a Woman Like That", "Fighting Gravity"
1Playing "Lisa" in Fire with Fire (1986) is a perfect example of how I am, intense, impulsive, full of love and ready to risk it all if I have to. Playing her was incredibly easy, as everything was just so natural.
2I laugh when I hear someone talking about an actress "making such good choices." Yeah, well, she was probably broke! Or she's being supported and doesn't have to worry about it. And I hope that people keep that in mind when an actor suddenly does a movie for the Sci Fi Channel that is maybe not "important." We've got to make a living. People are going to do the "pay the rent" movie once in a while. The important movies don't pay well. They're for scale, or even worse, something they invented called "independent scale," in which case it's like it's costing me money to make the movie. You're getting $500 per week, before taxes and American Express is calling. So it is our job. It's how we make our living, and you don't always have the luxury of making a movie like Sideways (2004). I even got paid well to do that! Especially for me, at the time. [interviewed by Russ Fischer,, February 2007]
3When you say no a lot as an actor, you're going to go broke, and that's been the hardest thing to go through in the last 10 years. Being a single mother and having financial problems is a nightmare.
1Counts Network (1976) and its director Sidney Lumet among her favorite films and directors.
2Her relationship with Billy Campbell lasted from 1981 up until she met ex-husband Danny Huston.
3(October 7, 2006) Attended the Malibu Celebration of Film Gala Honoring Robert Altman.
4Studied at Ted Liss Acting Studio in Chicago and at Harand Camp Adult Theater Seminar in Wisconsin.
5Alumnus of New Trier High School East, Winnetka, Illinois.
6She has an older sister named Cheryl Madsen, who is the owner of a restaurant in Wisconsin.
7Claims that she was hypnotized for some of the scenes in Candyman (1992).
8In an interview, she admitted that she was sobbing so hard at the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) when Spock died, that she had to go home as soon as the movie was over.
9Is allergic to bee stings.
10Former sister-in-law of Jeannine Bisignano and Georganne LaPiere.
11Sister-in-law of DeAnna Madsen
12Aunt of Michael Madsen's children Christian Madsen, Cody Setzer, Max Madsen, Kalvin Madsen, Luke Madsen and Hudson Madsen.
13Her paternal grandparents were Danish. Her mother has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry, and is also said to have Native American roots.
14Both eyes are different. Left eye is part brown and part green and right eye is all green.
15Her father's parents (Soren and Anna Marie Madsen) came to America from Denmark in the early 1900s. Virginia Madsen is half-Danish.
16Former daughter-in-law of John Huston and Zoe Sallis; former sister-in-law of Tony Huston, Anjelica Huston, and Pat Delaney (as the wife of Tony Huston); also former sister-in-law of Georganne LaPiere, ex-wife of her brother Michael Madsen and half-sister of Cher.
17Was once engaged to actor Billy Campbell. They went to Hollywood together to pursue acting careers and lived in Pacific Palisades. Virginia graduated from New Trier East High School in 1979, a year before Rusty Schwimmer. She was known as "Gina" at NTE and was very active in the school's theater department. Other New Trier graduates include Ralph Bellamy, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Hugh O'Brian, Ann-Margret, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Liz Phair. Attended the Ted Liss Acting Studio in Chicago and Harand Camp Adult Theater Seminar in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
18Daughter of Cal Madsen (a firefighter) and Elaine Madsen (a poet). They got divorced in 1968.
19Sister, Cheryl Madsen, was an actress.
20Her brother, actor Michael Madsen, refuses to see any of her movies in which she appears naked.
21Has a child, with Antonio Sabato Jr., named Jack Sabato (b. 6 August 1994).


Diminished Capacity2008Charlotte
Ripple Effect2007Sherry
Smith2006-2007TV SeriesHope Stevens
The Number 232007Agatha Sparrow Fabrizia
The Astronaut Farmer2006Audrey 'Audie' Farmer
Justice League Unlimited2005-2006TV SeriesRoulette Veronica Sinclair
A Prairie Home Companion2006Dangerous Woman
Firewall2006Beth Stanfield
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild2005The Beast (voice)
Teen Titans2005TV SeriesArella
Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?2005VideoCleopatra (voice)
Brave New Girl2004TV MovieWanda Lovell
Boomtown2003TV SeriesErika Ashland
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesKrista Walker
Nobody Knows Anything!2003Prison Lawyer
Spider-Man2003TV SeriesSilver Sable
Dawson's Creek2003TV SeriesMaddy
Artworks2003Emma Becker
Tempted2003TV MovieEmma Burke
American Dreams2002-2003TV SeriesRebecca Sandstrom
American Gun2002Penny Tillman
Justice League2002TV SeriesDr. Sarah Corwin / Black-Haired Girl
The Practice2001TV SeriesMarsha Ellison
Just Ask My Children2001TV MovieBrenda Kniffen
Full Disclosure2001VideoBrenda Hopkins
Almost Salinas2001Clare
Lying in Wait2001Vera Miller
Crossfire Trail2001TV MovieAnn Rodney
The Inspector General2000TV Movie
Children of Fortune2000TV MovieIngrid Bast
After Sex2000Traci
The Haunting1999Jane
Frasier1999TV SeriesCassandra Stone
Ballad of the Nightingale1999Mo Lewis
The Florentine1999Molly
Ambushed1998Lucy Monroe
Star Trek: Voyager1998TV SeriesKellin
The Rainmaker1997Jackie Lemancyzk
The Apocalypse Watch1997TV MovieKarin De Vries
Ghosts of Mississippi1996Dixie DeLaughter
Just Your Luck1996VideoKim
The Prophecy1995Katherine
Earth 21994TV SeriesAlonzo Solace's Dance Partner
Bitter Vengeance1994TV MovieAnnie Westford
Blue Tiger1994Gina Hayes
Caroline at Midnight1994Susan Prince
Linda1993TV MovieLinda Cowley
A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story1992TV MovieCarolyn Warmus
Candyman1992Helen Lyle
Love Kills1991TV MovieRebecca Bishop
Becoming Colette1991Polaire
Victim of Love1991TV MovieCarla Simmons
Ironclads1991TV MovieBetty Stuart
Highlander II: The Quickening1991Louise Marcus
The Hot Spot1990Dolly Harshaw
Heart of Dixie1989Delia June Curry
Third Degree Burn1989TV MovieAnne Scholes
Moonlighting1989TV SeriesLorraine Anne Charnock
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortVirginia Madsen (uncredited)
Hot to Trot1988Allison Rowe
Gotham1988TV MovieRachel Carlyle
Mr. North1988Sally Boffin
Zombie High1987Andrea
Long Gone1987TV MovieDixie Lee Boxx
Slam Dance1987Yolanda Caldwell
The Hitchhiker1987TV SeriesChristina
Modern Girls1986Kelly
Depeche Mode: But Not Tonight1986Video shortKelly
Fire with Fire1986Lisa
Mussolini: The Untold Story1985TV Mini-SeriesClaretta Petacci
Creator1985Barbara Spencer
The Hearst and Davies Affair1985TV MovieMarion Davies
American Playhouse1984TV SeriesLou Ellen Purdy
Dune1984Princess Irulan
Electric Dreams1984Madeline Robistat
Resilient 3Dpre-productionAdel
Road to Capripre-productionKatherine
The Flyer Hold UpannouncedPatricia Hartland
Designated Survivor2016-2017TV SeriesKimble Hookstraten
A Change of Heart2017/IDeena
Elementary2016TV SeriesPaige
Better Watch Out2016/IIDeandra
Burn Your Maps2016Victoria
American Gothic2016TV SeriesMadeline Hawthorne
Burning Bodhi2015Naomi
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2015TV SeriesBeth Anne Rollins
Lost Boy2015/IILaura Harris
Grace Stirs Up Success2015Mrs. Thomas
Dead Rising: Watchtower2015Maggie
Babylon Fields2014TV Movie
All the Wilderness2014Abigail Charm
Witches of East End2013TV SeriesPenelope Gardiner
Jake Squared2013Beth
The Hot Flashes2013Clementine Winks
Anna Nicole2013TV MovieVirgie Arthur
Susanna2013TV SeriesMel
Crazy Kind of Love2013Augusta Iris
The Last Keepers2013Abigail Carver
Hatfields & McCoys2013TV MovieEloise McCoy
Ruth & Erica2012TV SeriesMel
Hell on Wheels2012TV SeriesHannah Durant
Jan2012TV SeriesMel
The Magic of Belle Isle2012Charlotte O'Neil
Hornet's Nest2012TV MovieJudy Hammer
Marriage Drama with Virginia Madsen2011ShortVirginia / Linda
The Event2011TV SeriesSenator Catherine Lewis
Red Riding Hood2011Suzette
Scoundrels2010TV SeriesCheryl West
Father of Invention2010Lorraine
Monk2009TV SeriesT.K. Jensen
The Haunting in Connecticut2009Sara Campbell
Wonder Woman2009VideoHippolyta (voice)


I Know a Woman Like That2009Documentary producer
Ripple Effect2007executive producer


Father of Invention2010performer: "Baby's Yesterday", "Tap That Ass" / writer: "Tap That Ass"
Brave New Girl2004TV Movie performer: "Borderline", "Stronger" uncredited


Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentary additional consultant
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies2001TV Movie documentary source: film and photos


American Badass: A Michael Madsen Retrospective2018Documentary post-productionHerself
The Talk2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Joy, Strength and Perseverance2016Documentary shortHerself
Celebrity Name Game2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
World Premiere2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Metropolis2015TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Healthy You & Carol Alt2014TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Battling Darkness2013DocumentaryHerself
Better2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson2013TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Morning After2012TV Series shortHerself - Guest Celebrity
Made in New Mexico2012DocumentaryHerself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2005-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational2010TV MovieHerself
Island Summer Celebrity Sports Invitational2009TV MovieHerself
I Know a Woman Like That2009Documentary
Number 23: Focus Points2009Video documentary shortHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Orangutan Island2009TV Series documentaryNarator
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan2006-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Owner
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Yo on E!2007TV SeriesHerself
Being Michael Madsen2007Herself
The Making of 'The Number 23'2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Number 23: Creating the World of Fingerling2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Number 23 Enigma2007Video documentary shortHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Shootout2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHerself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentary shortHerself
Hollywood Greats2006TV Series documentaryHerself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Deleted 'Dune'2006Video documentary shortPrincess Irulan (uncredited)
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Prairie Home Companion: Exclusive Sneak Peek2006Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'Sideways'2005Video shortHerself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actress
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Winner & Nominee
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Winner
Dennis Miller2005TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos2004Video documentary shortHerself
Pet Star2003TV Series documentaryCelebrity Judge #2
Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Unsolved Mysteries1999TV Series documentaryHerself - Co-Host
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHerself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Highlander 2: To Be or Not to Be a Sequel1997Video documentary shortHerself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck1987TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Class'1983TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesPenelope Gardiner in 'Witches of East End'
Francis Ford Coppola Directs 'John Grisham's The Rainmaker'2007Video documentary shortHerself
Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation2001Video documentaryHelen Lyle (Candyman)

Won Awards

2014Festival AwardDowntown Film Festival Los AngelesBest ActressJake Squared (2013)
2010LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalVisionary Award
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleSideways (2004)
2005Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2005Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleSideways (2004)
2005IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2005NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureSideways (2004)
2005VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleSideways (2004)
2004BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastSideways (2004)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2004NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingSideways (2004)
2004SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2004Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2004SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2004TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Performance, FemaleSideways (2004)
2003Slate AwardCalifornia Independent Film FestivalBest ActressArtworks (2003)
2002Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmCrossfire Trail (2001)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressCandyman (1992)
1993Best ActressAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalCandyman (1992)
1992Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressCandyman (1992)

Nominated Awards

2010Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressThe Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleSideways (2004)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureSideways (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActressSideways (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastSideways (2004)
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalSideways (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleSideways (2004)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleSideways (2004)
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the YearSideways (2004)
2004WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleGhosts of Mississippi (1996)
1989ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesGotham (1988)
1988ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Dramatic SeriesThe Hitchhiker (1983)
1988ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesLong Gone (1987)

2nd Place Awards

2005COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleSideways (2004)
2004UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSideways (2004)
2004VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting PerformanceSideways (2004)

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