About Virginia Madsen 

Stunned. Wow. Unbelievable. These are some of the words that you hear when you cannot imagine it expects. These words are common whenever you watch any tricks, illusion, or magic. Hypnosis is also one of the tricks that have been used widely for various purposes, time, and gain. Similarly, hypnosis is used to treat a mental disease like anxiety, depression, and trauma. The hypnotherapist makes the person feel the breathe deeply at first, then makes one sleep, and activates the unconscious mind. Then, the hypnotist makes the person only hear his voice and command. It is useful to erase bad memories and implant good enthusiasm.

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Contrary to the purpose of the hypnosis, used for a unique purpose in the movie “Candyman.” In the film, to get the best reaction, Virginia Madsen underwent hypnosis multiple times. As it was a horror movie, the director wanted to have large pupils of Virginia. And after the period of hypnosis, she didn’t remember anything. Likewise, she couldn’t remember a shoot of the whole day.

It lets her blank, and she disagreed to get hypnotized. Including the great masterpiece, she has also been part of my unique projects. People know her for her contributions in the movie like “Sideways,” ” Swamp Thing,” “The Number 23,” and many more. She has a long and beautiful journey to stardom.

Early Life

Elaine Madsen gave birth to Virginia in Chicago, Illinois, US, on September 11, 1961. She is an “Emmy Award” winning filmmaker. Virginia’s father, Calvin Madsen, was a firefighter. She grew up with her two siblings Cheryl Madsen and Michael Madsen. 

After the seven years of her birth, her parents separated in 1968. Then, her mother decided to focus her career in the creative field. The film critic Roger River had inspired Elaine a lot to pursue a career in the film industry. 

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Virginia Madsen did her schooling in “New Trier High School” in Winnetka, Illinois.  She used to be a great fan of black n white and silent movies. Bette Davis and Joan Blondell were her idols. Virginia also used to assist her brother in the magic shows during her young age.

Likewise, Virginia went to “Ted Liss Acting Studio” in Chicago. She had always dreamed of taking the class of Ted. It was her dream since the age of 12. Virginia was also part of the “Harand Camp Adult Theatre Seminar” in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. 


Virginia Madsen started her professional acting career from the movie “Class” in 1983. It was an American comedy movie. Then, she was part of the music video of “I’m free” in 1984. Kenny Loggins had sung the song.  She also became part of the movie “Electric Dreams” in the same year. It was a comedy -romantic-science-fiction movie.

Likewise, she was also part of the science-fiction movie “Dune.” Virginia also did series “American Playhouse.” She as part of the episode “A Matter of Principle.” Virginia was part of the movie “Creator” and miniseries “Mussolini: The Untold Story” In 1985. She also did a romantic drama, “Fire with Fire in 1986.

Moreover, Virginia Madsen appeared as a strong actress in the movie “Candyman” in 1992, directed by Bernard Rose. She shared the screen Vanessa Williams, Kasi Lemmons, Tony Todd, and Xander Berkeley. The movie was commercially successful. Virginia even won the “Virginia Saturn Award” for the category of “Best Actress.” It seems like her dedication to hypnosis for her performance in the horror movie became successful.

Then, came another enormous opportunity of “Sideways.” The comedy-drama the movie released on October 22, 2004. The movie was also shown in the “Toronto International Film Festival” on September 13, 2004. She played the role of “Maya Randall.” Virginia received numerous awards for her performance. “Critics Choice Movie Award” for the category of “Best Supporting Actress” and  ” Satellite Award” for the category of “Best Cast-Motion Picture’ were some of the awards.

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Virginia Madsen also won the ” Independent Spirit Award” for the “Best Supporting Female.” Virginia also received nominations of “Golden Globe Award” and “Best Supporting Actress” for the category of “Best Supporting Actress- Motion Picture.”

“The Rainmaker” in 1997, “A Praire Home Companion” in 2006, “The Number 27” in 2007, “Red Riding Hood” in 2011, and “Joy” in 2015 are some of her remarkable projects. She was also part of the series like “Unsolved Mysteries” in 1999 and “Scoundrel” in 2010.  Likewise, she also appeared in the series “American Gothic” in 2016 and miniseries “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” in 2018.

Relationship/Personal Life

Virginia Madsen succeeded in finding her better half in the course of making her career. She met Danny Houston, a writer, actor, and director in the sets of “Mr. North” in 1988. They exchanged their rings on September 2, 1989. But their marriage is not last long. They divorced after three years of being together. It was in 1992.

Then, she built a romantic relationship with Antonio Sabato Jr. They were in a relationship from 1993 to 1998. She gave birth to her only son Jack Sabato on August 6, 1994. 

Social Media

Virginia Madsen is quite active in social media platforms. She goes with the name of “@virginiamadsen” on Instagram with 32.6K followers, her Facebook page “Virginia Madsen” has 650K followers and “@madlyv” on Twitter. 

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Net worth

Virginia Madsen has been part of the industry for more than forty years. According to the evaluation of her projects and celebritynetworth.net, she has an approximate net worth of $8 million.


Nutshell Bio

The full name of Virginia is Virginia G. Madden. Her current age is 59 years; nationality is American. And her ethnicity is Danish, Irish, Scottish, English, and German. She has an average height if 5 feet 4 inches with a complimentary weight of 59 kg.