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Academy Award & Golden Globe award-nominated american film,
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of the other sites can. Virginia Madsen is a very talented and
experienced actress who has starred in roles such as Candyman,
Sideways, The Number 23, The Haunting in Connecticut, Joy,
American Gothic, Designated Survivor and more.
A cool, classic beauty, with a vibrant blonde mane and an exuberant flair for the dramatic, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood's most versatile and unique actresses. Not only did she received amazing reviews for her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated performance in Alexander Payne's hit film, Sideways, but this Independent Spirit Award-winning actress has an illustrious resume of roles alongside the most notable and respected actors in the business. You can read more here!
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I Know A Woman Like That (2016)
Award-winning performer Elaine Madsen (mother of actress Virginia Madsen)
sits down with, among others, Eartha Kitt and Rita Moreno to reflect on the many
challenges they faced while pursuing their dreams.
Virginia Madsen as Virginia Madsen (producer)
Director: Elaine Madsen
Genre: Documentary View The Photos
American Gothic (2016)
A prominent Boston family attempting to redefine itself in the wake
of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string
of murders spanning decades, amid mounting suspicion that one of them may have
been his accomplice.
Virginia Madsen as Madeline Hawthorne
Director: Matt Shakman
Genre: Mystery View The Photos
Burn Your Maps (2016)
Centers on the dead rising again in Babylon, N.Y., where lives are
regained, old wounds are reopened and families are restored for better or worse.
Virginia Madsen as Victoria
Director: Jordan Roberts
Genre: Adventure View The Photos
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now
living in New York City.
Virginia Madsen as Paige Cowen
Creator: Robert Doherty
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery View The Photos
Safe Neighborhood (2016)
On a quiet suburban street tucked within a "safe neighborhood", a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is
far from a normal home invasion.
Virginia Madsen as Deandra
Director: Chris Peckover
Genre: Thriller View The Photos
Burning Bodhi (2017)
When a young man reads on Facebook that his best friend from high school is
dead, he reluctantly comes home to New Mexico to confront his troublesome
parents, his heartbroken first girlfriend, and a ton of regrets.
Virginia Madsen as Naomi
Director: Matthew McDuffie
Genre: Drama View The Photos
Designated Survivor (2016-2017)
A low-level Cabinet member is appointed President after a catastrophic
attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Virginia Madsen as Kimble Hookstraten
Director: Paul McGuigan
Genre: Drama View The Photos
•• Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen stopped by HuffPost this week to interview her mother Elaine, for Talk To Me. The two discussed their documentary “I Know A Woman Like That,” which highlights remarkable older women, including Rita Moreno and Gloria Steinem, who haven’t let societal pressures to slow down stop them from living life to the fullest. Elaine described the film (which is available on all digital platforms on May 10) as an “exploration of a new way to live the upper decades of your life.”
But their talk about the film, which Virginia produced and Elaine directed, broadened into a conversation about aging, representation of women in Hollywood and the privilege the two have felt staying healthy while getting older.
“If you’re lucky, you get to be old,” Elaine said. “You get to be old.”
In the video above, watch Elaine and Virginia discuss their experience working on the film together and the way their perspectives on life have changed as time has gone on. Elaine acknowledged that she’s become more fearless. “I feel like, ‘What have I got to lose?’”
“In the upper decades of your life, there is a reality that your life can stop or change in a minute,” she eliadded. “And you can choose to live fearfully with that or you can choose to live wisely with that.”
•• It’s one thing to find out someone in your family doesn’t like your favorite show or is obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s something else entirely to find out they’re, say, a murderer. And that’s the dilemma facing the family at the center of American Gothic.
EW has an exclusive first look at the first promo for the new CBS show, which stars Virginia Madsen, Anthony Starr, Juliet Rylance, and more as it tells the story of a Boston family that realizes someone in their family could be linked to an infamous string of murders. Over the season’s 13 episodes, the suspicion that a killer is in their midst threatens to tear the family apart.
American Gothic premieres Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.
Internationally renowned flautist Anton Krasnikov meets up after a concert with a prostitute who drugs and robs him in a hotel room. While under the influence, Anton rapes a violinist who performed with him, but doesn’t remember committing the crime. Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) soon discovers that the prostitute is her fugitive sister, Kim (Lindsay Pulsipher), who framed her sister for murder and insurance fraud, before cleaning out Rollins’ apartment and skipping town in Season 14’s “Deadly Ambition.” Rollins tries to defuse the situation without alerting SVU of her sister’s involvement. However, it becomes increasingly difficult as their mother, Beth Anne (Virginia Madsen), tries to protect Kim and maintain her own delusional picture of family harmony. Rollins’ SVU colleagues eventually learn of Kim’s identity and arrest her, while Anton is charged with rape and remanded without bail.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief William Dodds (Peter Gallagher) has assigned his son Mike (Andy Karl) to take over as sergeant, now that Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) has been promoted to lieutenant. On his first day, Sgt. Dodds clashes with the other detectives, frequently overstepping his bounds.
Though Rollins begs Kim to plead guilty, Kim works her charms on her lawyer, Lorenzo DeSappio (Jason Cerbone), who agrees to let her plead not guilty and go to trial. Beth Anne is furious with Rollins for choosing work over family and leaves town. Rollins visits Kim in prison, where Kim reveals that since her relationship with DeSappio has escalated, she’s agreed to plead out on her prior offenses in exchange for a short prison sentence. After that, she says, she hopes DeSappio will ask her to marry him – confirming what Rollins already knows about her sister’s dangerous patterns of instability.
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•• 20th Century Fox has released the Joy trailer, which you can view below. Written and directed by David O. Russell, the dramedy stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm and Bradley Cooper. It’s the third time Russell, Lawrence, Cooper and De Niro have worked together following Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.
Joy is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty and love.
•• Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin, the trio of Brooklyn transplants who record soulful, sepia-toned folk-pop as The Lone Bellow—released their second acclaimed collection, Then Came the Morning, earlier this year.
The tune is an ode to Williams’ mother-in-law, and when he called EW to discuss the song and video—which stars the brilliant Virginia Madsen—the song’s story unraveled through his thoughtful anecdotes about how his mother-in-law and her sister came to be named, respectively, Edna and Fredna, and falling in love with his now-wife at 15-years-old. Here’s the tale of “Fake Roses” and its video, which is streaming below, in Williams’ own words:
“Now we only know a couple people in the movie/TV world, and one of them is this lady Sophia Bush. A few years ago I played a show at her house and Virginia Madsen was there. So when I was thinking for this video, I was like, ‘Sophia knows Virginia, I’m going to see how this goes.’ So I called her and told her that we basically didn’t have a budget but would she mind giving us three days and doing this. Immediately, she said yes.”
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