Welcome to the Official Website for the Academy Award & Golden Globe award-nominated american film, television actress and producer Virginia Madsen. Being that we're the official web site we are able to provide you with all the latest and all the most updated news and photos before any of the other sites can. Virginia Madsen is a very talented and experienced actress who has starred in roles such as Candyman, Sideways, Joy, American Gothic, Designated Survivor and more.
•• WIGS are quality scripted dramas that are written, performed and directed by world class talents. We’re telling stories of women in 5-8 minute installments, chapters, short movies and little segments. With a plethora of of well known names flocking to the project including Virginia Madsen, Julia Stiles, Dakota Fanning, Allison Janney, America Ferrera to name a few, WIGS is a brilliant new Youtube channel dedicated to bringing the stories of women to the forefront of cultural consciousness.
Jan premieres May 14th. Watch how Jan (Caitlin Gerard) gets the first job of her dreams but the boss (Virginia Madsen) of her nightmares. What happens when your dream first job becomes a nightmare?
•• YouTube just announced that Hollywood filmmakers Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia will be among the talent featured in the upcoming YouTube Brandcast.
WIGS, the new channel from Avnet (Black Swan, Fried Green Tomatoes, Risky Business) and Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment, Mother and Child), will feature scripted shows and short films with female leads—basically the Oxygen Network online. The new channel features name actors Virginia Madsen, Stephen Moyer, Caitlin Gerard, Jennifer Garner, Alfred Molina, Julia Stiles, Sarah Paulson, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Directors include Betty Thomas, Paul Brickman, Lesli Linka Glatter, Walter Salles, and Amy Lippman.
WIGS will also feature documentaries, behind-the-scenes videos, and cutting-edge unscripted content, all starring female leads. New content every single weekday, beginning May 14, 2012.
Jan – written and directed by Jon Avnet, debuting May 14th. The cast includes: Caitlin Gerard, Virginia Madsen, Stephen Moyer, Kyle Gallner, Laura Spencer, Iddo Goldberg, and Jaime Murray.
•• New movie project for Virginia Madsen has been confirmed! She has joined the cast of “The Hot Flashes”, the already announced cast are Daryl Hannah, Eric Roberts, Brooke Shields and Wanda Sykes. The film is directed by Susan Seidelman and the synopsis reads as:
An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school girls’ state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and become a national media sensation.
The production has started filming in New Orleans and please check back for further information about this movie!
•• TV movie “Hornet’s Nest” will air at 8 p.m. March 31, according to TNT officials. Sherry Stringfield (“ER”) and Virginia Madsen (“Sideways”) star in the movie, an adaptation of the Charlotte-based novel of the same name by Patricia Cornwell.
“Hornet’s Nest” filmed last December at the StarNews Media newsroom on 17th Street and other Port City locations, such as the New Hanover County courthouse.
The movie features reporter Andy Brazil (Robbie Amell), Police Chief Judy Hammer (Madsen) and her top deputy, Virginia West (Stringfield). The story begins with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer targeting out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority.
“Hornet’s Nest” will premiere as part of the TNT Mystery Movie Night, the network’s new film series adapted from contemporary crime novels.
•• Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to “The Magic of Belle Isle” once titled “Summer at Dog Dave’s, starring Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson and Fred Willard. Greenwood Lake served as Belle Isle during the summer shoot, with residents serving as extras in the film. Rob Reiner directed the drama, which will receive a summer 2012 release in theaters and through Ultra VOD.
In an effort to tap into his original talent, Monte Wildhorn (Morgan Freeman), a wheelchair-bound authormoves to a rural town – a Belle Isle cabin, where he befriends a single mother (Virginia Madsen) and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
•• The cast of the locally filmed TNT movie “Hornet’s Nest” arrived late last month, and the stars will be popping up around the Port City at various shoot locations and area haunts through Dec. 24. The following are some of the actors you’ll see on the screen next spring and possibly around town through the end of the week.
•• Virginia Madsen: Perhaps best known for her role as Maya in the 2004 movie “Sideways,” Virginia Madsen is no stranger to Wilmington. This is the third TV movie she has done in this area. The others were “Linda” in 1993 and “Ambushed” in 1997. She also appeared on the 2003 season finale of “Dawson’s Creek.”
Madsen plays Police Chief Judy Hammer in “Hornet’s Nest.” Clad in a knee-length black dress and sheer wrap and sporting bright-white sneakers between takes during a ballroom scene at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside last week, she gushed about the Port City.
“It’s just a beautiful place,” Madsen said with a sense of sincerity and warmth. “I’m very happy that they haven’t built it up too much. This town is such a wonderful combination of small-town feeling but with show business.”
In fact, she loves it here so much she asked to stay in the heart of downtown rather than being in a more remote location away from the city’s center. You’re likely to find Madsen sitting at the bar at Caffe Phoenix, an eatery she confessed she’d visited almost every day during her stay thus far. She recalls it fondly from her previous visits.
“I like the staff, and the food is wonderful,” Madsen said. “I’ve never had a bad meal there.”
She’s also a fan of Tower 7 in Wrightsville Beach. Madsen’s sentiment for the local film community matches her love for the area. She beamed when talking about the “Hornet’s Nest” crew.
“They just know how to do it here,” Madsen said. “The crews have an ease with one another and so they work faster. They really are professional, and they know what they’re doing.”
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.
A Change of Heart (2017)
Frustrated with the cards life has dealt him, Hank is man whose circumstances have driven him to fear diversity, yet his Central Florida town is adhering less and less to the white, straight profile with which he’s comfortable. After suffering a heart attack, Hank's life is saved by a transplant but will Hank's body accept a donation from a Puerto Rican drag queen? Playing on both the literal and symbolic significance of that most treasured of organs.
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.
Based on SXSW Special Jury Prize winning short. Centers on terminally-ill Adrian, who flies home from New York to visit his estranged family in Texas. His attempt at revealing his circumstances to his conservative parents are challenged when he reconnects with his preteen brother and his old flame.
Story takes place in coastal Maine and focuses on Marcus Goldman who is visiting Harry Quebert’s home to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. Marcus’ plans are suddenly upended when Harry is sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been missing for many years.