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Academy Award & Golden Globe award-nominated american film,
television actress and producer Virginia Madsen. We bring
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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!
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
•• Actress Virginia Madsen visited The Talk on Wednesday to tease some killer details about the chilling summer series, American Gothic. The new murder mystery follows a wealthy Boston family connected to a string of infamous murders.
Someone in the Hawthorne family committed the crimes, but who? Turns out, not even the cast knows! Virginia Madsen chatted with the hosts and guest co-hosts Yvette Nicole Brown from The Odd Couple and Heather Tom from The Bold and the Beautiful about being a suspect, playing a “powerful and manipulative” character, and making tough decisions.
She also made an appearance on KCAL9 and talked to Sandra Mitchell about the show. Watch the interview below.
•• Following American Gothic’s new promos, CBS has released a batch of images from the first episode entitled “Arrangement in Grey and Black”. You can check them out below or visit the photogallery to see all them here.
American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.
The show is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Corinne Brinkerhoff (“The Good Wife,” “Jane the Virgin”), Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (“The Americans,” “Under the Dome,” “Extant”), James Frey and Todd Cohen serve as executive producers.
American Gothic premieres Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10/9c on CBS.
•• As a woman in her fifties, I can speak with some experience about our industry. Having developed a pretty thick skin, I can tell my younger counterparts that it’s not all bad. You are correct in feeling that you are discounted, discriminated against, undermined and all around underestimated. That’s the bad news. Here’s the upside. If you have chosen, as I have, to stay the course and suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, then you are one hell of a broad. No matter how many candles you have on your cake, you can devour it with gusto. Dive in, ladies. But let’s start at the beginning.
When you dive into the deep end of the pool, most everyone tells you you’re insane. How dare you? But you do. You do dare. You dare to be what you truly believe you can be. And then…the business stops you cold. You are too green. You are too young. You are too “street”. You aren’t enough “street”. You’re too angelic. You aren’t innocent enough, not tough enough, not smart enough, not …well, here’s a list…
•• 17 women. 17 extraordinary lives. The inspiring documentary produced by Virginia Madsen “I Know A Woman Like That” is now available to watch on digital platforms Netflix, iTunes, Amazon DVD, Google Play and Vudu.
“I Know A Woman Like That” brings to its audience interviews with 17 exceptional and vigorous women who share an extraordinary attitude about how to live the upper decades of one’s life. Each of them exercises an unexpected passion for their unique individual choices at a time when society expects them to disappear. These women were carving out unique paths before the social revolution had a name. Roger Ebert called the documentary “transformational.”
•• 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.
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