Born on September 11, 1961, Virginia Madsen is an American actress and producer who made her film debut in Class (1983) and is best known for her roles as Helen Lyly in the horror film Candyman and as Maya in the film Sideways (2004) for which she received nominations for Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Virginia Madsen

Before Fame: She attended New Trier High School.

Family/ Relationships

Virginia Madsen Ethnicity/Religion

Virginia was born in Chicago, Illinois to Elaine Madsen and Calvin Madsen. Her mother is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker and author. She has two siblings: Cheryl and Michael Madsen.

Virginia Madsen Affair/Married/Husband/Dating

She was married to actor and director Danny Huston. They married in 1989 and divorced in 1992. She was in a relationship with Antonio Sabato Jr and has a son with him. For more information, visit her twitter and Instagram.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Virginia G. Madsen
  • Nicknames: Virginia
  • Birthday: September 11, 1961
  • Age: 57 years old (as of June 2019)
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: New Trier High School
  • Profession: Actress, producer
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Caucasian
  • Religion: Not Available
  • Zodiac: Not Available
  • Spouse/Husband: Antonio Sabato Jr. (1993-1998)
  • Children: 1
  • Net Worth: She is a millionaire


  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
  • Weight: 55 kg (approx)
  • Feet Size/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: 8 (US)
  • Chest Size: 37 inches
  • hips Size: 36 inches
  • Waist Size: 25 inches
  • Bra Size/ Breast Size: 34C

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Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • Her left eye is part brown and part green and right eye is green.
  • She has Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry, and hints of Native American roots.
  • She is allergic to bee stings.
  • She claims that she was hypnotized for some of the scenes in Candyman (1992).
  • She is best known for her role as Helen in Candyman (1992) and as Maya in the film Sideways (2004).
  • She has two siblings: Cheryl and Michael Madsen.
  • She appears as Maria Sunderland in Swamp Thing (2019).

Memorable Quotes:

When 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.