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Virginia Madsen

Talented actress Virginia Gayle Madsen made her film debut in Class (1983) which was filmed in her native Chicago. She has had a long and varied career in film with credits including Electric Dreams, Candyman (1992), Zombie High (1987) Third Degree Burn (1989), Blue Tiger (1994) and Sideway (2004). She is known for co-hosting Unsolved Mysteries, and recurring roles on Frasier, The Practice, American Dreams, Scoundrels, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Designated Survivor and American Gothic

English

Swamp Thing (2019)

2019
as Maria Sunderland

Designated Survivor

2016
as Kimble Hookstraten

Red Riding Hood

2011
as Suzette

Joy

2015
as Carrie

The Number 23

2007
as Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia

American Gothic (2016)

2016
as Madeline Hawthorne

Dune

1984
as Princess Irulan

Operation Christmas Drop

2020
as Congresswoman Bradford

Candyman

1992
as Helen Lyle

The Haunting

1999
as Jane

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

2005
as Cleopatra (voice)

Better Watch Out

2016
as Deandra Lerner

Wonder Woman

2009
as Hippolyta (voice)

Prey for the Devil

2022
as Dr. Peters

Nobody Knows Anything!

2003
as Prison Lawyer

Cutlass

2007
as Robin

Just Ask My Children

2001
as Brenda Kniffen

Long Gone

1987
as Dixie Lee Boxx

The Magic of Belle Isle

2012
as Mrs. O'Neil

Mr. North

1988
as Sally Boffin

American Dreams

2002
as Rebecca Sandstrom

The Last Keepers

2013
as Abigail Carver

The Portrait

2023
as Mags

Ironclads

1991
as Betty Stuart

Children of Fortune

2000
as Ingrid Bast

Her Smell

2019
as Ania Adamcyzk

Slam Dance

1987
as Yolanda Caldwell

Ambushed

1998
as Lucy Monroe

Grace Stirs Up Success

2015
as Mrs. Thomas

Diminished Capacity

2008
as Charlotte

Smith

2006
as Hope Stevens

Gotham

1988
as Rachel Carlyle

1985

2018
as Eileen

American Gun

2002
as Penny Tillman

Almost Salinas

2001
as Clare

Blue Tiger

1994
as Gina Hayes

Jan

2012
as Mel

The Astronaut Farmer

2006
as Mrs Farmer

The Prophecy

1995
as Katherine Henley

Spare Room

2018
as Nat

Lying in Wait

2001
as Vera Miller

Linda

1993
as Linda

One Day as a Lion

2023
as Valerie Brisky

Ripple Effect

2007
as Sherry

Jake Squared

2014
as Beth

Third Degree Burn

1989
as Anne Scholes

Love Kills

1991
as Rebecca Bishop

After Sex

2000
as Traci

Hornet's Nest

2012
as Judy Hammer

Ghosts of Mississippi

1996
as Dixie DeLaughter

Caroline at Midnight

1994
as Susan Prince

Lost Boy

2015
as Laura Harris

The Hot Spot

1990
as Dolly Harshaw

Firewall

2006
as Beth Stanfield

Sideways

2004
as Maya

The Rainmaker

1997
as Jackie Lemancyzk

Mussolini: The Untold Story

1985
as Clarettta Petacci

Hot to Trot

1988
as Allison Rowe

The Hot Flashes

2013
as Clementine Winks

The Apocalypse Watch

1997
as Karin De Vries

Artworks

2003
as Emma Becker

Returning Lily

2003
as Emma Burke

Scoundrels

2010
as Cheryl West

Crossfire Trail

2001
as Anne Rodney

Electric Dreams

1984
as Madeline Robistat

Class

1983
as Lisa

Creator

1985
as Barbara Spencer

Victim Of Love

1991
as Carla Simmons

Walter

2015
as Karen

Anna Nicole

2013
as Virgie Arthur

Bitter Vengeance

1994
as Annie Westford

Modern Girls

1986
as Kelly

Heart of Dixie

1989
as Delia June Curry

Burning Bodhi

2016
as Naomi

Full Disclosure

2001
as Brenda Hopkins

Burn Your Maps

2019
as Victoria

All the Wilderness

2014
as Abigail Charm

The Florentine

1999
as Molly

Becoming Colette

1992
as Polaire

A Prairie Home Companion

2006
as Dangerous Woman

Zombie High

1987
as Andrea Miller

Producer

Movie Ripple Effect 2007
Movie I Know a Woman Like That 2009

Guest Star

Episode Designated Survivor
Lazarus
2017
Episode WIGS
Jan: Almost Fired
2012
Episode WIGS
Jan: Trust
2012
Episode Monk
Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk
2009
Episode Moonlighting
Eine Kleine Nacht Murder
1989
Episode Justice League
The Cat and the Canary
2005
Episode WIGS
Jan: Wine Bar
2012
Episode Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
Mind Games (1)
2003
Episode WIGS
Jan: Fired?
2012
Episode Frasier
Three Valentines
1999
Episode Hell on Wheels
Blood Moon Rising
2012
Episode Designated Survivor
The Results
2016
Episode The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Virginia Madsen, Jason Ritter, Chicago
2009
Episode Dawson's Creek
All Good Things... (1)
2003
Episode WIGS
Jan: Uncanned
2012
Episode Witches of East End
A Few Good Talismen
2013
Episode Designated Survivor
The Blueprint
2016
Episode The Event
And Then There Were More
2011
Episode The Practice
The Candidate (1)
2001
Episode WIGS
Jan: Afterglow
2012
Episode Star Trek: Voyager
Unforgettable
1998
Episode Designated Survivor
Misalliance
2017
Episode Designated Survivor
The Oath
2016
Episode Moonlighting
Lunar Eclipse
1989
Episode The Event
Inostranka
2011
Episode The Practice
The Candidate (2)
2001
Episode Witches of East End
Pilot
2013
Episode Witches of East End
Electric Avenue
2013
Episode WIGS
Jan: Mace
2012
Episode Elementary
Up to Heaven and Down to Hell
2016
Episode WIGS
Jan: M9P
2012
Episode Witches of East End
Potentia Noctis
2013
Episode Monk
Mr. Monk and the End (Part Two)
2009
Episode CSI: Miami
Death Grip
2003
Episode Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Maternal Instincts
2015
Episode Witches of East End
Unburied
2013
Episode WIGS
Jan: Robbie (EX)
2012
Episode Frasier
When a Man Loves Two Women
1999
Episode The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Virginia Madsen, Chris Hardwick, Justin Currie
2010
Episode WIGS
Jan: Dunce
2012
Episode Designated Survivor
One Hundred Days
2017
Episode WIGS
Jan: Last Stop
2012
Episode Witches of East End
Snake Eyes
2013
Episode Teen Titans
The Prophecy
2005
Episode The Practice
Killing Time
2001
Episode Elementary
Gutshot
2019
Episode Designated Survivor
Party Lines
2017
Episode WIGS
Jan: No Camera
2012
Episode Frasier
Shutout in Seattle (1)
1999
Episode Justice League
The Brave and the Bold (1)
2002
Episode Witches of East End
A Parching Imbued
2013
Episode Moonlighting
When Girls Collide (1)
1989
Episode WIGS
Jan: Cass
2012
Episode Witches of East End
Oh, What a World!
2013
Episode Hell on Wheels
The Lord's Day
2012
Episode Designated Survivor
The Ninth Seat
2017
Episode WIGS
Jan: First Job
2012
Episode Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
Spider-Man Dis-Sabled
2003
Episode Boomtown
The Big Picture
2003
Episode WIGS
Jan: Fight???
2012
Episode Hell on Wheels
Blood Moon
2012
Episode Justice League
The Brave and the Bold (2)
2002
Episode Dawson's Creek
All Good Things ... Must Come to an End
2003
Episode Elementary
Render, and Then Seize Her
2016
Episode Frasier
Shutout in Seattle (2)
1999