Amy Madigan

Actor, Singer, Waitress
A powerful presence famous for her strong, unglamorous characters, Amy Madigan started off as a rock musician but made her big-screen debut as a pregnant teenage inmate in "Love Child" (1982) with Beau Bridges. She met ... Read more »
Born: 09/10/1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

Frontera 2014 (Movie)

Olivia (Actor)

Once Fallen 2014 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Shirin in Love 2014 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Future Weather 2013 (Movie)

Greta (Actor)

Lifeguard 2013 (Movie)

Leigh's Mom (Actor)

Prohibition 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Virginia 2012 (Movie)

Roseanna Tipton (Actor)

Fringe 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Memphis Beat 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's What I Am 2011 (Movie)

Principal Kelner (Actor)

Law & Order 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Grace 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gone Baby Gone 2007 (Movie)

Bea McCready (Actor)

The Path to 9/11 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Winter Passing 2006 (Movie)

Lori Lansky (Actor)

Carnivàle 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

With Friends Like These 2005 (Movie)

Hannah DiMartino (Actor)

Admissions 2003 (Movie)

Martha Brighton (Actor)

A Time for Dancing 2002 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Mark Twain 2002 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Sleepy Time Gal 2002 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Jazz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

In the Name of the People 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Pollock 2000 (Movie)

Peggy Guggenheim (Actor)

Loved 1998 (Movie)

Brett Amerson (Actor)

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Female Perversions 1997 (Movie)

Madelyn (Actor)

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

500 Nations 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

The Way West 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Frasier 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dark Half 1993 (Movie)

Liz Beaumont (Actor)

Lucky Day 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Field of Dreams 1989 (Movie)

Annie Kinsella (Actor)

Uncle Buck 1989 (Movie)

Chanice Kobolowski (Actor)

The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 (Movie)

Carla Headlee (Actor)

Nowhere to Hide 1987 (Movie)

Barbara Cutter (Actor)

Alamo Bay 1985 (Movie)

Glory Scheer (Actor)

The Laundromat 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Twice in A Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

Sunny (Actor)

Love Letters 1984 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Places in the Heart 1984 (Movie)

Viola Kelsey (Actor)

Streets of Fire 1984 (Movie)

McCoy (Actor)

Travis McGee 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Child 1982 (Movie)

Terry Jean Moore (Actor)

A Bright Shining Lie (TV Show)

Actor

And Then There Was One (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy Times (TV Show)

Actor

Just a Dream (TV Show)

Actor

Living Proof (TV Show)

Actor

Margaret Sanger (TV Show)

Voice

Murder on Pleasant Drive (TV Show)

Actor

Pigeon Feathers (TV Show)

Actor

Riders of the Purple Sage (TV Show)

Actor

Roe vs. Wade (TV Show)

Actor

Shot In The Heart (TV Show)

Actor

The Ambush Murders (TV Show)

Actor

The Day After (TV Show)

Actor

The Donner Party (TV Show)

Voice

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

The Ranch (TV Show)

Actor

Thomas Jefferson (TV Show)

Voice

Victims (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Alamo Bay 1985 (Movie)

("Too Close") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

After the Past 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A powerful presence famous for her strong, unglamorous characters, Amy Madigan started off as a rock musician but made her big-screen debut as a pregnant teenage inmate in "Love Child" (1982) with Beau Bridges. She met and married Ed Harris when they played adulterous lovers in "Places in the Heart" (1984) and earned an Oscar nomination as Gene Hackman's angry daughter in "Twice in a Lifetime" (1985). Supporting roles as John Candy's girlfriend in "Uncle Buck" (1989), Holly Hunter's lawyer in "Roe vs. Wade" (NBC, 1989) and Kevin Costner's wife in the cinematic home run "Field of Dreams" (1989) cemented her onscreen legacy, but she would go on to notch roles in successes like "Pollock" (2000) and "Gone Baby Gone" (2007). In her later career, Madigan landed juicy television roles, including a murderous sister on "Carnivàle" (HBO, 2003-05), the title character's therapist on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) and the mother of the mysterious sci-fi superagent Olivia on "Fringe" (Fox, 2008-2013). Although she never became a major movie star, the multiple award-winning Amy Madigan consistently delivered accomplished, fiery performances.

Relationships

Ed Harris Actor

Husband
Met during a production of "Prairie Avenue" at the Lee Strasberg Institute in 1981 Married Nov. 21, 1983 in Waxahachie, TX during filming of "Places in the Heart" (1984) Also worked together in "Alamo Bay" (1985), "Riders of the Purple Sage" (TNT, 1996), and "Pollock" (2000)

Lily Harris

Daughter
born May 3, 1993 father Ed Harris

John Madigan

Father
newspaper journalist for 51 years before retirement worked for CBS in Chicago and Washington former news director for CBS currently spokesperson for Illinois Supreme Court

Dolores Madigan

Mother

EDUCATION

The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute

Los Angeles , California

Marquette University

Milwaukee , Wisconsin

Chicago Conservatory

Milestones

2006

Co-starred in the indie film "Winter Passing," helmed by Adam Rapp

2003

Cast as Iris Crowe in the HBO drama series "Carnivàle"

2002

Cast in the HBO film, "The Laramie Project" based on the true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard

2000

Portrayed Peggy Guggenheim in "Pollock," directed by and starring Ed Harris

1998

Co-starred in the ensemble "With Friends Like These..." a comedy helmed by Philip Frank Messina

1989

Played Kevin Costner's wife in "Field of Dreams"

1986

Credited as a song performer in Walter Hill's "Crossroads"

1983

Married co-star Ed Harris during the Texas shoot of "Places in the Heart"

1982

Feature acting debut as star of "Love Child" opposite Beau Bridges

1969

Settled in Los Angeles

First acting job, TV guest shot on "Hart to Hart"

Toured the country for 10 years with rock bands performing in bars and clubs

Performed in school plays and talent shows as a child

Studied classical piano for nine years at the Chicago Conservatory

Bonus Trivia

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"If Amy Madigan scores low on the recognition scale, it's only because she's of the chameleon school of acting. She's so real on screen that, at first, the results hardly seem to be performances. Then you come to the next film and see that acting is involved, acting of such intensity that it erases any trace of artifice." --From "Spotlight: Amy Madigan" by Denise Abbott in The Hollywood Reporter, August 11, 1989.

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