Madeleine Stowe

Actor
A highly versatile actress, Madeleine Stowe possessed an ethereal beauty that belied the intense and emotionally complex characters that she brought to life on the big screen. After many years of playing either the ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

12 Monkeys 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revenge 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raines 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pulse 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

Maya Olham (Actor)

The Magnificent Ambersons 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

We Were Soldiers 2002 (Movie)

Julie Moore (Actor)

Avenging Angelo 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The General's Daughter 1999 (Movie)

Sarah Sunhill (Actor)

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

Gracie (Actor)

The Proposition 1998 (Movie)

Eleanor Barret (Actor)

12 Monkeys 1995 (Movie)

Railly (Actor)

Bad Girls 1994 (Movie)

Cody Zamora (Actor)

Blink 1994 (Movie)

Emma Brody (Actor)

China Moon 1994 (Movie)

Rachel Munro (Actor)

Another Stakeout 1993 (Movie)

(uncredited) Maria (Actor)

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

Sherri Shepard (Actor)

The Last of the Mohicans 1992 (Movie)

Cora Munro (Actor)

Unlawful Entry 1992 (Movie)

Karen Carr (Actor)

Closet Land 1991 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

Revenge 1990 (Movie)

Miryea (Actor)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

Lillian Bodine (Actor)

Tropical Snow 1989 (Movie)

Marina (Actor)

Worth Winning 1989 (Movie)

Veronica Briskow (Actor)

Stakeout 1987 (Movie)

Maria McGuire (Actor)

Blood & Orchids 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Amazons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gangster Chronicles 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deerslayer 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Beulah Land (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Milly (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Hope (TV Show)

Actor

The Nativity (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Unbound Captives (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Unbound Captives (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

A highly versatile actress, Madeleine Stowe possessed an ethereal beauty that belied the intense and emotionally complex characters that she brought to life on the big screen. After many years of playing either the tortured or swooning love interest to several of Hollywood's biggest leading men like Kevin Costner and Daniel Day-Lewis, Stowe made her film debut in the action comedy "Stakeout" (1987), and later surprised critics with her breakout performance in the acclaimed classic "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), as a hard-hitting aristocrat who survives in the forests of Colonial America. Following a turn in the popular thriller "Unlawful Entry" (1992), she impressed as a clear-eyed wife of a lying cop in the biting comedy "Short Cuts" (1993) and had her first leading role in the taut thriller "Blink" (1994), before joining the mostly female cast of "Bad Girls" (1994). Stowe went on to star opposite Bruce Willis in the sci-fi thriller "12 Monkeys" (1995) before stepping away from acting for three years to focus on being a mother. After her return role in "The Proposition" (1998), Stowe appeared in "The General's Daughter" (1999), "Imposter" (2001) and "We Were Soldiers" (2002), only to leave features to concentrate on television, culminating in her praised performance on the drama series "Revenge" (ABC, 2011- ). Throughout her career, Stowe consistently proved that she was willing and able to tackle more exciting roles usually reserved for the most seasoned and powerful actresses in Hollywood.

Relationships

Brian Benben Actor

Husband
Began dating in 1980 Married Aug. 8, 1986 Met in 1980 while playing husband-and-wife on "The Gangster Chronicles" (NBC)

May Benben

Daughter
Born in summer 1996; father, Brian Benben

Mireya Mora

Mother
Costa Rican; born c. 1924

Robert Stowe

Father
Died of complications from multiple sclerosis in 1983

Robert Stowe

Brother
Born in 1962

Diane Stowe

Sister
Born in 1960

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
cut classes to work at a theater in Beverly Hills; dropped out

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
cut classes to work at a theater in Beverly Hills; dropped out

Milestones

2011

Returned to series television as villainess Victoria Grayson on ABC's "Revenge"

2009

Acted alongside James Remar and Ian Ziering in the Lifetime holiday-themed "The Christmas Hope"

2007

Cast as a shrink on the short-lived crime drama series "Raines" (NBC)

2006

Co-starred with Eric Roberts and Lee Tergesen in the Fox TV movie "Southern Comfort"

2005

Played the title role in the CBS TV movie "Saving Milly"

2002

Starred in the A&E miniseries version of "The Magnificent Ambersons"

2002

Co-starred with Gary Sinise in the sci-fi thriller "Impostor"

1998

Appeared as a cheating wife in "Playing By Heart"

1998

Returned to features after a three-year absence as co-star with Kenneth Branagh and William Hurt in "The Proposition"

1995

Cast as a psychiatrist in "12 Monkeys"

1994

Had first leading role as a blind woman who witnesses a murder in "Blink"; starred opposite Aidan Quinn

1993

Offered a strong turn as the wife of an adulterous husband in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts"

1993

Briefly reprised her role from "Stakeout" in an uncredited cameo in "Another Stakeout"

1992

Played Kurt Russell's wife in the thriller "Unlawful Entry"

1992

Breakthrough role starring opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in "The Last of the Mohicans," based on a James Fennimore Cooper novel

1990

Co-starred opposite Kevin Costner in "Revenge"

1988

Acted in first film, "Tropical Snow"

1987

First released film appearance, "Stakeout"; also first onscreen collaboration with Aidan Quinn

1980

Co-starred in NBC miniseries "Beulah Land"

1978

Played Mary in the ABC TV-movie "The Nativity"

1978

TV-movie acting debut, NBC's "The Deerslayer", based on the novel by James Fennimore Cooper

1978

Professional acting debut on an episode of "Baretta" (ABC)

1976

At Tarnowsky's death, abandoned playing piano

1968

At age 10, began training to become a concert pianist with Sergei Tarnowsky

Raised in Glendale, CA

While a freshman at USC, cut classes to volunteer at Solari Theater in Beverly Hills

Met Richard Dreyfuss's agent and lied about her acting experiences, which included making up play title "Speaking Of"

Bonus Trivia

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Robert Altman described Stowe's personality as "not push-around-able, a kind of cultural looseness which is either an attitude or lack of attitude."

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Stowe was involved with various philanthropic work, including Artists for Peace and Justice for Haiti. The actress met with U.S. senators in Washington, D.C. in November 2011 to discuss efforts in earthquake-torn Haiti.

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