Amy Madigan’s showbiz career dates back to 1977, and for over four decades she has continued to do what she does best, namely entertain. She began as a singer, but later found more success when she switched to acting in the early 80s. After only a few years of acting, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the romantic 1985 film Twice in a Lifetime.
Madigan’s performance in the 1989 telefilm Roe vs. Wade won her a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award nomination and continued her successful career. Her career is as busy as ever and there seems to be no slowdown for her in the near future. In addition to her skills as an actress, Madigan is also active as a film and television producer.
Amy Madigan’s Bio (Age)
This iconic Hollywood actress was born on September 11, 1950, as Amy Marie Madigan. Her father John J. Madigan was a radio journalist and a well-known political expert. Her mother Dolores (née Hanlon) worked as an administrative clerk and was also an amateur stage actress. She has two brothers named Jack and Jim.
She was born and raised in Chicago, where she attended St. Philip Neri High School and Aquinas Dominican High School. As a high school student, she appeared in several school plays and later studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. For her university education, she attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she earned a degree in philosophy. She is also a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, New York.
In 1974 Madigan moved to Los Angeles, where she began her musical career. She was the lead singer of a music group called “Jelly”, and in 1977 the band released their first and only studio album – A True Story. In the late 1970s, she also toured with several other bands. Although she achieved some success as a musician, Amy Madigan made the transition to acting in the early 1980s, a decision that changed her life for the better.
Her Acting Career
Amy Madigan had her first television role in an episode of the hit series Hart Zu Hart (1981), and the following year she made her screen debut in the biography Love Child (1982). She received further roles in films such as Places in the Heart (1984), Love Letters (1984), and Alamo Bay (1985). The talented actress reached an important milestone in 1985 as her career continued to rise. She was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of the character Sunny Mackenzie-Sobel in the romantic film Twice in a Lifetime (1985).
In the 1980s, Madigan starred in several other successful feature films and also in telefilms. In the biographical telefilm Roe vs. Wade (1989) she portrayed the popular US lawyer Sarah Weddington. She received a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award. The actress was also nominated for the 1987 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her performance in the off-Broadway production of The Lucky Spot.
Amy Madigan has remained consistent in her acting career since her meteoric rise to fame in the 1980s. Over the years, she has appeared in countless television films, including And Then There There One (1994), Riders of the Purple Sage (1996), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), and In the Name of the People (2000).
She was in the main cast of the fantasy series Carnivàle (2003-05) and some of her most memorable films are The Dark Half (1993), Female Perversions (1996), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Once Fallen (2010), That’s What I Am (2011), Shirin in Love (2014), Stuck (2017) and American Woman (2018).
Amy Madigan’s Net Worth
According to media reports, Amy Madigan has an estimated net worth of $6 million. This is a considerable sum even by Hollywood standards, but one should not be surprised that the actress has accumulated such a fortune. Her career got off to a very good start in the 1980s and has remained constant over the years. One can also assume that the Hollywood star was involved in several other business ventures in addition to her acting career.
Facts About Ed Harris’ Wife
1. Her Relationship with Ed Harris
Amy Madigan is married to Hollywood actor, producer, director, and screenwriter Ed Harris. The couple entered into the marriage in November 1983, and their union has remained blissful ever since. It is also known that they have worked together on several projects during their career. They have a child together, a daughter named Lily Dolores Harris, born in May 1993.
2. She Has Been Featured On Playboy Magazine
Amy Madigan was featured in the June 1978 issue of Playboy magazine. In the nude photo promoting her music band Jelly, she was covered with jelly.
3. Height and Other Body Measurements
Madigan stands at a height of 5½ inches (166 cm). The ageless actress holds a weight of about 60 kg (132 lb). Her vital body stats are 89-64-94 cm (35-25-37 inches); she has blonde hair and her eyes are dyed blue.