Madigan, Amy 1950(?)–

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MADIGAN, Amy 1950(?)–


Born September 11, 1950 (some sources cite 1951 or 1957), in Chicago, IL; daughter of John (a media personality, broadcast and newspaper journalist, and political analyst) and Dolores (a union worker) Madigan; married Ed Harris (an actor, director, and producer), 1982; children: Lily Dolores. Education: Marquette University, degree in philosophy; studied at Lee Strasberg Institute, Los Angeles; studied piano at Chicago Conservatory.

Addresses: Agent— Nevin Dolcefino, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actress, singer, and producer. Performer with bands, including Jelly, at various venues.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, new female star of the year in a motion picture, 1983, for Love Child; Caixa de Catalunya, Catalonian International Film Festival, best actress, 1984, for Streets of Fire; Annual CableACE Award, National Cable Television Association, best actress in a theatrical or dramatic special, 1985, for The Laundromat; Academy Award nomination, best supporting actress, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, both 1986, for Twice in a Lifetime; Theatre World Award, 1987, for The Lucky Spot; Independent Spirit Award nomination, Independent Features Project West, best supporting actress, 1989, for The Prince of Pennsylvania; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or special, 1989, and Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1990, both for Roe vs. Wade; DramaLogue Award, c. 1990, for Stevie Wants to Play the Blues; Annual CableACE Award, best actress in a movie or miniseries, 1995, for And Then There Was One; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1998, for Loved; Golden Satellite Award nomination, International Press Academy, best supporting actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1999, for A Bright Shining Lie; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 2003, for Just a Dream; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actress in a dramatic series, 2004, for Carnivale.


Film Appearances:

Terry Jean Moore, Love Child, Warner Bros., 1982.

Wendy, Love Letters (also known as My Love Letters and Passion Play), New World, 1983.

McCoy, Streets of Fire, Universal, 1984.

Viola Kelsey, Places in the Heart, TriStar, 1984.

Glory Scheer, Alamo Bay, TriStar, 1985.

Sunny, Twice in a Lifetime, Bud Yorkin Productions, 1985.

Woman at funeral, Zeisters (also known as Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid), 1986.

Barbara Cutter, Nowhere to Hide (also known as Fatal Chase), New Century, 1987.

Carla Headlee, The Prince of Pennsylvania, New Line Cinema, 1988.

Annie Kinsella, Field of Dreams, Universal, 1989.

Chanice Kobolowski, Uncle Buck, Universal, 1989.

Liz Beaumont, The Dark Half, Orion, 1993.

Madelyn "Maddie" Stevens, Female Perversions (also known as Phantasien einer Frau), October Films, 1996.

Brett, Loved, 1997.

Hannah DiMartino, With Friends Like These, 1998.

Jackie, A Time for Dancing, East of Doheny, 2000.

Peggy Guggenheim, Pollock, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Maggie, The Sleepy Time Gal, Far Corners, 2001.

Arlyne, In the Land of Milk and Money, 2004.

Beth Walker, The Discontents, 2004.

Lori Lansky, Winter Passing, Focus Features, 2004.

Martha Brighton, Admissions, 2004.

Film Work:

Song performer, Crossroads, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1986.

Producer, After the Past, Fedora Films, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Iris Crowe, Carnivale, HBO, 2003—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sarah Jamieson, Eureka Stockade, 1984.

Carmel Cantrell, Crocodile Shoes, 1994.

Voice, Baseball (documentary; also known as The History of Baseball), PBS, 1994.

Voice, 500 Nations (documentary), CBS, 1995.

The West (documentary), PBS, 1996.

Voice, Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (documentary), PBS, 1999.

Voices, Jazz (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Chloe Brill, Victims, NBC, 1982.

Molly Slavin, The Ambush Murders, CBS, 1982.

Alison Ransom, The Day After, ABC, 1983.

Sarah Weddington, Roe vs. Wade, NBC, 1989.

Roxy Ventola, And Then There Was One, Lifetime, 1994.

Jane Withersteen, Riders of the Purple Sage, TNT, 1996.

Mary Jane Vann, A Bright Shining Lie, HBO, 1998.

Amy Hill Heath, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (also known as Having Our Say), CBS, 1999.

Connie Murphy, In the Name of the People, CBS, 2000.

Bessie Gilmore, Shot in the Heart, HBO, 2001.

Cindy Wilder, Just a Dream, Showtime, 2002.

Reggie Fluty, The Laramie Project, HBO, 2002.

Mary, The Ranch, Showtime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Music Videos and Inside "Streets of Fire," 1984.

Dee Dee Johnson, The Laundromat, HBO, 1985.

Sarah Penn, "The Revolt of Mother," Pigeon Feathers, PBS, 1988.

Kari Campbell, "Lucky Day," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1991.

Voice, "The Donner Party" (documentary), The American Experience, PBS, 1992.

Voice, "The Way West" (documentary), The American Experience, PBS, 1995.

Herself, Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western, TNT, 1997.

Voice of Patsy Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, PBS, 1997.

Voice, Margaret Sanger, PBS, 1998.

Herself, Making "Carnivale": The Show behind the Show, HBO, 2003.

Voices, Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip, PBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Adele, "Slow Boat to Murder," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1981.

Jewel Bennett, "Finders Keepers," CHiPs, NBC, 1981.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1989, 1992.

Voice of Maggie, "Flour Child," Frasier, NBC, 1994.

"George Romero," The Directors, Encore, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Marilyn, Crazy Times, ABC, 1981.

Billy Jean Bailey, Travis McGee (also known as Travis McGee: The Empty Copper Sea), ABC, 1983.

Television Work:

Executive producer, Riders of the Purple Sage, TNT, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Prairie Avenue, Los Angeles, 1981.

Various roles, The Lucky Spot, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1987.

A Lie of the Mind, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1988.

Stevie Wants to Play the Blues, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1989–1990.

Stella Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Winterlude '98 (benefit performance; also known as Great Writers Series: Winterlude '98), Ivy Substation, Culver City, CA, 1998.

Also appeared in the play In the Boom Boom Room.