Michael Madsen



  • Birth Name: Michael Soren Madsen
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/25/1958, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Michael Madsen Fast Facts:
  • Acted briefly at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, which was the breeding ground for significant acting talents such as John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. 
  • Worked as an auto mechanic, gas-station attendant, hospital orderly, house painter and cook before breaking into acting.
  • Has authored multiple poetry books, including Burning in Paradise (which has a foreword by Dennis Hopper) and 46 Down, as well as a photography-poetry book, Signs of Life.
  • Slated to play the role of Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction but had to turn it down because he was still working on Wyatt Earp.  
  • Has cited Robert Mitchum and Burt Lancaster as major acting influences.
  • His children's godfathers include Harvey Keitel, Tom Sizemore, Elias Koteas and Quentin Tarantino.
  • Received an Indie Icon award at the 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival.
  • Michael Madsen Relationships:
  • Cal Madsen - Father
  • Dakota - Stepson
  • De Anna Madsen - Wife
  • Georganne LaPiere - Ex-wife
  • Jeannine Bisignano - Ex-wife
  • Hudson Lee Madsen - Son
  • Luke Ray Madsen - Son
  • Virginia Madsen - Sister
  • Calvin Michael Madsen - Son
  • Max Madsen - Son
  • Elaine Madsen - Mother
  • Cheryl Madsen - Sister
  • Christian Madsen - Son

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