Fast Facts

  • Has the nickname Gina.
  • Made her feature-film debut in 1983's Class.
  • Carried her son's Lego action figure with her for good luck at the 2005 Golden Globe Awards. (She was nominated, but didn't win, for Sideways.)
  • In 2007, became the first celebrity spokesperson for Botox, which she initially started using in 2003 to help with migraines.
  • Homeschooled her son, Jack.
  • Formed a production company called Title IX Productions with Karly Meola in 2008. Their first project, the documentary I Know a Woman Like That, was directed by Madsen's mom, Elaine.

Awards

  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2004, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2005, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Winner
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Antonio Sabato Jr. — Ex-significant Other
  • Sherri — Sister
  • Cal Madsen — Father
  • Danny Huston — Ex-husband
  • Jack Antonio Sabato — Son
  • Michael Madsen — Brother
  • Billy Campbell — Ex-significant Other
  • Elaine Madsen — Mother

College

  • Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Details

  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: September 11, 1961, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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