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Madeleine Stowe Biography

Birth Name:
Madeline Marie Stowe
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • At age 10, she began taking piano lessons with the intention of becoming a concert pianist
  • She quit after the death of her piano teacher
  • Discovered by Richard Dreyfuss' agent, who spotted her handing out programs during one of his theater performances
  • In order to land her first acting job, she fabricated a resume which included made-up play titles
  • Met husband Brian Benben in 1980 on the set of The Gangster Chronicles
  • Included in People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People list in 1994 and 2012
  • On the board of directors for the fund-raising organization Artists for Peace and Justice and has made several trips to Haiti during her work with the organization

Awards

  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1993National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress: winner

Relationships

  • Robert Stowe -- Brother
  • May Benben -- Daughter
  • May Theodora Benben -- Daughter
  • Robert Stowe -- Father
  • Mireya Mora -- Mother
  • Diane Stowe -- Sister