Biography - Amy Madigan

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
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Roe vs. Wade (film)
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September 11, 1950 (age 73)
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Amy Marie Madigan
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Who is Amy Madigan?

Amy Madigan is an actress, singer, and producer by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in Twice in a Lifetime, Field of Dreams, Gone Baby Gone, and Roe vs. Wade

Amy Madigan (Image: Pinterest)

Amy Madigan – Age, Parents, Siblings

Amy Madigan’s birth took place on September 11, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was born Amy Marie Madigan to her father John J. Madigan, a famous journalist, and her mother Dolores Madigan, an administrative assistant, and amateur actress. Her parents raised her alongside her siblings, brothers Jack Madigan and Jim Madigan.

Education, Ethnicity

Amy Madigan was educated at the Aquinas Dominican High School. Following high school graduation, she went to Marquette University where she earned a degree in philosophy. She also studied piano at the Chicago Conservatory of Music in the 1960s and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Her ethnicity includes Irish.

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Amy Madigan – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Madigan married her longtime boyfriend Ed Harris on 21 November 1983. With her husband, she has a child, a daughter named Lily Dolores Harris, who was born on 3 May 1993. 

Ed Harris, Lily Dolores Harris, Amy Madigan in September 2008 (Image: Fabiosa)

Amy Madigan – Career

Before fame

Before Madigan began her career as an actress, she had pursued a career as a musician. She was in the lead vocals with the band Jelly. With the band, she released an album A True Story in 1997 and also posed nude in the June 1978 issue of Playboy to promote her band.

Having toured across the US in collaboration with different bands in the 1970s, Amy Madigan transitioned to acting. Her first TV role was in a 1981 episode of Hart to Hart as Adele. This was followed by guest appearances in the TV series CHiPs (1981), Eureka Stockade (1984), Crocodile Shoes (1994), etc.

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Films, TV Series

Over the years Amy Madigan has starred in dozens of TV series as well as TV films and movies. She has starred in the films Twice in a Lifetime (1985), Love Child (1982), Places in the Heart (1984), Field of Dreams (1989), Uncle Buck (1989), The Dark Half (1993), Pollock (2000), and Gone Baby Gone (2007), among others. 

Moreover, she has also portrayed characters in the TV films The Day After (1983), Roe vs. Wade (1989) as Sarah Weddington, Having Our Say (1999), The Laramie Project (2002), The Ranch (2004), etc. Madigan has also had an appearance in the TV series Carnivàle (2003-2005), Grey's Anatomy (2008-2009), Fringe (2010-2011), and Ice (2018), among others. She has also worked in a stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1992), and Buried Child (2016-2017).


On the set of Roe vs. Wade, Amy Madigan has worked with Holly Hunter, Alycia Grant, James Gammon, and Deon Anderson.

Amy Madigan in Buried Child (Image: Psychologies)

Amy Madigan – Awards, Nominations

For her work as an actress, Madigan has earned numerous prestigious awards and nominations. She has been nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards, Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, 3 Satellite Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards. She has won the Sitges Film Festival Award, Drama Desk Award, and Golden Globe Award (1990), among others.

Amy Madigan – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Madigan is estimated to be around $25 million while the figure for her annual salary is unknown.

Amy Madigan – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Amy Madigan is absent from social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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