Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Highest Rated: 64% Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

Lowest Rated: 5% Trapped in Paradise (1994)

Birthday: Dec 12, 1970

Birthplace: Sparks, Nevada, USA

Best-known for playing waitress Shelly Johnson in "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91), prolific actress Mädchen Amick also enjoyed recurring roles in "Central Park West" (CBS, 1995-96), "Witches of East End" (Lifetime, 2013-14) and "Riverdale" (The CW, 2017-) as well as leading parts in dozens of TV movies. Born in Sparks, NV in 1970, Amick moved to Los Angeles aged 16 to pursue an acting career and made her screen debut in a 1989 episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndication, 1987-1994). She subsequently played an emotionally-disturbed teen in "Baywatch" (Syndication, 1989-2001), a serial killer in Tobe Hooper's "I'm Dangerous Tonight" (1990) and Kyle MacLachlan's girlfriend in "Don't Tell Her It's Me" (1990). There were also early roles in "Jury Duty: The Comedy" (1990), "Til I Kissed Ya" (1991) and "The Borrower" (1991), but it was her casting in "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) that truly elevated her career. Amick portrayed waitress Shelly Johnson in the original series, its big-screen spin-off "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992) and its revival "Twin Peaks: The Return" (Showtime 2017). After landing her biggest film role, sexually curious virgin Tanya in Stephen King adaptation "Sleepwalkers" (1992), Amick played femme fatale figures in "Dream Lover" (1993) and "Love, Cheat and Steal" (1993), hostage victim Sarah in "Trapped in Paradise" (1994) and warring screenwriter Zina in "French Exit" (1995). She returned to television when she was cast as the scheming Carrie Fairchild in prime-time soap opera "Central Park West" (CBS, 1995-96) before adding "The Courtyard" (1995), "Heartless" (1997) and "The Hunted" (1998) to her ever-increasing list of TV movies. She also played a vengeful forest ranger in "Wounded" (1997), a surgeon in "Bombshell" (1997) and justice-seeking attorney in "Twist of Fate" (1998), assumed the role of shape-shifting second-in-command Ariel in the "Fantasy Island (ABC, 1998-99) revival and guested as substitute teacher Nicole on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1997-2003). Amick then appeared as a blackmailing call-girl in "The List" (2000), deli owner in "Scenes of the Crime" (2001) and world-saving doctor in "Global Effect" (2002), took leading roles in TV movies "Hangman" (2001) and "The Rats" (2002), and played Sherry Tinsdale on three episodes of "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-07). She enjoyed much longer stints as social worker Wendall Meade in "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) next-door-neighbor Sara in "Joey" (NBC, 2004-06) and sister-in-law Allison on "Freddie" (ABC, 2005-06). After starring in indie drama "Four Corners of Suburbia" (2005), Amick guested as an assassin on "Kidnapped" (NBC, 2006-07), a cougar Duchess on "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007-2012) and Lew's long-lost love on "Californication" (Showtime, 2007-2014), landed supporting roles in "Viva Laughlin" (CBS, 2007) and "My Own Worst Enemy" (NBC, 2008), and played Lily Collins' mother in "Priest" (2011). Amick's prolific TV streak continued with recurring guest spots on "Damages" (FX, 2007-2012), "CSI: NY" (2004-2013), "Longmire" (A&E, 2012-), "American Horror Story: Hotel" (FX, 2015-16) and "Love" (Netflix, 2016-). Amick also landed the permanent roles of troublemaking sister Wendy Beauchamp in "Witches of East End" (Lifetime, 2013-14) and Betty's controlling mother Alice in "Riverdale" (The CW, 2017-).

Highest rated movies

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
A Slice of Lynch
Dream Lover
Scenes of the Crime
Trapped in Paradise




15% 46% Priest Shannon Pace (Character) $29.1M 2011
No Score Yet 39% Unanswered Prayers Ava Andersson (Character) - 2010
58% 68% A Slice of Lynch Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 50% Lies and Deception Jean Brooks (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Corners of Suburbia Rachel Samson (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 29% Global Effect Dr. Sera Levitt (Character) - 2002
50% 10% Scenes of the Crime Carmen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rats Susan Costello (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 0% The List Gabrielle Mitchell (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 22% Hangman Grace Mitchell (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 44% Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story Jackie McCoy (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twist of Fate Rachel Dwyer (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunted Samantha Clark (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 0% Bombshell Angeline (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wounded Julie Clayton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartless Ann "Annie" O'Keefe (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Courtyard Lauren (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet French Exit Zina (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 24% Love, Cheat & Steal Lauren Harrington (Character) - 1994
57% 39% Dream Lover Lena Mathers (Character) - 1994
5% 41% Trapped in Paradise Sarah Collins (Character) $5.8M 1994
64% 78% Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Shelly Johnson (Character) $4.2M 1992
33% 31% Sleepwalkers Tanya Robertson (Character) $28.1M 1992
No Score Yet 33% For the Very First Time Rhonda (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 60% Don't Tell Her It's Me Mandy (Character) $1.1M 1990
No Score Yet 19% I'm Dangerous Tonight Amy (Character) - 1990


80% 53% Riverdale Alice Cooper (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Shelly Briggs (Character) 2017
30% 71% Second Chance Joan Solodar (Guest Star) 2016
77% 70% American Horror Story Mrs. Ellison (Guest Star) 2015
65% 87% Witches of East End Wendy Beauchamp (Character) 2013-2014
88% 93% Longmire Deena (Guest Star) 2013-2014
51% 72% Beauty and the Beast Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
72% 49% Drop Dead Diva Gina Blunt (Guest Star) 2012
94% 96% Mad Men Andrea Rhodes (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Susan Campbell (Guest Star) 2012
89% 93% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
49% 79% Ringer Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
96% 93% White Collar Selena Thomas (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 75% CSI: New York Aubrey Hunter (Guest Star) 2010
73% No Score Yet My Own Worst Enemy Angie Spivey (Character) 2008
57% 76% Californication Janie Jones (Guest Star) 2008
84% 78% Gossip Girl Duchess Catherine Beaton (Guest Star) 2008
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
25% No Score Yet Viva Laughlin Natalie Holden (Character) 2007
67% No Score Yet Kidnapped Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
6% No Score Yet Freddie Allison (Character) 2005-2006
50% 80% Joey Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% ER Wendall Meade (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake in Progress Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
85% 86% Gilmore Girls Sherry Tinsdale (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet 81% Dawson's Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Central Park West Carrie Fairchild (Character) 1995-1996
82% 89% Twin Peaks Shelly Johnson (Character) 1990-1991