Amy Madigan

Amy Madigan

Highest Rated: 95% Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Lowest Rated: 11% Virginia (2010)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1950

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A powerful presence famous for her strong, unglamorous characters, Amy Madigan started off as a rock musician but made her big-screen debut as a pregnant teenage inmate in "Love Child" (1982) with Beau Bridges. She met and married Ed Harris when they played adulterous lovers in "Places in the Heart" (1984) and earned an Oscar nomination as Gene Hackman's angry daughter in "Twice in a Lifetime" (1985). Supporting roles as John Candy's girlfriend in "Uncle Buck" (1989), Holly Hunter's lawyer in "Roe vs. Wade" (NBC, 1989) and Kevin Costner's wife in the cinematic home run "Field of Dreams" (1989) cemented her onscreen legacy, but she would go on to notch roles in successes like "Pollock" (2000) and "Gone Baby Gone" (2007). In her later career, Madigan landed juicy television roles, including a murderous sister on "Carnivàle" (HBO, 2003-05), the title character's therapist on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) and the mother of the mysterious sci-fi superagent Olivia on "Fringe" (Fox, 2008-2013). Although she never became a major movie star, the multiple award-winning Amy Madigan consistently delivered accomplished, fiery performances.

Highest rated movies

Gone Baby Gone
Future Weather
The Laramie Project
Places in the Heart
American Woman Field of Dreams
Shot in the Heart
Twice in a Lifetime

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 68% Antlers Principal Booth (Character) $10.6M 2021
57% 66% The Hunt Ma (Character) $5.3M 2020
61% 96% The Last Full Measure Donna Burr (Character) $2.9M 2019
88% 81% American Woman Peggy (Character) $253.1K 2018
52% 83% Stuck Sue (Character) - 2017
80% 67% A Crooked Somebody Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs Narrator $11.0K 2017
No Score Yet 43% Grey Lady Lola (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 62% Sensitivity Training Nancy (Character) - 2016
21% 50% Shirin in Love Rachel (Character) - 2014
54% 59% Frontera Olivia (Character) $59.3K 2013
16% 27% The Lifeguard Justine (Character) - 2013
93% 55% Future Weather Greta (Character) - 2012
60% 68% That's What I Am Principal Kelner (Character) - 2011
11% 25% Virginia Roseanna Tipton (Character) $6.9K 2010
No Score Yet 23% Once Fallen Rose (Character) - 2010
95% 86% Gone Baby Gone Bea McCready (Character) $20.3M 2007
No Score Yet 56% Murder on Pleasant Drive Aunt Sherrie Davis (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Land of Milk and Money Arlyne (Character) - 2005
42% 61% Winter Passing Lori Lansky (Character) $106.6K 2005
No Score Yet 20% The Ranch Mary Larkin (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 56% Admissions Martha Brighton (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Discontents Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 38% Just a Dream Cindy Wilder (Character) - 2002
92% 80% The Laramie Project Reggie Fluty (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 70% Mark Twain Unknown (Voice) - 2001
83% 69% Shot in the Heart Bessie Gilmore (Character) - 2001
82% 53% The Sleepy Time Gal Maggie (Character) - 2001
80% 74% Pollock Peggy Guggenheim (Character) $8.6M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Name of the People Connie Murphy (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 67% Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Amy Hill Hearth (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 83% Not For Ourselves Alone Unknown (Character) - 1999
50% 40% With Friends Like These... Hannah DiMartino (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% A Bright Shining Lie Mary Jane Vann (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loved Brett Amerson (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 52% Riders of the Purple Sage Jane Withersteen (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1996
71% 45% Female Perversions Madelyn 'Maddie' Stephens (Character) $884.0K 1996
No Score Yet 88% And Then There Was One Roxy Ventola (Character) - 1994
59% 38% The Dark Half Liz Beaumont (Character) $9.0M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Day Kari (Character) - 1991
62% 76% Uncle Buck Chanice Kobolowski (Character) $63.9M 1989
88% 86% Field of Dreams Anni Kinsella (Character) $61.8M 1989
No Score Yet 67% Roe vs. Wade Sarah Weddington (Character) - 1989
14% 49% The Prince of Pennsylvania Carla Headlee (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 38% Nowhere to Hide Barbara Cutter (Character) $303.8K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revolt of Mother Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 35% Alamo Bay Glory (Character) - 1985
83% 56% Twice in a Lifetime Sunny (Character) $8.4M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Laundromat Deedee Johnson (Character) - 1985
89% 83% Places in the Heart Viola Kelsey (Character) - 1984
68% 70% Streets of Fire McCoy (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 21% Love Letters Wendy (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travis McGee: The Empty Copper Sea Billy Jean Bailey (Character) - 1983
83% 69% The Day After Alison Ransom (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ambush Murders Molly Slavin (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Child Terry Jean Moore (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Victims Chloe Brill (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Times Marilyn (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
90% 85% Grace and Frankie Elaine (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
90% 77% Fringe Marilyn Dunham (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2009
No Score Yet 84% ER Mary Taggart (Guest Star) 2009
76% 83% Saving Grace Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Path to 9/11 Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnivale Iris Crowe (Character) 2003 2005
95% 94% Frasier Maggie (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981