Madeleine Stowe

Highest Rated: 95% Short Cuts (1993)
Lowest Rated: 9% Bad Girls (1994)
Birthday: Aug 18, 1958
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of a California-based civil engineer and a Costa Rican émigré, Madeleine Stowe attended the University of Southern California, but cut classes to watch plays. Her life as a waitress came to an end when she was fired for being "too spacey," but she was anything but spacey when it came to pursuing an acting career on the California theater circuit. Stowe eventually attracted the attention of Richard Dreyfuss' agent -- not for her stage work, but because the agent spotted her watching one of Dreyfuss' performances. This serendipitous turn of events enabled Stowe to get a bit part in the TV series Baretta, which led to more substantial roles on other shows. While working on the mid-'80s miniseries The Gangster Chronicles, the actress met her husband, future Dream On star Brian Benben. Stowe's screen career during the 1980s and '90s was not exactly a string of blockbusters, but she usually garnered excellent reviews and positive audience response, so that when she was in a bona fide hit, such as 1992's The Last of the Mohicans, reviewers were often inclined to credit her for at least some of the film's success. Stowe also starred in Robert Altman's critically-acclaimed Short Cuts in 1993 and Terry Gilliam's sci-fi cult film 12 Monkeys in 1995. She disappeared from screen for the next three years, but reappeared as part of the ensemble in Playing By Heart, and followed that up next year with The General's Daughter. She appeared in the made-for-TV remake of The Magnificent Ambersons, and co-starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in 2002's Avenging Angelo. She tried her hand at TV with 2007's Raines.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Unbound Captives Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet The Christmas Hope Patricia Addison 2009
17% Octane (Pulse) Senga 2004
No Score Yet Making 'Avenging Angelo' Jennifer Barrett Allieghieri 2003
63% We Were Soldiers Julie $78.1M 2002
22% Impostor Maya $5.3M 2002
13% Avenging Angelo Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Magnificent Ambersons Actor 2002
22% The General's Daughter Warrant Officer Sara Sunhill 1999
60% Playing by Heart Gracie 1998
11% The Proposition Eleanor Barret 1998
89% Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) Dr. Kathryn Railly 1995
9% Bad Girls Cody Zamora 1994
40% China Moon Rachel Munro 1994
65% Blink Emma Brody 1994
95% Short Cuts Sherri Shepard 1993
13% Another Stakeout Maria 1993
95% The Last of the Mohicans Cora 1992
75% Unlawful Entry Karen Carr 1992
44% Closet Land Victim 1991
38% Revenge Miryea Mendez 1990
68% The Two Jakes Lillian Bodine 1990
No Score Yet Worth Winning Veronica Briskow 1989
No Score Yet Tropical Snow (Nieve tropical) Marina 1988
87% Stakeout Maria McGuire 1987
No Score Yet Amazons Dr. Sharon Fields 1984
No Score Yet The Gangster Chronicles Actor 1981
No Score Yet Beulah Land Selma Kendrick Davis 1980
No Score Yet The Deerslayer Hetty Hutter 1978
No Score Yet The Nativity Mary 1978


88% 12 Monkeys
  • 2016
  • 2015
69% Revenge
Victoria Grayson
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Raines
Dr. Kohl Dr. Samantha Kohl
  • 2007
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
Annie Crane
  • 1980
No Score Yet Revenge
Victoria Grayson