Have you seen the 1985 film entitled Twice in a Life? If so, you probably know Amy Madigan, who played the role of Sunny Mackenzie-Sobel in that film. The actress received an Oscar for her brilliant performance and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She is also popular for her role in other thriller films such as Roe vs. Wade, Love Child, Tha Dark Half, Places in the Heart and Pollock, to name a few.
Besides acting, Amy Madigan is also known for being the better half of legendary American actor, screenwriter, and producer Ed Harris. The gorgeous celebrity couple has made waves as one of Hollywood’s long-standing marriages. They married in 1983 and have been together for over three decades and the number is growing. Despite their busy schedules, the couple has never allowed their careers to come between their relationship.
You’re probably wondering what makes this gorgeous lady so special? Well, you will find out all this and more as you read on.
Who is Amy Madigan and How Old is She?
The actress was born on September 11, 1950, and her name was Amy Marie Madigan at birth. She is the daughter of a journalist named John Madigan and his wife Dolores, who worked as an actress and administrative assistant. Amy was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up alongside her two siblings Jack and Jim.
At a very young age, Amy was enrolled at Aquinas Dominican High School in Chicago. There she took part in various plays and dramas organized by her school. At the same time, she also studied piano at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. Soon after graduating, the actress made her way to Marquette University, where she received a degree in philosophy.
After graduating from college, Amy Madigan decided to move to Los Angeles in 1974 to continue her acting career. To improve her skills she enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Before that, Amy Madigan pursued a music career and was the lead singer of a band called Jelly. Through Asylum Records, the group recorded an album called A True Story in 1977. The actress also appeared in the June 1978 issue of Playboy magazine while promoting her band. At that time, the group was touring and performing in various parts of the United States.
After graduating from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Madigan started her acting career in the ’80s. She played her first role as an actress in 1981 in the television series Hart to Hart, then she appeared as Marilyn in the television movie Crazy Times. The following year the actress made her debut on the big screen, where she played the role of Terry Jean Moore alongside Mackenzie Philips and in 1982 the role of Beau Bridges in the Biopic Love Child.
She later appeared in Places in the Heart (1984), Alamo Bay (1985), Nowhere to Hide (1987), Field of Dreams and Uncle Buck (1989). In the 1990s, Amy starred in films such as The Dark Half (1993), Female Perversions (1996), With Friends Like These (1998) and Pollock (2000). Her other films include A Time for Dancing (2002), Once Fallen (2010), The Lifeguard (2013), Rules Don’t Apply (2017) and American Woman (2018). Her most recent films include The Hunt, The Last Action and Antlers, which are released in 2019.
Apart from films, the actress has also appeared in so many television series. Her notable works include Victims, Roe vs. Wade, Riders of the Purple Sage, Carnivale, Grey’s Anatomy, Fringe, and Ice, and many others.
Is Amy Madigan Married? Meet Her Husband & Kids
Amy Madigan is happily married to Edward Allen Harris, also known as Ed Harris. Ed is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer known for his outstanding performances in movies like The Hours, Apollo 13, The Truman Show and many others.
The couple met a few years ago and after a few years of a successful relationship, they exchanged vows. At their wedding, which took place in the United States on November 21, 1983, their friends and family members were present.
After their wedding, in May 1993, the couple welcomed their first bundle of joy, a daughter named Lily Dolores. There is not much information about their daughter. Despite their busy schedules, the couple continued to support each other in their respective careers and there is no evidence of controversy or divorce between them.
Height and Body Measurements
The blonde-haired actress is not the tallest woman around, but with a height of 1.20 m, Amy Madigan will certainly not get lost in the crowd. In addition to a bodyweight of 60 kg, the actress has athletic body measurements of 35-25-37 inches (bosom-waist-hip). Her other distinctive features include her blue eyes.
Other Interesting Facts About Amy Madigan – Ed Harris Wife
1. the actress has made a huge fortune with her acting career, and her net worth is currently estimated at $6 million
2. since the beginning of her career, Amy Madigan has received several awards and nominations. Some of them are two CableAce Awards, a Theatre World Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Bronze Wrangler, etc.
3. she has appeared in several stage productions, including Buried Child, The Jacksonian, and The Lucky Spot
4. in 2015, her husband Ed received a star in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for his contributions to films.