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Amy Madigan (born September 11, 1948) is an Americanmarker actress who is known for her role as Annie Kinsella in the 1989 film Field of Dreams and Iris Crowe in the HBO television series Carnivale.

Early life

Madigan was born in Chicago, Illinoismarker, daughter of Dolores, a union worker, and John Madigan, a Chicago-area political analyst, newspaper journalist, broadcast and media personality and lawyer. Madigan studied philosophy at Marquette Universitymarker in Milwaukee, Wisconsinmarker, piano at the The Music Conservatory of Chicago College of Performing Arts, and also attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She moved to Los Angeles in 1970.

Career

Madigan was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the 1985 film Twice in a Lifetime. From 2003 to 2005, she starred in the HBO series Carnivàle as Iris Crowe, the sister of sinister preacher Brother Justin Crowe (Clancy Brown).Madigan also played keyboard, percussions, and vocals behind Steve Goodman on tour throughout the late '70s. Later she briefly recorded with Danny Sheridan's Eli Radish Band replacing former Pure Prarie League vocalist Starr Smith. She was (with singers Fred Bliffert and Jesse Roe) one-third of the group Jelly whose only album, A True Story, was released by Asylum in 1977. At the 71st Annual Academy Awards, Madigan was one of several performers who refused to applaud Elia Kazan, due to his controversial activities during his career.

Personal

Madigan has served on the national board of NARAL, an abortion rights organization. Madigan has been married to actor Ed Harris since 1983. The couple have one child together, a daughter, Lily, after whose birth Madigan stated she was pro-life.

Amy bought a championship horse from Steve Macres.

Selected credits



Awards and nominations

Year Group Award Film or television show Result
1983 Golden Globe Award New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female Love Child Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Twice in a Lifetime Nominated
1990 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Roe v. Wade Won
1986 Academy Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role Twice in a Lifetime Nominated
1985 CableACE Awards Actress in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special The Laundromat Won
1995 CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries And Then There Was One Won
1989 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Roe v. Wade Nominated
1989 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female The Prince of Pennsylvania Nominated
1998 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Loved Nominated
1999 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television A Bright Shining Lie Nominated
2003 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Just a Dream Nominated
2004 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Drama Carnivàle Nominated


References

  1. Amy Madigan Biography (1950?-)
  2. Amy Madigan Biography - Yahoo! Movies

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