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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
By United Press International
Garner, Molina co-star in new short film

Garner, Molina co-star in new short film

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- "Serena," a short film starring Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina, premiered on YouTube's WIGS digital channel Tuesday.
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People in the news

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Madsen to star in TV's 'Hornet's Nest'

Madsen to star in TV's 'Hornet's Nest'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network TNT says it has ordered a TV movie based on Patricia Cornwell's crime novel "Hornet's Nest."
Banks, Brolin to be 'Choice' presenters

Banks, Brolin to be 'Choice' presenters

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Beckinsale, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Josh Brolin are to be presenters at the Critics' Choice Awards show in New York.
Rep: Madsen suffering from food poisoning

Rep: Madsen suffering from food poisoning

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Michael Madsen's publicist said the Hollywood actor was hospitalized for food poisoning and exhaustion, not placed on a psychiatric hold, as has been reported.
Report: Michael Madsen hospitalized

Report: Michael Madsen hospitalized

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Michael Madsen was hospitalized this week on a psychiatric hold after a family member called police due to his alleged erratic behavior, TMZ said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.
By United Press International
McGregor joins cast of Earhart bio-pic

McGregor joins cast of Earhart bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Ewan McGregor reportedly is set to co-star with Hilary Swank in the big-screen Amelia Earhart biography "Amelia."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007.
By United Press International

L.A. Fashion Week lives up to hype

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- Reality and fashion collided in Los Angeles as some of the haute designers presented their fashions in spectacular fashion -- including a circus motif.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2006 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

CBS reveals 2006-2007 schedule

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- CBS is looking to maintain its primetime dominance next season with seven new dramas featuring some of Hollywood's top stars. Emmy Award winner James Woods plays a celebrity defense lawyer in "Shark," Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen and Australia's Simon Bake

Loitta, Madsen join cast of 'Smith'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- CBS has picked up John Wells' drama, "Smith," starring Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Amy Smart and Franky G.

Golden Globe Awards presenters set

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow and Renée Zellweger were added Wednesday to the list of Golden Globe Awards presenters.
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Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen arrives at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)
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Virginia Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress. She came to fame during the 1980s, having appeared in several films aimed at a teenage audience. Several decades later, she once again became known after an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated role in the 2004 film Sideways.

Madsen was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Elaine (née Melson), an Emmy-winning poet, producer and playwright who often works for PBS, and Calvin Madsen, a fireman. Madsen's mother left a career in corporate business to pursue a writing career. Madsen's brother is actor Michael Madsen. Her paternal grandparents were Danish and her mother has Irish and Native American ancestry. Madsen is a graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.

Her first stab as a thespian was as her brother’s assistant in magic shows the two would concoct for their family. She later attended the Ted Liss Acting Studio in Chicago and Harand Camp Adult Theater Seminar in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Of her experience with Liss she said:

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