Amy Madigan is an American actress best known for her portrayals in Lifetime films.


Madigan was born in Chicago, Illinois, 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 University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

Personal LifeEdit

Amy served on the board of NARAL, an abortion rights organization, but changed her stance to pro-life after the birth of her and Ed Harris' daughter, Lily.


Amy is especially adept at playing mentally disturbed characters, as well as strong legal roles. She has appeared in many films on the Lifetime network, along side fellow feminist actresses as Bebe Neuwirth, and Markie Post.

Criminal MindsEdit

Amy portrayed "Crazy Jane" in the Season Two episodes No Way Out and No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank.


  • ER (2009)
  • Living Proof (2008)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2008 – 2009)
  • Gone Baby Gone (2007)
  • Criminal Minds (2007)
  • Winter Passing (2005)
  • The Discontents (2004)
  • In the Land of Milk and Money (2004)
  • Carnivàle (2003-2005)
  • Just a Dream (2002)
  • The Laramie Project (2002)
  • A Time for Dancing (2000)
  • Pollock (2000)
  • Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
  • Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)
  • Female Perversions (1996)
  • The Dark Half (1993)
  • Uncle Buck (1989)
  • Field of Dreams (1989)
  • The Prince of Pennsylvania (1989)
  • Alamo Bay (1985)
  • The Laundromat (1985)
  • Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
  • Places in the Heart (1984)
  • Streets of Fire (1984)
  • The Day After (1983)
  • Love Child (1982)

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