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Michael Madsen
Madsen in March 2010
Michael Søren Madsen

September 25, 1957 (1957-09-25) (age 63)
Other names Maykl Madsen
Occupation Actor, producer, director, writer, poet, photographer
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Jeannine Bisignano
Georganne LaPiere
Partner(s) DeAnna Madsen (1996–present)

Michael Søren Madsen (born September 25, 1957) is an American actor, poet and photographer. He has been in most movies and television series, including Reservoir Dogs, Free Willy, Donnie Brasco, Kill Bill and Sin City. Madsen is also the voice actor for video games, including Grand Theft Auto III, True Crime: Streets of L.A. and DRIV3R.

Personal life

Madsen was born in Chicago, the son of Elaine (née Melson), an Emmy-winning poet, television producer and playwright, who often works for PBS, and Calvin Madsen, a firefighter. Madsen's mother left a career in corporate business to start a writing career. Madsen's paternal grandparents were Danish and his mother has Irish and Native American ancestry. He has two sisters, Virginia Madsen and Cheri. He began acting at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, where he served as an apprentice under actor John Malkovich. Madsen is a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother 2012 (UK).

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