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AMY MADIGAN

Name: Amy Madigan                                                                 
Born: 11 September 1950 Chicago, Illinois                                         
                                                                                 
Amy Madigan (born 11 September 1950) is an American actress who is known for her 
role as Annie Kinsella in the 1989 film Field of Dreams.                         
                                                                                 
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 Chicago Conservatory, and also   
attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She moved to Los Angeles in         
1970.                                                                             
                                                                                 
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 Carniv├ále as Iris   
Crowe, the sister of sinister preacher Brother Justin Crowe (Clancy Brown).       
                                                                                 
Madigan is also a political activist; among other things, she has served on the   
national board of NARAL Pro-Choice America, a pro-choice/women's rights           
organization. Madigan has been married to actor Ed Harris since 1983. The couple 
have one child together, a daughter, Lily.                                       
                                                                                 
Madigan also played keyboard, percussions, and vocals behind Steve Goodman on     
tour throughout the late '70s.