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Madchen Amick Actress

Madchen Amick

Amick currently guest stars as "Sherry Tinsdale" on the TV series "ER." A student of dance, music and art as a child in Reno, Nevada, Madchen Amick decided to focus on acting as a teenager, and shortly thereafter, she got her major break in David Lynch's innovative TV series Twin Peaks (1990). After moving to L.A. at 16, Amick appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Baywatch, as well as in The Borrower (1991), John McNaughton's ill-fated second feature. Amick became famous as waitress Shelly Johnson, one of several beautiful young small-town women harboring terrible secrets on the much-praised and memorably-eccentric Twin Peaks. More a succès d'estime than a long-running hit, Twin Peaks still seemed poised to jump-start the careers of the principal actors, including Amick. Her performance in Lynch's feature/prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), however, became a de facto cameo. Although Amick followed Twin Peaks with starring roles in the Stephen King horror fest Sleepwalkers (1992), and as the femme fatale in the neo-noir Dream Lover (1994), she worked more consistently in B-films, including the romantic comedy French Exit (1995), sci-fi thriller Bombshell (1996), and TV movies such as Love, Cheat and Steal (1993). Amick returned to 1990s series TV twice in two high-profile failures, CBS' Central Park West (1995) and ABC's 1998 edition of Fantasy Island. Madchen was born on December 12, 1970, in Nevada, USA.

More fun stuff about Madchen Amick

Height: 5' 6"
Education: Robert McQueen High School in Reno
Husband: David Alexis (married in 1992)
Father: Bill
Mother: Judd (a medical office manager)
Sons: 2 children
Claim to fame: Two-timing coffee shop waitress Shelly Johnson on David Lynch's Twin Peaks (1990-1991)

Her first name "Mädchen" is German for "Girl".

Measurements: 32-23 1/2-33, on her 1988 Elite card. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Worked as a fashion model for Elite Agency.

Hair colour: naturally brown

Was one of hundreds of girls who were specifically auditioned for a role as Wesley Crusher's girlfriend in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Dauphin. She lost the competition to Jaime Hubbard but appeared on the episode as her friend and bodyguard. Hubbard's career bombed while Amick's took off after the episode aired.

Even at that young age, her outstanding potential was evident to show-business professionals

Hollywood is seldom kind for very long to an actress, even one of Mädchen's haunting beauty and immense talent.

Knew someone who, like Shelly Johnson, shot an abusive partner.

Is very intelligent and has a wide range of artistic abilities

Her high school boyfriend (Lloyd- with the red convertible mustang) broke up with her at McQueen high school just before she left to become a star

Eye color: Blue


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