Birth Name: Michael Madsen
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born on Sept. 25, 1958 in Chicago, IL, Madsen was raised by his father, Cal, a fireman, and his mother, Elaine, an author, poet and Emmy-winning documentarian. Unlike his sister, Virginia Madsen, who became a popular actor after studying dancing and acting throughout her childhood, Madsen spent his youth working on cars and thinking that he would become a race car driver. Because his family relocated several times, he often found himself to be the new kid on the block, leading him to embrace his loner status early in life. He also ran afoul of the law by stealing cars and committing robbery, which led to a brief stint in prison. He eventually followed his sister into acting by way of the Ste...
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