Victoria Grayson on ABC's "Revenge"
As Victoria Grayson on "Revenge," Madeleine Stowe has delighted critics and fans alike with her delicious portrayal of the Grayson family matriarch who is as beautiful as she is evil, but always fiercely defending her family. Stowe was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actress in A Television Drama in the show's first season. Her next challenge will be her directorial debut on the epic romantic Western she co-wrote, "The Unbound Captives," starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson. Stowe feels privileged to have Academy Award-winning cinematographer John Toll ("Legends of the Fall," "Braveheart," "Thin Red Line") and producer Charles Roven ("Three Kings," "Dark Knight," "Batman Begins") on her team. The story was inspired by stories she heard while living on her Texas Hill Country ranch.
Stowe had her film debut in "Stakeout," opposite Richard Dreyfuss, and went on to work with Kevin Costner in the Tony Scott-directed "Revenge" and with Jack Nicholson in "The Two Jakes," which he also directed. She starred in Michael Mann's "The Last of the Mohicans," opposite Daniel Day-Lewis, and has worked for directors Terry Gilliam in "12 Monkeys," Michael Apted in "Blink" and Robert Altman on "Shortcuts" -- for which she received the Best Supporting Actress Award from the National Society of Film Critics.
Other films include "The General's Daughter," opposite John Travolta, "China Moon," "Playing By Heart," alongside Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery and Gena Rowlands, and "We Were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson. She has also appeared on television in the true story "Saving Milly," from Morton Kondracke's best-selling book about his marriage to his Parkinson's afflicted wife.
Stowe lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Brian Benben, and daughter May, and she is passionate about her work for Haiti alongside the Artists for Peace and Justice.
HOMETOWN Los Angeles, CA
BIRTHDATE August 18