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Also Known As: Madchen E Amick Died:
Born: December 12, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sparks, Nevada, USA Profession: actor

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Best-known for playing waitress Shelly Johnson in "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91), prolific actress Mädchen Amick also enjoyed recurring roles in "Central Park West" (CBS, 1995-96), "Witches of East End" (Lifetime, 2013-14) and "Riverdale" (The CW, 2017-) as well as leading parts in dozens of TV movies. Born in Sparks, NV in 1970, Amick moved to Los Angeles aged 16 to pursue an acting career and made her screen debut in a 1989 episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndication, 1987-1994). She subsequently played an emotionally-disturbed teen in "Baywatch" (Syndication, 1989-2001), a serial killer in Tobe Hooper's "I'm Dangerous Tonight" (1990) and Kyle MacLachlan's girlfriend in "Don't Tell Her It's Me" (1990). There were also early roles in "Jury Duty: The Comedy" (1990), "Til I Kissed Ya" (1991) and "The Borrower" (1991), but it was her casting in "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) that truly elevated her career. Amick portrayed waitress Shelly Johnson in the original series, its big-screen spin-off "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992) and its revival "Twin Peaks: The Return" (Showtime 2017). After landing her biggest film role, sexually curious virgin Tanya in Stephen King adaptation "Sleepwalkers"...

Best-known for playing waitress Shelly Johnson in "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91), prolific actress Mädchen Amick also enjoyed recurring roles in "Central Park West" (CBS, 1995-96), "Witches of East End" (Lifetime, 2013-14) and "Riverdale" (The CW, 2017-) as well as leading parts in dozens of TV movies. Born in Sparks, NV in 1970, Amick moved to Los Angeles aged 16 to pursue an acting career and made her screen debut in a 1989 episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndication, 1987-1994). She subsequently played an emotionally-disturbed teen in "Baywatch" (Syndication, 1989-2001), a serial killer in Tobe Hooper's "I'm Dangerous Tonight" (1990) and Kyle MacLachlan's girlfriend in "Don't Tell Her It's Me" (1990). There were also early roles in "Jury Duty: The Comedy" (1990), "Til I Kissed Ya" (1991) and "The Borrower" (1991), but it was her casting in "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) that truly elevated her career. Amick portrayed waitress Shelly Johnson in the original series, its big-screen spin-off "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992) and its revival "Twin Peaks: The Return" (Showtime 2017). After landing her biggest film role, sexually curious virgin Tanya in Stephen King adaptation "Sleepwalkers" (1992), Amick played femme fatale figures in "Dream Lover" (1993) and "Love, Cheat and Steal" (1993), hostage victim Sarah in "Trapped in Paradise" (1994) and warring screenwriter Zina in "French Exit" (1995). She returned to television when she was cast as the scheming Carrie Fairchild in prime-time soap opera "Central Park West" (CBS, 1995-96) before adding "The Courtyard" (1995), "Heartless" (1997) and "The Hunted" (1998) to her ever-increasing list of TV movies. She also played a vengeful forest ranger in "Wounded" (1997), a surgeon in "Bombshell" (1997) and justice-seeking attorney in "Twist of Fate" (1998), assumed the role of shape-shifting second-in-command Ariel in the "Fantasy Island (ABC, 1998-99) revival and guested as substitute teacher Nicole on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1997-2003). Amick then appeared as a blackmailing call-girl in "The List" (2000), deli owner in "Scenes of the Crime" (2001) and world-saving doctor in "Global Effect" (2002), took leading roles in TV movies "Hangman" (2001) and "The Rats" (2002), and played Sherry Tinsdale on three episodes of "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-07). She enjoyed much longer stints as social worker Wendall Meade in "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) next-door-neighbor Sara in "Joey" (NBC, 2004-06) and sister-in-law Allison on "Freddie" (ABC, 2005-06). After starring in indie drama "Four Corners of Suburbia" (2005), Amick guested as an assassin on "Kidnapped" (NBC, 2006-07), a cougar Duchess on "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007-2012) and Lew's long-lost love on "Californication" (Showtime, 2007-2014), landed supporting roles in "Viva Laughlin" (CBS, 2007) and "My Own Worst Enemy" (NBC, 2008), and played Lily Collins' mother in "Priest" (2011). Amick's prolific TV streak continued with recurring guest spots on "Damages" (FX, 2007-2012), "CSI: NY" (2004-2013), "Longmire" (A&E, 2012-), "American Horror Story: Hotel" (FX, 2015-16) and "Love" (Netflix, 2016-). Amick also landed the permanent roles of troublemaking sister Wendy Beauchamp in "Witches of East End" (Lifetime, 2013-14) and Betty's controlling mother Alice in "Riverdale" (The CW, 2017-).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Priest (2011)
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 Rats, The (2001) Susan Costello
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 Face to Face (2001)
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 LIST, THE (2000)
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 Hunted, The (1998) Samantha Clark
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 Bombshell (1997) Angeline
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Acted in commercials and music videos by Julio Iglesias, Dweezil Zappa, Herb Alpert, and Rick Astley
2005:
Joined the cast of "Joey" (NBC) as a photographer and romantic interest of Matt LeBlanc's character
1995:
Played bad girl Carrie Fairchild in CBS nighttime soap, "Central Park West/CPW"
1998:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the short-lived ABC series "Fantasy Island"
1987:
Moved to Los Angeles at age 16 (date approximate)
1999:
Signed to play Mrs. Freed in the NBC biopic "Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story" opposite Judd Nelson
1994:
Starred opposite James Spader in "Dream Lover"
2013:
Landed part of Wendy Beauchamp in "Witches of East End" (Lifetime, 2013-14)
2016:
Began playing Alice Cooper on "Riverdale"
1999:
Had a recurring role as Nicole Kennedy in the WB drama "Dawson's Creek"
2004:
Cast as Wendall Meade, a social worker and love interest to Dr. John Carter (Noah Wyle) on the medical drama "ER" (NBC)
2002:
Cast in a recurring role on the WB's "Gilmore Girls"
1990:
Feature acting debut, "Don't Tell Her It's Me"
1992:
Took leading role in "Sleepwalkers"
1992:
Reprised role of Shelly in David Lynch's feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"
1990:
Cast as Shelly Johnson in "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91)
1990:
TV-movie acting debut, "Jury Duty"
2017:
Reprised role of Shelly Johnson in "Twin Peaks: The Return"
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Education

McQueen High School: -

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husband:
David Alexis. Recording artist.

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