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Christian Madsen

Christian Madsen was born in 1990 in Los Angeles to actors Michael Madsenand Jeannine Bisignano. He began acting at the age of ten, when he appeared in a small role in one of his father's films, and spent time on the set of a number of other films, including Free Willy and The Getaway. His grandmother, filmmaker Elaine Madsen, encouraged him to pursue a career in acting after watching his performances in high school theater. His parents divorced when he was a child and he subsequently "bounced around a lot" between his parents' homes in Malibu, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Fe, and Montana. He eventually moved in with his grandmother when he was 17, and she took him to the Actors Studio and introduced him to the head of its Hollywood branch, Martin Landau. Madsen's early film career consisted mainly of small roles with his father and independent films. He took on other jobs while continuing to audition for acting roles. He had been auditioning without any successes for over two years and was about to be evicted from his Los Angeles apartment when he won a role in Divergent, a film adaptation of Veronica Roth's young adult novel of the same name. After filming Divergent, Madsen was cast in the lead role of the upcoming independent film Prism, in which he plays a young man who is reunited with his amnesiac father after 15 years. In 2014, he also appeared in Palo Alto, a drama film directed by Gia Coppola, and he has been cast in Jack Squared.

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Jul 2, 1990 In Los Angeles - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Eyes Front 2008-02-19
Latest Project:
Movie Red Handed 2020-11-04
Known For
Poster of Manson's Lost Girls
Poster of King Jack
Poster of Palo Alto
Poster of Eyes Front
Movie Red Handed Duffy 2020-11-04
Movie Manson's Lost Girls Tex Watson 2016-02-06
Movie Mr. Church Eddie Larson 2016-09-16
Movie King Jack Tom 2015-04-01
Movie Prism Bryan 2015-04-04
Movie Divergent Al 2014-03-14
Movie Palo Alto Anthony 2013-12-29
Movie In Time Dayton Citizen Leader (uncredited) 2011-10-27
Movie Clear Lake, WI Warrior Christian 2009-01-01
Movie Lost in the Woods FBI Agent #1 2009-09-25
Movie Eyes Front 2008-02-19