Mädchen Amick is an American actress. Hailing from Reno, Nevada, at the age of 16, she negotiated with her parents to allow her to move to Hollywood and pursue her dream. Within a year Mädchen booked her first role in “Star Trek”.
Shortly thereafter, director David Lynch, who played a pivotal role in her development as an actress, cast her in the TV cult classic “Twin Peaks” She was cast as ‘Shelly Johnson’ a role developed specifically for her; and one that she would reprise 25-years later in the Showtime revival.
Feature credits include a breakout performance in Stephen King’s “Sleepwalkers” , opposite James Spader in “Dream Lover” and Screen Gem’s post- apocalyptic thriller “Priest” opposite Paul Bettany and Christopher Plummer . Her numerous television appearances include; “ER” , “Damages” , “Gossip Girl”, “Longmire”, “Witches of East End”, “Californication”, “Mad Men” and “American Horror Story”. The actress recently wrapped the fifth season of the hit series “Riverdale”, in which she stars as the feisty role of ‘Alice Cooper,’ currently airing on The CW in the US and Netflix worldwide.
Mädchen recently wrapped the fifth season of the hit series “Riverdale”, in which she stars as the feisty role of ‘Alice Cooper,’ currently airing on The CW in the US and Netflix worldwide. Never one to rest on her laurels, Mädchen has begun honing her skills as a producer and director. Recently she has garnered multiple film festival nominations and awards including ‘Best Director’ at the IFS Festival for the music video Kings & Queens . In addition to the upcoming documentary Behind the Curtain, she has directed multiple episodes of her prime-time television series “Riverldale”, and will make her feature directorial debut this summer on Reminisce starring Oscar-nominee Bruce Dern.
Lastly, and close to her heart, is her tireless work with numerous mental health orgs such as NAMI, SAMHSA, LACMH and as a global ambassador for BRING CHANGE 2 MIND a non-profit spearheaded by Academy Award winner Glenn Close. Not satisfied in just helping to eliminate mental illness stigma within society, she, along with her husband (David), daughter (Mina) and son (Sylvester) have recently founded their own direct-impact non-profit foundation DON’T MIND ME. Donations will directly sponsor individuals who are in need of mental health treatment whom wouldn’t otherwise have the means to receive it.