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I was nine and we had just moved to California and I came barreling into the living room and fell, and got up and walked it off, and said, 'I'm fine. ' I was actually racing down the hill, trying to prove to my parents, to my older sister, to anyone who would listen, 'See I'm fine. ' And I took a bunch of keys and jumped on our red Schwinn and off we went. [Performed with KCBX, from the 2010 concert from the Hollywood Bowl] [About being a SEAL] I remember when I was.
Madeleine Marie Stowe Mora (born August 18, 1958) is an American actress. She appeared mostly on television before her breakthrough role in the 1987 crime-comedy film Stakeout. She went on to star in the films Revenge (1990), Unlawful Entry (1992), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Blink (1993), Bad Girls (1994), China Moon (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The General's Daughter (1999), and We Were Soldiers (2002). For her role in the 1993 independent film Short Cuts, she won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
A highly versatile actress, Madeleine Stowe possessed an ethereal beauty that belied the intense and emotionally complex characters that she brought to life on the big screen. After many years of playing either the tortured or swooning love interest to several of Hollywood's biggest leading men like Kevin Costner and Daniel Day-Lewis, Stowe made her film debut in the action comedy "Stakeout" (1987), and later surprised critics with her breakout performance in the acclaimed classic "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), as a hard-hitting aristocrat who survives in the forests of Colonial America. Following a turn in the popular thriller "Unlawful Entry" (1992), she impressed as a clear-eyed wife of a lying cop in the biting comedy "Short Cuts" (1993) and had her first leading role in the taut thriller "Blink" (1994), before joining the mostly female cast of "Bad Girls" (1994). Stowe went on to star opposite Bruce Willis in the sci-fi thriller "12 Monkeys" (1995) before stepping away from acting for three years to focus on being a mother. After her return role in "The Proposition" (1998), Stowe appeared in "The General's Daughter" (1999), "Imposter" (2001) and "We Were Soldiers" (2002), only to leave features to concentrate on television, culminating in her praised performance on the drama series "Revenge" (ABC, 2011-15). Throughout her career, Stowe consistently proved that she was willing and able to tackle more exciting roles usually reserved for the most seasoned and powerful actresses in Hollywood. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)
Madeleine Stowe was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mireya Maria (Mora Steinvorth) and Robert Alfred Stowe, a civil engineer. Her mother was a from a prominent political family in Costa Rica. Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles. At age ten she started practicing for a career as a concert pianist and trained every day for hours. However, when her instructor died in 1976 she more or less quit playing. She went to University of Southern California and studied cinema and journalism before taking up acting at Beverly Hills' Solaris Theater. She made a few appearances in TV and on film but her breakthrough came in 1987 with Stakeout (1987). Other major credits include The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Short Cuts (1993). When not filming, she spends her time at her ranch in Texas, which she shares with her husband Brian Benben. (Source: www.amazon.com)