Madeleine Stowe studied cinema and journalism at the University of Southern California. While in college, she volunteered at the Beverly Hills theater, which eventually got her several appearances on television and in films.
You are probably most familiar with Madeleine from the films Stakeout, The Last of the Mohicans, and 12 Monkeys, however she has had many other roles also. You can see Stowe in Playing by Heart, The General's Daughter, Imposter, We Were Soldiers, Avenging Angelo, and Octane.
She has also made appearances on Little House on the Prairie, Trapper John, M.D., and Raines. You can currently see Madeleine as part of the main cast on ABC's Revenge.