Maddie Corman

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Maddie Corman
Madeleine Cornman

(1970-08-15) August 15, 1970 (age 51)
Years active1985–present
Roger M. Dickes
(m. 1992; div. 1997)

(m. 1998)
RelativesJane Alexander (mother-in-law)
Edwin Sherin (stepfather-in-law)

Maddie Corman (born Madeleine Cornman; August 15, 1970)[1] is an American actress. She has appeared in over 25 films, including Seven Minutes in Heaven, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

Life and career[edit]

Born Madeleine Cornman in Manhattan, New York,[2] she is stepdaughter-in-law of Edwin Sherin and daughter-in-law of Jane Alexander. She began her career as a child actress in the 1980s, at the age of 14. Corman's first television appearance was in the 1985 ABC Afterschool Special episode "I Want to Go Home", where she co-starred with John Getz, Seth Green and Marge Redmond.

That same year, she was cast in the Linda Feferman-directed teen comedy-drama motion picture Seven Minutes in Heaven. Corman starred opposite actress Jennifer Connelly as Polly Franklin, Connelly's character's intervening and overzealous best friend who is in love with a Major League Baseball player named Zoo Knudsen (Billy Wirth).

In 1987, Corman appeared in the John Hughes penned film Some Kind of Wonderful as Laura, the little sister of Keith Nelson, played by Eric Stoltz.

Her follow-up film was the 1990 Renny Harlin-directed comedy The Adventures of Ford Fairlane opposite Andrew "Dice" Clay, Priscilla Presley, Wayne Newton, Lauren Holly and Gilbert Gottfried.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Corman frequently appeared on numerous popular American television series. She made several appearances as various characters on the television drama Law & Order and the HBO comedy Tracey Takes On... opposite comedian Tracey Ullman. She had a recurring role as Ruthie on the ABC comedy series All-American Girl (1994–1995) starring Margaret Cho. She also appeared in small roles in such films as Swingers (1996), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), and Maid in Manhattan (2002).

In 2019, she starred in the Off-Broadway play Accidentally Brave, an autobiographical play about her husband Jace Alexander being charged with and convicted of possessing and sharing child pornography.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Roger M. Dickes from 1992 to 1997.[4]

Corman married Jason "Jace" Alexander, a television and stage director on September 6, 1998, in Carmel, New York.[2] They have three children. The couple formerly lived in Dobbs Ferry, New York, but moved shortly after Alexander pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing child pornography.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven Polly Franklin
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Laura Nelson
1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Zuzu Petals
1992 My New Gun Myra
1994 PCU Womynist #2
1996 Mr. Wrong Missy
1996 Swingers Peek-a-boo Girl
1996 Boys Liz Curry
1997 I Think I Do Beth
1999 Mickey Blue Eyes Carol
2002 Maid in Manhattan Leezette
2006 The Treatment Patty McPherson
2006 Ira & Abby Lea
2006 Artie Lange's Beer League Marilyn
2007 The Savages Annie
2008 Phoebe in Wonderland 1st Teacher / White Rabbit
2009 Adam Robin
2011 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Carole
2011 A Novel Romance Alexandra Dumar
2012 What Maisie Knew Ms. Fairchild-Tetenbaum
2013 Begin Again Phillis
2014 Lullaby Beth
2015 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Ginny
2016 Tallulah Vera
2017 Wonder Wheel Psychiatrist
2018 Private Life Liz
2018 Write When You Get Work Toni Peterkin
2019 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Betty Aberlin / Lady Aberlin


Year Title Role Notes
1985 ABC Afterschool Special Mary Sanders "I Want to Go Home"
1987–88 Mr. President Cynthia Tresch Main role
1988 Kate & Allie Haven Claven "Allie Doesn't Live Here Anymore", "The Odd Couples"
1990 Extreme Close-Up Janine TV film
1991 Mathnet Babs Bengal "The Case of the Unnatural"
1991 Square One Television Babs Bengal Recurring role
1993 Silk Stalkings Christie "Kid Stuff"
1993 Tracey Ullman Takes on New York Sheila Rosenthal TV film
1993 Frasier Gail "Death Becomes Him"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Charlene Baylor "The Plague"
1994–95 All-American Girl Ruthie Latham Supporting cast member
1996 Pacific Blue Mary Lou "Cranked Up"
1998 Tracey Takes On... Sheila Rosenthal "Loss"
1998 House Rules Connie "Dude Act Like a Lady"
1999 Law & Order Melissa Slater "Admissions"
2001 Jenifer Julianne Hoffenberg TV film
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Marjorie Whilden "Tomorrow"
2003 Queens Supreme Helen Katz "The Voodoo That You Do"
2003 Law & Order Andee Mae Haley "Identity"
2005 Law & Order Elaine Bowman "Criminal Law"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Terri Dunne "Users"
2009 Last of the Ninth Lois Dobrowski TV film
2010 Damages Janine Thurber "Flight's at 11:08"
2011 Eden Sarah "Pilot"
2012 Smash Rene Walters "Pilot", "The Callback"
2013 The Good Wife Leslie Munn "Everything Is Ending"
2013 Trooper Ilene Katz-Klausner TV film
2014 The Carrie Diaries Miss Meade "Under Pressure"
2014 And, We're Out of Time Sophie TV film
2015 Almost There Sophie "Pilot"
2015 Person of Interest Leslie Thompson "M.I.A."
2015 Nurse Jackie "Managed Care"
2016 Unforgettable Gwen Allen "We Can Be Heroes"
2016 Girls Kathy "Queen for Two Days"
2016 Odd Mom Out Hollis "Crushed"
2016 Divorce Carla Menotti "Next Day", "Gustav"
2016–17 Younger Julia "A Kiss Is Just a Kiss", "A Novel Marriage"
2017 When We Rise Phyllis Lyon TV miniseries
2021 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit "Never Turn Your Back on Them" Laura Evans


  1. ^ Maddie Corman, Yahoo TV
  2. ^ a b VOWS; Maddie Corman and Jace Alexander New York Times. Archives. September 13, 1998
  3. ^ a b Bennett, Jessica (March 6, 2019). "Her Husband Did the Unthinkable. This Is a Play About Everything After". The New York Times. New York City.
  4. ^ "Roger Dickes to Wed Ms. Cornman". The New York Times. 5 April 1992. Retrieved 14 December 2017.

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