Mädchen Amick was born and raised in Sparks, Nevada. Mädchen was encouraged by her parents to follow her own creative instincts where she learned the skill of playing the piano, bass, violin and guitar as well as being able to do tap, ballet, jazz and modern dancing. In 1987 at the age of 16, she traveled to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Mädchen is best known for her character, Lena in Dream Lover (1993); Shelly Johnson in Twin Peaks (1990-1991), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992); and Alice Cooper in Riverdale (2017-2020). In 1995, Mädchen was nominated for Best Actress by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for her role as Lena in Dream Lover, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in Prime Time by Soap Opera Digest for her role as Shelly Johnson in Twin Peaks in 1991.