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Madison James played by Sarah Brown
Madison James is an independent career woman with an unknown past.
She moved to Salem in 2011 to run her international company, Mad World Cosmetics, out of Titan Industries. She becomes an instant rival to Kate Roberts who runs a competing company, Countess Wihelmina.
A woman devoted to autonomy in most aspects of her life, Madison meets Brady Black and finds it progressively harder to resist his charms.
Sarah Brown plays Madison James
Three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Sarah Brown began her acting career at the prestigious Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts. On her nineteenth birthday, Brown began her professional acting career when she was chosen as the series lead on the popular children's series "VR Troopers" which aired worldwide making her a household name with children everywhere.
Two short years later, Brown auditioned for a lead role in the ABC daytime series "General Hospital." In what would soon become an oft-told story, Brown dazzled the producers with a fearless performance that instantly won her the role of tortured troublemaker Carly Benson. The fearless audition proved to be an indicator of things to come as Brown began a five-year journey as one of daytime TV's most memorable characters. Her work during those years (1996-2001) won her the respect of her peers, the love and loyalty of fans around the world, the acclaim of critics and an unprecedented four Emmy nominations with three Emmy wins all before she was twenty-five. Throughout her run on "GH," Brown appeared on stage in productions of "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Rainmaker" and "Cyrano de Bergerac."
In April 2001, Brown made the decision to pursue new challenges beyond daytime television. "General Hospital" fans responded by sending tens of thousands of letters to ABC and also directly to Disney/ABC Chairman Michael Eisner pleading with him to change Brown’s mind. The outpouring of affection to keep Brown on the show hit magazines and newspapers worldwide but ultimately Brown held to her conviction that it was time to move on. TV Guide, the magazine that voted Brown "one of the finest actors" in her first year on "General Hospital," bid the twenty-six year old actress a touching farewell in May 2001 saying "We'll miss Sarah Brown, a superb, ferocious actress of unparalleled complexity."
Delivering on the promise of TV Guide's review Brown spent 2003-2004 appearing on hit television series including, "Without a Trace," "The Lyon's Den," "Crossing Jordan," "L.A. Dragnet," "For the People" and "Strong Medicine." She has also been featured in recurring roles on "Mysterious Ways" and "10-8: Officers on Duty." Most recently, Brown starred in the torn from the headlines USA television movie "The Perfect Husband." The film examines the controversial case of alleged killer Scott Peterson. The film aired in February 2004 and boasted the highest ratings the network has ever had for a movie of the week.