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Andie MacDowell Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Marriage
Who is Andie MacDowell?
Rosalie Anderson MacDowell (Andie MacDowell) is a well-known American actress and fashion model. Andie made her movie debut in 1984’s Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Later she received crucial applause for her role in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). The role won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Motion Picture Drama. Additionally, she acquired Golden Globe nominations for her performances in Green Card (1990) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).
Andie played in Groundhog Day (1993), Short Cuts (1993), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)m Multiplicity (1996), and Michael (1996). She also appeared in various less successful movies which include The End of Violence (1997), The Muse (1999), and Town & Country (2001). MacDowell later starred in several independent movies and played supporting roles in films including Beauty Shop (2005), Footloose (2011), and Magic Mike XXL (2015).
She gained crucial recognition for the 2017 drama movie Love After Love and starred in the movie Ready or Not (2019). Additionally, Andie has modeled for Calvin Klein and has been a spokeswoman for L’Oreal since 1986, celebrating thirty years with the company in 2016.
How old is Andie MacDowell?
Aged 63 as of 2021, Rosalie Anderson MacDowell was born on April 21, 1958, in Gaffney, South Carolina, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people including Elizabeth II, Mathew Valenzuela, Thomas Doherty, Princeton Perez, James McAvoy, Christoph Sanders, Glen Hansard, Robert Smith, among others.
Andie MacDowell Family
Who are MacDowell’s parents?
Rosaline Anderson MacDowell was born in Gaffney, South Carolina to Marion St. Pierre MacDowell and Pauline ”Paula” Johnston. Her mother was a music teacher while her father was a lumber executive. Andie’s parents divorced when she was six and her mother was an alcoholic, who later died aged 53 due to a heart attack after living sober for one year. Her father remarried when she was eight to the former Mary Francis Stone, staying together till his death. MacDowell’s ancestry is English, French, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish.
Does MacDowell have siblings?
Andie was born into a family of three children. She has one sibling, a sister named Beverly MacDowell.
Andie MacDowell Education
MacDowell joined and studied at Gaffney High School graduating in 1976. She later joined Winthrop University for two years prior to moving shortly to Columbia, South Carolina.
Andie MacDowell Interests
MacDowell pursued her interest in modeling from an early age after she was spotted by a representative from Wilhelmina Models in Los Angeles on a trip. In 1978, she signed a modeling contract with Elite Model Management in New York City. In the 1980s she modeled for Vogue magazine. She has also appeared on ad campaigns for Anne Klein, Armani perfume, Yves Saint Laurent, among others.
Andie MacDowell Husbands
Andie married rancher and fellow former model Paul Qualley in 1986. The couple had met while posing for Gap advertisements but later in 1999, they divorced. They have three children together, a son and two daughters.
After her divorce, MacDowell got into a relationship with actor Dennis Quaid for one year. She was reconnected with her former high school classmate Rhett Hartzog, a businessman, by her sister Julia. They married on November 10, 2001, however, the couple divorced in October 2004.
Andie MacDowell Kids
MacDowell has three children collectively from her first marriage to Paul Qualley. The couple has one son, Justin Qualley, who was born in 1986, and two daughters, Rainey Qualley, born in 1990, and Margaret Qualley, born in 1994. Rainey was named Miss Golden Globe 2012, while Margaret is an actress.
Andie MacDowell Residence
MacDowell is a well-known actress and as of 2013, she has lived in Marina del Rey, California.
Andie MacDowell Height
With her modeling, beautiful and ideal body figure, Andie has a standing height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and a body weight of 57 kg (126 lbs).
Andie MacDowell Career
MacDowell modeled for vogue magazine in the early 1980s. She also appeared in advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Armani perfume, Vassarette, Mink International, Bill Blass, Sabeth-Row, and Anne Klein. A collection of billboards in Times Square and national television advertisements for Calvin Klein won attention and led to her 1984 movie debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. In the role, her lines were dubbed by Glenn Close because her Southern accent was taken too pronounced for her role as Jane. She played a supporting role as a doctor in St. Elmo’s Fire in 1985.
Andie studied method acting with teachers from the Actors Studio and also worked privately with the renowned coaches Warren Robertson and Harold Guskin. She was cast four years later in the Independent film Aex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) by director Steven Soderbergh. She earned many awards and nominations including an Independent Spirit Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for her performance. MacDowell also received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, among other award nominations. Her nominations and awards led to a series of starring roles in movies including Green Card, Short Cuts, and The Object of Beauty.
Andie attained stardom due to the box office success of director Harold Ramis’s 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, and Four Weddings and a Fuuneral (1994), alongside Hugh Grant. She appeared in print and television advertisements for cosmetic and haircare company L’Oreal since 1986. In the years later she has acted primarily on television and in independent movies. Andie starred in the short-lived ABC Family series Jane by Design in 2012. She starred in the Hallmark Channel family series Cedar Cove from 2013-2015.
Andie starred in and produced the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie in 2018, based on the novel by Mary Alice Monroe, The Beach House directed by Roger Spottiswoode. In 2018, MacDowell was cast in the horror-comedy film Ready or Not, which was shot over 26 days. The movie was launched in 2019 and was a critical and commercial success, the same year she starred in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo. She portrayed a fictionalized version of herself in an episode of NBC’s Mr. Mayor, that aired in January 2021. She stars together with her daughter, Margaret Qualley, in the Netflix show Maid, the same year.
Andie MacDowell Net Worth
American actress and model, MacDowell has been active from 1977 up to date. She has made a big name in her acting career and has also earned great fortune throughout her career. She has an accumulative net worth of approximately $25 million as of 2021.