Andie MacDowell

Actor, Model, Producer
A former model who successfully transitioned to acting, Andie MacDowell persevered in an industry that tried to write her off right from the start. In fact, MacDowell had one of the more inauspicious of film debuts with ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, USA


Actor (66)

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)


Magic Mike XXL 2015 (Movie)

Nancy Davidson (Actor)

Inconceivable 2014 (Movie)

Lottie Louise Du Bose (Actor)

The Six Wives of Henry Lefay 2014 (Movie)


Breaking at the Edge 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Ghozland (Actor)

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)


Jane by Design 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


Mighty Fine 2012 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

Daydream Nation 2011 (Movie)

Enid Goldberg (Actor)

Footloose 2011 (Movie)

Vi Moore (Actor)

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

Pam (Actor)

The 5th Quarter 2011 (Movie)

Maryanne Abbate (Actor)

As Good As Dead 2010 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Happiness Runs 2010 (Movie)

Victor's Mom (Actor)

Patricia Cornwell's At Risk 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Patricia Cornwell's The Front 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Intervention 2009 (Movie)


AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


Barnyard: The Original Party Animals 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Etta the Hen (Actor)

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

Terri (Actor)

Tara Road 2005 (Movie)

Marilyn (Actor)

The Last Sign 2005 (Movie)


The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Practice 2003 (Tv Show)


Crush 2002 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Ginostra 2002 (Movie)


Harrison's Flowers 2002 (Movie)

Sarah Lloyd (Actor)

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

Eugenie Claybourne (Actor)

14th Independent Spirit Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Intimate Portrait: Andie MacDowell 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Just the Ticket 1999 (Movie)

Linda Paliski (Actor)

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

Shelley Snipes (Actor)

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Muse 1999 (Movie)

Laura Phillips (Actor)

Shadrach 1998 (Movie)

Trixie (Actor)

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

Paige (Actor)

Canned Ham: Michael Keaton 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Michael 1996 (Movie)

Dorothy Winters (Actor)

Multiplicity 1996 (Movie)

Laura Kinney (Actor)

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Unstrung Heroes 1995 (Movie)

Selma Lidz (Actor)

Bad Girls 1994 (Movie)

Eileen Spenser (Actor)

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

Carrie (Actor)

Deception 1993 (Movie)

Bessie Faro (Actor)

Groundhog Day 1993 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Sex, Lives and Holes in the Skies 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

Ann Finnigan (Actor)

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


The Rich and Famous 1993 World's Best 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


The Player 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

First Person With Maria Shriver (12/23/90) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Hudson Hawk 1991 (Movie)

Anna Baragli (Actor)

The Object of Beauty 1991 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

Women & Men II 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Green Card 1990 (Movie)

Bronte Parish (Actor)

Rich and Famous: 1990 World's Best 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 (Movie)

Ann Milaney (Actor)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

Dale Biberman (Actor)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 (Movie)

Miss Jane Porter (Actor)

Dinner With Friends (TV Show)


On the Edge (TV Show)

Producer (2)

Mighty Fine 2012 (Movie)


Just the Ticket 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Just the Ticket 1999 (Movie)

("Big Date") (Song)


A former model who successfully transitioned to acting, Andie MacDowell persevered in an industry that tried to write her off right from the start. In fact, MacDowell had one of the more inauspicious of film debuts with her leading role in ""Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" (1984), in which her Southern twang was dubbed over by the more erudite voice of actress Glenn Close. But she managed to shake off the indignity with a more winning performance in "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985) before landing her critically acclaimed breakthrough role in the indie classic, "sex, lies and videotape" (1989). A much different actress than the one derided by critics for her "Greystoke" performance, MacDowell used her effusive Southern charm to endear herself to fans in lighthearted fare like "Green Card" (1990), "The Object of Beauty" (1991) and "Groundhog Day" (1993). Following a winning performance opposite Hugh Grant in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), the actress took an ill-advised role in the misfire revisionist Western "Bad Girls" (1994) before finding herself playing second fiddle to Michael Keaton in "Multiplicity" (1996) and John Travolta in "Michael" (1997). MacDowell emerged relatively unscathed from the critical and financial disaster known as "Town & Country" (2001) and delivered a fine dramatic performance in the war drama "Harrison's Flowers" (2002). Though in later years she appeared more in indie films and on television, MacDowell remained one of Hollywood's most viable leading actresses.


Olivier Chandon

linked romantically with the champagne heir during the early 1980s

Kevin Geagan

engaged January 2006 married twice before has three daughters from his previous marriages

Rhett Hartzog

born c. 1958 from Atlanta, Georgia had attended high school together in Gaffney, South Carolina became engaged in July 2001 married on November 10, 2001 divorced October 2004

Marion MacDowall

retired walked out on the family when MacDowell was six (c. 1964) remarried

Beverly MacDowell


Julia MacDowell


Pauline MacDowell

divorced MacDowell's father c. 1964 struggled with alcoholism and died of a heart attack when MacDowell was 23 (c. 1981)

Dennis Quaid Actor

Rumored to have been involved during the shooting of the HBO film "Dinner With Friends" (2001) No longer together

Paul Qualley

born c. 1958 met on a Gap fashion shoot c. 1985 married in 1986 divorced in 1999

Sarah Qualley

born c. 1995 father, Paul Qualley

Justin Qualley

born c. 1986 father, Paul Qualley

Rainey Qualley Actor

Born in March 1989; father, Paul Qualley Co-starred with mother in "Mighty Fine" (2011); named Miss Golden Globe 2012

Babs Richard



Gaffney Senior High School

Gaffney , South Carolina

Winthrop College

Rock Hill , South Carolina
dropped out c. 1978



Played the demanding boss of a young fashion assistant (Erica Dasher) on "Jane by Design" (ABC Family)


Appeared in the romantic comedy "Monte Carlo"


Cast in the remake of "Footloose," based on the 1984 dance drama that starred Kevin Bacon


Starred in the Lifetime TV movie "At Risk"


Joined the ensemble comedy "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay"


Voiced Etta the Hen in the animated feature "Barnyard"


Appeared in the comedy "Beauty Shop" opposite Queen Latifah


Co-starred with Rosie O'Donnell in the CBS movie "Riding the Bus With My Sister," based on the book about her character's challenging relationship with her developmentally disabled sibling; directed by Anjelica Huston


Co-starred in the HBO adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning play "Dinner With Friends"


Cast in featured role as Warren Beatty's vivacious paramour in "Town & Country," which also reteamed her with Keaton


Played the wife of blocked screenwriter Albert Brooks in Brooks' "The Muse"


Executive produced and co-starred with Andy Garcia in the comedy "Just the Ticket"


Profiled in Lifetime's "Intimate Portrait: Andie MacDowell"


Realized her dream of acting with Miss Piggy in "Muppets from Space"


Starred in "Shadrach" with Harvey Keitel


Played Bill Pullman's wife in "The End of the Violence"


Appeared as a skeptical reporter who becomes romantically involved with William Hurt in "Michael"


Portrayed Michael Keaton's wife in Ramis' "Multiplicity"


Headlined Diane Keaton's "Unstrung Heroes" as a dying mother


Co-starred opposite Hugh Grant in the Oscar-nominated Best Picture "Four Weddings and a Funeral"


Featured in the ensemble of Robert Altman's "Short Cuts"


Played leading lady to Bill Murray in Harold Ramis' "Groundhog Day"


Played opposite Bruce Willis in the box-office bomb "Hudson Hawk"


TV acting debut, "A Domestic Dilemma", a segment of HBO's "Women and Men II"


Starred with Gerard Depardieu in the romantic comedy "Green Card"


Landed breakthrough screen role in "sex, lies and videotape"


Feature acting debut with her own voice, "St. Elmo's Fire"


Played Jane in her feature acting debut, "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"; her natural Southern accent proved a problem and her dialogue was later dubbed by Glenn Close


Dropped out of college at age 20


Moved to New York City


Signed by Elite Model Managment

Moved to Paris to work as an Elite model

Worked at McDonald's while in high school

Bonus Trivia


Ever since she began her modeling career, MacDowell has been dogged by the false rumor that she was an illegitimate daughter of screen legend Charlie Chaplin.


MacDowell continued modeling throughout her acting career as a spokeswoman for L'Oreal hair products.


"Being a mother does make a difference; I think it keeps you on the right track. When I first started in this business, I really cared about what I did because I didn't want to humiliate my aunts and uncles, my family in general, and that sort of kept my feet on the ground." – MacDowell on her choice of roles such as Selma Lidz in "Unstrung Heroes" from Entertainment Today, Sept. 15, 1995


About having her voice dubbed by Glenn Close in "Greystoke": "I mean, like it's your greatest fumble and everybody knows about it. And it empowers the entire world against you. Not just the writers who used to pass judgment on me. And not just the people in the business who wanted to so easily discard me or have a good joke at my expense. But every person who read an article about me could get the feeling that I was this person who was incapable of delivering, that I was this person who had to have somebody else come in and fix everything for me. But what happened, happened, and I basically have a thorn in my side that will never go away. It's a very difficult, gut-wrenching experience for me, and to constantly have to deal with it is a pain in the ass. I wish it would go away, but you can't make bad things go away." – MacDowell on having her voice dubbed by Glenn Close in "Greystroke" (1984), to US, January 1997


"I do not think anyone could have done 'sex, lies and videotape' better that I did. That might sound vain, but that is what I thought. I did not attend the Cannes film festival [where it won best film] because I had just had a baby and looked like a cow. I was also into being a mom, nursing every two hours. That has been one of the reasons I have never become enormously successful, I think. A career is great, but not everything. It really does have to become everything to reach the top in our business." – MacDowell to the London Times, June 15, 1999


"I don't think that youth should be glorified. But now that the baby boomers are all grown up, that obsession might change, 'I hope.'" – MacDowell on America's youth-obsessed culture, People, Feb. 19, 2004