About Andie and her life
Andie is an American actress, producer, fashion model, and loving mother.
Her early life and career beginnings
Andie was born to Pauline Johnston, a former music teacher, and Mario St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. Her parents divorced when she was six, and her father remarried when she was eight.
Andie attended Gaffney High School in 1976 and Winthrop University for two years and also studied Method Acting in the Actor’s Studio, a drama school for actors, scriptwriters, and theatre directors.
Andie MacDowell had the responsibility of taking care of her alcoholic mother at an early age. At 16, she worked with her mom in Macdonald’s and witnessed her mother get fired for turning up late to work.
Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
Her professional career life
Andie made her film debut as Jane Porter in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan and Lord of the Apes, a 1984 adventure film, before she portrayed Ann Bishop Mullany in the 1989 American independent drama film Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
In 1990, Andie starred in a romantic comedy film Green Card as Brontë’ Parrish, in The Object of Beauty, a comedy-drama film in 1991 as Tina Lesley Bartholemew, and in Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994 as Carrie. The British film was successful at the time and received Academy Award Nominations.
Andie MacDowell also starred in films like Groundhog Day as Rita Hanson, a 1993 American fantasy comedy film, and Short Cuts, an American comedy-drama film in the same year as Ann Finnigan. She acted in Michael and Multiplicity in 1996 and other less successful and independent films.
Andie co-starred in American comedy-drama television ABC Family series Jane by Design in 2012 as Gray Chandler Murray, starred in Cedar Cove, an American-Canadian drama series that broadcasted for three seasons from 2013 to 2015.
In 2018, she starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film and was in the horror-comedy Ready or Not.
She starred in Cuckoo in 2019, also in an episode of Mr. Mayor and the Netflix show Maid together with her daughter Margaret.
Andie was a model for Vogue Magazine.
In the early 1980s, National Tv Commercials for Calvin Klein, billboards in Times Square, and advertisements for cosmetic and hair care company L’Oréal from 1986. She also appeared in ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Armani Perfume, Anne Klein, and other designers.
Andie MacDowell married a rancher and model, Paul Qualley, in 1986, and they had three children. They divorced in 1999, and after their divorce, Andie went into a relationship that lasted a year with actor Dennis Quaid. She reconnected with her high school classmate Rhett Hartzog in 1999 through her sister Julia, and they married on November 10, 2001. The marriage lasted until 2004 when they called it quits.
Andie has three children, a boy, Justin, and two girls, Rainy and Margaret.
Andie’s Awards and Nominations
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.
Nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Motion Picture Drama.
She won the 1994 Best Actress Saturn Awards for her role in Groundhog Day.
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