Rosalie Anderson MacDowell is a well-known American actress and model. She was famous for her role in the 1989 movie ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’. The movie is an award-winning American drama film that revolutionized the independent film movement in the early 1990s. 

Andie MacDowell was born in Gaffney, South Carolina, the United States. She was born on 21 April 1958. She is 62 years old as of 2020. Her birth sign is Taurus. Her father’s name is Marion St. Pierre MacDowell who worked as a lumber executive. And her mother’s name is Pauline Johnston who was a music teacher. She comes from a family of mixed ancestry, including English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and French. 

Full nameRosalie Anderson MacDowell
Date of birthApril 21 1958
Age62 years old as of 2020
Birth signTaurus
Birth PlaceGaffney, South Carolina, USA
Height5’8” (173cm)
EducationWinthrop University
MarriedPaul Qualley (M. 1986–1999), Rhett Hartzog (M. 2001–2004)
Children1 son (Justin), 2 daughters (Rainey and Sarah
Social MediaInstagram/ Facebook
Net WorthAround $20 million
Andie MacDowell Education 

She attended Winthrop University, a South Carolina-based liberal arts university. Being from a humble background, during her college years, she had to help herself with minimum wage jobs. She decided to drop out after two years after she managed to be spotted by a model agency and signed a contract.

Andie MacDowell Career 

Among other reputed brands, Andie MacDowell began her modeling career with L’Oreal and Calvin Klein Inc. Her modeling assignments soon led her to the acting world. With a role in ‘Greystoke-The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes’, a 1984 British adventure film directed by Hugh Hudson, she made her film debut. The film was based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s novel, ‘Tarzan of the Apes’. Renowned actors like Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, and Cheryl Campbell also starred in the film. 

She got popularity after her role in ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’, a 1989 American film. The film was based on the tale of a man, Andie MacDowell, who filmed women discussing their sexuality. It also tells the stories of married couples whose relationships are affected by him. Andie MacDowell later appeared in a leading role in Robert Altman’s award-winning movie ‘Short Cuts’ which is a 1993 comedy-drama film. The film tells several stories that focus on the subjects of death and infidelity. 

MacDowell appeared in a major role in ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ which is the award-winning British romantic comedy of 1994. Mike Newell directed the film. As each of them encounters romance in their lives, it focuses on the emotional adventures of a man named Charles and his circle of friends. In the 1990s, Andie MacDowell also acted in a lot of other successful movies like ‘Bad Girls’ in 1994,’ Multiplicity’ in 1996,’ The End of Violence’ in 1997, and Just the Ticket’ in 1999. 

She has also appeared in a few television programs, the latest being the ‘Cedar Cove’ American-Canadian TV series from 2013 to 2015. The show was about a Municipal Court Judge, Olivia Lockhart, whose role was played by MacDowell. The show is based on a Debbie Macomber novel. The show emphases on the personal and professional life of Lockhart, as well as the lives of the townsfolk around her. ‘Breaking at the Edge’ in 2013 and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ in 2015 are some of her more recent works. 

Andie MacDowell Significant Works 

The first important work of Andie MacDowell’s career was ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’ which is a 1989 American independent film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Not only did the film won the ‘Palme d’Or’ at the Cannes Film Festival, but it revolutionized the independent film movement of the early 1990s as well. It got mostly mixed reviews.

Short Cuts ‘ which is an American comedy-drama released in 1993, is also considered an important work in the career of MacDowell. The film, directed by Robert Altman, was inspired by nine short stories as well as Raymond Carver’s poem. The film also starred actors such as Matthew Modine, Julianne Moore, Fred Ward, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Penn, in addition to MacDowell. The film has mostly received positive reviews from critics. A Special Golden Globe Award was awarded to the cast for their ensemble acting. The film was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion and the Volpi Cup for Best Ensemble Cast at the Venice Film Festival as well. 

Magic Mike XXL which is a 2015 American drama film, is Andie MacDowell’s most recent major work. The film was a commercial success. It grossed a total of $122.5 million worldwide against a $14.8 million budget. It mostly received mixed reviews from critics.

Andie MacDowell Awards

Andie MacDowell won the Golden Globe Special Ensemble Cast Award for the 1993 movie ‘Shortcuts,’ along with her fellow actors. 

Andie MacDowell Relationship 

In 1986, MacDowell married a rancher and fellow former model, Paul Qualley. While posing for Gap ads, they met. They had a son named Justin who was born in 1986, and two daughters, Rainey Qualley who was born in 1990, and (Sarah( Margaret born in 1994. Rainey was named Miss Golden Globe 2012 and Rainey is an actress. In 1999, the couple split up. MacDowell entered into a year-long affair with actor Dennis Quaid following her divorce from Qualley.  She later married her childhood friend and businessman, Rhett Hartzog on November 10, 2001. Andie broke up with him in October 2004. In 2006, she got engaged to businessman Kevin Geagan. However, they later split up. 

Andie MacDowell Social Media

Andie MacDowell is active on Instagram with the account name, andiemacDowell with 142k followers. She has a page on Facebook with a page name, Andie MacDowell with 389k followers. She is not active on Twitter. 

Andie MacDowell Net Worth

The estimated Net Worth of Andrie is around $20 million. Andie MacDowell has earned her net worth by appearing in many film and television roles as well as endorsements with companies like L’Oreal.

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