Andie MacDowell

Rosalie Anderson MacDowell, who is popularly known as Andie MacDowell, is an American model and actress.

Date of birth

Andie MacDowell was born on 21 April 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, the United States.


Her father Marion St. Pierre MacDowell worked as a lumber executive, and her mother Pauline Johnston as a music teacher. She hails from a family of mixed ancestry, including English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and French heritages.


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

Love life

Andie MacDowell married Paul Qualley in 1986. They had a son and two daughters, Justin, Rainey and Sarah. The couple split up in 1999. Later in 2001 she married her childhood friend Rhett Hartzog with whom she split up in 2004. She got engaged to businessman Kevin Geagan in 2006. However, they split up later.

Net worth

Not yet established.


Andie MacDowell began her modeling career with L’Oreal and Calvin Klein Inc. among other reputed brands. Her modeling assignments soon led her to the world of acting.

She made her film debut with a role in ‘Greystoke-The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes’, a 1984 British adventure film which was directed by Hugh Hudson. The film was based on the novel ‘Tarzan of the Apes’, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film starred also renowned actors such as Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox and Cheryl Campbell

She rose to popularity after her role in ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’, a 1989 American film that was based on the story of a man who filmed women discussing their sexuality. It also tells the stories of married couples whose relationships are impacted because of him.

Andie MacDowell later appeared in a lead role in the award winning film ‘Short Cuts’, a 1993 comedy-drama film, which was directed by Robert Altman. The film tells several stories which are centered on the topics of death and infidelity.

In 1994, MacDowell appeared in a major role in the award winning British romantic comedy ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral.’ The film was directed by Mike Newell. It focuses on the emotional adventures of a man named Charles and his circle of friends, as each of them encounters romance in their lives.

Andie MacDowell also acted in a lot of other successful films in the 1990s. They include ‘Bad Girls’ (1994), ‘Multiplicity’ (1996), ‘The End of Violence’ (1997) and ‘Just the Ticket’ (1999).

She has also appeared in a few television programs, the most recent one being the American-Canadian TV series ‘Cedar Cove’ (2013-15). The show was about Olivia Lockhart, a Municipal Court Judge, whose role was played by MacDowell. The show, based on a novel by Debbie Macomber, focuses on Lockhart’s personal and professional life, as well as the lives of the townsfolk surrounding her.

Some of her works include ‘Breaking at the Edge’ (2013) and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ (2015).

In 2020, she portrayed the role of in Dashing In December TV movie as Deb Burwall.

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Andie MacDowell
First Name Andie
Surname MacDowell
Born 21st April, 1958
Home City Gaffney, South Carolina, United States
Current City