17 Facts About Andie MacDowell


Rosalie Anderson MacDowell was born on April 21,1958 and is an American actress and former fashion model.


Andie MacDowell is known for her starring film roles in romantic comedies and dramas.


Andie MacDowell has modeled for Calvin Klein and has been a spokeswoman for L'Oreal since 1986.


Andie MacDowell then starred in a series of films including Green Card, Groundhog Day, Short Cuts, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Michael, Multiplicity, and The Muse.


Andie MacDowell is known for her supporting film roles in Beauty Shop, Footloose, Magic Mike XXL, Love After Love, and Ready or Not.


Andie MacDowell was born on April 21,1958, in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline "Paula" Johnston, a music teacher, and Marion St Pierre Andie MacDowell, a lumber executive.


Andie MacDowell has three older sisters and her ancestry includes English, French, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh.


Andie MacDowell's mother was an alcoholic, and her parents divorced when she was six.


Andie MacDowell's mother died of a heart attack in 1981 at age 53 after living sober for a year.


Andie MacDowell graduated from Gaffney High School in 1976, then went on to attend Winthrop University for two years before moving briefly to Columbia, South Carolina.


In 1985, Andie MacDowell filled a supporting role as a doctor in St Elmo's Fire.


Andie MacDowell studied method acting with teachers from the Actors Studio in addition to working privately with the renowned coaches Harold Guskin and Warren Robertson.


Andie MacDowell's performance earned her an Independent Spirit Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, among others award nominations, which led to a series of starring roles in films such as Green Card, The Object of Beauty, and Short Cuts.


Since 1986, Andie MacDowell has appeared in print and television advertisements for cosmetic and haircare company L'Oreal.


In 2018 Andie MacDowell starred in and produced the Hallmark Hall of Fame film directed by Roger Spottiswoode based on the novel by Mary Alice Monroe, The Beach House.


In 1986, Andie MacDowell married Paul Qualley, a rancher and fellow former model.


In 1999, through her sister Julia, Andie MacDowell reconnected with her former high school classmate, Rhett Hartzog, a businessman whom she married on November 10,2001.