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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 April 1958Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameRosalie Anderson MacDowell
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a rep from Wilhelmina Models while on a trip to Los Angeles. Later signed on with Elite Model Management in New York City in 1978. Made debut film appearance in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984). Went on to study method acting at the Actors Studio. Had commercial success with performances in Harold Ramis's Groundhog Day (1993) and Mike Newell's Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (2)

Rhett DeCamp Hartzog (10 November 2001 - 5 October 2004) (divorced)
Paul Qualley (1986 - 5 September 2000) (divorced) (3 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Curly ringlet-filled black hair
Southern-inflected accent
Characters who smile and laugh a great deal

Trivia (24)

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2000).
Former cosmetics model.
Worked at McDonald's and Pizza Hut as a teenager.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1991).
Her mother, Paula, died in 1981 (caused by chronic alcoholism).
In 2000, she filed suit against Walmart for displaying her picture in several stores without permission.
(May 8, 2001) Received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, for her dedication to the Graham Children's Health Center.
(July 26, 2001) Announced her engagement to Atlanta jewelry businessman (and childhood friend) Rhett Hartzog; they plan to marry in November in Asheville, North Carolina.
Has a son, Justin, born in 1986, and two daughters, Rainey Qualley, born in 1989, and Margaret Qualley, in 1995.
International L'Oreal celebrity spokesperson for over 25 years.
In her first film (Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)), her Southern accent was so heavy that her voice was entirely dubbed by Glenn Close.
She was scheduled to receive a Medal of Honor in the Arts at Winthrop University on October 22, 2004. She attended the university for two semesters in the late 1970s, only to have been told that she would not go far in acting.
(October 7, 2004) She filed for divorce from childhood friend businessman Rhett Hartzog after nearly three years of marriage.
Parents are Marion St. Pierre MacDowell and Pauline "Paula" Johnston; has a stepbrother and a stepsister.
(January 19, 2006) Engaged to Atlanta jewelry businessman Kevin Geagan.
Turned down the Jodie Foster role in The Accused (1988) (and Foster won an Oscar for her portrayal).
Her mother and father divorced when she was 6.
Her Aunt Margaret died in August 2012.
MacDowell won the LA Film Critics Award for Best Actress, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989).
MacDowell earned the title of #1 female box-office draw (worldwide) with her performances in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Bad Girls (1994).
Attended the Beverly Hills International Film Festival in Beverly Hills, California (2010).
Guest speaker at a press conference on the opening night of the inaugural, four-day Asheville Film Festival. [November 2003]
She has English, French, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
First actress in US cinema history to bank back-to-back number one films at the American box office. Her film, Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), went number one on the weekend of April 15-17, 1994, but the following weekend it was knocked from the top spot by Bad Girls (1994) also starring MacDowell.

Personal Quotes (2)

(1996, on Marisa Tomei turning down her role in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)) They saw a lot of other people for the role. I was quite impressed that I was the one who was, in fact, doing the movie. Not only did Marisa Tomei lose out as an artist for not taking the opportunity to work with wonderful people on this amazing movie, she lost a lot of money. And the money just keeps coming. See, I didn't get money for it up front, but I had points. I had a huge mortgage and I didn't plan the last baby, but Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) paid for me to sit back and take a year off, pay my mortgage, have plenty of money and even invest some, too.
(1996, on having her voice dubbed by Glenn Close for Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)) When I heard the news, I was in my hotel room, alone. At the time of Greystoke, I was not even in a good relationship, so I had no one to share it with. I didn't deceive myself for one minute about what the media was going to do with it or what people in the business were going to think. I said to myself, "Either I jump out that window out of humiliation and embarrassment or I fight." The choice was there: die or fight. It was set up so perfectly for people to think that I had no capabilities, whatsoever. So, I decided to go to class, to evolve. Until Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), I was untouchable. My manager was fighting for me with people who would not even see me. It certainly hasn't been easy, but I'm proud of my achievements.

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