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Andie MacDowell Biography – Childhood, Career & Net Worth

Andie Macdowell Biography

There have been many talented individuals in the entertainment industry who have found success in various fields. While some have gained fame as musicians/actors others have transitioned their successful career as a model to acting. Among many individuals who is known both for their modeling and acting career is Andie MacDowell.

Well, Andie has worked on many popular movies such as Green Card, Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. She is also known for her work with brands like Calvin Kleing and L’Oréal, modeling for them for years.

When Was Andie MacDowell Born?

The model-cum-actress was born as Rosalie Anderson MacDowell in Gaffney, South Carolina, on April 21, 1958. She is 64 years old as of December 2022 and has continued to enjoy her life. Moreover, Andie MacDowell’s parents are Pauline Johnston and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell and they used to work as a music teacher and a lumber executive respectively.

Andie had a troublesome childhood as her parents were divorced and her mother was an alcoholic. Sadly, her mom, Pauline passed away at the age of 53 of heart attack. Also, after the divorce, MacDowell’s father remarried. It is unclear what Andie’s relationship with her dad was like before his death.

Talking about Andie’s educational background, she reportedly attended the Gaffney High School, graduating in 1976. She then enrolled at Winthrop University and went there for two years. She seems to have not completed her studies after this.

When Did Andie MacDowell Start Her Modeling Career?

After attending Winthrop University for two years, Andie MacDowell briefly moved to Columbia, South University. But during a trip to Los Angeles, she was spotted by a Wilhelmina Models representative. This led to MacDowell signing a modeling contract with Elite Model Management in 1978 and moving to New York CIty.

Andi MacDowell’s modeling career fared well as she did numerous ad campaigns for Vassarette, Sabbath-Row, Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass, Armani and Anne Klein. She was also a regular for Vogue magazine in the 1980s and posed for numerous billboards in Time Square.

Moreover, she did national television commercials for Calvin Klein and these projects helped her gain much fame.

The talented star has also appeared in television and print advertisements for hair care and cosmetic company L’Oréal. She is the longest-serving spokesperson for the brand having first worked with them in 1986. It is evident that Andie MacDowell’s career as a model was a great success.

What Acting Projects Has Andie MacDowell Worked On?

Thanks to her successful modeling work, MacDowell gained the attention of people in the movie business. She then made her acting debut in the 1984 movie Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. She then had small parts in St. Elmo’s Fire, Secret of the Sahara and Spencer: For Hire. Then, Andie was cast by Steven Soderbergh in his independent film Sex, Lies, and Videotape. She earned critical acclaim for her performance.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Andie had starring roles in numerous projects including Green Card, Short Cuts, The Object of Beauty, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Last Sign and The 5th Quarter.

Continuing with her acting journey, MacDowell also worked on numerous television series such as Jane by Design, Cedar Cove, The Dress Up Gang, Wireless and Maid to name a few.

How Much Is Andie MacDowell’s Net Worth?

Andie MacDowell is a model and actress by profession and has also tried her hand in producing few projects over the years. She has been involved in various fields of the entertainment industry since 1977 and has found much fame from her career.

Moreover her continued success in the business has resulted in Andie MacDowell’s net worth standing at $25 million.

Is Andie MacDowell Married?

Talking about her love life, Andie who is 64 now, has been married twice. She tied the knot with former model Paul Qualley in 1986, after meeting while posing for Gap ads. The couple welcomed three children, a son named Justin Qualley and two daughters, Rainey Qualley and Margaret Qualley. Both of Andie MacDowell’s daughters are involved in the industry.

Sadly, Andie and Paul ended their marriage in 1999. That same year, MacDowell reconnected with her high school classmate Rhett Hartzog who is a businessman. The pair got married in November 2001 but their marriage did not last long. They subsequently divorce in 2004 and since then Andie has not shared much regarding her relationships.

Well, we hope that in the coming days we will get to know more about the actress.