Andie Macdowell :: Biography
Andie MacDowell is an American actress and model. She celebrates her birthday every year on April 21 and was born in the year 1958. She started off as a model, and had commercial success in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Groundhog Day (1993).
She was born in Gaffney, North Carolina, United States as the daughter to music teacher mother, Pauline ‘Paula’ Johnson and father Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was raised for the most of her early years in her home town. She went to Winthrop University for two years. Then, s moved to Columbia, South Carolina. When she was on a trip to Los Angeles, she was discovered by a representative of Wulhelmina Models. Later, in 1978, she signed up with Elite Model Management, New York City.
During the early years of her career, she appeared in ad campaigns for Armani perfume, Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass, Vassarette, Anne Klein and Sabeth-Row Mink International. She also modeled for Vogue magazine and appeared in a series of billboard at Times Square. Her national television commercial for the reputed brand Calvin Klein made her even famous and helped her land her debut role in the movie Greystroke: Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, released in 1984. In order to become an established actress, she started studying method acting at the Actors Studio. She also had a famous coach Harold Huskin, who gave her private lessons. After four years of study, she was then cast in the independent film by director Steven Soderberdh, Sex, Lies and Videotape, in 1989. She performed outstandingly and that earned her a lot of critical acclaims and several awards such as a Best Actress award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, an Independent Spirit Award and other nominations. That made her renowned as a good actress and she was starred in the films like Short Cuts, Green Card and Object of Beauty. She has appeared in numerous TV and print ads. She has been starring in the Hallmark Drama Cedar Cove, since 2013.
Andie married Paul Qualley in the year 1986. Her then husband was a fellow model and a rancher and had met while doing ads for Gap. They have three children together, a son, Justin (born 1986) and two daughters, Rainey (born 1989) who is also the Miss Golden Globe 2012 and Sarah Margaret Qualley (born 1995) who is an actress. MacDowell separated from Paul in September 5, 2000. Then, she married businessman Rhett Hartzog. The wedding took place on November 10, 2001. The marriage, however, did not last more than three years and they had a divorce in 5 October, 2004.
She recently turned 56, but does not look her age and manages to look at least 20 years younger. She has a great height of 5 feet and 8 inches and has a slim build with the weight of 54 kg. She has kept her body fit for so long. Her secret is balanced diet and regular work. She has the hot body measurements of 34-26-35 inches adding to the fact that she has round breasts, flat belly and full hips. Her pair of long, toned legs adds much to her beauty and will look gorgeous in a bikini. She has curly black hair and has a heavy southern accent. It is said that she had a plastic surgery to make her look more youthful. Her fans and admirers can know more about her through her recent and detailed bio that can be found on the IMDb website and Wikipedia. She is an active user of her Twitter account and keeps her followers updated with frequent tweets about recent events and even her personal life.