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Rosalie Anderson MacDowell

Nicknames: "Rosie", "Andie MacDowell", "Andie McDowell"
Current Location:: CA, USA
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Gaffney, SC, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of <private> McDowell and <private> McDowell (Oswald)
Ex-wife of <private> Qualley
Mother of <private> Qualley; <private> Qualley and <private> Qualley

Occupation: model and actress
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Immediate Family

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      ex-spouse
    • <private> Qualley
      child
    • <private> Qualley
      child
    • <private> Qualley
      child
    • <private> McDowell
      parent
    • <private> McDowell (Oswald)
      parent

About Rosalie Anderson MacDowell

Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell (born April 21, 1958) is an American model and actress. She has received three Golden Globe Awards nominations. She has received the Golden Camera and an Honorary César.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andie_MacDowell

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000510/

Early life

MacDowell was born in Gaffney, South Carolina, the daughter of Pauline "Paula" Johnston (née Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive.[1][2] She is of mainly Scottish descent.[3] Her family owned an antebellum era summer house in Arden, North Carolina. It has since been made into a bed-and-breakfast named the Blake House Inn. Graffiti from her childhood visits is preserved in an upstairs bedroom closet. She attended Winthrop College for two years before moving briefly to Columbia, South Carolina. There she worked two jobs; one in a clothing boutique and the other in a restaurant/bar called "Stage Door" where as a waitress she once served Senator Strom Thurmond. "Rosie", as she was known locally, lived with her sister Beverly and saved all her money so she could move to New York City and start her career. She was initially spotted by a rep from Wilhelmina Models while on a trip to Los Angeles before she would later sign with Elite Model Management in New York City. In 2004, she was awarded a Medal of Honor in the Arts from Winthrop College.

Career

In the early 1980s, MacDowell modeled for Vogue magazine and appeared in ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Vassarette, Armani perfume, Sabeth-Row, Mink International, Anne Klein and Bill Blass. She worked with such esteemed photographers as Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Herb Ritts among others. A series of billboards in Time Square and national television commercials for Calvin Klein drew attention to her and led to her 1984 film debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, a role in which her lines were recorded by Glenn Close because her southern accent was too pronounced for her to play the role of an Englishwoman. In 1985, she had a small part in St. Elmo's Fire, but her film career seemed to have stalled.

MacDowell used this time to study method acting with teachers from the Actors Studio in addition to working privately with the renowned coach Harold Guskin. Four years later, director Steven Soderbergh cast her in the independent film Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). Her performance earned her an Independent Spirit Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, several other award nominations and led to a series of starring roles in films such as Green Card, The Object of Beauty, and Short Cuts.

In the 1990s, MacDowell achieved stardom due to the box office success of the 1993 comedy by Harold Ramis, Groundhog Day, and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), opposite Hugh Grant (who admitted afterwards to being intimidated by both MacDowell and her then-husband). Groundhog Day and FWAAF remain MacDowell's biggest box office hits.

MacDowell appears in print and television advertisements for the cosmetic and haircare company L'Oréal.

Personal life

MacDowell was married from 1986 to 1999 to fellow former model and rancher Paul Qualley, whom she met while both were posing for Gap ads. The couple have a son, Justin and two daughters, Rainey and Sarah Margaret. She was married to Atlanta, Georgia, businessman Rhett Hartzog from 2001 to 2004.

MacDowell currently resides in the town of Biltmore Forest near Asheville, North Carolina. She is an avid hiker and general outdoors-woman.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andie_MacDowell

Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell (born April 21, 1958) is an American model and actress. She has received three Golden Globe Awards nominations. She has received the Golden Camera and an Honorary César.

Andie MacDowell was born in Gaffney, South Carolina, the daughter of Pauline "Paula" Johnston (née Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She is of Scottish descent. Her family owned an Antebellum period summer house in Arden, North Carolina, which has since been made into a bed-and-breakfast named the Blake House Inn. Graffiti from her childhood visits is preserved in an upstairs bedroom closet. She attended Winthrop College for two years before moving briefly to Columbia, South Carolina. There she worked two jobs; one in a clothing boutique and the other in a restaurant/bar called "Stage Door". "Rosie," as she was known locally, lived with her sister, Beverly, and saved all her money so she could move to New York City and start her career. She was initially spotted by a rep from Wilhelmina Models while on a trip to Los Angeles before she would later sign with Elite Model Management in New York City.

Career

In the early 1980s, MacDowell modeled for Vogue magazine and appeared in ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Vassarette, Armani perfume, Sabeth-Row, Mink International, Anne Klein and Bill Blass. She worked with such esteemed photographers as Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Herb Ritts among others. A series of billboards in Time Square and national television commercials for Calvin Klein drew attention to her and led to her 1984 film debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, a role in which her lines were recorded by Glenn Close because her southern accent was too pronounced for her to play the role of an Englishwoman. In 1985, she had a small part in St. Elmo's Fire, but her film career seemed to stall.

MacDowell used this time to study method acting with teachers from the Actors Studio in addition to working privately with the renowned coach Harold Guskin. Four years later, director Steven Soderbergh cast her in the independent film Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). Her performance earned her an Independent Spirit Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, several other award nominations and led to a series of starring roles in films such as Green Card, The Object of Beauty, and Short Cuts.

In the 1990s, MacDowell achieved stardom due to the box office success of the 1993 comedy by Harold Ramis, Groundhog Day, and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), opposite Hugh Grant. Groundhog Day and FWAAF remain MacDowell's biggest box office hits.

MacDowell appears in print and television advertisements for the cosmetic and haircare company L'Oréal.

Personal life

MacDowell was married from 1986 to 1999 to fellow former model and rancher Paul Qualley, whom she met while both were posing for Gap ads. The couple have a son, Justin and two daughters, Rainey and Sarah Margaret. She was married to businessman Rhett Hartzog from 2001 to 2004.

MacDowell currently resides in the town of Biltmore Forest near Asheville, North Carolina. She is an avid hiker and general outdoorswoman.

Filmography

1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Miss Jane Porter

1985 St. Elmo's Fire Dale Biberman

1988 Secret of the Sahara, TheThe Secret of the Sahara Anthea

1989 Sex, Lies, and Videotape Ann Bishop Mullany Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress

Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

1990 Green Card Brontë Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1991 Hudson Hawk Anna Baragli

1991 Object of Beauty, TheThe Object of Beauty Tina

1991 Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules Emily TV movie

1992 Player, TheThe Player Herself Cameo appearance

1993 Short Cuts Ann Finnigan Golden Globe Special Ensemble Cast Award

Volpi Cup for Best Emsemble Cast

Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

1993 Groundhog Day Rita Saturn Award for Best Actress

1993 Ruby Cairo Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro aka Ruby Cairo

1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral Carrie Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1994 Bad Girls Eileen Spenser

1995 Unstrung Heroes Selma Lidz

1996 Michael Dorothy Winters

1996 Multiplicity Laura Kinney

1997 End of Violence, TheThe End of Violence Page

1998 Shadrach Trixie

1999 Just the Ticket Linda Palinski also producer

1999 Muppets from Space Shelley Snipes

1999 Muse, TheThe Muse Laura Phillips

2000 Harrison's Flowers Sarah Lloyd

2001 Town & Country Eugenie Claybourne also uncredited producer

2001 On the Edge Lisa segment "Reaching Normal"

2001 Crush Kate Scales

2001 Dinner with Friends Karen TV movie

2002 Jo Jo TV movie

2002 Ginostra Jessie

2005 Last Sign, TheThe Last Sign Kathy Macfarlane

2005 Beauty Shop Terri

2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister Rachel Simon TV movie

2005 Tara Road Marilyn

2006 Barnyard Etta the Hen voice

2007 Intervention Kelly

2008 Inconceivable Lottie Louise Du Bose

2009 Six Wives of Henry Lefay, TheThe Six Wives of Henry Lefay Kate

2009 5th Quarter, TheThe 5th Quarter Maryanne Abbate

2009 As Good as Dead Helen Kalahan

2010 Lone Star Alex[4] TV series, recurring guest star

2010 Daydream Nation Enid Goldberg

2011 Monte Carlo Grace's mother Filming

2011 Footloose Vi Moore Filming