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Andie MacDowell Actress

Andie MacDowell, co-star of the "Beauty Shop" Movie!

Andie MacDowell has established herself as an accomplished film actress in films such as "sex, lies and videotape", "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Short Cuts." Throughout her career, Andie's undeniable charm and talent have given her International recognition. Andie continues to refine her craft by choosing a variety of diverse roles. Her latest projects include the 2003 film "Ginostra" with Harvey Keitel, directed by Manuel Pradal. The film is about an FBI agent and his family travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve a murder.

The film "Crush" made its American debut at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. The movie, was written and directed by John McKay. Andie stars as a single woman who /meets regularly with her girlfriends to swap stories about their love lives, or lack thereof. Things take an interesting turn when her character 'Kate' becomes involved with a younger man. Andie starred in "Harrison's Flowers," a drama about photojournalists behind the scenes in the war torn Balkans, with David Straithairn and Adrien Brody.

Recently Andie earned praise for her performance in the Emmy nominated, HBO original film, "Dinner with Friends." Daily Variety called her portrayal "arguably MacDowell's best work yet" and USA Today says the film was "blessed by an on-the-mark performance by MacDowell."

She received critical acclaim and accolades for her performance as a repressed young wife in Steven Soderbergh's "sex, lies and videotape." The film won the Palme D'Or in Cannes in 1989 and garnered Andie the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Actress as well as a Golden Globe nomination. In 1997, Andie was presented with the coveted Cesar D'Honneur for her body of work and the Golden Kamera Award from German's Horzu Publications.

In 1993, she starred in the holiday classic "Groundhog's Day" with Bill Murray. The following year, Andie earned the title of #1 female box-office draw worldwide with her performances in the smash hit romantic comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and the western "Bad Girls" with Drew Barrymore.

In other comedies, Andie continued to partner with some of the top leading men including Gerard Depardieu in "Green Card," for which she earned another Golden Globe nomination, Michael Keaton in "Multiplicity," John Travolta in "Michael," Andy Garcia in "Just the Ticket" and Warren Beatty in "Town and Country."

The "End of Violence," directed by Wim Wenders starring Andie and Bill Pullman, was selected to screen at the opening of the 50th Anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival in 1998.

Her other dramatic performances include "The Player" and "Short Cuts," both directed by Robert Altman; "Unstrung Heroes," direct by Diane Keaton, and the ever popular "St. Elmo's Fire."

More facts about Andie MacDowell

Birth name: Rosalie Anderson MacDowell
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Father: Marion MacDowell (lumber executive; divorced)
Mother: Pauline MacDowell (died in 1981 caused by chronic alcoholism)
Sister: Babs Rogers (aka Barbara MacDowell; teacher; older), Beverly MacDowell (realtor; older), Julia MacDowell (interior decorator; older)
Son: Justin Qualley (born in 1986)
Daughters: Sarah Margaret Qualley (born in 1995), Rainey Qualley (born in March 1989)

Received the Medal of Honor in the Arts from Winthrop University. (2004)

Is so confident that older actresses have a future that she has chosen to devote most of her time now to her children - and return full-force to film making in several years. (February 19, 2004)

MacDowell received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Lander University in Greenwood, S.C. for her dedication to the Graham Children's Health Center. (8 May 2001)

In 1984 Andie met Paul Qualley during a GAP fashion shoot, and in 1986 she married him.

In 2000, MacDowell filed suit against Wal-Mart for displaying her picture in several stores without permission.

She made her acting debut in GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES' (1984), but the excellent movie SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE (1989) is considered to be the real start of her actress career.

She was L'Oreal's exclusive model for several years until 1989 in the US, and continued modeling until 1990.

Spokesmodel for L'Oreal cosmetics and hair care

When she was six her parents divorced and depression drove her mother to alcoholism.

Worked at McDonalds and Pizza Hut as a teenager.

Her voice in GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES (1984) was dubbed by Glenn Close.

There are similarities between TWIN PEAKS (1990) and the film THE HIDDEN (1987), which had been released in 1987. Both feature Kyle MacLachlan as an enigmatic cop (otherworldly in TWIN PEAKS, actually an alien in THE HIDDEN) on a search for a killer who is actually not human, who takes possession of different human bodies to commit senseless murders.

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (1995)

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for GREEN CARD (1991)

Chosen by People Magazine one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [2000]

Former cosmetics model.

Worked at McDonalds and Pizza Hut as a teenager.

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]

Announced her engagement to Atlanta jewelry businessman (and childhood friend) Rhett Hartzog; they plan to marry in November in Asheville, N.C. [26 July 2001]

October 7th 2004 - Filed for divorce from childhood friend businessman Rhett Hartzog after nearly 3 years of marriage.

Andie MacDowell's Quotation:

"My life in Montana is so diverse from my Hollywood life that it even feels odd for me to go from one life to the other."

"Walking in Asheville, you never know what you'll see. There's so many art galleries. In fact, I said to CBS, 'You have go to come to Ashsville.' It 's incredible. there's so much diversity, creativity, so many artistic people. and there are the vistas...the mountains and colors. I love here. Wilmington has the beach.But we have the mountains. And there's a strong support community...Ashevilee is a wonderful comunity."

Andie MacDowell on Her Small "Beauty Shop" Role

Though breathtaking beauty Andie MacDowell has a small role in Queen Latifah's "Beauty Shop," just having a minor role didn't stop her from being cordial to the press on a recent visit to the movie's set. MacDowell's fairly secretive about her character, but she did provide a few tiny details as to the sort of woman she plays in this comedy from MGM.

What can you tell me about your character?
I play a very small character but I'm having a great time being here. It's a good chance for me to come out here and have a good time. I was kind of brought in at the last minute and I play a character who I'm having fun with.

Do you have any special beauty shop memories?
Oh, I do, as an adult, yeah. I live in a small town now so beauty salons are sort of
like where all the gossip ruminates where I live.

How does the movie shop compare to real ones?
It's similar. I mean, what happens with my character is that everyone knows that my husband's cheating on me but I don't know it. That's what I'm talking about happens in small towns. They kind of already know everything before you know it. And so that's what happens for my character and I'm having fun with, like I was saying, trying to find some humor and bring humor to the character. I don't want to say everything we're going to do because there's something that I'm hoping will be quite funny as she evolves.

What controversial topics come up?
None that I have come across, but this is my fourth day, so I don't know. I haven't been exposed to that part of the film, if there is such a part.

Why were you brought in last minute?
I was taking my daughter to buy her prom dress and I got a telephone call and my agent said, “Would you like to go do this movie?” It was right over Easter. I was going to miss Easter with my kids and I asked my kids, I said, “I've been offered this job with Queen Latifah,” and they started screaming and said, “Go, go, go.” And I said that I won't be here for Easter, and particularly my 15-year-old daughter [has] become very conscious of how hard it is in life to make your dreams come true. She has dreams of her own that she aspires [to] and she is really proud of me. When opportunities come like this, she wants me to take them because she realizes that not everybody gets to go off and do things like this. She's at an age where she's very secure with herself. My nine-year-old is a little bit harder. I think she'd rather me be there, [she] doesn't care as much, but it does help having them be together and it's a short job for me.

What’s it like working with Queen Latifah?
I'm having fun with everybody. Everybody's very nice. The set is very energetic. They play music in between scenes. There's a nice comfortable feel with everybody, a very pleasant experience so I'm really happy to be here. Everybody's been very kind to me and attentive.

How do you stay beautiful?
Try to get a good night's sleep, you know. It's the same old boring thing and I honestly think it's the truth - wearing sunblock, drinking water, getting good sleep and being at peace with yourself. Whenever I am tormented inside, whenever there's something going on that makes her hurt or painful, that's when I'll look my worst. And I think it's for everybody.

Have you picked up any tips from the movie?
In four days? I've actually learned some great hair styles. I've learned some really interesting hair styles in there that I'm thinking about going home and giving it a shot. Might as well have some fun, especially the dual colored hair. I like that. That's happening. There's a picture of this woman who's got every different color hair. I thought that would be really interesting to pick up my kids looking like that.

Andie MacDowell's beauty secrets

Andie MacDowell recently revealed that it's more than just genetics that give her gorgeous skin, shiny hair and a great smile. So what's her secret? A healthy diet that includes plenty of nutrient-rich milk. MacDowell knows that the nine essential nutrients in milk are important to help keep her looking great and feeling healthy, which is why she has become the latest celebrity to model the famous milk mustache.

Andie MacDowell Divorces

Actress Andie MacDowell and her businessman husband Rhett Hartzog have divorced after nearly three years of marriage. America's People magazine reports that the former high school classmates had gone their separate ways. A source says, "It's a painful and very private time." A spokeswoman for Four Weddings And A Funeral star MacDowell has yet to comment. MacDowell, 46, and Hartzog, 45, married in November 2001 in a 450-guest ceremony in Asheville, North Carolina. It was the actress' second marriage. The pair first met as classmates at Gaffney High School in South Carolina. They reunited in July 1999 when MacDowell's sister, Julia, reintroduced them.

Macdowell Ashamed Of Being A Smoker

Andie Macdowell has admitted that taking up smoking late in life has made her feel ashamed and a bad example to her children and her fans. The 40-year-old actress took up smoking after her divorce from former husband Paul Qualley, and although it provided a short term answer to her emotional problems for someone of such rigid self-control her nicotine addiction turned into a nightmare. Her three children, aged 15, 12 and seven thought she had let them down and her several attempts to give up reduced her to crying for weeks. MacDowell reveals, "It's bizarre to start smoking as a woman of 40, but cigarettes were absolutely fabulous. I was terrified that people would find out that I was a closet smoker. I have three children I have responsibilities, I have a certain persona to uphold in society because of who I am. As a spokesman for L'Oreal, I did not want to set a bad example. There were tears and dramas."

Andie Macdowell Weds Again

Actress Andie MacDowell wed for the second time this weekend when she married her former high school classmate. Andie made her wedding vows to American businessman Rhett Hartzog in North Carolina in front of 200 guests. The couple say they had crushes on each other when they both attended the same school in North Carolina in 1976. Their romance began when they were reacquainted last year. MacDowell's sister Babs Rogers Richard said after the wedding, "It was real sweet and simple. Both her daughters, the nieces and nephews were involved in the wedding." The beautiful star, who wore a Vera Wang gown, was previously married for 13 years to property developer Paul Qualley. They had three children.

Andie Macdowell Slashes Chaplin Rumors

Andie MacDowell would like to get something off her chest for once and for all - she is not Charlie Chaplin's illegitimate daughter. The bizarre rumour has dogged the beauty ever since she was a top model, and the "completely false" story is "particularly big in South America". Andie says, "Just last week a friend of mine sent me a clipping from Mexico's main newspaper showing me confessing about what it was like having Chaplin as a father but still having to keep it such a terrible secret." But there is an upside to the weird publicity - she adds, "It makes my movies more popular there."

Two Weddings And One Divorce For Andie

Actress Andie MacDowell is walking up the aisle for a second time - with her childhood sweetheart Rhett Hartzog. The Four Weddings And A Funeral star, 43, got engaged to the Atlanta, Georgia jeweller with plans to tie the knot in November of this year. Stunning Andie divorced her first husband Paul Qualley in 1999, after a 13-year marriage which produced three children, Justin, Rainey and Sarah Margaret. Andie's father Marion McBride says, "I am very happy for her. I know they have given it a lot of thought. He is a friend she has known a long time. They've known each other since grammar school and through high school."

Andie MacDowell: Crush

With the film's romantic comedy plot, does "Crush" remind you of "Four Weddings and a Funeral"?

It reminded me more of "sex, lies, and videotape". I have a huge role here, as I did with "sex...", and the character is so intense. The whole morality issue is also similar, even though it's got a lot of great humour. British comedy is the best out there; they're famous for their humour. I love Mr Bean and Blackadder.

Are you an Anglophile?

I feel very comfortable in the UK. I could see myself living in the Cotswolds. I love it. I've had some great experiences. This is my fourth film here, and people seem to accept me. It's always nice to be accepted and welcomed.

"Crush" has some great roles for women...

Yeah, great, huge roles. These three women have worked hard to get where they are, so a part of their life got overlooked. That happens a lot with women, so they bonded with each other. That's where they bonded and put their love, energy, and emotions - with each other. My character falls in love with a younger guy, which is completely against her standards, and she approaches it with complete abandon. It was very well-written. Sometimes you get scripts where you think, "I wouldn't want to talk like that, let alone know anyone who does!"

 

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