Andie MacDowell has established herself as one of the most beloved actors across film and television, with a body of work that has garnered critical and commercial acclaim.
MacDowell was most recently seen in Good Girl Jane. The film is a coming-of age drama that follows Jane, a lonely teenager in Los Angeles, struggling to fit in at a new school after being bullied in the old one while reeling from the fallout of her parents’ recent divorce. MacDowell plays Jane’s beleaguered mom, Ruth. The film, directed by Sarah Elizabeth Mintz, won Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Prior to that, MacDowell starred in John Wells/LuckyChap Entertainment-produced limited series “Maid” for Netflix, opposite her real-life daughter, Margaret Qualley. The critically acclaimed series from showrunner Molly Smith Metzler, which was named one of AFI’s Top Television Programs of the Year, is inspired by Stephanie Land’s New York Times best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. “Maid” was one of Netflix’s most streamed series in 2021. She also can currently be seen in the film adaptation of Sarah Dessen’s best-selling novel Along for the Ride for Netflix, which debuted in May 2022.
MacDowell recently wrapped production on My Happy Ending, directed by Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit. The film is based on the Israeli play, Sof Tov by Anat Gov, and centers on a Hollywood star (MacDowell) who finds herself in a British hospital room with three other women who help her with the most difficult role she has ever played…herself. She also recently wrapped production as the co-lead on the action-thriller Red Right Hand opposite Orlando Bloom, for the directing duo of Ian and Eshom Nelms.
Throughout her career, MacDowell has collaborated with the some of the most venerated filmmakers of our time, including Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Nora Ephron, Peter Weir, Wim Wenders, Harold Ramis and Richard Curtis, to name a few. She first gained attention starring in Soderbergh’s directorial debut Sex, Les, and Videotape opposite James Spader, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and represented a turning point for independent film, piercing the cultural zeitgeist. She then went on to star in several highly revered films including Groundhog Day, from comedy legend Harold Ramis and opposite Bill Murray; Four Weddings and a Funeral from screenwriter Richard Curtis and opposite Hugh Grant, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical; and Green Card from director Peter Weir, which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
MacDowell starred in the feature No Man’s Land, opposite Frank Grillo and George Lopez. IFC debuted the adventure-thriller film at the Newport Beach Film Festival in October 2020 and the film was officially released in January 2021. In 2019, she starred in the Fox Searchlight feature, Ready or Not, opposite Samara Weaving, Mark O’Brien and Henry Czerny. The film was nominated by the Hollywood Critics Association for Best Horror Film and was one of Fox Searchlight’s most financially successful features in the past decade.
Additionally, in 2017, MacDowell starred in IFC’s film Love After Love, opposite Chris O’Dowd. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim and won the Jury Award for Best Cinematography in a U.S. Narrative Feature. Also in 2017, MacDowell was seen in Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s drama for Lionsgate, Only the Brave opposite Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly and Josh Brolin. Other film credits include Warner Bros.’, MAGIC MIKE XXL opposite Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer; the 2011 revival of Footloose, opposite Miles Teller and Julianne Hough; The Object of Beauty, opposite John Malkovich; Multiplicity, opposite Michael Keaton; Michael from Nora Ephron and opposite John Travolta and William Hurt; and the Golden Globe-winning feature Short Cuts, from director Robert Altman and alongside an all-star cast
On the television side, MacDowell starred for three seasons on the critically acclaimed television series, “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove,” Hallmark Channel’s first-ever original primetime drama, in which she portrayed a Municipal Court Judge. Additional television credits include NBC’s “Mr. Mayor,” Quibi’s “Wireless,” BBC’s “Cuckoo” opposite Greg Davies, ABC Family’s “Jane by Design” and numerous guest starring roles on various acclaimed series.
MacDowell has been the face of L’Oreal for the past 35 years and counting. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.