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Andie  MacDowell

Andie MacDowell

Actress & Activist

Biography

Andie MacDowell has established herself as an accomplished actress and spokesperson with global recognition. On the big screen, MacDowell earned the worldwide title of #1 female box-office draw with her performances in the smash hit romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, and the western Bad Girls with Drew Barrymore. She also starred alongside Bill Murray in Harold Ramis’ holiday classic Groundhog Day, which was recently inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. In other comedies MacDowell continued to partner with top leading men including Gerard Depardieu in Green Card, for which she again earned a Golden Globe nomination, Michael Keaton in Multiplicity, and John Travolta in Michael. Read More >

She first 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 at Cannes and garnered MacDowell the Independent Spirit Award and the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Actress as well as her first Golden Globe nomination. Additionally, she has been presented with the coveted Cesar D’Honneur for her body of work, the Golden Kamera Award from Germany’s Horzu Publications and the Taormina Arte Award for Cinematic Excellence.

MacDowell’s dramatic feature performances have included the art house drama, Love After Love which earned MacDowell widespread praise when it opened at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, The Last Laugh for Netflix with Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss, The End of Violence, directed by Wim Wenders, which was selected to screen at the opening of the 50th Anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival; Robert Altman’s The Player and Short Cuts, for which the cast earned a special Golden Globe Award for Best Ensemble and a Special Volpi Cup Award at the Venice Film Festival; Unstrung Heroes, directed by Diane Keaton and the ever-popular St. Elmo’s Fire. Some recent film credits have included Paramount’s Footloose reboot, Monte Carlo, the indie feature Mighty Fine which she co-starred with her daughter Rainey Qualley, Only the Brave opposite Jeff Bridges and MacDowell earned critical praise for her work in the sequel, Magic Mike XXL which reunited her with producer Steven Soderbergh. Her upcoming features include Four Weddings and a Funeral, written and executive produced by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton and Fox Searchlight Thriller, Ready or Not.

On the small screen, MacDowell starred and produced the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, The Beach House based on the best-selling novel by Mary Alice Munroe. Additionally, MacDowell starred on Hallmark’s #1 series, Cedar Cove, based on the bestselling book series by Debbie Macomber and before that was featured on the ABC Family series Jane By Design and starred in the Lifetime Original films, At Risk and The Front, both based on Patricia Cornwell crime novels. She earned praise for her performance in the Emmy-nominated, HBO original film, Dinner with Friends and co-starred with Rosie O’Donnell in the CBS telefilm Riding the Bus with My Sister, directed by Anjelica Huston.

For her philanthropic work, MacDowell was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Lander University and received an Honor of the Arts from Winthrop College. MacDowell has served as the national spokesperson for both The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and the American Heart Association. Additionally, in her continued efforts to bring awareness to preserving nature, MacDowell has supported the Tree Farmers of America with a national awareness campaign and put two thousand acres of her Montana ranch in a conservation easement with the Montana Land Reliance in her effort to preserve Montana’s natural habitat. MacDowell currently sits on the board of the National Forest Foundation.

MacDowell began her career as a model and appeared in international ad campaigns for brands such as Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Vassarette, Armani perfume, Sabeth-Row and Bliss Blass. Since 1986, MacDowell has been the global spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris cosmetics and hair products. MacDowell’s historically long-standing relationship with the brand is the longest consecutive relationship between a beauty brand and spokesmodel. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Take Control of Your Heart Health

Time To Talk Cardio

Speech Topics

Time to Talk Cardio

In this touching keynote speech, MacDowell, a long time heart health activist, shares the impact poor heart health has had on her personal life, as well as actionable steps audiences can take to improve their heart health through open communication with healthcare professionals. Read More >

Says MacDowell, "After losing my mother to a heart attack, I realized how important it is to take an active role in your health. Since cardiovascular disease affects so many lives, it is crucial that people communicate effectively with their health care professional." Read Less ^

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