Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell

  • Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Happiness Runs (2010)
  • Birthday: Apr 21, 1958
  • Birthplace: Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
  • The product of a profoundly unhappy home life, Andie MacDowell was compelled to make her own way from an early age. The Gaffney, SC, native spent her teenage years working a number of minimum-wage jobs before dropping out of Winthrop College when she was a sophomore in order to become an Elite model. Her innocent, well-scrubbed good looks were not only suited to her job as a cosmetics model, but, in 1984, they won her the role of Jane Porter in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Unable to overcome her natural Carolina cadence, MacDowell's lines were dubbed by Glenn Close in the film -- the first and last time that audiences were denied the actress' warm, relaxing vocal shadings. Joining the Brat Pack brigade with St. Elmo's Fire (1985), MacDowell just as quickly broke away from it with her riveting performance in sex, lies and videotape (1989); her role as a dissatisfied housewife earned her a number of accolades, and helped to establish her as a "serious" actress.MacDowell's likability enabled her to weather such disasters as Hudson Hawk (1991) and Bad Girls (1994), and allowed her to shine in a number of other films, including Groundhog Day (1993), Short Cuts (1993), and the hit romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Although she starred in a series of disappointing films during the late '90s, she remained highly visible, popping up in such movies as Unstrung Heroes (1995), The Muse (1999), and Town and Country (2000). She earned good reviews playing a middle-age woman infatuated with a younger man in Crush, but the film was poorly distributed and little seen. She appeared in a string of direct-to-video efforts including the supernatural thriller The Last Sign opposite Tim Roth. She returned to the multiplexes after landing a major part in the Queen Latifah film Beauty Shop in 2005. The next year she lent her distinct vocal qualities to the 2006 animated film Barnyard, twenty years after having her voice dubbed out of her film debut.In 2010 MacDowell surpised her fans with a villainous turn in the tense low-budget thriller As Good As Dead, which was quickly followed by an appearance as Vi Moore (a role originally played by Diane Wiest) in Craig Brewer's remake of Footloose.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

88% Ready or Not Actor 2019
53% The Last Laugh Doris Montgomery 2019
85% Love After Love Suzanne 2018
71% Paper Year Joanne Winters 2018
87% Only the Brave Marvel Steinbrink $18.3M 2017
No Score Yet Kevyn Aucoin: Beauty & the Beast in Me Actor 2017
No Score Yet At Home in Mitford Cynthia Coppersmith Executive Producer 2017
43% Christmas Inheritance Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Beach House Executive Producer Lovie 2016
66% Magic Mike XXL Nancy Davidson 2015
No Score Yet The Secret Of The Sahara Actor 2015
No Score Yet Breaking At The Edge Actor 2013
19% Mighty Fine Stella Fine Producer 2012
68% Footloose Vi Moore $51.8M 2011
39% Monte Carlo Pam $22.6M 2011
68% Daydream Nation Enid Goldberg 2011
57% The 5th Quarter Maryanne Abbate $0.4M 2011
No Score Yet The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Kate 2010
No Score Yet As Good as Dead Helen $2K 2010
9% Happiness Runs Victor's Mom 2010
No Score Yet The Front Monique "Money" Lamont 2010
No Score Yet Patricia Cornwell's At Risk Monique "Money" Lamont 2010
No Score Yet Inconceivable Lottie Louise Du Bose 2008
22% Barnyard Etta $72.7M 2006
No Score Yet Riding the Bus with My Sister Rachel 2005
38% Beauty Shop Terri $36.4M 2005
No Score Yet Tara Road Marilyn 2005
No Score Yet The Last Sign Kathy 2004
No Score Yet Ginostra Actor 2002
36% Crush Kate $1.1M 2002
49% Harrison's Flowers Sarah Lloyd $1.7M 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Lisa 2001
90% Dinner with Friends Karen 2001
13% Town & Country Eugenie Claybourne $6.3M 2000
53% The Muse Laura Phillips 1999
63% Muppets From Space Shelley Snipes 1999
23% Just the Ticket Executive Producer Linda Palinski 1999
50% Shadrach Trixie 1998
29% The End of Violence Paige Stockard 1997
38% Michael Dorothy Winters 1996
43% Multiplicity Laura Kinney 1996
74% Unstrung Heroes Selma Lidz 1995
9% Bad Girls Eileen Spenser 1994
96% Four Weddings and a Funeral Carrie 1994
95% Short Cuts Ann Finnigan 1993
No Score Yet Ruby Cairo Actor 1993
No Score Yet Deception Elizabeth Faro/Ruby Cairo 1993
96% Groundhog Day Rita Hanson 1993
98% The Player Herself 1992
No Score Yet Women & Men 2 Mrs. Meadows 1991
26% Hudson Hawk Anna Baragli 1991
77% The Object of Beauty Tina 1991
60% Green Card Brontë 1990
96% Sex, Lies, and Videotape Ann Millaney 1989
44% St. Elmo's Fire Dale 1985
71% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Jane 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Claire Williams
  • 2012
43% Jane By Design
2012
Gray Chandler Murray
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Revolution
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Grace Chapman
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1989
83% Lone Star
2010
Alex

QUOTES FROM Andie MacDowell CHARACTERS

Selma Lidz
Just pretend you're living with Dopey and Dopey.
Rita
You speak French
Rita
You speak French.
Phil Connors
Oui
Phil Connors
Oui.
Phil Connors
I'm a god.
Rita
You are God?
Phil Connors
I'm a god, I'm not the God. I don't think.
Phil Connors
Who is your perfect guy?
Rita
Well, first of all, he's too humble to know he's perfect
Rita
Well, first of all, he's too humble to know he's perfect.
Phil Connors
That's me!
Rita
Why would anyone wanna steal a Groundhog?
Larry
I can think of a couple of reasons, Pervert.
Larry
I can think of a couple of reasons, pervert.
Phil Connors
I am not making it up. I am asking you for help.
Rita
Okay, what do you want me to do?
Phil Connors
I don't know. You're a producer. Come up with something.
Etta the Hen
[When Otis comes to the rescue] Otis!
Etta the Hen
[To Dag] You won't be taking any hens tonight.
Rita
Why would anybody steal a groundhog?
Rita
Why would anybody steal a groundhog?
Larry
I can probably think of a couple of reasons... pervert.