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Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell is an internationally recognized actress who has starred in such perennially popular films as Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and A Funeral. She recently starred in two Lifetime Original Movies, At Risk and The Front, both based on Patricia Cornwell crime novels, which follow the Massachusetts District Attorney, played by MacDowell. This marks the first time Cornwell's bestselling books have been adapted into movies. Her other recent projects include As Good As Dead with Cary Elwes, and The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, a comedy starring Tim Allen.

MacDowell was heard as the voice of ‘Etta the Hen' in Paramount's animated movie Barnyard, was seen in the feature Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah, and co-starred along with Rosie O'Donnell in the CBS telepic, Riding the Bus with My Sister, directed by Anjelica Huston. She also earned praise for her performance in the Emmy-nominated, HBO original film Dinner with Friends, with USA Today saying the film was "blessed by an on-the-mark performance by MacDowell.

Additional dramatic performances include 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; Unstrung Heroes, directed by Diane Keaton and the ever-popular St. Elmo's Fire.

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 in the holiday classic Groundhog Day with Bill Murray.

In several other comedies MacDowell partnered 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.

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.

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Andie MacDowell Facts

Birth NameRosalie Anderson MacDowell
BirthdayApril 21, 1958 (65)
BirthplaceGaffney, South Carolina, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Andie MacDowell compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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