Andie MacDowell is an American actress and model best known for her roles in the feature films Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Groundhog Day (1993) and Four Weddings and a Funeral, in 1994.
She currently stars as Gray Chandler Murray in the comedy-drama television series Jane by Design, since 2012. It is her first regular role in series television.
MacDowell has established herself as an accomplished actress with worldwide recognition. She was seen on the big screen in the heartbreaking true story of the Abbate family, The 5th Quarter, Monte Carlo with Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester, and the reboot of Footloose.
She also appeared in the indie feature Mighty Fine with Chazz Palminteri and her own daughter Rainey Qualley.
On TV, MacDowell previously starred in back-to-back telefilms, 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.
Additionally she co-starred with Rosie O'Donnell in the CBS telefilm Riding the Bus with My Sister, directed by Anjelica Huston. She also appeared in the short-lived drama series Lone Star, which was cancelled after two episodes.
Other dramatic feature 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 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.
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.
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.
The year 2012 also marked the 25th Anniversary of MacDowell's relationship with L'Oreal Paris, for which she serves as international spokesperson.