Andrew McCarthy is an American actor best known for his roles in the 1985 feature films St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink.
Since 2008 he has a starring role in the television drama series Lipstick Jungle as Joe Bennett, a multi-billionaire who relies heavily on his assistant for everything, including asking out women such as Victory Ford (Lindsay Price).
At the age of 19, McCarthy made his screen debut in the feature film Class, paving the way for him to appear in more than 30 feature films, numerous television shows and more than two dozen live theatre productions.
The last several years have seen McCarthy branch into directing and writing, with the award-winning short film, News for the Church, and in the theatre, most recently, by directing the acclaimed production of Neil Labute's Things We Said Today off-Broadway.
As a writer, he has also contributed articles to National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Travel + Leisure, and Slate.com.
It was during the 1980s that McCarthy gained recognition in Hollywood when he starred in such iconic films as St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink, as well as the cult favourites Mannequin and Weekend at Bernie's.
The '90s saw him work with such esteemed directors as Claude Chabrol and John Frankenheimer and in films as varied as The Joy Luck Club, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, and Mulholland Falls, among others.
Andrew made his New York Theatre debut in 1985. He has starred on Broadway in The Boys of Winter, and in the Tony Award-winning play Sideman, and appeared in the works of Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Horton Foote, to name a few. His also appeared in Neil Labute's Fat Pig.
In 2016 he had a starring role in the short-lived ABC thriller series The Family.