What is the net worth of Andie MacDowell?
Andie MacDowell is an American model and actress who has a net worth of $25 million. After making her debut in 1984’s “Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes,” she went on to appear in well-received films like “Sex, Lies, and Videotape.” She won a number of awards for this performance, including an Independent Spirit Award. Andie went on to film Green Card, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Michael and Multiplicity.
After a series of less successful films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, MacDowell turned more towards independent films and supporting roles. In 2017, she again received critical acclaim for her role in ‘Love After Love’. In 2019, she booked another lead role in Ready or Not. Outside of her film appearances, Andie has worked extensively as a model. Modeled for Calvin Klein Inc. and continues to act as the company’s spokesperson, a role he has held since 1986.
Rosalie Anderson MacDowell was born on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina. Raised by a music teacher and a lumber manager in a family of British heritage, Andie’s early years were not easy. During childhood, Andie’s mother struggled with alcoholism. As a result, there was somewhat of a reversal of the families’ roles, as Andie often found herself caring for her mother.
Her family owned a vintage home in Arden, North Carolina, which was eventually converted into a bed and breakfast. Her parents eventually divorced when Andie was just six years old. When Andie was eight, her father remarried. After graduating from university, MacDowell attended Winthrop University and then moved to Columbia, South Carolina. She was spotted by a modeling scout while visiting Los Angeles and promptly signed a contract with Elite Model Management in 1978. Her mother later died of a heart attack after living a sober lifestyle for a year before her death.
Modeling and commercial career
MacDowell began by modeling for Vogue magazine and appeared in advertisements for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Armani and Calvin Klein. It was this next brand that gained the most attention, most notably a series of nationally aired television commercials. These commercials helped her land her first film role in 1984. However, this role was not exactly a success story as her lines were dubbed due to her strong Southern accent.
The success of the film
Determined to make it in the film industry, Andie took acting classes and learned method technique at the Actors Studio from veterans like Harold Guskin. After four years of training, he managed to book a role in the independent film “Sex, Lies, and Videotape”. This proved to be her breakthrough role and earned her numerous awards and nominations. She went on to other roles in films such as ‘Green Card’, ‘The Object of Beauty’ and ‘Short Cuts’.
In the 1990s, many of her films proved to be commercially successful, including “Groundhog Day” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” During this time, she continued to appear in various commercials for L’Oreal. Towards the 2010s, she began to shift more towards television and independent film work. These included shows like “Jane by Design” and “Cedar Cove.” In 2019, Andie booked a role in the horror comedy film Ready or Not.
The salary of four weddings
At the time she was approached to appear in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Andie MacDowell’s career was at a point where she was commanding $1 million per film role. This amount would have put them out of the running for “Four Weddings,” which had a budget of $4.4 million. But Andie was intrigued by the film and eventually agreed to cut her fee by 75% to $250,000. But in return, she got a share of the film’s backend success. “Four Weddings” earned $245 million globally, and Andie’s salary eventually topped $3 million with her backend credits. That’s the same as earning about $6 million in today’s dollars.
In 1986, Andie MacDowell married a model and farmer named Paul Qualley. The two met while posing for Gap commercials and had three children together before divorcing in 1999. Several of their children went on to enter the entertainment industry. After her divorce, MacDowell dated actor Dennis Quaid for a year. Later, in 1999, he reconnected with an old high school friend who had become a businessman. The pair eventually married in 2001, although they divorced three years later.
In 2012, it was reported that MacDowell sold a home in Asheville, North Carolina for $3 million. This was a significant price reduction, as the original list was $4.5 million. However, she originally paid just $790,000 for the home in 2001, so she probably wasn’t too worried about the losses. The residence has six bedrooms and 9,400 square feet of living space.
In 2013, she bought a four-bedroom house in the Silver Strand neighborhood of Marina Del Rey, California. She paid $1.775 million for the residence, which has just under 3,000 square feet of living space and four bedrooms.
In 2015, it was reported that Andie bought a house in Los Feliz, California. The residence cost her $1.2625 million and was originally built in 1931. Featuring 2,275 square feet of living space and four bedrooms, the home also features highlights such as a outdoor patio, a decorative fireplace and views of the Griffith Observatory. In addition, there is an outdoor spa.
In 2021, it was reported that a ranch in Montana that was once owned by MacDowell was sold for $7.775 million. The farm was originally purchased by Andie and her then husband many years ago. The pair immediately set to work renovating the existing hand-hewn log house that served as the primary residence on the 457 acres of land. They also built an 8,000 square foot barn with its own living and working space. Additionally, the grounds feature a separate guest cabin. MacDowell then sold the property in 2000 for an undisclosed sum, although it had been listed for $3.5 million in 1998.