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Born on April 21, 1958, in Gaffney, S.C., Andie MacDowell launched her career with an extraordinarily pretty face, appearing in print and television ads for L'Oreal cosmetics and Calvin Klein jeans. Her first foray into acting -- as Jane in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan (1984) -- was nearly a disaster, since producers, frustrated with MacDowell's Southern accent, had to hire Glenn Close to overdub all of her lines.

But MacDowell rebounded with a small role in St. Elmo's Fire (1985) before wowing critics with her portrayal of a sexually repressed wife in sex, lies, and videotape (1989), a performance that earned her an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe nomination.

The actress went on to star in a string of successful romantic comedies, several of which garnered Golden Globe nods, including Green Card (1990), Groundhog Day (1993) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

Andie MacDowell in Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL

2015 R

Three years after he bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Mike finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blowout performance.

  • Andie MacDowell in Groundhog Day Groundhog Day
  • Andie MacDowell in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
  • Andie MacDowell in St. Elmo's Fire St. Elmo's Fire
  • Andie MacDowell in Multiplicity Multiplicity
  • Andie MacDowell in The 5th Quarter The 5th Quarter
  • Andie MacDowell in Footloose Footloose
  • Andie MacDowell in Short Cuts Short Cuts
  • Andie MacDowell in Michael Michael
  • Andie MacDowell in Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove
  • Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Andie MacDowell in sex, lies, and videotape sex, lies, and videotape
  • Andie MacDowell in Monte Carlo Monte Carlo
  • Andie MacDowell in Beauty Shop Beauty Shop
  • Andie MacDowell in Muppets from Space Muppets from Space
  • Andie MacDowell in As Good as Dead As Good as Dead
  • Andie MacDowell in Tara Road Tara Road
  • Andie MacDowell in Barnyard Barnyard
  • Andie MacDowell in Harrison's Flowers Harrison's Flowers
  • Andie MacDowell in Town & Country Town & Country
  • Andie MacDowell in Daydream Nation Daydream Nation
  • Andie MacDowell in Bad Girls Bad Girls
  • Andie MacDowell in Dinner with Friends Dinner with Friends
  • Andie MacDowell in Crush Crush
  • Andie MacDowell in The Six Wives of Henry Lefay The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
  • Andie MacDowell in Ginostra Ginostra
  • Andie MacDowell in The Last Sign The Last Sign
  • Andie MacDowell in Happiness Runs Happiness Runs
  • Andie MacDowell in The Front The Front
  • Andie MacDowell in At Risk At Risk
  • Andie MacDowell in Mighty Fine Mighty Fine