About Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell has established herself as an accomplished actress in a career that shows no signs of slowing down; her undeniable charm and talent have resulted in worldwide recognition. Her latest movie, Art in Las Vegas, is a satire on assisted reproductive technology. It was directed by Mary McGuckian with whom she worked on the ensemble comedy, with Colm Feore, Jennifer Tilly, and Rupert Graves, which takes place during a family program week at an exclusive rehab clinic in New Mexico.
Recently she was the voice of Etta the Hen in Paramount's animated summer hit Barnyard, and was last seen in MGM's Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah and the CBS telepic Riding the Bus with My Sister, directed by Anjelica Houston.
MacDowell earned praise for her performance in the Emmy-nominated HBO original film Dinner with Friend. Daily Variety called her portrayal “arguably MacDowell’s best work yet” and USA Today says film was “blessed by an on-the-mark performance by MacDowell.”
Additional dramatic performances include End of Violence, directed by Wim Wenders, which was selected to screen at the opening of the 50th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival in 1998; Robert Altman’s The Player and Short Cuts, for which the cast earned a special Golden Globe for best ensemble; Unstrung Heroes, directed by Diane Keaton; and the ever-popular St. Elmo’s Fire.
MacDowell earned the title of #1 female box-office draw worldwide with her performances in the smash hit Four Weddings and a Funeral, a romantic comedy 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 has continued to partner with top leading men including Gérard 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 for 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 was presented with the coveted César d’honneur for her body of work and the Golden Kamera Award from Germany’s Horzu Publications.