Andie MacDowell - Rotten Tomatoes

Andie MacDowell

Highest Rated:   98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated:   9% Happiness Runs (2010)
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Birthplace:   Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
The product of a profoundly unhappy home life, Andie MacDowell was compelled to make her own way from an early age. The Gaffney, SC, native spent her teenage years working a number of minimum-wage jobs before dropping out of Winthrop College when she was a sophomore in order to become an Elite model. Her innocent, well-scrubbed good looks were not only suited to her job as a cosmetics model, but, in 1984, they won her the role of Jane Porter in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Unable to overcome her natural Carolina cadence, MacDowell's lines were dubbed by Glenn Close in the film -- the first and last time that audiences were denied the actress' warm, relaxing vocal shadings. Joining the Brat Pack brigade with St. Elmo's Fire (1985), MacDowell just as quickly broke away from it with her riveting performance in sex, lies and videotape (1989); her role as a dissatisfied housewife earned her a number of accolades, and helped to establish her as a "serious" actress.MacDowell's likability enabled her to weather such disasters as Hudson Hawk (1991) and Bad Girls (1994), and allowed her to shine in a number of other films, including Groundhog Day (1993), Short Cuts (1993), and the hit romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Although she starred in a series of disappointing films during the late '90s, she remained highly visible, popping up in such movies as Unstrung Heroes (1995), The Muse (1999), and Town and Country (2000). She earned good reviews playing a middle-age woman infatuated with a younger man in Crush, but the film was poorly distributed and little seen. She appeared in a string of direct-to-video efforts including the supernatural thriller The Last Sign opposite Tim Roth. She returned to the multiplexes after landing a major part in the Queen Latifah film Beauty Shop in 2005. The next year she lent her distinct vocal qualities to the 2006 animated film Barnyard, twenty years after having her voice dubbed out of her film debut.In 2010 MacDowell surpised her fans with a villainous turn in the tense low-budget thriller As Good As Dead, which was quickly followed by an appearance as Vi Moore (a role originally played by Diane Wiest) in Craig Brewer's remake of Footloose.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet At Home in Mitford
  • Cynthia Copperstone
  • Executive Producer
2017
No Score Yet Love After Love
  • Suzanne
2017
No Score Yet The Beach House
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2016
64% Magic Mike XXL
  • Nancy Davidson
2015
No Score Yet The Secret Of The Sahara
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Breaking At The Edge
  • Actor
2013
20% Mighty Fine
  • Producer
  • Stella Fine
2012
69% Footloose
  • Vi Moore
$51.8M 2011
38% Monte Carlo
  • Pam
$22.6M 2011
65% Daydream Nation
  • Enid Goldberg
2011
50% The 5th Quarter
  • Maryanne Abbate
$0.4M 2011
No Score Yet The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
  • Kate
2010
No Score Yet As Good as Dead
  • Helen
$2k 2010
9% Happiness Runs
  • Victor's Mom
2010
No Score Yet The Front
  • Monique "Money" Lamont
2010
No Score Yet Patricia Cornwell's At Risk
  • Monique "Money" Lamont
2010
No Score Yet Inconceivable
  • Lottie Louise Du Bose
2008
22% Barnyard
  • Etta
$72.7M 2006
No Score Yet Riding the Bus with My Sister
  • Rachel
2005
37% Beauty Shop
  • Terri
$36.4M 2005
No Score Yet Tara Road
  • Marilyn
2005
No Score Yet The Last Sign
  • Kathy
2004
No Score Yet Ginostra
  • Actor
2002
49% Harrison's Flowers
  • Sarah Lloyd
$1.7M 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge
  • Lisa
2001
88% Dinner with Friends
  • Karen
2001
No Score Yet Crush
  • Kate
2001
13% Town & Country
  • Eugenie Claybourne
$6.3M 2000
52% The Muse
  • Laura Phillips
1999
63% Muppets From Space
  • Shelley Snipes
1999
18% Just the Ticket
  • Executive Producer
  • Linda Palinski
1999
50% Shadrach
  • Trixie
1998
29% The End of Violence
  • Paige Stockard
1997
36% Michael
  • Dorothy Winters
1996
44% Multiplicity
  • Laura Kinney
1996
74% Unstrung Heroes
  • Selma Lidz
1995
9% Bad Girls
  • Eileen Spenser
1994
95% Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Carrie
1994
95% Short Cuts
  • Ann Finnigan
1993
No Score Yet Ruby Cairo
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Deception
  • Elizabeth Faro/Ruby Cairo
1993
96% Groundhog Day
  • Rita Hanson
1993
98% The Player
  • Herself
1992
No Score Yet Women & Men 2
  • Mrs. Meadows
1991
26% Hudson Hawk
  • Anna Baragli
1991
77% The Object of Beauty
  • Tina
1991
56% Green Card
  • Brontë
1990
98% Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • Ann Millaney
1989
47% St. Elmo's Fire
  • Dale
1985
69% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  • Jane
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Claire Williams
  • 2012
44% Jane By Design
2012
  • Gray Chandler Murray
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Revolution
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1989
82% Lone Star
2010
  • Alex

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