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The Untold Truth Of Andie MacDowell’s Husband – Paul Qualley

Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell

Who is Paul Qualley?

Paul James Qualley was born in the late 1950s in the USA, so his nationality is American, but he’s of part-Norwegian descent. He belongs to the White Caucasian ethnic group. He is a former fashion model and contractor, but probably best recognized for being the (now ex-)husband of famous Hollywood actress Andie MacDowell.

How rich is he, as of now? Paul Qualley Net Worth

As of early 2020, Paul Qualley’s net worth is over $200,000, earned largely through his involvement in the fashion industry as a professional model. He has also increased his wealth through his contracting and ranching businesses.

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Besides that, it is assumed that he shared the wealth of his famous ex-wife, Andie MacDowell, while they were married. Her net worth is reputedly over $20 million.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Paul was raised by his father, Lee James Qualley, and mother Patricia Ann Rondou. It is unknown if he has any siblings or not. Information about his educational background hasn’t been disclosed.

Professional Career

Paul Qualley developed his love for modeling very early.

Although there is not much information related to his professional career, it is known that he made a name for himself in the fashion industry, and appeared in a number of advertising commercials and on catwalks. At one point of his life Paul retired from the fashion industry, and started to pursue a career in the contracting business as well as in ranching.

Relationship with Andie MacDowell

Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell met each other while they were doing photo shoots for Gap Ads. They soon became romantically involved and eventually tied the knot in 1986.

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They are the parents of three children – Andie gave birth to their first child, a son they named Justin, in 1986, a daughter named Rainey Qualley in 1990 – she was crowned the 2012 Miss Golden Globe – and their second daughter Sarah Margaret was born in 1994. Both of their daughters are actresses just like their mother. Unfortunately, Paul and Andie divorced in 1999, and Paul has been officially single ever since, while Andie dated actor Dennis Quaid for a year, and later married businessman Rhett Hartzog in 2001; however, they divorced in 2004.

Who Is His Ex-Wife? Andie MacDowell Short Wiki/Bio

Rosalie Anderson ‘Andie’ MacDowell was born on 21 April 1958 under the zodiac sign of Taurus, in Gaffney, South Carolina USA, of British and French descent. She was raised by her father, Marion St. Pierre MacDowell who was a lumber executive, and mother Pauline ‘Paula’ Johnston, who worked as a music teacher. In 1964, her parents divorced apparently because her mother was an alcoholic, and her father later remarried to Mary Frances Stone. Her mother passed away at the age of 53. Andie went to Winthrop University, but dropped out without graduating.

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Modeling Career

Prior to becoming an actress, Andie pursued a career as a fashion model. She was noticed by a rep from Wilhelmina Models, and in 1978, she signed a modeling contract with Elite Model Management. In the early 1980s, she featured in the magazine “Vogue” and modelled for such brands as Armani, Bill Blass and Yves Saint Laurent, among many others. Andie achieved enormous popularity after featuring in a series of billboards on Times Square, New York City, and television commercials for Calvin Klein. Since 1986, she has served as a spokeswoman for L’Oréal.

Acting Career Beginnings

Andie’s collaboration with Calvin Klein led her to her film debut in the role of Miss Jane Porter in the 1984 adventure “Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes”, directed by Hugh Hudson. It was followed by her portrayal of Dale Biberman in the 1985 coming-of-age film “St. Elmo’s Fire”, and was then cast as Anthea in the mini-series “The Secret Of The Sahara” (1988).

Rise to Fame

Andie came to prominence in 1989, when she landed the role of Ann Bishop Mullany in the independent film “Sex, Lies, And Videotape”, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

The role earned her a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, and Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. Thereafter, she featured as Brontë Parrish in the 1990 romantic comedy “Green Card”, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She then played Anna Baragli in the action comedy “Hudson Hawk”, alongside Bruce Willis, and portrayed Tina Lesley Bartholemew in the comedy crime-drama “The Object Of Beauty”, both in 1991.

Continued Success

Andie’s next major role came in 1993, when she played Ann Finnigan in the comedy-drama film “Short Cuts”, winning joint Golden Globe Special Ensemble Cast Award and Volpi Cup for Best Emsemble Cast. During the same year, she won a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance as Rita Hanson in Harold Ramis’ fantasy comedy “Groundhog Day”, which was a box office success, then portrayed Carrie in the 1994 romantic comedy “Four Weddings And A Funeral”, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination in the category of Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

In 1996, Andie played Dorothy Winters in the fantasy film “Michael”, next to John Travolta, for which she won a Goldene Kamera Award for Best International Actress. She also produced and starred as Linda Palinski in the 1998 romantic comedy “Just The Ticket”, starring alongside Andy Garcia and Richard Bradford.

Roles in Independent Films

With the beginning of the new millennium, Andie MacDowell went on to appear in various independent film titles. She played Kate Scales in the 2001 romantic comedy-drama “Crush”, portrayed Jessie Benson in Manuel Pradal’s 2002 crime fiction film “Ginostra”, and featured as Terri in the 2005 comedy “Beauty Shop”, directed by Bille Woodruff.

In 2006, she did a voice over for the animated film “Barnyard”, and by the end of the decade had also played Kelly in the 2007 drama “Intervention”, and landed the role of Helen in the 2010 crime thriller “As Good As Dead”.

TV Series and Recent Projects

In 2012, Andie was chosen to play Gray Chandler Murray in the ABC Family comedy-drama series “Jane By Design”; however, it was cancelled after one season. She then joined the cast of the family drama series “Cedar Cove”, aired on the Hallmark Channel, cast as Olivia Lockhart in 36 episodes of the series from 2013 to 2015.

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Afterwards, Andie played Nancy Davidson in the 2015 comedy-drama “Magic Mike XXL”, followed by her portrayals of Suzanne in the 2017 drama “Love After Love”, for which she received critical acclaim, and Joanne Winters in the 2018 romantic drama “Paper Love”. In 2019, Andie won the main role of Ivy Mittelfart in the BBC sitcom “Cuckoo”, after which she landed the roles of Doris Lovejoy in the comedy “The Last Laugh” and Becky Le Domas in the comedy horror “Ready Or Not”. It’s been announced that she will play Monica Greer in the upcoming neo-Western film “No Man’s Land”, which is currently under post-production.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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