Andie MacDowell has established herself as an accomplished actress in a career that shows no signs of slowing down. Her undeniable charm and talent has resulted in worldwide recognition. She recently completed filming the ensemble dark comedy Intervention that takes place during a family program week at an exclusive rehab clinic in Mexico.
She could be heard as the voice of “Etta the Hen” in the animated summer hit Barnyard, and before that she starred in Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah and the telepic Riding the Bus with My Sister, directed by Anjelica Huston.
MacDowell earned praise for her performance in the Emmy-nominated HBO original film, Dinner with Friends. Daily Variety called her portrayal “arguable MacDowell’s best work yet” and USA Today says the film was “blessed by an on-the-mark performance by MacDowell.”
Her other 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. In addition, she appeared in The Player and Short Cuts, both directed by Robert Altman; 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 romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral and the western Bad Girls with Drew Barrymore. She also starred in the holiday classic Groundhog Day with Bill Murray.
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 MacDowell the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Actress as well as a Golden Globe nomination. Additionally, she was presented with the coveted Cesar D'Honneur for her body of work and the Golden Kamera Award from Germany's Horzu Publications.
When not in front of the camera, MacDowell is a devoted activist. Having lost her mother to heart disease at an early age, she has since dedicated her life to raising healthy heart awareness and helping audiences nationwide change their lives for the better. She recently teamed up with former Surgeon General and fellow APB speaker Richard Carmona in Time to Talk Cardio, a program that shares tips on how to get the most out of your medical visits.