Paul Qualley started off his career as a model and later, became a contractor. He is popularly known as the former husband of model and actress, Rosalie Anderson MacDowell.


In his early days, Paul Qualley modelled for fashion companies. He then made a drastic shift from modelling to contracting. He earns a good income from his business.

Personal Life

Paul Qualley is an American citizen born in the year 1958. Not much is known about his early life. He rose to fame when in 1986 he married Rosalie Anderson MacDowell also known as Andie MacDowell. As a model, Andie has worked for major fashion houses including Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Mink International, Bill Bass and Vassarette. It was during her campaign for Calvin Klein which included billboards and television commercials that she grabbed the attention of a casting agent and landed her first movie debut ‘Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes’ in 1984.

Quality’s role in an independent film directed by Steven Soderbergh titled ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotapes’ gained her the ‘Independent Spirit Award’ in the category of Best Actress. Paul has also bagged multiple Golden Globe and Film Critics nominations. Some of her other movies are ‘The Object of Beauty’, ‘Short Cuts’, ‘The End of Violence’, ’As Good as Dead’ and Green Card’. She achieved stardom with box office successes such as ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ in which she starred alongside Hugh Grant and ‘Groundhog Day’ a comedy directed by Harold Ramis.

MacDowell has been a part of the cosmetic company L’Oreal since 1986, the model has appeared on their television advertisement and print ads. The couple met at a shoot for Gap advertisements. The marriage produced three children, a son, Justin who was born in 1986 and the daughters named Rainey born in 1990 and Margaret Qualley born in 1994. Both their daughters were debutantes at the renowned Bal des debutantes organised in Paris.

The couple spent about thirteen years together after which in 1999 they filed for mutual divorce. Since the divorce, Qualley has not remarried; he spends his time with the children and working on his contracting business. In 2001, Andie married Rhett Hartzog, a businessman. The couple divorced after three years in October 2004. She is currently the resident of Marina Del Rey in California.

His daughter, Sarah Margaret Qualley born in Montana on 23rd October 1994, is a model, singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She had earned apprenticeship from the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and has studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her debut as a model was at New York Fashion Week, she walked for Alberta Ferretti.

Following which she modelled and walked for Chanel, Valentino, and Ralph Lauren. Few of her movies are ‘The Nice Guys’, ‘The Vanishing of Sidney Hall’, ‘Novitiate’, ‘Death Note’ and ‘IO’. She is a regular on the series ‘The Leftovers’ that telecasts on HBO. Rainey Qualley was born and raised in Montana along with her sister. As an actress, she has worked in ‘Mighty Fine’, ‘Cedar Cove’ and ’Perfect’.

Last Modified: 09 Mar, 2018

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