Andie MacDowell

Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 26, 2011

Q: What's up with one of my favorite actresses, Andie MacDowell? And is that her real name?

—Sarah Schiff, Columbus, Ohio

Born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell in Gaffney, S.C., the actress took her childhood nickname, Andie, to use professionally. MacDowell, 52, has continued to work steadily since her 1984 debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, for which her accent was dubbed "too Southern" and overdubbed in post-production by another actress, Glenn Close. Her most recent movie role was as the mom in the 2011 remake of Footloose, and her latest TV project is the ABC Family series Jane By Design, which premiers Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. Eastern.