• Paul James Qualley is an American retired model and the former husband of famous American actress and model Andie MacDowell.
• Paul studied at a local high school and was a member of its drama club and played football and soccer.
• Paul has one acting credit and is believed to be in his mid-60s.
• He has a passion for travelling and animals, and enjoys surfing, sun tanning and going to the movies.
• Paul’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, while his former wife Andie’s is estimated at over $25 million.
Who is Paul Qualley?
Paul James Qualley was born in New York City, USA, in the second half of the 1950s – he hasn’t shared his exact date of birth, but his zodiac sign is said to be Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s a retired model, but who’s probably known best for being the former husband of the famous American actress and model Andie MacDowell.
Early life and education
Paul was raised in the US by his father Lee James Qualley and mother Patricia Ann Rondou; little is known about his parents, as he respects their privacy, but it’s believed that his father was a businessman, and that his mother was a housewife. Because Paul hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of his fans believe him to be an only child.
Paul grew up being interested in numerous activities, while he was mostly into sports during his teenage years. He studied at a local high school and was a member of its drama club, appearing in a couple of school plays, while Paul also played both football and soccer for the school teams.
Paul matriculated sometime in the mid-‘70s, and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, some people believe that he attended college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree around the year 1980.
Career as a model
Paul hasn’t shared many details concerning his career with the public, but it’s known that he spent the entirety of his 20s and 30s working as a model; it’s believed by many of his fans that he turned to being a businessman in his 40s, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Paul has just a single acting credit: he played Clo in the 2009 science fiction movie “Moon Europa”, written and directed by Chris Bower, and which starred Yve Adams, Draven Archane and Louis Bissell – it follows the clones Bria and Osias who have fallen in love with each other.
Love life and marriage with Andie MacDowell
Paul met Andie MacDowell in the early ‘80s, when they appeared in a commercial together. It was mutual attraction at first sight for them, and they were together for several years prior to exchanging vows in 1986, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members.
In the same year, a couple of months after the wedding, Andie gave birth to their son Justin, and their daughter Rainey Qualley followed in 1990; Andie gave birth to their second daughter Sarah Margaret in 1994, but Paul and Andie divorced in 1999 for unknown reasons – Andie was granted custody over their children.
Paul hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he has perhaps been with, while it’s known that Andie married her high school classmate Rhett Hartzog on 10 November 2001, and that they divorced in October 2004.
As of March 2022, Paul appears to be single, was married to Andie MacDowell, and has three children with her.
Hobbies and other interests
Paul became passionate about travelling after having launched his modelling career, and has since been all around the world, visiting nearly all the US states and many European countries, while his dream travel destination is Paris, France.
Paul’s a lover of animals, with dogs and dolphins being his favorites. He has two pet dogs, and has apparently donated money to a number of animal shelters.
Summer is Paul’s favorite season, as he’s apparently an avid surfer, and also enjoys sun tanning at the beach and going yachting.
Paul likes to watch movies in his spare time, and his favorite actor and actress are Mel Gibson and Kate Winslet, while a couple of his favorite films include “Braveheart”, “Lethal Weapon” and “The Passion of the Christ”.
Age, height and net worth
Paul is believed to be in his mid-60s. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m), and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million, while his former wife Andie’s net worth is reputedly over $25 million.
Who is his former wife Andie MacDowell?
Rosalie Anderson ‘Andie’ MacDowell was born in Gaffney, South Carolina USA, on 21 April 1958 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds American nationality.
She’s appeared in close to 100 movies and TV series, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of the main character Rita in the evergreen 1993 fantasy comedy movie “Groundhog Day”. It was written and directed by Harold Ramis, also starred Bill Murray and Chris Elliott, and follows a weatherman who’s reliving the same day over and over again, until he manages to win the heart of the woman he has fallen in love with; the movie won eight awards, including a BAFTA, while it was nominated for 17 other awards.
Andie was raised in Gaffney alongside her sister Beverly, by their father Marion St. Pierre MacDowell who was a lumber executive, and their mother Pauline ‘Paula’ Johnston (nee Oswald) who was a music teacher.
Paula was an alcoholic – she and Marion divorced when Andie was six, two years later Marion married Mary Frances Stone, while Paula died aged 53, a year after she had stopped drinking.
Andie studied at Gaffney High School, and upon matriculating in 1975 enrolled at Winthrop University, but then quit two years later to focus on modelling. She was signed to Wilhelmina Models and Elite Model Management, but shifted to acting after having gained recognition in the film industry.
Andie made her film debut with her starring role in the 1984 adventure drama “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes”, and made her debut TV series appearance in the 1988 adventure fantasy science fiction mini-series “Secret of the Sahara”.
Andie became popular after starring as Ann in the 1989 drama movie “Sex, Lies, and Videotape”, written and directed by Steven Soderbergh, and which also starred James Spader and Peter Gallagher. It follows a man who’s having an affair with his wife’s sister, and the movie won 15 of the 40 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
A couple of Andie’s following notable performances were in the 1996 romantic science fiction comedy film “Multiplicity”, the 2000 romantic war movie “Harrison’s Flowers” and the 2006 animated adventure comedy film “Barnyard” (voice role).
Andie played Gray Chandler Murray in 18 episodes of the popular 2012 comedy series “Jane by Design”, created by April Blair, and which starred Nick Roux, Rowly Dennis and David Clayton Rogers. It follows a high school student who has been mistaken for someone else, and has begun working in the fashion industry; the series was nominated for a Guild of Music Supervision Award for Best Music Supervision for Television Comedy or Musical.
Three of Andie’s most recent roles have been in the 2020 drama movie “Dashing in December”, the 2021 episode “Brentwood Trash” of the comedy series “Mr. Mayor” and nine episodes of the 2021 drama mini-series “Maid”.
Andie has won eight of the 21 awards for which she has been nominated, including four Golden Globe nominations for her performance in four different movies.