Birth Name: Rosalie Anderson MacDowell
Place of Birth: Gaffney, South Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 21, 1958
Ethnicity: English, French, Scottish, Irish, Welsh
Andie MacDowell is an American actress and model. She is known for starring in the films Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Four Weddings and a Funeral, among many others.
She is the daughter of Pauline Johnston “Paula” (née Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. With her former husband, model and rancher Paul Qualley (Paul James Qualley), Andie has three children, including Rainey Qualley and Margaret Qualley, who are also actresses. Margaret has also modeled.
Andie’s paternal grandfather was John William MacDowell/McDowell (the son of William Joseph McDowell and Ione Elliott Vinson). John was born in South Carolina. Andie’s great-grandfather William was the son of Joseph Lewis McDowell and Louisa Jane Twitty. Ione was the daughter of John Neil/Neal Vinson and Eliza Chase “Lizzie” Smith.
Andie’s paternal grandmother was Rainsford Fairbanks DuBose (the daughter of The Rev. McNeely DuBose and Rosalie Anderson). Rainsford was born in North Carolina. The Rev. McNeely was an Episcopalian minister, and was the son of Cowan McNeely Dubose and Margaret Ann Boyd DuBose. Andie’s great-grandmother Rosalie was the daughter of Henry Mortimer Anderson and Julia Isabella Hand.
Andie’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Calder/Caulder/Coulder Oswald (the son of John Sharton/Shorten Oswald and Phebe/Phoebe Sarah Peeples). Joseph was born in South Carolina. John was the son of William Benjamin Oswald and Cecilia Elizabeth Chaplin. Phebe was the daughter of Edward Harden Peeples and Charlotte Esther Lawton.
Andie’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Viola Johnston (the daughter of Kruger Edward Johnston and Lillian Pauline Kelley). Evelyn was born in South Carolina. Kruger was the son of Nathan Henry/Jordan Johnston and Louisa Catherine Youmans. Lillian was the daughter of George Washington Kelley and Sarah Jane Hooks.
Sources: Genealogies of Andie MacDowell – http://gw.geneanet.org
Genealogies of Andie MacDowell (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Andie’s parents – http://www.findagrave.com
History of the MacDowell family – http://www.thetracyfamilyhistory.net
Genealogies of Andie’s paternal great-grandparents, William Joseph McDowell and Ione Elliott Vinson – http://www.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Andie’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Calder/Caulder/Coulder Oswald – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Andie’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn Viola Johnston – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
The Welsh is strong in this one.
Looks like a typical Jew from New York. Lol
Are you saying this because she has curly brown hair?
Curly hair, and her facial features – Deep eyes, long nose, big mouth.
What about a Jew from South Carolina?
South Carolina used to have the biggest Jewish population in the U.S. (in the 1820s).
She looks very Jewish.
She has a Northwestern European look.
Can still pass a full Welsh.
With that thick heavy curly hair, im sure there is something else mixed in. She really looks Jewish to me.
Maybe she curls it?
But yes, she has a Mediterranean look. Italian or Spanish come in mind.
she is technically 1/4096 Italian, being a descendant of the legendary Bartholomew Taliaferro
Feeling salty yet?
Never been to Wales then? Curly dark hair, brown eyes and even a slightly olive skin tone is far from rare there
I can see why you’d think that. However, it’s not unusual in the British Isles, especially in places like Wales, Ireland and Scotland for people (without any Jewish admixture) to have curly hair.