Paul Qualley: Andie MacDowell Ex-husband

Who is Paul Qualley?

Paul Qualley is a former model and entertainment industry professional. He is the ex-husband of the famous Hollywood actress Andie MacDowell.

Despite being in the industry for over a decade, people are familiar with him because of his relationship with Andie rather than his work.

His relationship with Andie gave him more limelight. However, they still ended their relationship after 13 years of marriage. After their divorce, Paul still managed to live an independent life.

Paul Qualley Biography
Paul Qualley Biography

Quick Facts

Full NamePaul James Qualley
As known asPaul Qualley
Date of BirthMarch 14, 1958
Age65 years old
Sun signPisces
TraitsPositive– Positivity, creative, imaginative, and patient
Negative- Lazy, disorganized, and low self-esteem
Birth PlaceDe Pere, Wisconsin, USA
Currently residingMissoula, Montana, USA
ParentsLee James Qualley (father)
Patricia Ann Rondou (mother)
Marital StatusSingle
Spouse Andie MacDowell(Ex-wife)
ChildrenJustin Qualley (son)
Rainey Qualley (daughter)
Sarah Margaret Qualley (daughter)
ProfessionFormer model, contractor, rancher
Net worthUSD 100k
Social mediaInstagram

Early Life and Childhood

Paul James Qualley was born in De Pere, Wisconsin, on March 14, 1956. He is the son of Lee James Qualley and Patricia Ann Rondou.

Qualley is originally from Missoula, Montana, United States. He is of Norwegian descent. As of 2023, Paul Qualley is 65 years old.

Young Paul James Qualley with his kids
Young Paul James Qualley with his kids

There needs to be more information about his siblings and education. As per reports, he attended a local high school and matriculated in the mid-20s. He was also a sports star in high school and even gained a football scholarship from California State University, Fullerton. He got his Bachelor’s Degree from a college in 1980.


Paul started his career as a model. His loved ones encouraged him to do modeling because of his looks. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall. He has blue colored eyes and brown hair. With these physical qualities, it is almost natural for him to start his career as a model.

During his early stage, he did several fashion runways and ramp walks. He also posed for different commercial ads for other brands.

He worked as an actor for over a decade and made music. Paul Qualley is famous for his appearance in the movie ‘Moon Europa.’ He is also renowned for the track ‘Please Please,’ which was realized in the 1980s.

Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley Young Photo
Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley Young Photo

After years and years of dedication, he discovered his passion for the contracting business and turned down his modeling and acting career. Paul then started his ranching business ‘Paul Qualley Ranch.’

Relationship and Dating History

Andie MacDowell (Ex-wife)

Paul Qualley was once married to a famous Hollywood actress Andie MacDowell. However, there is no information about his being single or re-married after their divorce.

Rosalie Anderson MacDowell, an American actress and former model, was born on April 21, 1958. She made her debut in the films Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes in 1984, and St. Elmo’s Fire in 1985, starring the Brat Pack.

Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell

She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. In addition, she received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead thanks to her dedication, hard work, and performance. Additionally, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her roles in the films Green Card (1990), Groundhog Day (1993), and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

Paul met Andie MacDowell while Paul was posing for an ad in a 1985 campaign for GAP. They fell in love but kept their love under the carpet. 

They tied the knot in 1986. In 13 years of marriage, the couple had one son Justin Qualley and two daughters, Rainey Qualley and Sarah Margaret Qualley. Unfortunately, the couple’s legally ended their relationship in 1999.


Justin Qualley (son)

The first child of Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell, Justin Qualley, was born on August 14, 1986. Despite being a son of celebrity, he has managed to stay away from the limelight.

Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell with their kids, Justin and Rainey Qualley
Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell with their kids, Justin and Rainey Qualley

Unlike his parents, he chooses a different path for his career. He is a professional Realtor.

Rainey Qualley (Daughter)

Rainey Qualley was born as a second child in 1990. She celebrates her birthday on March 11. She is a singer and actress. Her stage name is Rainsford. Rainey told Vanity Fair in 2014 that she was interested in recording “bluesy country” tracks. However, she has since then ventured into pop. Miss Golden Globe 2012, Rainey played herself in Ocean’s 8. She is 32 years old today.

Sarah Margaret Qualley (Daughter)

Sarah Margaret Qualley is the third child of Paul and Andie. She was born on October 23, 1994. She is 29 years old and chooses to be a model and actress like her parents.

Before modeling, she was really into dancing. She got training at the North Carolina School of the Arts and had an apprenticeship at the American Ballet Theatre.

Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell with their kids
Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell with their kids

Her acting debut came when she was cast in a minor role in the 2013 film Palo Alto. She succeeded by starring in HBO’s The Leftovers (2014-2018) alongside Justin Theroux. Margaret earned her first Emmy Nomination for Fosse/Verdon. She also played a flower child in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opposite Brad Pitt.

Paul Qualley Net Worth

Paul Qualley is a ranching businessman with a net worth of approximately USD 100k. He has yet to reveal any information about his income or salary. However, given his successful career, it’s reasonable to assume his net worth will grow.

What is Paul Qualley doing now?

According to some reports, he has been managing his ranch business. First, however, it needs to be made clear how his ranching business is going, as he has kept it under the radar for quite some years.

Paul Qualley with his daughters
Paul Qualley with his daughters

Details about him being single or re-married have yet to be found. For personal reasons, he has decided to be out of media focus and lead a very private lifestyle. So, it is hard to say what kind of life he is living.

What is Andie MacDowell doing now?

After divorcing Qualley, she is married to businessman Rhett Hartzog; MacDowell is happily living on her own back in Los Angeles, CA, USA.


Whom is Paul Qualley married to?

He was married to actress Andie MacDowell, but they had a divorce. He is single now.

Where does Paul Qualley live now?

He lives in Missoula, Montana, USA.

What does Paul Qualley do now?

He manages his ranch in Montana, USA.

Who is Paul Qualley married to now?

He is not married since his divorce from Andie MacDowell.

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