Justin Qualley is the son of actress Andie MacDowell and her ex-husband Paul Qualley. He is the eldest of his parents’ three children. Justin’s mother McDowell is best known for her roles in iconic 80s and 90s films such as St Elmo’s Fire, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Groundhog Day, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Justin is the offspring of a previous generation of actors. His sisters have taken a leaf out of their mother’s book.
But does Qualley, himself in the acting business? Although we have heard a lot about the Qualley sisters, Justin is the one who has mysteriously disappeared from the public eye.
So let’s find out what Justin is up to; both professionally and personally.
Justin Qualley’s Bio: Her Grandmother Struggled With Mental Health And Alcoholism
Justin Qualley was born on 14 August 1986. His maternal grandmother, Pauline “Paula” Johnston (née Oswald), was a music teacher and his grandfather, Marion St Pierre McDowell, was a timber production manager.
His ancestors are of English, French, Scottish, Irish and Welsh descent. Justin’s actress mother, McDowell’s family owned an antebellum cottage in Arden, North Carolina, which has since been turned into a hotel called the Blake House Inn.
On his father’s side, Justin is of Norwegian descent. Qually’s grandmother, also McDowell’s mother, suffered a nervous breakdown and had to undergo shock therapy. She was often stigmatized because of her illness. For this reason, she began to seek solace in alcohol.
Justin Qualley’s Mother, Andie McDowell Was Struggling Amidst His Birth
On the occasion of her 35th birthday, Justin’s mother told us what her life was like when she found out she was pregnant with Justin Qualley. Writing a rather long tribute to her son via her Instagram, McDowell said it was really hard for her to realize that her son was 35. The ‘Groundhog Day’ actress shared how Justin’s arrival changed everything about who she is because she no longer cared about anything other than him.
The Golden Globe nominee revealed that she lives in New York, works as a model, and is trying very hard to break into the acting business. She was 27 at the time and found it a bit difficult when she discovered that Justin was growing inside her belly.
However, McDowell mentioned that the news was the biggest blessing of her life. She also explained that at that time she was young in her business to take such decisions. However, McDowell made motherhood her top priority. She did not want to build a career at the expense of not being able to have a family.
Justin’s mother added that this was at a time when society labeled women as greedy if they wanted to have a career and children.
Justin Qualley’s Mother is An Hollywood A-Lister
Justin Culley’s mother, Andie McDowell, is a famous name in the American film industry. She made her film debut in the 1984 films Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, and Lord of the Apes, McDowell won critical acclaim for her role in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama.
Qualley’s mother received several more Golden Globe nominations for Green Card (1990) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).
McDowell has starred in such classics as Groundhog Day (1993), Short Cuts (1993), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Michael (1996), and Multiplicity (1996).
She has also worked as a model for Calvin Klein Inc. and has been a spokesperson for L’Oréal since 1986, celebrating her 30th anniversary in 2016.
Justin’s Sister, Margaret Qualley Is An Emmy Nominated Actress
Justin’s younger sister and McDowell’s youngest child, Margaret Qualley (full name Sarah Margaret Qualley) trained as a ballerina in her youth and briefly pursued a modeling career. Margaret was born in 1994. She is also a model and actress and has modeled for New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, and many magazines.
Cully made her acting debut with a small role in the 2013 drama film Palo Alto. She gained recognition for her portrayal of a troubled teenager in the HBO drama series The Leftovers (2014-2017). Margaret then starred in the black comedy The Nice Guys (2016) and the Netflix supernatural thriller Death Note (2017).
The sister of Justin Qualley received widespread acclaim after receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of actress and dancer Anna Reinking in the FX biographical drama miniseries Fosse/Verdon (2019). Her biggest commercial success came in 2019 when she starred in Quentin Tarantino’s comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, appearing alongside Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie.
Justin’s Other Sister, Rainey Qualley
Rainey Qualley, Justin Qualley’s sister and the middle of the three McDowell children is also an actress and singer. She made her acting debut in Mighty Fine (2012). Justin is 4 years older than his sister Rainy, who was born in 1990. She is the winner of the 2012 Golden Globe.
Rainey is mainly known for releasing and writing music under the name Rainsford. She has also starred in Mad Men and Love In The Time Of Corona. Other film credits include “Ocean’s 8,” “Perfect” and “Falcon Song.
Justin Qualley Parents’ Relationship
Justin’s parents met when Paul was posing as a model for GAP Advertising Services. They lived together for 13 years, during which time they had three children, including Justin. His father used to be a ranch owner.
Andi and Paul divorced in 1999. The family had just moved from Montana to Carolina.
On 10 November 2001, Justin’s mother married businessman Rhett Hartzog. However, she divorced him in October 2004.
How Is Justin Qualley Behind The Doors?
Justin’s mother has repeatedly described him as a man who is extremely down-to-earth. Andi has said that her son Justin likes a quiet life. She says that she respects him and his choices.
Justin obviously loves trees and nature, and he believes it is important to preserve open land for wildlife. His mother sees him as a kind, cheerful, peaceful person, loved by his friends.
He reportedly worked in real estate in Missoula, Montana, where his father, Paul Culley, runs a ranch, the NY Times reported in 2018.
Justin was last seen with his mother in Los Angeles, California, on 8 March 2020. The mother and son duo attended the National Women’s History Museum’s 8th Annual Women Making History Awards at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Quick Facts About Justin Qualley
|Full Name:||Justin Qualley|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Net Worth||$92K – $200K|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Siblings||2 younger sisters (Margaret and Rainey Qualley)|