Margaret Qualley: American Actress and Model
Margaret Qualley is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and sister to model Rainey and recently appeared in the Netflix series Death Note as one of its main cast members.
As the role of her on-screen mother was unfilled in Maid, she took an unconventional step: She suggested her real mother Andie MacDowell play the part.
Margaret Qualley’s Biography
Margaret Qualley is an American actress and model. Born to Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley, Margaret Qualley first made an impactful mark as one of her father’s leading actors on The Leftovers as Palo Alto’s main protagonist but also earned notable roles in films like Palo Alto. At age 8, Margaret began studying ballet before briefly dabbling in modeling before transitioning into acting roles such as Palo Alto or Death Note (2017) or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), or Stars at Noon (2022) among many others. For which she earned an Emmy nomination.
Born and raised in Montana, she resided on her parents’ ranch with Justin and Rainey – her parents being musicians and former models; their mother an actress; all three having careers in acting or modeling themselves. Justin studied dance at American Ballet Theatre in New York City while Rainey later modeled for Chanel and Valentino designers on runway shows and print campaigns.
Qualley made her acting debut in 2013’s drama film Palo Alto and quickly made an impressive first impression, earning critical acclaim and returning in seasons 2 and 3 of The Leftovers as a regular. Additionally, Qualley appeared as Stephanie Land’s maid in the Netflix miniseries Maid which earned both Golden Globe and Emmy nominations – an opportunity that led to further opportunities in 2021 when a Netflix miniseries called Maid was produced from Stephanie Land’s memoir Maid. This role also garnered Golden Globe and Emmy nominations!
Qualley first gained recognition when she played Sister Cathleen in 2023’s Novitiate film, as well as Mary Dalton in Rashid Johnson’s HBO adaptation of Native Son. For these performances, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Outside of acting she has also made contributions to multiple albums by other artists and regularly appears as a guest host on podcasts.
Qualley is currently dating producer Jack Antonoff. They first linked in August 2021 and have maintained a low-key romance ever since; being seen together in both New York City and Los Angeles as well as being seen kissing publicly in public places.
Margaret Qualley’s Filmography
Margaret Qualley has made quite an impactful debut in movies and television since beginning her acting career in 2010. From comic roles to mysteries to character studies and heartbreak dramas, Margaret Qualley has excelled in everything she’s tried her hand at; some roles stand out more than others though.
Margaret Qualley made an early mark with one of her key performances when she joined the cast of the HBO series The Leftovers in 2015. This show followed various communities throughout the United States (and, later in its third season, Australia) after an unknown event caused two percent of the global population to suddenly vanish without explanation. Like Jill Garvey, Margaret Qualley played both vulnerable and strong qualities that created a compelling and believable character that audiences engaged with.
Margaret Qualley made waves at Sundance 2017 with her performance in Novitiate, premiering at Sundance that year and playing Sister Cathleen – an individual questioning their faith while training to become a nun – which made for an engaging and thought-provoking film made even more captivating by Qualley’s captivating portrayal.
Margaret made her acting debut in 2014 in several smaller films and TV shows, such as Wake Up (a short film) and Maid (miniseries on Netflix), an emotionally engaging tale that explores poverty in modern-day America – with Margaret Qualley mesmerizing viewers with her stunning lead performance as Maid. It earned several award nominations.
Margaret has appeared in various projects since 2019, such as IO and Richard Wright’s adaptation of Native Son, along with having a small recurring role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Next projects for Margaret include the 2021 film A Head Full of Ghosts and the Netflix drama Maid.
Margaret Qualley has an exciting future ahead, and her work should continue to impress audiences for years to come. Already a major name in Hollywood, Margaret will soon become an international superstar.
Margaret Qualley’s Personal Life
Margaret Qualley is an extremely busy model and actress, boasting more than 1 million Instagram followers alone. In addition, she models for various fashion brands including Chanel, Ralph Lauren, and more while performing as an accomplished singer/dancer on television shows such as the Peter Austin Noto Show or Made in Hollywood.
She is the daughter of actress-former model Andie MacDowell and rancher Paul Qualley, whom she counts among her closest allies. She has one sibling named Rainey as well as Nat Wolff (a filmmaker). An animal enthusiast with an affection for animals herself, Book can often be found around his family members; especially mother Andie for whom she attributes most of his success.
Margaret made her acting debut in 2013’s Palo Alto film and quickly rose to fame thanks to her minor part in the HBO series The Leftovers as Jill Garvey – Justin Theroux’s character cop’s rebellious daughter. Since then she has appeared in multiple films and series such as Fosse/Verdon’s Novitiate and Death Note as Jill.
At present, she is engaged to Jack Antonoff of the Bleachers band. After sparking engagement rumors when seen holding hands at the 2022 Critics’ Choice Awards in March, this pair have since been seen together many times and reportedly spending quality time together.
Recently, she made an appearance in New York City for the premiere of Sanctuary at Metrograph and looked incredible. Wearing a stunning black satin maxi dress embellished with sequins and crystal floral embellishment and accessorizing her look with stiletto heels and glittery clutches, she stunned onlookers.
Margaret Qualley’s Career
Margaret Qualley has an exceptional talent both in front of and behind the camera, as well as being an incredible dancer. She spent three years dancing ballerina and competed in competitions; later modeling assignments followed; her fans love her beautiful smile; she boasts a net worth of $5 Million while living with her mother Andie MacDowell and sister Rainey Qualley in Los Angeles, California.
Margaret Qualley is the daughter of Paul Qualley, a rancher and model, and Andie MacDowell. She has two siblings – Rainey and Justin (her younger brother Justin is a country singer), as well as Books their beloved dog. Margaret Qualley first made waves with her role on HBO series The Leftovers which ran for three seasons and garnered her an Emmy nomination as Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
After The Leftovers wrapped, Margaret found success starring in major motion pictures such as Novitiate with Melissa Leo and Death Note based on the popular manga. Additionally, she appeared in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall and The Nice Guys featuring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.
She currently stars in the Netflix series Maid, an adaptation of Stephanie Land’s memoir that premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. Additionally, she will make an appearance in Hideo Kojima’s PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding as Lockne.
Margaret recently discussed FKA Twigs, who claims she has been victimized by Shia LaBeouf, during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. Margaret offered her support, saying “She is a talented artist,” adding: “I believe her.”
Margaret recently appeared in Philippe Falardeau’s movie, The Stars at Noon, which had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, Margaret will star in My Salinger Year when it premieres later this year on Netflix.