Portrait of the young actress Margaret Qualley, daughter of the actress Andie McDowell, revealed by the series “The Leftovers” and become the new muse of Quentin Tarantino.
Netflix today unveils its original new miniseries, Maid; from the autobiographical work by Stephanie Land Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, the program follows the story of Alex, a young single mother who has been turned into a housekeeper to support herself. Victim in the past of an abusive husband, the latter wishes to start a whole new chapter in her life.
The miniseries produced by Margot Robbie and designed by screenwriter Molly Smith Metzler (Orange is the New Black) stars Margaret Qualley in the lead role. Formerly summarized as the daughter of Andie MacDowell, the latter has nevertheless passed a milestone by becoming at only 26 years old one of the main muses of American independent cinema today. Portrait.
Revealed on television
Born in 1995 in Asheville, North Carolina, she is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and ex-model Paul Qualley. After having paraded as a model for great couturiers from the age of 16, she turned to her first passion: dramatic art. She then joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and obtained a role for the first time in 2013 at the cinema in Palo Alto, by Gia Coppola, with Emma Roberts, James Franco and Val Kilmer.
This first experience allows him to play the following year the character of Jill, the daughter of sheriff Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) in the American fantasy series of the HBO channel entitled The Leftovers. Although secondary, her role immediately got her noticed by the general public.
2016 marks a decisive step forward in his career. The face of the Kenzo brand in a memorable spot signed Spike Jonze, Margaret Qualley also landed one of the main roles in the Netflix film Death Note this year, adapted from the eponymous manga. The feature film is crushed by the critics, unlike the comedy The Nice Guys in which she also appears, however in a more secondary role.
Tarantino’s new muse?
Favoring roles in independent cinema, she appears successively in films as diverse as Donnybrook, IO, Virgin Secrets… But it is in 2019 that she further confirms her status as a rising star by landing a role in Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino.
In this fresco tribute to the year 1969, Margaret Qualley lends her features to Pussycat, one of the followers of the Manson clan. Appearing only during a handful of scenes, the actress nevertheless forms a duet as improbable as it is memorable with Brad Pitt (awarded an Oscar for his performance).
2019 also marks the year of his big return to television; her performance in the Fosse / Verdon mini-series in the role of Ann Reinking, the muse of Bob Fosse, also allows her to reconnect with her past as a classical dancer. More than convincing, her interpretation earned her a nomination for the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Mother and daughter finally reunited
Eager to take on roles of greater importance, she is chosen by Netflix to play the main character of the miniseries Maid, based on a true story, which follows the story of a young single mother who became a cleaning lady to face her difficult ends of the month.
For the first time in her career, Margaret Qualley gives the answer to her mother Andie MacDowell. A handover all the more symbolic for the young actress, more than ever ready to assume her status as a new female hope in American independent cinema.
The sequel promises to be the most radiant for his career with a role already announced in Des Etoiles à midi, the new film by Claire Denis.