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Margaret Qualley Biography

Margaret Qualley ( full name Sarah Margaret Qualley) was born on October 23, 1994, in Kalispell, Montana, U.S. She is an American actress, dancer, and model known for playing Jill Garvey on the HBO television series The Leftovers. Qualley lives in Los Angeles with her sister Rainey, with whom she shares a rescue dog named Books. She is very close with her sister, whom she has described as “my idol, my best friend in the whole world.

Margaret Qualley is the daughter of Andie MacDowell, an actress and model, and Paul Qualley, a model, musician, contractor, and rancher. Qualley has an older brother, Justin (born 1986), and an older sister, Rainey (born 1990). Rainey is also an actress, dancer, and model, as well as a singer-songwriter under the name Rainsford. The Qualley siblings spent their early years on a ranch in Missoula, Montana. Margaret’s parents separated when she was five years old, and she subsequently split her time equally between each parent.

Margaret Qualley Age

Margaret is 24 years old as of  2018 October.

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Margaret Qualley is the daughter of Andie MacDowell, an actress and model, and Paul Qualley, a model, musician, contractor, and rancher. Qualley has an older brother, Justin (born 1986), and an older sister, Rainey (born 1990).
Rainey is also an actress, dancer, and model, as well as a singer-songwriter under the name Rainsford. The Qualley siblings spent their early years on a ranch in Missoula, Montana. Margaret’s parents separated when she was five years old, and she subsequently split her time equally between each parent.

Margaret Qualley Education

As a teenager growing up in Asheville, North Carolina, Qualley and her sister were both debutantes, and Qualley made her debut at the Bal des débutantes in Paris. Margaret left home at 14 to board at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied dance.
Margaret trained as a ballerina, earning an apprenticeship at the American Ballet Theatre and studying at New York’s Professional Children’s School. However, at the age of 16, following an offer to become an apprentice with the North Carolina Dance Theater company, She decided to quit dance.
In order to stay in New York, Margaret began working as a model. Of this period, Qualley says: “I wrote to my mom saying: ‘Look, I don’t think I want to be a dancer any more so I’m going to quit ballet and stay here. I will have this and this income next week.’ I laid it out in a way that she couldn’t say no because I was so organised.” She later changed her focus to acting and attended London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art summer program. Qualley attended New York University

Margaret Qualley Career

In 2011, Margaret Qualley made her modeling debut at the age of 16 during New York Fashion Week, walking for Alberta Ferretti. She modelled during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 for Valentino and Chanel.
Qualley again walked for Chanel during their Fall/Winter 2012 show. Qualley has posed for publications such as Vogue, W, Teen Vogue, Interview, Vanity Fair, and Nylon. Margaret appeared in the Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2016 print campaign, shot by Steven Meisel.
Margaret Qualley is currently signed with IMG Models and Uno Models Barcelona.

Margaret Qualley Acting Career

Margaret Qualley first appeared on screen in 2013 playing a small part in Gia Coppola’s film Palo Alto. She received the part because she happened to be on set visiting her then-boyfriend, Nat Wolff.
In June 2013, Qualley was cast as a series regular in the HBO television series The Leftovers. Margaret reprised her role as Jill Garvey for the subsequent second and third seasons of The Leftovers in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
In 2016, Margaret Qualley appeared in Shane Black’s comedy The Nice Guys. In April 2016, Margaret was announced to have joined the cast of Shawn Christensen’s The Vanishing of Sidney Hall. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, alongside another film of hers, Novitiate. In Novitiate, Margaret Qualley stars as Sister Cathleen, a young woman who begins to question her faith as she trains to be a nun. The film was released on October 27, 2017. That same year, Margaret starred in Death Note, directed by Adam Wingard.
In 2018, Margaret Qualley appeared in Donnybrook, directed by Tim Sutton and co-starring Jamie Bell and Frank Grillo. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2019, Margaret starred in the Netflix science-fiction film IO. The film was directed by Jonathan Helpert and it was released on January 18, 2019. She played Sam Walden, a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth, who is racing to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded. In 2019, Margaret Qualley will appear in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, playing a character named Kitty Kat.

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In 2015, Margaret  Qualley appeared in the short promotional film L’Américaine for American fashion label Tory Burch. The film was directed by Dianna Agron, who would later be Qualley’s costar on Novitiate.
Margaret appears as the central character in a Spike Jonze-directed commercial for KENZO World. The 2016 short film/ad was choreographed by Ryan Heffington. However, much of the dance routine was improvised by Margaret herself, as she is trained in classical ballet.
Margaret and her sister Rainey appear in the music video for Soko’s 2017 single “Sweet Sound of Ignorance.

Margaret Qualley Net Worth

She has accumulated a net worth of $600,000.

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Margaret Qualley IO Movie Review

Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world.  But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie). She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival.
“IO” has some good and bad news about the Earth. The good news is that all of those in-depth news reports about Earth soon becoming uninhabitable were indeed not wrong. The very bad news is that Mother Nature finally brought out the Raid can on humankind and sent us fleeing the planet to a floating colony outside of Jupiter’s moon, IO. There, humans seek to find a new way to live, rationalizing that our trashing of the Earth was simply inevitable.
Such is the setting for Jonathan Helpert’s “IO,” which tells of a young woman back on Earth named Sam (Margaret Qualley). She has not lost hope, using extensive science to see if there is a new way to live on a planet that forces her to walk around the city in an oxygen mask, and casts an eternal smog over the art museum she loves to steal away to. Back at her countryside lair, Sam sends messages back and forth with her lover Elon, who is on the colony and begs her to take one of the few shuttles out of Earth left, which would mean that Sam was accepting that that Earth can no longer sustain human life. In various moody passages, which effectively establish the scope of her isolation and the specific world she’s made for herself, we see the life she has sustained, while surrounded by her scientific equations and notebooks. Through a fair share of voiceover, Sam speaks in detail about her progress with different elements and lifeforms, and “IO” loads up on its science jargon as if trying to weed out any Netflix viewers who don’t desire gardening, beekeeping, and Nowak’s evolvability equation to be the primary weapons for a hero’s fight for survival.
Anthony Mackie, playing a man named Micah, arrives on a hot air balloon about 25 minutes into the film. He wants to meet her famous scientist father (Danny Huston), whose voice we hear whenever she plays his tapes as a type of soothing mechanism, or protocol. Feeling less like his own mysterious being than a screenwriting tool, Micah helps hammer home what Sam’s father told her—“Don’t underestimate the power of human connection”—and talks whimsically about the time of “Before.” Nonetheless, his arrival comes with suspicious timing: the last Exodus shuttle off of Earth is leaving within a few days, and soon enough he shares that he wants to take her on his balloon with him to the shuttle launch site, at any cost. But she doesn’t tell him the truth about her father and he doesn’t tell her why he actually is here.
In the passages that follow, “IO” does not grow a remotely compelling story out of the dry seriousness it started with. And as capable as the film’s duo might be, they cannot make their characters’ elusive backstories curious or their pensive gazes magnetic. Qualley and Mackie struggle to find chemistry as two slightly less lonely people in the world, conversing with monotone line-readings while guarding their private denials. They most of all help the movie supplant the notion of having its own interesting ideas by reciting the likes of Yeats, Eliot, and Plato.
However pure its intentions, “IO” is genre minimalism to a fault. It rhetorically asks questions like, “What if the only immediate narrative tension involved getting two people to a launch site?”, “What if these two characters always have secrets from each other?”, and more specifically, “What would it look like if a dystopian film was based on science, and had someone cryptically quoting Yeats through their oxygen mask?” Broad themes like staunch hope, and vital human connection, become cheap sentiments, vanishing into the air. “IO” isn’t science fiction storytelling distilled so much as it is vaporized.

Film performances
2013Palo AltoRaquelGia Coppola
2016The Nice GuysAmeliaShane Black
2017NovitiateSister Cathleen HarrisMaggie Betts
The Vanishing of Sidney HallAlexandraShawn Christensen
Death NoteMia SuttonAdam Wingard
2018DonnybrookDelia AngusTim Sutton
2019IOSam WaldenJonathan Helpert
Native SonMary DaltonRashad Johnson
AdamCaseyRhys Ernst
Once Upon a Time in HollywoodKitty KatQuentin TarantinoPost-production
TBAAgainst All EnemiesBenedict AndrewsPost-production
Strange but TrueMelissaRowan AthalePost-production

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Margaret Qualley’s Young Hollywood 2018 Interview on “The Leftovers” and Gender Equality.

In a gripping series about both the end of the old world and the start of a completely new one, Margaret Qualley held her own alongside acting heavyweights Justin Theroux and Amy Brenneman. And if everything from the storyline to the Montana native’s performance felt powerful and fierce, it’s because it was intended to be. Margaret recounts her post–high school run on The Leftovers as the most “intense acting school,” and now she’s got the experience to show for it.
Margaret is no stranger to the industry and all that comes with it, as both her mother, Andie MacDowell, and older sister, Rainey, are actors as well. And even before she got into the game, she had the kind of life that would play out well on the big screen: She grew up as a debutante, making her debut in Paris at le Bal des Débutantes, earned an apprenticeship at the American Ballet Theatre, modeled for Chanel and Valentino, and completed a semester at New York University before deferring to pursue acting. But in spite of all her accomplishments and undeniable talent, the multihyphenate phenom is reticent to admit just how spectacular she is.
“I don’t really know what I’m doing, to be honest,” Margaret confesses to Teen Vogue at the Young Hollywood shoot while speaking about embodying new characters. “I come up with things and maybe it works and maybe it doesn’t, and I try to learn from my castmates and director and from everyone.”
It’s that real-life humility and vulnerability that translates so well and so poignantly when Margaret is on-screen. In the not-yet-released Donnybrook, she plays Delia Angus, sister to Frank Grillo’s Chainsaw Angus, and a “sad, lost soul in a very crappy situation,” according to Margaret herself. Not unlike The Leftovers’ Jill Garvey, who has to shed her teenage innocence following the departure of 140 million people from the world, leaving those who remain struggling to find equilibrium in a bizarre and chilling set of circumstances. But like her first major role, Margaret’s new one has a similar lesson to take away from it all: “getting through that and being a strong, beautiful person.”
That message feels especially captivating with the conversation around Time’s Up and #MeToo in Hollywood today. “I’ve been really fortunate to work with a lot of women,” Margaret says of her career thus far, pointing out that The Leftovers took a powerful yet quiet stance by hiring women to direct half of the episodes in its first season. For Margaret, there is something to be said about making that kind of seismic shift toward gender parity behind the lens without turning it into a headline. “There were a lot of talented women that were more than capable of directing the show,” she acknowledges. “The goal is to not be patted on the back for hiring a woman, because it shouldn’t be an exceptional thing. It should just be commonplace that women should have equal opportunities as men.”
And for Margaret, this needs to be seen in not just Hollywood. “I think gender parity is a crucial part of any healthy society,” she reiterates. “It’s applicable to the entire world.”
Margaret Qualley’s Young Hollywood 2018 Interview on The Leftovers and Gender Equality
The actor also shared just how important a role other women have played in not only her career, but also in her everyday life. She reflected on the close relationship she has with her sister, Rainey, and how her time on The Leftovers introduced her to one of the most meaningful relationships in her life to date.
“I made my best friend doing it in Emily Meade, who played my friend on the show and became my friend in real life,” Margaret reveals. “Women helping women helps shape the next generation,” she adds, fondly remembering her time on the set of the film Novitiate as nun Sister Cathleen with director Maggie Betts, and referring to the other young women on the Young Hollywood set. “For us to all have each other’s back is crucial, and to support each other. Just getting to know each other is how it works, I think.”
Margaret’s ultimate goal is “to be able to tell stories that just resonate with people and maybe change their perspective on something, or enrich an idea that they already had, or just connect with somebody.” With the impression she’s made in both the hearts and minds of not only her costars, but those who have supported her work in movie theaters and by tuning in to her series week after week, we’d say she’s off to a very bold and beautiful start.