“I really want to give a voice to children. That’s a very important aspect of [Plan] is valuing children, listening to children…They are the foundation for our culture and we really need to value them and take good care of them.” -Andie
Actress and spokesperson Andie MacDowell is noted for her roles in “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Green Card,” “Short Cuts,” “Groundhog Day,” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” For her performance in the groundbreaking independent film, “sex, lies and videotape,” she won an Independent Spirit Award as well as a Los Angeles Film Critics Association honor. She is an activist for the environment along with women’s, children’s and animal rights and is proud to have represented L’Oreal Paris for over 25 years.
In addition to her many endeavors, Andie has dedicated time to Plan’s Because I am a Girl initiative. Aiming to support millions of girls around the world, the initiative creates sustainable projects in developing countries to give girls access to clean water, food, healthcare, education, and protection from violence and exploitation. In October of 2012, Andie traveled with Plan to Peru in celebration of the first annual International Day of the Girl Child.