At $12 million, Andrew McCarthy is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. For most of his acting career, McCarthy has been a part of the so-called “Brat Pack.” St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero are some of the films in which he has appeared. As a teenager, Andrew McCarthy became a household name, but he moved on to pursue a variety of other interests, including directing. “Orange Is the New Black” is undoubtedly his most well-known project as a filmmaker.
Life at the Beginning
On November 29, 1962, in Westfield, New Jersey, Andrew McCarthy was born. Having three brothers, he was brought up in Bernardsville, New Jersey, and moved there as a teenager to attend high school and a preparatory school. A school performance of “Oliver!” was his first acting opportunity at this preparatory academy. McCarthy entered New York University after graduation, but was expelled after two years.
It was in the 1983 film “Class” starring Jacqueline Bisset that Andrew began his acting career. During the 1980s, he was part of a group of actors known as the “Brat Pack.” In films like “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Pretty in Pink,” McCarthy co-starred with several of these performers. He appeared in the 1985 picture “Heaven Help Us” alongside Donald Sutherland and Matt Dillon. “Mannequin” and “Less Than Zero” were among the films he appeared in during that year (1987). Andrew continued to appear in films including “Fresh Horses,” “Weekend at Bernie’s,” and “Kansas” in the later part of the 1980s. He made his Broadway debut in “The Boys of Winter” during this time period as well.
When Andrew McCarthy made a comeback to Broadway in the 1990s with the Tony Award-winning play “Side Man,” the world took notice. Law and Order, E-Ring, Lipstick Jungle, and The Spiderwick Chronicles were just few of the television shows he featured in in the 2000s. “Orange Is the New Black,” “The Blacklist,” “Neighborhood Watch,” and “Gossip Girl” were all directed by him at this time.
For his performance in “Good Girls” in recent years, McCarthy is also well-known. He’s also a published author, with a slew of novels to his credit thus far. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to publications including “National Geographic Traveler.” McCarthy’s best-selling novel “Just Fly Away” was out in 2017. Additionally, he’s penned a biography about his time in the Brat Pack.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
His life has been plagued by struggles with substance misuse. At the age of 12, he says he began consuming alcohol. When he became addicted to alcohol in 1992, he went to rehab. He was able to maintain his sobriety following the completion of this treatment.
During the 1990s, Andrew McCarthy decided to do an internet search for his old college girlfriend. Carol Schneider is her name, and they’ve been together for 20 years now. They wed in 1999, had a kid together in 2002, and divorced in 2005; they had one child each. As of 2011, Andrew McCarthy has two children with his wife, Dolores Rice.
Purchasing a Home
Andrew McCarthy sold his Manhattan property for $3.25 million in 2005, according to reports. There are still intact mouldings and mantles in this 161-year-old townhouse. Also notable are soaring ceilings, seven wood-burning fireplaces, and a comparatively large backyard. A master bedroom comprises the whole fourth level, as well as two further bedrooms.
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