Early life, family, educational background
American actress, songwriter and country singer Rainey Qualley, was born under the star sign of Pisces on 11 March 1990, in New York City, USA, of very mixed Dutch, Norwegian, French, Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, Flemish and Belgian descent.
Her parents, Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell have always been very supportive of their daughter’s dreams and goals. Rainey also has two siblings, an older brother Justin and a younger sister Sarah Margaret Qualley. She has lived with her family in Asheville, North Carolina, and Montana before they moved to Tennessee to pursue Rainey’s music career. When Rainey’s sister, Margaret was five years old, their parents separated but lived nearby so the children did not have to travel far to spend time with either parent.
Rainey is probably best known for her songs, “Me and Johnny Cash” and “Turn Me On Like The Radio.”
Family’s personal life
The star-studded celebrity life runs in the family. Rainey’s mother, Andie MacDowell works as a fashion model and actor; her father, Paul Qualley is a former model, contractor, musician, and rancher; her younger sister Margaret Qualley is a voiceover artist, actor, model, and producer – her older brother Justin’s career is unknown. Her maternal grandmother Pauline Johnston (née Oswald) worked as a music teacher.
Rainey knew she would be famous from a young age. She began dancing at just two years old and has appeared in a few films including “Ocean’s 8,” starring Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, and Rihanna; “No Other Like You;” “Falcon Song;” as Elle in the rom-com television miniseries, “Love in the Time of Corona,” starring Gil and Ava Bellows, Tommy Dorfman, Leslie Odom Jr., L. Scott Caldwell, Nicolette Robinson, and Rya Kihlstedt and others. The first film she appeared in was the 2012 drama-comedy “Mighty Fine” as Madie Fine; the film was directed by Debbie Goodstein and Rainey got the incredible opportunity to act opposite her mother, Andie. She is set to star in Emrhys Cooper’s “The Shuroo Process.”
She releases her music under the name Rainsford – her music genres are country, world, and folk. It appears that her only instrument is her vocals, she doesn’t play any musical instruments. In 2012 she won Miss Golden Globe. She has been managed by Talent Management Company, Next Model Management, Management Production Entertainment, and Slate PR.
In June 2015, she released her first EP “Turn Down the Lights” after being signed with Cingle Records. She was the opening act for well-known country singer Willie Nelson in March 2015. Rainey releases her music under her stage name, Rainsford. Her growing discography includes singles entitled “Emotional Support Animal,” “Crying in the Mirror,” “Love Me Like You Hate Me” and “Somewhere Else.” Rainsford also collaborated with Twin Shadow on two of his songs, “Sympathy” and “Brace” from his 2018 fourth studio album, “Caer.” In 2020, she recorded “My Margaret” with by.ALEXANDER for the album entitled “000 CHANNEL BLACK”, and in 2021 she sang “Mille Cose” with Mecna on the “Mentre Nessuno Guarda” album.
Rainey keeps her personal life private, but it’s known that she dated Miles Garber in the past. She has been dating Lewis Pullman since 2020, after mutual friends set them up; Rainey posted a series of photos to celebrate their one-year anniversary in September 2021 – in one photo, they were holding martinis and kissing each other on the cheek, with the caption ‘One year with my love ❤️.’
They made their red carpet debut in May 2022, at the San Diego premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick,” Rainey looked beautiful in a short, black dress with a thigh slit, black strappy heels, and red lipstick, Lewis wore a blue suit with a white shirt. At one point, Lewis gave his girlfriend a kiss on the cheek and she smiled in response. She posted the photos to her Instagram with a caption praising her boyfriend, saying that she is excited for viewers to ‘fall in love with’ pilot-in-training Bob, Lewis’ character. When he spoke to the Hollywood Reporter, Lewis said, ‘I really enjoyed playing Bob. I wanted to make sure that there was a pilot — because I was a pretty shy kid growing up — who represented maybe not the cockiest or most overly confident. He’s more of a quiet burning ember who knows he can burst into flames at any moment.’
In July 2022, the happy couple spent the day at the beach in Paraggi Bay. Rainey wore a black asymmetric cut-out bikini with a sheer panel across the bust and matching bottoms from God Save Queens! a Polish label. She accessorized with a pair of sunglasses and a silver necklace. Lewis wore a pair of swim shorts and Ray Bans.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
- She loves cats.
- Rainey enjoys shopping for vintage items, and collects her favorite pieces.
- Her sexual orientation is straight.
- She is a Christian.
- For fun, Rainey dances and travels the country.
Rainey has blue eyes and dark brown hair, to which she sometimes adds blonde highlights; she has ear piercings and some tattoos, several on her right arm, but her most distinctive feature is her pouty lips. She has slim and lean build, stands 5ft 7ins (170.2cm) tall, weighs about 110lbs (50kgs), with vital statistics of 34-24-35, bra size 34B, and wears US size 4 dress, and a US size 7.5 shoe.
Net worth and salary
According to Business Insider and Forbes, as of July 2022, her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.
Who is Lewis Pullman?
American actor Lewis James Pullman was born on 29 January 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA. His father is actor Bill Pullman and his mother is dancer Tamara Hurwitz, who is of Jewish and Norwegian descent. His brother Jack is a puppet maker, and his sister Maesa is a singer-songwriter.
Lewis is famous for his leading roles in 2018’s “Bad Times at the El Royale” and “The Strangers: Prey at Night.” His most recent film was “Top Gun: Maverick,” as Lt. Robert “Bob” Floyd. He is set to star in “Salem’s Lot,” the James Wan-produced film adaptation of the famous 1975 Stephen King novel of the same name. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” his role as Ben Mears will be ‘a breakthrough and career-making for Pullman.’
Much like Rainey, Lewis is also a musician – he plays the drums in his band Atta Boy, with his friends Eden Brolin, Dashel Thompson and Freddy Reish. Their debut album, “Out of Sorts” was released in 2012. After an eight-year hiatus, they released their second album, “Big Heart Manners.”
His acting career began in the 2013 short film “The Tutor.” While filming, he split his time between Montana and Los Angeles as he was studying contracting in Montana. Two years later, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Swannanoa, North Carolina’s Warren Wilson College. Filmmakers Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton asked him to audition for their television series “Highston”, and he was cast in the lead role as a 19-year-old, with imaginary friends who are celebrities in real life. The pilot episode guest-starred Shaquille O’Neal and Flea, and was loved by critics, but the show was canceled after one episode in December 2017. His acting career garnered more positive attention after that.
Following his popularity from his “Top Gun: Maverick” performance, his growing fandom will likely support all upcoming projects he presents.
Margaret Qualley was born on 23 October 1994 in Kalispell, Montana. She spent her early childhood on a ranch in Missoula, Montana, then when four moved with the family to North Carolina. As teenagers, both Rainey and Margaret made their debutante debuts in Paris at the Bal des débutantes. At 14 years old, she attended the North Carolina School of the Arts to study dance, and then earned an apprenticeship as a ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, going on to study at the Professional Children’s School in New York.
At 16, Margaret realized that she didn’t want to continue her journey to become a ballerina – she wrote to her mom, ‘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’; she made sure to come across as organized so Andie couldn’t disagree with her decision. While modeling, Margaret decided that she wanted to study acting at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art during their summer program, after which she attended New York University to study acting, but dropped out after a semester to audition for roles.
In 2013, she landed her first role, a small part in “Palo Alto,” directed by Gia Coppola, She snagging the part role after visiting her then-boyfriend, Nat Wolff on set. That June, she was cast in HBO’s “The Leftovers” as a series regular. Her most recent roles were in 2020’s “Wake Up,” a short film starring Margaret and directed by Oliva Wilde. She also starred opposite Sigourney Weaver in Philippe Falardeau’s “My Salinger Year,” which premiered in February 2020 at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2021, she starred in the Netflix miniseries, “Maid,” based on the memoir written by Stephanie Land. She is set to star opposite Joe Alwyn in “Stars at Noon,” directed by Claire Denis, and the psychological thriller, “A Head Full of Ghosts,” directed by Scott Cooper.
She has been dating singer-songwriter, Jack Antonoff, since 2021; the pair are now engaged.