The American Filmmaker Charlie McDowell And His Wife Lily Collins’ Marital Life
Filmmaking is a way of expressing leadership within yourself. The filmmakers use their skills and represent themselves as directors in making any small or big-screen films and series. The American filmmaker Charlie McDowell is also the one whose professional work is getting a good appraisal.
McDowell made his directorial debut by working in the comedy thriller film The One I Love (2014). For it, he also became a Special Citation winner at the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. Similarly, he is the director of the British/American romantic science fiction film The Discovery (2017).
The 5-feet-11-inch (180 cm) tall Charlie is living a successful professional life. He has experience working with well-known stars such as Riley Keough, Elisabeth Moss and others. Now, in the following sections, let’s find the details regarding his marital life with his wife, Lily Collins.
Charlie McDowell First Met Lily Collins While Filming
The 38-years-old director Charlie met his now-wife Lily Collins, a leading British/American actress while working on his film Gilded Rage in 2019. The film Gilded Rage’s story is based on the murder of Thomas Gilbert Sr. The movie is in the pre-production phase, and the Young Hollywood Awards-winning actress Lily is portraying one of the main roles.
Love at first sight happened to Emily in Paris actress Lily after the first encounter with Charlie. While interviewing on Live With Kelly & Ryan, Lily said,
“It was kind of one of those situations where I knew the second that I met him that I wanted to be his wife one day and so it was just a matter of when really.”
Collins and McDowell did not delay in beginning their romantic relationship. The couple chooses their respective Instagram handles to announce their relationship. On August 20, 2019, Lily shared an image hugging Charlie, writing, “Always got your back.“
Additionally, the 33 aged Collins starred in Charlie’s directed movie Windfall (2022). Also, Charlie and Lily are the producers of it.
The Marriage Proposal In 2020
The Silicon Valley director Charlie did not wait long to ask for marriage. On a sunny day, he proposed to Lily with a diamond engagement ring on September 25, 2020.
Collins and McDowell choose Instagram to announce their engagement news. He shared a picture of Lily showcasing her beautiful engagement ring, writing, “In a time of uncertainty and darkness, you have illuminated my life. I will forever cherish my adventure with you.“
On the other hand, accepting the proposal, Lily said, “I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together.”
Charlie McDowell Get Married To His Fiancee Lily Collins In 2021
The Dear White People director Charlie and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones star Lily exchanged the wedding vows on September 4, 2021. Their intimate outdoor wedding ceremony was held at Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado. The Heirloom Design attractively prepared the wedding event.
The bride Lily chooses a turtle neck, floor-length Ralph Lauren‘s ‘Calais-Caudry Lace‘ gown and cape. Similarly, she selects Fiona Stiles and Gregory Russell as her make-up artist and hairstylist on her big day. Likewise, the groom, Charlie, opted for a Ralph Lauren Purple Label velvet tuxedo. Additionally, their wedding photography was handled by Cedar & Pines.
Since the wedding day, Mr. and Mrs. McDowell have happily shared an intimate marital relationship. The married pair are soon celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary. Charlie and his wife Lily have not shared kids yet, but they jointly raise their pet dog Redford, which they adopted in 2019. They travel with it and also share pictures on their social sites.
Charlie McDowell’s Former Affairs
Before sharing an intimate relationship with Lily, the Tales from the Loop director Charlie was romantically linked with several actresses. McDowell dated actress Kristin Chenoweth in 2008. Kristin and Charlie’s mother, Mary, were co-stars on Four Christmases (2008).
Similarly, Charlie was in a six-years-long romantic relationship with American actress Rooney Mara. Mara has worked in the McDowell-directed movie The Discovery. Rooney and Charlie dated from 2010 to 2016. The reason behind their separation is unclear.
After partitioning the relationship with Rooney, Charlie moved on and began his romantic affair with English actress Emilia Clarke. The actress Clarke is better known for her appearance as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
Emilia’s other featured movies and TV shows include Above Suspicion, Terminator Genisys, and others. McDowell and Clarke began their romantic relationship in 2018. However, they ended the relationshi in early 2019.
Charlie McDowell’s Family And Education Details
The director was born Charles Malcolm McDowell on July 10, 1983, in Los Angeles, California. Besides widely representing himself as a filmmaker, Charlie is also recognized as the son of actor Malcom McDowell and actress Mary Steenburgen.
Charlie’s parents (Mary and Malcolm) are no more in a marital relationship. They divorced in 1990 after marrying for ten years. As of now, 69 years old Mary is married to her second husband, Ted Danson, an actor.
Not only mother and father, but Charlie’s elder sister Lilly McDowell (b. January 22, 1981) is also making a career in the entertainment sector. She has experience working in Over There, Sons of Anarchy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, etc.
Charlie studied at the Crossroads High School, Santa Monica. Later, he joined the film school American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory.
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