age & dob
27 & july 15, 1988
los angeles, california
los angeles, california
by all accounts, life should have been easy for andie rhodes. and in all truth, andie and her two older brothers never wanted for anything material. their parents were undeniably wealthy, their mother a well known actress popular for her beauty endorsements and fashion choices and their father equally as revered, his name printed on the back of endless football jerseys and his face often appearing on espn drinking a beer in the owners box from games. yes, there were pricey vacations, large houses and extravagant gifts and yet the most prevalent memories of andie's childhood were anything but sparkling with privilege. with the spotlight came vanity from her mother, always more concerned about how the family looked to those following with cameras or chatting behind their backs than what her children were thinking, and wrath from their father, something andie eventually came to believe came from drinking too much and being paid to tackle people. at a young age she decided that no attention was better than the wrong kind of attention and often kept quiet and kept to herself, all too happy to let her brothers soak up the spotlight as they ventured into the industry themselves.
it wasn't that the only daughter of the rhodes family was an unhappy child. reserved, perhaps, often something that came across to strangers as shy or, though she despised the idea entirely, as haughty, but it wasn't as if she didn't have her joys. but home life was nothing like people imagined on the outside looking in. though her father had given up playing football years before and stuck strictly to the business side of things, he never quite grew out of his violent outbursts. and so over time, andie grew to discover that it was simply easier to stay out of the house, involving herself with school activities and friends, eagerly volunteering for charitable organizations at home and abroad to get away from home and appease her mother, the easiest way to kill two birds with one stone. she grew close to her two older brothers, often her protectors or at the very least, the sanity amongst her family. by the time she was set to graduate from high school, andie was more than ready to leave home.
instead of continuing on to university as most of her peers would, or into the industry in one form or another as tended to be the path her family followed, andie chose to travel, quietly mixing charitable business with bits of pleasure between return trips home to see her friends and her brothers. the time away from her family, her parents especially, proved more stabilizing than anything and though it was terrifying at first to be off mostly on her own, the experience was the first step in learning who she really wanted to be. along the way andie kept numerous journals, documenting her travels and her thoughts, the moments of her past she was finally willing to face down. Scribbled thoughts turned into poetry and eventually lyrics set to music with the help of a few friends willing to take the direction of someone orchestrating by instinct and not classical training.
they say in hollywood it's all about who you know, and for andie it couldn't be more true, though her hand up did not come from her family. instead another friend heard a song andie had posted on a private social media page and sent it along to a friend of theirs, a dj who immediately reached out to andie in hopes of managing her and helping to produce more music, to which she immediately agreed. Since, andie has continued to write and create new music, releasing two eps and one full length album while touring and playing festivals. though her music still isn't hugely successful, she's becoming more readily known for her own endeavors and not simply another member of the rhodes family. And more than that, music has been exactly the cathartic outlet andie needed so desperately, allowing her to begin to let go of past demons and begin to feel truly comfortable in her own skin.
fall over ep (03.01.2013)
london ep (11.10.13)
london ep (11.10.13)
► an alcholic, though she has been sober for about 4 years.
► has terrible claustrophobia and is legitimately afraid of the dark. she sleeps with the hall or bathroom lights on and keeps the door off her closet at home.