Kelly McGillis Biography


Kelly McGillis

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Birth Name: Kelly McGillis
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age:   60 Years
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Kelly McGillis' full name is Kelly Ann McGillis. She is an actress from America. She is popular in the world for portraying her character in the hit movie, 'Witness'. She won several prestigious awards for her role in that movie. Kelly McGillis is from a middle-class family born as Kelly Ann McGillis on 9 July 1957 in Newport Beach, California, United States of America to Virgina Joan McGillis and Donald Manson McGillis. Her mother was a worker and her father was a medical practitioner. She received her formal acting classes from Juilliard School. She was also enrolled at Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. She is of American nationality and white ethnicity.

Kelly McGillis was a married woman but not anymore. She has been married thrice in her life. Firstly, she was married to her long-term boyfriend Boyd Black after dating for long. She married him on 14th April 1979 in a awesome wedding ceremony. They remained together for two years and but unfortunately they ended their marital relationship with a divorce in 1981.

Then she began her affairs with a new boyfriend, Fred Tillman. They dated each other for a few years and eventually got married on 1 January 1989. They have two children together named Sonora Tillman and Kelsey Tillman.

However, this marriage also ended in 2002 after being a loving spouse of each other for more than a decade. In April 2009, she revealed that she is also attracted towards women and is also having an affair with Melanie Leis. She married her in 2010 but it ended after a year.

Kelly McGillis dreamed of acting since her early days. To realize her acting, she joined Juilliard School. She also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts to be more proficient in her acting. She actually began her professional acting career soon after graduating from her school.

Her debut movie role was in Witness. She rose into prominence after portraying her character in 'Top Gun' alongside Tom Cruise. Top Gun was a massive hit movie as it earned net worth of $356.8 million. She also earned a huge salary from that movie.

 

 

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Born in Newport Beach, California

1957 9th of July

Kelly McGillis is from a middle class family born as Kelly Ann McGillis in Newport Beach, California, United States of America to Virgina Joan McGillis and Donald Manson McGillis. Her mother was a worker and her father was a medical practitioner. 

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Married to Boyd Black

1979 14th of April

Kelly McGillis was a married woman but not anymore. She has been married thrice in her life. First she was married to Boyd Black. She married him on 14th April 1979. She didn't have any children with him during her two years married life. 

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Divorced with her first husband

1981

She married Boyd Black. She was happy to be his wife. They remained together for two years as a husband and wife. They didn't have any children, though. However, something went wrong in 1981 and they finally divorced in that year. 

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Was raped

1982 of February

After being divorced with her husband in 1981 she remained single for few years. She started living with her girlfriend during that time. In February 1982, she, along with her girlfriend, was raped by some boys in her own apartment.

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Graduated from Juilliard School

1983

She received her formal acting classes from Juilliard School. She graduated from there in 1983. Soon after graduating from there she began her acting career. She was also enrolled at Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

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Began her acting career

1983

Kelly McGillis dreamed of acting since her early days. To realize her dreams about acting, she joined Juilliard School. She also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts to be more competent in her acting. She actually began her professional acting career soon after graduating from her school in 1983.

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Major movie role

1986

It was 1983, when she began her acting career. During her early days, she didn't receive any fame from her acting career. However, in 1986, she received her part in Top Guns alongside Tom Cruise. Top Gun was a massive hit movie as it earned net worth of $356.8 million.

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Nominated in Golden Globes, USA

1986

She has been nominated for lots of prestigious awards and has also won some of them. In 1986, she was first nominated in Golden Globes, USA for Best Performance by an Actress. The same year, she was also nominated for BAFTA Awards.

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Won Venice Film Festival

1987

Though she didn't receive any awards in 1986 out of her two nominations, 1987 brought some smile on her face. She won Venice Film Festival. That was her major award she has ever won. She was nominated for that award for Best Actress.

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Married to Fred Tillman

1989 1st of January

After being separated with her first husband in 1981, she began her affairs with her boyfriend, Fred Tillman. They dated each other for a few years and finally married on January 1st, 1989. They have two children together named Sonora Tillman and Kelsey Tillman.

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Gave birth to her second child

1993 10th of April

She also became mother for the second time in her life and that was in 1993. She gave birth to her second child, also a daughter, Sonora Ashley on 10th April, 1993. She was actually thirty five years old, when her second daughter was born.

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Divorced with Fred Tillman

2002

Her one-and-half-decade married life also came to an end in 2002. She was married to Fred Tillman in 1989. During this married life, they had two children together. But she filed for a divorced in 2002 and finally separated got that year.

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Reveled that she is homosexual

2009 of April

Before 2009, she was married twice in her life and she also had two children from her second married life. However, in April, 2009, she reveled that she is more interested in girls and that was the reason she divorced with her previous husbands.

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Started living with Melanie Leis

2010

A year before in 2009, she revealed that she was a lesbian. She also revealed that she was attracted to girls since her childhood days but she forced herself not to be a lesbian. From 2010, she started living with her girlfriend Melanie Leis. 

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Broke up with her girlfriend

2012

She started living with her girlfriend Melanie Leis from 2010. Actually, she began living with her after revealing that she was a homosexual and was more interested in women than man. But this relation also ended in 2012 and they finally separated that year.

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