Kelly McGillis Biography

Updated On Jul 10, 2018 Published On Sep 15, 2015
Facts of Kelly McGillis
Date of Birth: 1957 , July-9
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Kelly McGillis
Birth Name Kelly Ann McGillis
Father Dr. Donald Manson McGillis
Mother Virginia Joan
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Newport Beach, California, US
Ethnicity White/Native American
Profession Actress
Net Worth $7.5 million
Married Yes
Married to Boyd Black, Fred Tillman, Melanie Leis
Children 2
Divorce Boyd Black, Fred Tillman, Melanie Leis
Education Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and Julliard School
Awards Golden Ciak, Bravo Otto
Movies Top Gun, Witness, Made in Heaven
TV Show One Life to Live, Private Sessions, The Third Twin
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Kelly McGillis' full name is Kelly Ann McGillis. She is an actress from America 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 Virginia 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 an awesome wedding ceremony. They remained together for two years 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.

The actress currently lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina and teaches acting at The New York Studio for Stage and Screen NYS3 in Asheville, North Carolina. 

In 2016, the American actress suffered from an unfortunate assault leaving her bruised and scratched. A woman named Laurence Marie Dom was charged with several second-degree cases as she broke into the actress' house and attacked her. Due to this reason, the actress has applied for a gun carry permit to protect herself from such misdeeds. 

Kelly McGillis dreamed of acting since her early days. To realize her acting, she joined Juilliard School. She also attended the 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.

The first movie of Kelly was Reuben, Reuben where she played the role of Geneva Spofford. This got her, her breakthrough role in the movie, Witness as Rachel Lapp alongside Harrison Ford and Viggo Mortensen. Since then, she has been constantly making her way to the top as she has until now has a total of around 52 acting credits to her name which has also had a positive impact on her total net worth and salary. 

She rose into prominence after portraying her character in Top Gun alongside Tom Cruise and Meg Ryan. Top Gun was a massive hit movie as it earned $356.8 million in the box office increasing her net worth along the way. She earned a huge salary from that movie.

As of 2018, the American actress, better known as Annie Packert from Made in Heaven has an estimated total net worth of $7.5 million. The actress made her fortune and wealth from her salaries and endorsement deals she received from her career in the filming industry. 

Kelly McGillis

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Born in Newport Beach, California

July 9 , 1957

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

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.

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.

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 CruiseTop Gun was a massive hit as it earned a total of $356.8 million at the box office.

Married to Boyd Black

April 14 , 1979

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. 

Divorced with her first husband

1981

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

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.

Won Venice Film Festival Award

1987

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

Married to Fred Tillman

January 1 , 1989

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.

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 that year.

Gave birth to her second child

April 10 , 1993

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

Was Raped

1982

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.

Reveled that she is homosexual

2009

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.

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. 

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.

Net Worth around $7.5 million

2018

As of 2018, the American actress, better known as Annie Packert from Made in Heaven has an estimated total net worth of $7.5 million