Kelly McGillis was born in California, U.S. on 9th July 1957. She is an actress by profession and is in the industry since 1983. Her mother, Virginia Joan is a house maker and her father, Dr. Donald Manson McGillis is a medicine practitioner. She received her primary education in Los Angeles and later graduated from Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California. Kelly joined Juilliard School in
New York where she learned acting till 1983. Kelly acted in many theatre dramas while she was into acting, she was a part of Love for Love, which was a successful play directed by ‘John Bletchley’.
Kelly debut movie, “Witness” released in 1985 displayed her acting skills, and she received many nominations and awards which included the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Award. In the movie, she played the character of Rachel, which got very popular among the audience and Kelly became one of their favorites. Kelly’s next venture was opposite ‘
Tom Cruise’ in the 1986 picture, “
Top Gun”. The film is about a young man dreaming of being a Naval Officer. Kelly played as flight instructor Charlie in this flick. In 1988, with the release of “Cat Chaser” where she portrayed Mary DeBoya, Kelly dropped acting in movies, the story was so grave and misleading, and she left her career and only appeared on stage performing at various theatrer. She has not only been a part of multiple films and drama roles but has also appeared in many TV series including Cold Shoulder, Black Widower, Perfect Prey, Dark Eyes,
Remember Me, Sweet Revenge, Private Sessions, etc. Kelly resumed her movie career in 2010 where she acted in a vampire-themed movie, “Stake Island”. Kelly is a very famous star and has delivered various successful projects; her acting skills are excellent and promising.
In 1979, Kelly married Boyd Black but after three years of their marriage, they decided to call it off since their understanding was poles apart. In 1982, two men broke into Kelly’s apartment while she was living there with her girlfriend, they were assaulted, abused, and they tried to rape her, this incident inspired her to play the role of a lawyer in the 1988 release, “
The Accused”. Kelly’s life is filled with difficulties where she doubted about her sexuality even after having married twice, but in 2010 she announced that she is a lesbian. She currently resides in North Carolina and is a tutor at the New York Studio.