Kelly McGillis


Kelly McGillis

Infobox actor


name = Kelly McGillis
birthname = Kelly Ann McGillis
birthdate = birth date and age|1957|7|9
birthplace = Newport Beach, California, United States
spouse = Boyd Black (1979-1981)
Fred Tillman (1989-2002)
baftaawards = Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role
1985 "Witness"
goldenglobeawards = Nominated: Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
1986 "Witness"

Kelly Ann McGillis (born July 9, 1957) [According to the State of California. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995". Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com] is an American actress, whose notable movies include "Witness" (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), "Top Gun", and "The Accused".

Biography

Career

She attended The Juilliard School's Drama Division, graduating in 1983. There, she performed in William Congreve's "Love for Love" directed by John Blatchley. In 2004, she appeared in the stage play "The Graduate" as Mrs. Robinson, touring the United States. In 2007, according to Variety Magazine, she joined the cast of Showtime's "The L Word" for its fifth season.

Personal life

McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, the daughter of Joan (née Snell), a homemaker, and Donald McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/8/Kelly-McGillis.html Kelly McGillis Biography (1957-) ] ] She married Boyd Black in 1979, divorcing in 1981. She married Fred Tillman in 1989, and they had two daughters: Kelsey and Sonora. The couple divorced in 2002 and she is currently single. She and her daughter Sonora live in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=n2U5oA-rCysC&pg=PA144&lpg=PA144&dq=%22Kelly+McGillis%22+Mohnton&source=web&ots=BXAcYER4gH&sig=NNDaA9Jo8qB9R_A14vBOjykXiYw Google Books - Ten-Tronck's Celebrity Directory] ]

In 1982, McGillis and her roommate were assaulted and raped in their home by the escaped rapist Leroy Johnson after McGillis came home from work. [ [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/13/ap/national/mainD8I78IQ00.shtml Sex Offender Apologizes for McGillis Rape.] ] This experience encouraged the actress to pursue her film role as the lawyer who supports Jodie Foster's character in "The Accused". McGillis was originally approached for the role of the rape victim in that film. She turned it down, feeling it would be too close to her real life ordeal. The part eventually went to Jodie Foster, who won an Oscar for her performance.

McGillis had once owned Kelly's, a restaurant in Key West, Florida, that she and her ex-husband founded. Although the restaurant is still open, she says she is "no longer a part of that restaurant at all," since her second divorce, according to a 2006 TV interview on "Good Day Sacramento".

Filmography

* "Supergator" (2007)
* "Black Widower (2006) ....Nancy Westveld
* "The Monkey's Mask" (2000) .... Professor Diana Maitland
* "At First Sight" (1999) .... Jennie Adamson
* "Painted Angels" (1998) .... Nettie
* "North" (1994) .... Amish Mum
* "The Babe" (1992) .... Claire Hodgson Ruth
* "Winter People" (1989) .... Collie Wright
* "The House on Carroll Street" .... (1988) .... Emily
* "The Accused" (1988) .... Kathryn Murphy
* "Made in Heaven" (1987) .... Annie Packert/Ally Chandler
* "Top Gun" (1986) .... Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood
* "Witness" (1985) .... Rachel Lapp
* "One Life to Live" (1968) (TV series) .... Glenda Livingston #1 (1984)
* "Reuben, Reuben" (1983) .... Geneva Spofford

References

External links

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