Kelly McGillis
Kelly McGillis
Celebrated Name: Kelly McGillis
Real Name/Full Name: Kelly Ann McGillis
Gender: Female
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: July 9, 1957
Birth Place: Newport Beach, California, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 62 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): No
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Sonora Tillman, Kelsey Tillman)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): No
Is Kelly McGillis Lesbian? No
Profession: Actress
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Kelly McGillis, whose full name is Kelly Ann McGillis, is an American actress who is widely known for her film roles as the Rachel loop in the Witness with Harrison Ford. She received a Golden BAFTA as well as BAFTA Nomination for this. She also starred as Charlie in Top Gun with Tom Cruise, and she did the role of Kathryn Murphy in The Accused in 1988, and she starred with Jodie Foster.

Maybe you know about Kelly McGillis very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Kelly McGillis’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Kelly was born on July 9, 1957, in Newport Beach, California, and she is the daughter of Virginia Joan, who is a homemaker and Dr. Donald Manson, a doctor. She has a Scots-Irish descent from her father and German descent from her mother’s side. She also has Welsh Descent.

Kelly was raised in Los Angeles, and she attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in the Allan Hancock College, which is in Santa Maria, California. She then dropped out of high school in 1975 and got her GED. She later moved to New York City, and she studied acting there at the Juilliard School, and she graduated from there in 1983, Group 12.

Personal Life

Kelly McGillis got married to the fellow Julliard student named Boyd Black in 1979, and the couple later got divorced in the year 1981. She got married to Fred Tillman in the year 1989, and they also have two daughters together. The couple then got divorced in the year 2002.

It was reported that in the year 1982, Kelly was raped by two men in her apartment in New York. The pair assaulted her and stabbed her. They even spit on her. Later, Leroy Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison, and he was just 15 years old at that time. The other person had all the charges dropped due to the lack of corroborative evidence.

She then came out as a lesbian in April 2009, and she announced this during her interview in SheWired. She entered into the civil union with Melanie Leis, who is a Philadelphia sales executive, and she met with Kelly when Leis was a bartender at Kelly’s Caribbean Bar Grill & Brewery. The restaurant was then sold in June 2017 and Leis, and Kelly also broke up in 2011.

Kelly also worked full time with the drug addicts and the alcoholics at the Seabrook House Drug Alcohol Rehab Centre, a rehabilitation center in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

She currently lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and she also teaches acting at The New York Studio for the stage and Screen NYS3.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on July 9, 1957, Kelly McGillis is 67 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024. Her height is 5’10’’ tall, and her weight is 6’2’’ kg.


Kelly made her film debut in Reuben, Reuben, in the year 1983, and her breakout role was in the movie Witness in the year 1985 with Harrison Ford. She even received Golden Globe and BAFTA award nominations for it. Her next significant role was as the flight instructor named Charlotte Blackwood in the 1986 pilot movie Top Gun with stars Tom Cruise and the Val Kilmer.

She also acted in the fantasy-comedy movie Made in Heaven, which was directed by Alan Rudolph, and it was produced by the Lorimar Productions.

Awards & Achievements

Kelly has been nominated for many awards, and she has won some. Below is the list of all those awards.

  • Kelly won the Bravo Otto Award for Best Actress in 1986 and 1987. She won it for Top Gun and Made in Heaven.
  • She also won Golden Ciak for the Best Actress in the movie Made in Heaven. She won it in 1987.

Net Worth & Salary of Kelly McGillis in 2024

Kelly McGillis Net Worth
Kelly McGillis Net Worth

Kelly McGillis has an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of July 2024, and she has earned most of her net worth from the movies that she did. She has acted in many award-winning movies like Top Gun and Made in Heaven, and she also started her restaurant, which gave a boost to her earnings. She has also made some suitable investments, and the yields of that investment have been great too. Kelly is one of the top-earning actresses in Hollywood, and we cannot forget that she was once assaulted.

Kelly is one of the most prominent actresses of Hollywood and very versatile too. Her acting in Top Gun was hugely appreciated, and most of the movies are worth watching. She was also once assaulted, and her comeback since then has been great. She is nothing but an inspiration for us.


  1. Yes, she is indeed an inspiration for all of us. Good for you, Kelly. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and being such an inspiration for all who struggle with drugs and alcohol. Keep on keeping on and giving of yourself. You are one great lady, and we love you.


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