Kelly Mcginnis a.k.a Kelly Mcgillis (born July 9, 1957, age: 65 years) is a popular Actress and theatre artist from America. She is highly famous across America for her role as Charlie opposite actor Tom Cruise in the 1987 famous movie “Top Gun”. She has also played a notable role in movies like “The Accused”, “Kathryn Murphy”, “Stake Land” and many more. It is said that in her long career Kelly has worked on more than 54 different acting projects. Kelly is now very less active in the entertainment world she was seen last in the 2020 TV series “Dirty John”
Kelly Mcginnis is popular with her real name as Kelly McGillis. And She is an actress who struggled a lot in the beginning days of her career but later got successful. She has even done various odd jobs. She married twice in her life to two different men and also had kids. But in 2009 she came out as Queer when she revealed her relationship with Melanie Leis.
Kelly Mcginnis Biography (Early Life & Education)
Kelly Mcginnis is not a pure American woman and she has mixed ethnic background.
She was born in California.
She is now 65 years old and enjoying her time.
She was born in Newport Beach and grew up in Los Angeles.
She attended Newport Harbor High School in Newport.
She attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California, when she lived in LA.
She dropped her high school studies to get her GED.
Kelly moved to New York City to learn acting skills at the Juilliard School. She received a degree in acting.
Kelly Mcginnis is an Actress
Kelly Ann McGillis
Date of Birth
July 9, 1957
Age (as of 2022)
Her movie “Top Gun”
Newport Harbor High School.
Graduate in Acting
Place of Birth
Newport Beach, California
Hendersonville, North Carolina
$8 million USD
Kelly Mcginnis Family (Nationality & Ethnicity)
Kelly Mcginnis was born as the eldest of her three siblings after sharing information about her family. Donald Manson McGillis is the father and Virginia Joan is the mother. Her father practiced medicine. Her father is Scots-Irish and her mother is German and she has a different ethnicity. She has Welsh ancestry now. Kelly has two sisters who are younger than her. Mrs. Mcginnis has two sisters: Karen and Kathleen.
Kelly Mcginnis’ Parents, Siblings & More
Karen McGillis and Kathleen McGillis.
Donald Manson McGillis
Kelly Mcginnis Age, Birthday & Zodiac Sign
Age 65 years
July 9, 1957 is the birth date.
“It’s sign of cancer.”
Kelly Mcginnis Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Wrinkles on Face
In Feet Inches: 5’10”
The In Meters: 1.83 m
In Centimetres: 183 cm
In Kilograms: 56 kg
And In Pounds: 123 lbs.
She was a career- actress.
Kelly Mcginnis appeared in the movie “Reuben, Reuben” in 1983. When she appeared in the movie Witness in 1985, she became popular in America. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
When she starred opposite Mr. Tom Cruise, her fan following grew in America. She and Tom Cruise starred in the movie Top Gun in 1986. Kelly continued working in action, drama, and romance genre movies after that.
She tried her hand at TV shows. She was an actress and performed on stage. But She was a part of a lot of Broadway shows in New York City. She took a break from acting from 2002 to 2006 and returned in 2006 after starring in the TV show “Show Times The L Word”.
“Kelly McGillis is still active in Hollywood She shared the reason why she didn’t get signed for the 1986 movie Top Gun sequel.”
She shared that she is fat and old, and I look appropriate for my age. That is not what the whole scene is about.
Kelly Mcginnis Husband, Boyfriend & Relationships
Kelly Mcginnis has been married twice in her life. And Kelly was married for the first time in the year 1979. But she divorces him in 1981 Fred and Kelly married in 1989. She became a mother to two girls named Sonora andKelsey while living with Fred. Kelly quit her marriage to Fred. Her second husband was rich. He owned millions of dollars of hotels and boats.
As a wife of Fred Tillman Kelly use to own a bar and restaurant named Kelly’s Caribbean Bar Grill & Brewery partnering with Tillman. While working as the owner of Kelly’s Caribbean Bar Grill & Brewery Mrs. Kelly met bartender Melanie Leis in the year 2000 who use to work in her bar. Later in 2009 Kelly revealed her identity as Lesbian and moved into a relationship with Melanie Leis. However, it is not known that still Kelly is living with Melanie or not.
Kelly Mcginnis Children, Partner & Personal Life
Son– Daughter– Sonora and Kelsey
1. Boyd Black
2. Fred Tillman
Kelly Mcginnis has a Net Worth.
“Kelly Mcginnis has a net worth around $8 million. She works full-time at the Seabrook House Drug Alcohol Rehab Center as a social worker. She also teaches acting to students at the New York Studio for Stage and Screen. Kelly’s main income source is her work as an actress.”
Kelly Mcginnis Then and Now
7 Facts about Kelly Mcginnis
Kelly does not use any social media.
She has always had a short haircut.
In North Carolina, Kelly lives.
Kelly was raped by two men in NYC in 1982.
One of her rapists was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Kelly was injured when a woman broke into her home in North Carolina.
She was given a gun permit to protect herself from assaults.