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Kelly McGillis is a Actor and Co-Producer American born on 9 july 1957 at Newport Beach (USA)

Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis
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Birth name Kelly Ann McGillis
Nationality USA
Birth 9 july 1957 (66 years) at Newport Beach (USA)

Kelly Ann McGillis (born July 9, 1957) is an American actress. She found fame for her roles in several films throughout the 1980s including her roles as Rachel Lapp in Witness (1985) for which she received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations, Charlie in Top Gun (1986) and Kathryn Murphy in The Accused (1988).


McGillis married Boyd Black in 1979. They divorced in 1981.

McGillis and her girlfriend were assaulted, verbally abused, and raped in February 1982 at knifepoint by two men who broke into her New York apartment. One of the rapists was 15-year-old Leroy Johnson, who was on the run from juvenile detention. This experience encouraged the actress to pursue her film role as the lawyer who supports Jodie Foster's character in The Accused.

She married Fred Tillman in 1989, and they had two daughters: Kelsey and Sonora. The couple divorced in 2002. She also has two grandchildren.

McGillis came out as a lesbian in April 2009 during an interview with SheWired. McGillis said that coming to terms with her sexual orientation has been an ongoing process since age 12, and she was long convinced that God was punishing her for being homosexual with the aforementioned rape incident. In 2010, McGillis entered into a civil union with Melanie Leis, a Philadelphia-based sales executive; she and McGillis met in 2000 when Leis was a bartender at the restaurant she owned with her then-husband. Leis and McGillis broke up in 2012.

McGillis worked full-time with drug addicts and alcoholics at Seabrook House Drug Alcohol Rehab Center, a rehabilitation center in Bridgeton, New Jersey, when she and Leis shared a home in Collingswood.

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

Best films

Top Gun (1986)
Witness (1985)
The Accused (1988)

Usually with

Jim Mickle
Jim Mickle
(2 films)
Ti West
Ti West
(1 films)
Nick Damici
Nick Damici
(2 films)
Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kelly McGillis (31 films)

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Top Gun: Maverick
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell
Roles Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating82% 4.10014.10014.10014.10014.1001
Après avoir été l’un des meilleurs pilotes de chasse de la Marine américaine pendant plus de trente ans, Pete “Maverick" Mitchell continue à repousser ses limites en tant que pilote d'essai. Il refuse de monter en grade, car cela l’obligerait à renoncer à voler. Il est chargé de former un détachement de jeunes diplômés de l’école Top Gun pour une mission spéciale qu’aucun pilote n'aurait jamais imaginée. Lors de cette mission, Maverick rencontre le lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, le fils de son défunt ami, le navigateur Nick “Goose” Bradshaw. Face à un avenir incertain, hanté par ses fantômes, Maverick va devoir affronter ses pires cauchemars au cours d’une mission qui exigera les plus grands des sacrifices.
Love Finds You In Sugarcreek
Genres Drama
Actors Sarah Lancaster, Tom Everett Scott, Kelly McGillis
Roles Bertha Troyler
Rating67% 3.38673.38673.38673.38673.3867
Rachel Troyer (Sarah Lancaster) is a smart, focused, single policewoman in the quaint town of Sugarcreek, nicknamed “The Little Switzerland of Ohio” and located about an hour south of Akron, in the heart of Amish country. She frequently looks in on her three kindly Amish aunts Bertha (Kelly McGillis), Anna (Marianna Alacchi) and Lydia (Annie Kitral), who raised Rachel from girlhood after she was orphaned and are the proprietors of a picturesque, although faded, farmhouse inn. When a mysterious, scruffy stranger, Joe (Tom Everett Scott), shows up on the inn’s doorstep with his five-year-old son, Bobby (Thomas Kapanowski), the aunts insist on taking the pair in as a matter of faith and good will. Rachel’s police instincts immediately tell her that this seemingly broke outsider is much too refined to be the drifter he presents himself to be. So, while the aunts welcome Joe as a handyman and enjoy having a child around the Sugar Haus Inn again, a wary, suspicious – yet attracted – Rachel becomes determined to uncover his identity. Her digging not only reveals his surprising identity, but the fact that he’s run away from his home, his life, and a shocking unsolved murder. Unfortunately, Rachel’s digging doesn’t go unnoticed, which brings Joe’s past – and its violence – right into this quiet Amish community.
We Are What We Are, 1h45
Directed by Jim Mickle
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about families
Actors Kelly McGillis, Bill Sage, Michael Parks, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Odeya Rush
Roles Marge
Rating58% 2.9477752.9477752.9477752.9477752.947775
During a torrential downpour, a woman confusedly staggers into a store as the butcher receives a delivery. After several attempts to address her, she finally responds and explains that the foul weather has strongly affected her. The butcher says that it will get worse before it gets better, and she purchases groceries. As she leaves the store, she sees a poster that advertises missing teenage girls. Before she can reach her car, she begins bleeding from her mouth and loses consciousness as she falls into a rain-filled ditch, where she drowns.
The Innkeepers, 1h41
Directed by Ti West
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Sara Paxton, Kelly McGillis, Pat Healy, Pat Healy, Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Lena Dunham
Roles Leanne Jones
Rating54% 2.7493852.7493852.7493852.7493852.749385
Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) are two young employees at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, a once-grand hotel that is about to close. Claire and Luke are the only employees working during its final weekend of operation. Claire, who suffers from severe asthma, has recently dropped out of college, and Luke runs a website chronicling the hotel's supposed hauntings. Both are ghost hunting enthusiasts and are fascinated by the hotel's supposedly haunted history, which includes the legend of Madeline O'Malley, a bride who hung herself in the 1800s when her husband abandoned her on their honeymoon, and whose body was supposedly hidden in the basement by the hotel owners.
1 a Minute
1 a Minute (2010)
, 1h30
Directed by Namrata Singh Gujral
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Documentary films about health care, Films about cancer
Actors Olivia Newton-John, Jaclyn Smith, Namrata Singh Gujral, Kelly McGillis, Barbara Mori, Melissa Etheridge
Roles Narrated by (voice)
Rating69% 3.478893.478893.478893.478893.47889
The film is a hybrid between narrative structure and documentary style set to interweave throughout the film's plot. Based on the director's own experiences, the film follow the life of one woman and her struggle with breast cancer. The personal experiences of other celebrities who have themselves dealt with breast cancer, are interspersed throughout the film, as told by the celebrities themselves.
Stake Land
Stake Land (2010)
, 1h38
Directed by Jim Mickle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Vampires in film, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Connor Paolo, Michael Cerveris, Nick Damici, Sean Nelson, Kelly McGillis, Danielle Harris
Roles Sister
Rating63% 3.1984953.1984953.1984953.1984953.198495
When a pandemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Large cities are left as tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearing nightfall. When his family is slaughtered, young Martin (Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward vampire hunter, called Mister (Damici).
Supergator (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Brian Clyde
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Brad Johnson, Kelly McGillis, Bianca Lawson, Josh Kelly, Holly Weber, Greg Cipes
Roles Kim Taft
Rating31% 1.5588251.5588251.5588251.5588251.558825
Professor Scott Kinney is an American geologist monitoring a local volcano when the Supergator, a Phobosuchus recreated from fossilized, preserved DNA escapes from a secret bio-engineering research center/laboratory. Along the way, it eats thirteen people, including two lovers, three drunken teens, three models, two tourists and a fisherman. It also eats Alexandra Stevens and Ryan Houston.
The Monkey's Mask, 1h33
Directed by Samantha Lang
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Susie Porter, Kelly McGillis, Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Bojana Novakovic, John Noble
Roles Diana Maitland
Rating50% 2.5489052.5489052.5489052.5489052.548905
A young woman called Mickey (Abbie Cornish) reads a poem to an audience at a bar. When she leaves, she gets into an unseen person's car.
At First Sight, 2h8
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis, Steven Weber, Nathan Lane, Bruce Davison
Roles Jennie Adamson
Rating60% 3.000053.000053.000053.000053.00005
Amy Benic (Mira Sorvino) takes a vacation at a spa outside New York City. Virgil Adamson (Val Kilmer) is a masseur at the spa and gives Amy a massage. Amy inexplicably cries and Virgil comforts her. While complimenting Virgil on the massage, Amy realizes that Virgil is blind. Virgil asks her out, and the two eventually begin a relationship.
Morgan's Ferry
Directed by Sam Pillsbury
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Billy Zane, Henry Rollins, Kelly McGillis, Roscoe Lee Browne, Johnny Galecki, Muse Watson
Roles Vonnie Carpenter
Rating56% 2.8050552.8050552.8050552.8050552.805055
A trio of escaped criminals hide out in a woman's home as they await to catch a ferry.
Ground Control, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce McGill, Kristy Swanson, Robert Sean Leonard, Kelly McGillis, Margaret Cho
Roles Susan Stratton
Rating57% 2.851272.851272.851272.851272.85127
Chicago air traffic controller Jack Harris (Kiefer Sutherland) was cleared of liability for an ill-fated flight under his authority, such that resulted in the loss of all 174 souls aboard. He subsequently left the job and went on to design air control software, until five years later when T.C. Bryant (Bruce McGill), his ex-colleague who had since transferred to Phoenix, pleads for help on New Year's Eve due to a critical staff shortage and with torrential weather predicted. His return to the control room is met with warmth and disdain, particularly when he experiences flashbacks of the historic incident. The atmosphere rapidly becomes much more serious as the storm approaches and with the control tower suffering power cuts, the team is forced into manually directing busy air traffic through severe turbulence.
Perfect Prey
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kelly McGillis, Bruce Dern, D. W. Moffett, David Keith, Joely Fisher, Richard Riehle
Roles Audrey Macleah
Rating54% 2.712452.712452.712452.712452.71245
En 1998, au Texas, l'inspecteur Paul McLare de la Texas Ranger Division et l'inspecteur Jimmy Sarillo du Houston Police Department traquent un tueur en série qui a assassiné cinq femmes depuis 1996, grimées en poupées de porcelaine.