Kelly McGillis

Kelly Mcginnis is a veteran actor who has long been creating headlines around the Hollywood circle. Hence, it has helped her to out to make a respective name. Who can forget can roles in Witness (1985). It did even lead her to have Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. She is one of the top actresses the US has ever come from and many do call her acting skills as a blessing to have.

From then to now, she is keeps on working and setting examples of being an independent woman right from the very young age. She has been working hard since 1976. It was the time when women did not work as much as they did. Being a mother of two and making an impact in acting does tell how great of a legend she is. So let’s read more about her in detail…

Kelly Mcginnis Biography

Kelly Mcginnis is a famous American actress who known for playing roles Witness (1985), Top Gun (1986), Made in Heaven (1987) and many more. Her best of work came in 1980s and 90s. At that time, she was in demand as an actress. Kelly was born on July 9, 1957, in Newport Beach, California, United States. As of 2023, she is 66 years old.

Kelly McGillis

Kelly Mcginnis’s Age

Kelly Mcginnis age is 66 years old. Her zodiac sign as per 9 July is Scorpio. Her nationality is American as she was born in Newport Beach.

Kelly Mcginnis Height, Weight and Physical Stats

  • American actress Kelly height stands for 5 feet 10 inches (or 1.78 m /178 cm)
  • Once she did get gain weight but now it is at good level around 74 kg.
  • Her eye color is blue and hair is of blonde color.
  • She has done cosmetic surgeries on her body but not to the level of modern models and actress.
  • She has not put any tattoos on her body and there is no plan of doing so.

Kelly Mcginnis’s Education

Kelly did take her education in Juilliard School, Allan Hancock College, Newport Harbor High School and Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Despite being an actress, she did take her academics very well and did earn degrees. It has helped her to get an edge in her professional career.

Kelly Mcginnis’s Parents and Siblings

Kelly is blessed to have Virgina Joan McGillis as mother and Donald Manson McGillis as her father. Her father was a General Practitioner. Hence, she did not have her parents coming from Hollywood background, so she an edge.

She did grow up with two siblings named Karen McGillis and Kathleen McGillis. Her father and mother did never part ways, so all the three siblings did live in a family of five. However, his parents are not more in this world with us. She is a personality who is a very family-oriented person and she has kept her values till now.

Kelly Mcginnis Spouse and Marriage Life

Boyd Black did marry Kelly Mcginnis in 1979. But they did part ways after just two years and hence, they did get separated in 1981. After a long period, she married again in 1989 and it was with Fred Tillman. They did invite two children named Sonora Tillman and Kelsey Tillman together.

Kelly Mcginnis Spouse

However, after a good long time, they did part the ways in 2002. It was a huge news back then. For a year or so in 2010, she did come into the relationship with Melanie Leis and hence, they did part ways in 2011.

Kelly Mcginnis’s Children

Kelly was in three notable relationship but she did have kids with Fred Tillman. On 24 May 1990, they did welcome Kelsey Tillman as their first child and daughter. And on 10 April 1993, they welcome their second daughter named as Sonora Tillman. Both of their parents are famous but they did never take the next step of becoming an actress. After their parents parted ways, both of the girls mostly lived with the mother. Both parents did manage the life of their kids very well post they did take divorce.

Kelly Mcginnis's Children

Kelly Mcginnis Professional Career

Kelly Mcginnis did make her television debut in “Sweet Revenge” back in 1984. After that she did work on below shows…

  • One Life to Live
  • Private Sessions
  • Santa bear’s First Christmas
  • Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing
  • Bonds of Love
  • In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness
  • Dark Eyes
  • Remember Me adapted from the novel by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Out of Ireland
  • We the Jury
  • The Third Twin
  • Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister
  • Perfect Prey
  • The Wild Thornberry’s
  • The Outer Limits
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
  • Black Widower
  • The L Word
  • Love Finds You in Sugarcreek
  • Z Nation
  • An Uncommon Grace
  • Maternal Secrets and Dirty John

All of her work has happened in TV. In 1986, she did appear in 1986 in Danger Zone and Take My Breath Away. From 1986 to now, she has been nominated for her roles eight times. Out of which she has four. These were thrice at Bravo Otto and once at Golden Ciak.

Kelly Mcginnis’s Social Media

Kelly is an old school and she has not got any social media apps. She does use YouTube and WhatsApp but other than that, Kelly likes the calm life and hence she stays away from the world of social media. Hence for her fans, it is hard to know what she is up to as she does not work as much as used to. 

Kelly Mcginnis Today Net Worth

The net worth of Kelly Mcginnis is estimated at around USD around 10 million as of 2023. It does show an incredible journey of an independent women who has broken all the norms and has become a real-life hero for female all over the world.

Trivia & Facts About Kelly

  • Kelly is a huge fan of Luxury bags. She has a mega collection of some of the top luxury bags.
  • She is in forever love with Chanel N°5 – Perfume & Fragrance.
  • Kelly likes to travel and hang out with friends a lot.
  • She likes the Marcedes cars the most.
  • Kelly is a very good swimmer.
  • She likes red and pink colour the most.
  • Kelly is a huge fan of Tom Hanks.
  • Her shoe size is 6 (US).
  • Body measurements are 37-27-38 inches or 95-71-98 cm.
  • She is a mega lover of dog and cat.
  • ACDC is her beloved music band.
  • She likes Indian food the most.
  • She does like culture of India a lot.
  • Kelly does not smoke.
  • But Kelly likes wine and all.
  • She can drive a car but not motorbike.


Q Who is Kelly love interest in Top Gun?

She did take the spot of Penny Benjamin as Maverick’s girlfriend. Kelly screen name was Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood.

Q Who is Kelly Mcginnis?

Kelly is an American actress who is known for playing roles in Top Gun and more.

Q How old is Kelly Mcginnis?

Kelly is 65 years old as of 2023.

Q What is the net worth of Kelly Mcginnis?

She has a net worth of USD 10 million as of 2023.

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