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Kelly Mcginnis Age

Kelly McGillis is an American actor who is 66 years old. She is a big deal in the American movie business; she’s been in more than 50 movies, showing her versatility in different parts.

She played Charlie in “Top Gun” (1986), Annie Packert in “Made in Heaven” (1987), Jennie Adamson in “At First Sight” (1999), and Miriam Saslaw in “Dirty John” (2020). It is thought that she is worth $8 million.

Kelly Mcginiss Age

Kelly Mcginnis Age

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Kelly Mcginnis was born in Newport Beach, California, on July 9, 1957. She is now 65 years old and having a great time.

Kelly was born in Newport Beach and grew up in Los Angeles. That’s where she went to high school.

While living in Los Angeles, she attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. She got her General Equivalency Diploma (GED) after pulling out of high school in 1975.

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Later, Kelly McGillis moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School and further her acting career.

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Kelly Mcginnis Age

Image of Kelly McGinnis with Meg Ryan when still young

Kelly has some Welsh and Scots-Irish heritage and German ancestry. After finishing high school at Newport Harbor, she studied acting at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California.

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Even though she dropped out of high school in 1975 and later got her GED, she kept studying acting at the Juilliard School in New York City and graduated with Group 12 in 1983.

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Full Name/Real Name Kelly Ann McGillis
Nickname/Stage Name Kelly Mcginnis
Birthday July 9, 1957
Birth Place Newport Beach, California
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Net Worth $8 Million
Age (How Old) 66 yrs old
Weight 56 kg
Height 5’10”
Currently Live In Hendersonville, North Carolina
Debut 1983
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Welsh Ancestry
College Newport Harbor High School
Profession Actress
Social Media Accounts

Family And Relationship

Kelly McGillis is the oldest of Virginia Joan’s three girls. She is married to doctor Donald Manson McGillis and works as a housewife.

From 1979 to 1981, McGillis married Boyd Black, one of Juilliard’s friends. She married fellow actor Fred Tillman in 1989 but split up in 2002.

Kelly Mcginnis Age

Image of Kelly with Fred Tillman

They had a son named Kelsey Tillman and a daughter named Sonora Tillman while married. McGillis changed things when she married Melanie Leis, a bartender, sales executive, and theater artist, in 2010.

Unfortunately, they split up the next year.

Father Name Donald Manson McGillis
Mother Name Virginia Joan
Brother Name
Sister Name Karen McGillis

Kathleen McGillis

Marital Status Married
Husband’s Name Boyd Black (1979 – 1981)

Fred Tillman (1989 – 2002)

Children Sonora Tillman

Kelsey Tillman

Physical Appearance

Kelly McGillis has a beautiful, graceful personality and a strong physical presence. She walks with style, although she is 5 feet 10 inches (183 cm) tall and weighs about 56 kilograms.

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Image of Kelly after not asked to be in Top Gun sequel

No information about her general body measurements is given, but she has a beautiful shape. Her beautiful brown eyes are warm and deep, and her gray hair matches her face.

She normally wears shoes that are a size 9 in the USA and clothes that are a size 38 in the EU. She also has a piercing, which adds to her unique beauty and attitude.


In 1983, “Reuben, Reuben” was Kelly McGillis’s first movie role. Her big break came with “Witness” in 1985, which got her nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

Her fame grew even more when she co-starred with Tom Cruise in “Top Gun” (1986). In addition to movies, she also did TV parts and theater productions.

Kelly Mcginnis Age

Kelly McGinnis during Top Gun

In the 1980s and 1990s, she was especially popular in Broadway shows. She left acting for a while from 2002 to 2006 but returned with “Showtime’s The L Word.”

Always working, McGillis is still a part of Hollywood. In 2022, she made headlines when she said she wasn’t in the movie “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Net Worth

As of October 2023, Kelly McGinnis’s net worth had grown to almost $8 million USD. She works full-time as a social worker at Seabrook House Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center.

Besides that, she used to teach acting at the New York Studio for Stage and Screen (NYS3). Kelly McGillis’ main way of making money is by working as an actor for different directors and producers.


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