Kelly Mcgillis net worth, background, career, relationship

Kelly Mcgillis net worth

Kelly Mcgillis net worth is $4 million. She is an American actress. Kelly McGillis is best known for her roles in “Witness,” “Top Gun,” “The House on Carroll Street,” and “The Accused.”

She later appeared in several horror films, including “The Innkeepers” and “We Are What We Are.” McGillis has also appeared on stage in many plays, including “Don Juan,” “Twelfth Night,” “Hedda Gabler,” and “The Graduate.”

Kelly’s big break came in 1985, when she was cast as Rachel Lapp in “Witness.” She plays an Amish mother of a small boy (played by a young Lukas Haas) who is a witness to a murder in the film. She received a Golden Globe nomination for the role.

Kelly McGillis net worth

From there, McGillis went on to star in Tony Scott’s “Top Gun,” which became one of the most popular films of the 1980s (also starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer). Her next major role was in 1988’s “The Accused,” followed by “Cat Chaser.” Her experience on Cat Chaser was so bad that she took a brief break from acting after the show wrapped. Kelly appeared in a number of films and television shows between the mid and late 1990s. She has acted on and off since the early 1900s.


Kelly McGillis was born in Los Angeles, California on July 9, 1957, as the eldest of three daughters to doctor Donald and housewife Virginia. She is descended from Scots-Irish, German, and Welsh ancestors. She attended Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach as a teen.

Kelly McGillis received her higher education at Allan Hancock College’s Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria. She later relocated to New York City to study acting at Juilliard, where she received her BFA in 1983.

Full Name/Birth NameKelly Ann McGillis
Tag NameKelly McGillis
Main ProfessionActress
Born InNewport Beach, California, USA
Birth Date09-July-1957
Age64 years old
Heights1.78 m
Heights in Feet5 feet and 10 inches
Height(s) cm178 cm
Weight(s)62 kg
Weight in Pound136 pounds
Marital StatusDivorced
Spouse Fred Tillman (m. 1989–2002), Melanie Leis (m. 2010–2011), Boyd Black (m. 1979–1981)
Son/DaughterYes (Sonora Tillman, Kelsey Tillman)
Net Worths$4 million


McGillis made her feature film debut in the dramedy “Reuben, Reuben,” in which she played college student Geneva Spofford, the same year she graduated from Juilliard. Her breakthrough role, however, came two years later, in 1985, as Amish mother Rachel Lapp in the crime drama “Witness,” starring Harrison Ford. McGillis received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for her performance.

The following year, she starred alongside Tom Cruise in the blockbuster action drama “Top Gun.” McGillis went on to appear in a number of films, including the fantasy comedy “Made in Heaven,” the drama “Unsettled Land,” the thriller “The House on Carroll Street,” and the legal drama “The Accused.” She ended the decade with roles in the romantic drama “Winter People” and the heist film “Cat Chaser.”

Kelly McGillis net worth

McGillis appeared in the drama “Grand Isle” in the early 1990s and played Babe Ruth’s second wife in the biographical sports film “The Babe.” She also appeared in the Russian-American comedy “Weather on Deribasovskaya is Good, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach.” McGillis appeared as an Amish mother for the second time in her career in Rob Reiner’s adventure film “North” in 1994.

In the latter half of the 1990s, she appeared in “Painted Angels,” “Ground Control,” “At First Sight,” and “The Settlement.” McGillis began the new millennium by co-starring in the lesbian thriller “The Monkey’s Mask” with Susie Porter. In 2001, she appeared in the crime drama “Morgan’s Ferry.” Following that, McGillis appeared in a number of horror films, including “Supergator,” “Stake Land,” “The Innkeepers,” and “We Are What We Are.”

McGillis made her Juilliard debut in a production of William Congreve’s play “Love for Love,” and she later appeared in off-Broadway and Broadway productions.

McGillis later worked with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, where he appeared in plays such as “The Merchant of Venice,” “Twelfth Night,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “Don Juan,” “The Seagull,” “Mary Stuart,” “Hedda Gabler,” and “Mourning Becomes Electra” are among her other credits. McGillis portrayed Mrs. Robinson in a touring production of “The Graduate” in 2004. Six years later, she appeared in a touring production of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” in the United Kingdom.

Kelly McGillis made her first appearance on television in the 1984 film “Sweet Revenge.” She appeared on the soap opera “One Life to Live” the same year. McGillis went on to appear in a number of television films, including “Private Sessions,” “Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing,” “Remember Me,” “The Third Twin,” and “Love Finds You in Sugarcreek.”

Her fourth Amish-themed production was the Hallmark Channel film “An Uncommon Grace.” Among her other credits are appearances on “The Outer Limits,” “The L Word,” and “Z Nation,” as well as the television film “Mother of All Secrets.”

Who is Kelly McGills’ husband?

McGillis married fellow Juilliard student Boyd Black in 1979; they divorced in 1981. She later married Fred Tillman in 1989, with whom she had two daughters, Kelsey and Sonora. The couple’s $1.5 million, 110-foot schooner was destroyed in a fire at a Florida marina in 1996.


Tillman and McGillis divorced in 2002. McGillis came out as a lesbian seven years later in an interview with the online magazine SheWired. She married sales executive Melanie Leis in 2010, but the couple divorced the following year. McGillis is a native of Hendersonville, North Carolina.

McGillis has been through some traumatic events in her life. A pair of men raped her in her New York apartment in 1982. In 2016, she was assaulted by a woman who broke into her North Carolina home. The woman was eventually found guilty of misdemeanor breaking and entering.

Social Media

Kelly McGillis does not appear to be on Instagram or any other social media platform. It seems she prefers to stay off social media considering some of her recent experiences which we already talked about.

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