Kelly McGillis was born in California, U.S. on 9th July 1957. She is an actress by profession and is in the industry since 1983. Her mother, Virginia Joan is a house maker and her father, Dr. Donald Manson McGillis is a medicine practitioner. She received her primary education in Los Angeles and later graduated from Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California. Kelly joined Juilliard School in New York where she learned acting till 1983. Kelly acted in many theatre dramas while she was into acting, she was a part of Love for Love, which was a successful play directed by ‘John Bletchley’.

Kelly debut movie, “Witness” released in 1985 displayed her acting skills, and she received many nominations and awards which included the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Award. In the movie, she played the character of Rachel, which got very popular among the audience and Kelly became one of their favorites. Kelly’s next venture was opposite ‘ Tom Cruise’ in the 1986 picture, “ Top Gun”. The film is about a young man dreaming of being a Naval Officer. Kelly played as flight instructor Charlie in this flick. In 1988, with the release of “Cat Chaser” where she portrayed Mary DeBoya, Kelly dropped acting in movies, the story was so grave and misleading, and she left her career and only appeared on stage performing at various theatrer. She has not only been a part of multiple films and drama roles but has also appeared in many TV series including Cold Shoulder, Black Widower, Perfect Prey, Dark Eyes, Remember Me, Sweet Revenge, Private Sessions, etc. Kelly resumed her movie career in 2010 where she acted in a vampire-themed movie, “Stake Island”. Kelly is a very famous star and has delivered various successful projects; her acting skills are excellent and promising.

In 1979, Kelly married Boyd Black but after three years of their marriage, they decided to call it off since their understanding was poles apart. In 1982, two men broke into Kelly’s apartment while she was living there with her girl friend, they were assaulted, abused, this incident inspired her to play the role of a lawyer in the 1988 release, “ The Accused”. Kelly’s life is filled with difficulties where she doubted about her sexuality even after having married twice, but in 2010 she announced that she is a lesbian. She currently resides in North Carolina and is a tutor at the New York Studio.

Kelly Macdonald English Actress

Kelly Macdonald

Born in Glasgow, Kelly MacDolnald is a Scottish actress, whose career in acting started when she was a bartender in Glasgow. It might as well be fate calling out to her when she saw a flyer regarding an open casting audition and decided to try out for the part of Diane, a young seducer to Ewan McGregor’s Renton. She was also a part of “Two Family House”, “Finding Neverland”, “Gosford Park”, and “Intermission”, the last two being some of the most important projects of her acting career. She was “Mary” in the BBC radio drama, “Lifehouse” in the year 1999; some of the songs of this radio show were launched on “The Who’s” upcoming album, “Who’s Next”. Some of the popular television shows which she has been a part of and best identify her are, “State of Play” in the year 2003, and “The Girl in the Café” in the year 2005. For her brilliant enactment in “The Girl in the Café”, she earned a nomination in the “Golden Globe Awards” for “Best Actress- Miniseries or Television Film” in the year 2006. However, she did win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. Whether it is being “Evangeline” in “Nanny McPhee” or playing a supporting character in “A Cock and Bull Story”, MacDonald has always proven her worth as an actress, considering that she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In the year 2010, she appeared in the British independent movie, “The Decoy Bride”, which was released in 2012. She portrayed the character of “The Grey Lady” in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”. MacDonald lent her voice for the animated character of Merida, the heroine of the animated movie, “Brave”. Also, she was in the HBO television series, “Boardwalk Empire”, appearing in all the five seasons. In the year 2003, she tied the knot with the musician, Dougie Payne, the bassist of the rock musical band, “Travis”, and had two children with him.


Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston was born in Hawaii, U.S. on 13th October 1962. She is an actress and is a very successful model. Kelly has been active in the industry since 1980 and has been a part of more than 60 movie projects. Her mother is an administrator at a mental health center, and her father is an agricultural firm. Kelly lost her father when she was just three years old. Kelly’s mother later got married to Peter Palzis. He is a director. She has spent her childhood in Iraq and Australia, where she joined Pembroke School and Punahou School and learned acting there.  A fashion photographer discovered Preston at the age of 16 and offered her to work in commercials and become a model. Kelly continued to do so until she was offered a role in “The Blue Lagoon” but she lost the part to ‘Brooke Shields’. Kelly came to limelight with “Mischief” where she played the part of Marilyn McCauley she delivered her breakthrough performance, it was a romantic-comedy flick and left the audience laughing, it was a huge hit and grossed $8 million worldwide. In 1985, following the success of her debut film, she was cast in “Secret Admirer”, another hilarious comedy movie which had a lot of teen sex comedy which was very popular during that time. Kelly played the role of Josie Stronghold, who has flying and super strength and is the mother of a son who still is unknown about his superpowers and joins the school, “Sky High” to know about his powers. The picture grossed $86 million and was a huge hit at the theatre. Some other films in which Kelly was a part includes Space camp, Twins, Citizen Ruth, Addicted to Love, Only You, Holy Man, Jack Frost, Daddy and Them, The Experts, View from the Top, Double-Cross, etc. Kelly Preston was also a part of many TV series which includes Capitol, Lone Star, Blue Thunder, Tales from the Crypt, The American Clock, The Perfect Bride, Joey, The Fat Actress, etc. In 1985, Kelly married Kevin Gage but their marriage only lasted for two years, and they got divorced. Kelly was also involved with ‘George Clooney’, and ‘Charlie Sheen’. In 1991, Preston married ‘John Travolta’ and had three children with him. In 2009, Jett Travolta, the elder of the three died due to Kawasaki disease which he had since he was an infant and suffered a lot because of it. Later, they revealed Jett had autism and seizures.

Kelly Preston English Actress