Kelly Mcgillis Net Worth

Kelly Mcgillis Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kelly Ann McGillis net worth is
$7.5 Million

Kelly Ann McGillis Wiki Biography

Kelly Ann McGillis, born on the 9th July 1957, is an American actress who became famous through her roles in the movie “Witness”, “Top Gun”, and “The Accused.”

So how much is McGillis’ net worth? As of mid 2016, it is estimated by authoritative sources to be $7.5 million, acquired from her years of acting on stage, movie and television, but also including her being a restaurant owner and acting teacher.

Kelly Mcgillis Net Worth $7.5 million

Born in Newport Beach, California, McGillis is the daughter of Virginia Joan and Donald Manson. Even at a young age McGillis always had a love for acting. To hone her skills, in high school she attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California, and later the Drama Division of the Julliard School in New York, graduating in 1983.

Right after graduation, McGillis was able to land a supporting role in the movie “Reuben, Reuben”, which was her first movie, which helped her net worth to rise, and opened a lot of doors in the world of movie and television. In 1985, she became part of the box-office hit thriller “Witness” with Harrison Ford, which was not only a hit among audiences, but it also led her to being nominated in the Golden Globes’ and BAFTA.

With the success of “Witness”, Hollywood took notice of McGillis’ performance, and later she landed a role to another hit movie, “Top Gun”. Her role as Charlie Blackwood along with Tom Cruise and Van Kilmer saw the film become the top grossing movie of 1986, and cemented her as a premier leading woman. Then followed “The Accused”, another award winning movie along actress Jodie Foster. Her number of top-grossing films tremendously increased her wealth and catapulted her to stardom.

After a string of successful movies, McGillis decided to focus on television, and did fewer films so she could spend more time with her family. Some of the projects she did in the ’90’s include “Cat Chaser”, “North”, “At First Sight” and “The Monkey’s Mask”, all of which helped maintain her career and wealth.

In 2004, McGillis went back on stage and played the coveted part of Mrs. Robinson in the production of “The Graduate”. She also became part of the stage play “Little Foxes”, produced by the Pasadena Playhouse. It was followed by “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” in 2010, which toured around the United Kingdom.

Some of McGillis recent activities include working for Seabrook House Drug Alcohol Rehab Center in Bridgeton in New Jersey, where she works alongside alcoholics and drug addicts. Her passion for acting also led her to become a teacher at The New York Studio for Stage and Screen NYS3.

McGillis also became an entrepreneur. She and her then husband Fred Tillman opened “Kellys’ Caribbean Bar Grill & Brewery” that also added in her net worth.

In terms of McGillis’ personal life, she was once married to Boyd Black in 1979, one of her classmates in Julliard, however, the marriage only lasted for a couple of years, ending in divorce in 1981.

In 1989, McGillis married Fred Tillman. The couple have two daughters, but ended their relationship in 2002. In 2010 she had a brief relationship with bartender Melanie Leis, but the two broke up in 2011.

Full NameKelly McGillis
Net Worth$7.5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 9, 1957
Place Of BirthNewport Beach, California, U.S.
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
EducationJuilliard School, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts
SpouseMelanie Leis (m. 2010–2011), Fred Tillman (m. 1989–2002), Boyd Black (m. 1979–1981)
ChildrenSonora Tillman, Kelsey Tillman
ParentsVirgina Joan McGillis, Donald Manson McGillis
SiblingsKathleen McGillis, Karen McGillis
AwardsHelen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Production
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play
MoviesTop Gun, Witness, The Accused, Stake Land, The Innkeepers, The Monkey's Mask, We Are What We Are, Cat Chaser, Made in Heaven, Winter People, The House on Carroll Street, The Babe, At First Sight, Reuben, Reuben, Tio Papi, Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio, Supergator, Bonds of Love, Painted Angels,...
TV ShowsBuzz Lightyear of Star Command, Live from Lincoln Center, Journey to Planet Earth
1For a long time I thought I could deal with my anger and hostility on my own. But I couldn't. I denied that it had affected me, and yet I was so frantic on the inside with other people: I needed to be constantly reassured. It wasn't until I started seeing myself self-destructing that I realized I needed help. To realize how angry I was and to ask for help -- those were the stepping stones. There's a part of me that wants to be stoic and very strong. I had to realize that the attack wasn't directed at me, as Kelly. It was random. I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. That was the first step toward getting rid of all those hostile feelings I had about it. Still, when you're a victim of a violent crime -- when somebody has taken control over your life, if only for a moment -- I don't think you ever fully recover. - Speaking about her reactions to being raped.
2I think it's sad that movies and television have caused the theatre to fade as a popular art form. I hope to get young people into the theatre and expose them to Shakespeare.
3Love isn't intellectual - it's visceral.
1She lost out on the role of Madame de Tourvel twice. The first time was in 1987 in the stage drama "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" with other American actors Glenn Close and Kevin Spacey, where they would have replaced the acclaimed English cast, but the show closed since producers feared soft box-office because of the cast change. (This was before Close and Spacey became household names.) The second time was in 1988 in the film Dangerous Liaisons (1988) when film critic Pauline Kael talked the film's director Stephen Frears into dropping McGillis in favor of Michelle Pfeiffer, who earned an Academy Award nomination, as did Close who was cast this time, because of her star-making performance in Fatal Attraction (1987).
2On Friday June 17, 2016 Ms. McGillis came home and found Laurence Marie Dorn had entered her house and attacked her. Ms. Dorn was later arrested by Henderson County Deputies and charged with second degree burglary, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor stalking, assault and battery, and interfering with emergency communications.
3As of June 2016, now lives in Henderson County, North Carolina.
4She has English, Welsh, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and German ancestry.
5Touring UK with the stage play "Frankie & Johnny in the Clair De Lune" with Rolf Saxon. [April 2010]
6Collingswood, New Jersey [September 2010]
7Performing on stage as "Mrs. Robinson" in the national touring company of the play "The Graduate." [March 2004]
8Currently working in The Graduate as Mrs. Robinson on Broadway. [November 2004]
9Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter Sonora Ashley on April 10, 1993. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Fred Tillman.
10Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Kelsey Lauren Tillman on May 24, 1990. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Fred Tillman.
11Met former partner Melanie Leis in 2000, while McGillis was still married to her second husband Fred Tillman.
12The New York Times reported that on September 15, 2010, Kelly McGillis and Melanie Leis had a civil union performed in Collingswood, New Jersey, by Judge Robert T. Zane III. Melanie Leis is a sales executive.
13Is also a professional counselor, primarily concerning substance abuse.
14In April, 2009 Kelly McGillis confirmed long-held rumors that she's a lesbian, according to an interview on the website shewired.
15Auditioned for the role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992).
16Kelly McGillis actually had to return to employment waiting tables after having been a prominent character in an Oscar nominated film (her first movie, Reuben Reuben).
17Was fired from the film Bachelor Party (1984) allegedly because the producers thought she wasn't pretty or sexy enough.
18Sisters: Karen (b. July 1959) and Kathleen (b. August 1961).
19Daughter of Joan, a homemaker, and Donald, a general practitioner of medicine.
20Studied at Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts and Juilliard.
21Claimed that she was a lonely, overweight adolescent.
22Wanted to play the role of "Kathryn Murphy", the district attorney in The Accused (1988), because she and her roommate were assaulted and raped by two men in their apartment in 1982.
23Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.
24Owner of restaurant "Kelly's" in Key West, Florida.


Mother of All Secrets2017post-productionRose
Julie Loves to GambleannouncedVictoria Gardner
An Uncommon Grace2017TV MovieElizabeth Conner
Blue2015/IMs. Hutcherson
Z Nation2014TV SeriesHelen
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek2014TV MovieBertha Troyler
Grand Street2014Isabelle
Tio Papi2013Elizabeth Warden
We Are What We Are2013Marge
What Could Have Been2011Margaret
The Innkeepers2011Leanne Rease-Jones
Stake Land2010Sister
The L Word2008TV SeriesColonel Gillian Davis
Supergator2007VideoKim Taft
Black Widower2006TV MovieNancy Westveld
Cold Shoulder2006TV Movie
Morgan's Ferry2001Vonnie Carpenter
No One Can Hear You2001Trish Burchall
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command2000TV SeriesGorgeous Woman
The Monkey's Mask2000Professor Diana Maitland
The Outer Limits2000TV SeriesNicole Whitley
The Wild Thornberrys2000TV SeriesWinema
The Settlement1999Fake Barbara Ellie
At First Sight1999Jennie Adamson
Ground Control1998Susan Stratton
Perfect Prey1998TV MovieAudrey Macleah
Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister1998TV MovieJamie Marshall
Painted Angels1998Nettie
The Third Twin1997TV MovieDr. Jean 'Jeannie' Ferrami
We the Jury1996TV MovieAlyce Bell
Remember Me1995TV MovieMenly Nichols
Dark Eyes1995TV SeriesMila McGann
North1994Amish Mom
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness1994TV MovieSusie Lynch
Bonds of Love1993TV MovieRose Parks
The Babe1992Claire Ruth
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing1992TV MovieMrs. Joel McKelvey (uncredited)
Grand Isle1991Edna Pontellier
Rabbit Ears: Thumbelina1989Video shortStoryteller
Cat Chaser1989Mary DeBoya
Winter People1989Collie Wright
The Accused1988Kathryn Murphy
The House on Carroll Street1988Emily
Santabear's High Flying Adventure1987TV ShortMissy Bear (voice)
Made in Heaven1987Annie Packert / Ally Chandler
Santabear's First Christmas1986TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Top Gun1986Charlie
Private Sessions1985TV MovieJennifer Coles
Live from Lincoln Center1985TV SeriesHost
Sweet Revenge1984TV MovieKatherine Dennison Breen
Reuben, Reuben1983Geneva Spofford
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesGlenda Livingston #1 (1984)


Grand Isle1991co-producer


Top Gun1986performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited


Girl 272007Documentary special thanks


The Innkeepers: Behind the Scenes2012Video documentary shortHerself
Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryHerself / Charlie Blackwood
1 a Minute2010DocumentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Between Two Worlds: The Making of 'Witness'2005Video documentaryHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Journey to Planet Earth2003TV Series documentaryNarrator
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Donny & Marie1999TV SeriesHerself
Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Out of Ireland1995TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Canceled Lives: Letters from the Inside1993Video documentaryHerself (voice)
The Word1992TV SeriesHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1989TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHerself
De película1988TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Drôle de festival1985TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Girl 272007DocumentaryHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
A Conversation with Director Peter Weir1999Video documentary shortRachel Lapp
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialCharlie (uncredited)
Kenny Loggins: Danger Zone1986Video short
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialRachel Lapp (uncredited)

Won Awards

1987Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1987Golden CiakVenice Film FestivalBest ActressMade in Heaven (1987)
1986Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

Nominated Awards

1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureWitness (1985)
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressWitness (1985)

3rd Place Awards

1988Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

Known for movies

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