Best known for portraying the character of Charlie in the super hit film ‘Top Gun’, Kelly McGillis is an American actress. She was a big name in Hollywood during the 1980s. During this period, she was at the peak of her career. Let’s find out Kelly McGillis’s net worth in 2021 and what she is doing now?
The American actress was born in Newport Beach, California, on July 9, 1957. Her full name is Kelly Ann McGillis. Her father, Donald Mansion McGillis, was a doctor while her mother, Virginia Joan, was a homemaker. She attended ‘Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts’ in California and completed her high school. Following her high school, she moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. There she attended Juilliard School and learned acting professionally. She graduated from there in 1983.
Speaking of her love life, Kelly married twice and both times, she ended up with a divorce. First, she married Boyd Black in 1979 but within two years, they separated. Then, she married Fred Tillman in 1989. They remained together till 2002 and had two children together. As of now, Kelly McGillis is a single mother of 2 children.
Kelly was interested in acting since her childhood. In fact, she completed her high school from an art school and went on completing her graduation in the same stream only. Before making her film debut in 1983 with the film ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Kelly had to bang a lot against the wall to get the ball rolling. Her debut film was a huge hit which bagged her a few nominations and a massive public acclaim. In 1985, she shared the screen with actor Harrison Ford in the film ‘Witness’. This film was again a super hit. After this film, she gained a quick success and appeared in a few other films and TV shows within the same year itself.
In 1986, she enjoyed the mainstream of success when she shared the screen with the legendary actors Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer in the film ‘Top Gun’. Kelly was highly praised for her exceptional skills in this film. In 1987, she starred in the comedy-fantasy film ‘made in Heaven’ which propelled her career to next level. Her other hit films are ‘The House on Carroll Street, The Accused, and The Monkey’s Mask.
Awards & achievements
During the 1980s, Kelly was hugely successful. She bagged several awards and nominations during that time only. She has won Bravo Otto Award and Venice Film Festival. She has also won Golden Globe nomination.
Net worth of Kelly McGillis
Throughout her career, Kelly has appeared in a number of hit films and TV shows. Though her career spanned only for a few years, she achieved a massive success. She was inactive in film industry during the 1990s but lately, she has made the comeback. Maybe, this is why, today she holds an impressive net worth of $10 million. Her major source of income is undoubtedly her acting career but she has also made decent money through her restaurant which she owned in Florida. In 2017, she has sold her restaurant.
Kelly McGillis had a successful career in initial days. Though she stumbled for a while, she managed to put herself on the track again. Presently, she is active in the industry.