Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis


7/9/1957, Newport Beach, California, USA

Birth Name

Kelly Ann McGillis


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Kelly Ann McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California to Donald McGillis, a medical doctor, and Joan Snell McGillis, with two sisters, Karen and Kathleen. Kelly was educated at the Juilliard School in Manhattan, New York and the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in California. In 1979,…more


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    • Kelly: When people see you in movies, they often think that you are like the characters you play. Some people get confused and believe that movie stars are demigods. That's what scared me, the notion that I had it more together than anyone else, when I'm only a human being. I've learned that I have to live my life the best way that I know how and not try to be all things to all people.

    • (about being raped)
      Kelly: That 20 minutes of my life seemed to last 20 years. In a moment of crisis there is a part of your brain that takes over and you become unemotional and detached. I felt like I could lie on that bed and watch those guys doing those things, but it was really happening to somebody else. Then there was a loud banging on the front door, and they both fled out the window. I've never known who called the police, but I thank God every day that they did because it saved my life.

    • Kelly: Life is a freaking journey, and it's about growing and changing, and coming to terms with who and what you are, and loving who and what you are.