Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis

Highest Rated: 100% Reuben, Reuben (1983)

Lowest Rated: 14% North (1994)

Birthday: Jul 9, 1957

Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, USA

Actress Kelly McGillis struggled with early fame and personal identity in the years that followed her breakout roles in two of the most popular films of the 1980s. Still in her final year at the famous Julliard School of Drama, McGillis was cast in the quirky black comedy "Reuben, Reuben" (1983). And while her debut may not have been a box office hit, it would attract the attention of the director of her next film, "Witness" (1985), which most certainly was a success. As well received as McGillis' pairing with Harrison Ford was in that Oscar-nominated film, her next appearance - this time alongside heartthrob Tom Cruise - in "Top Gun" (1986), was an unprecedented smash hit and catapulted her to stardom. Although it garnered co-star Jodie Foster more accolades than it did her, McGillis' dedicated turn in "The Accused" (1988) was satisfying for the actress on a deeply personal level. Her early successes proved hard to duplicate, however, as features like "Winter People" (1989) failed to find an audience. Ultimately, McGillis found gratification with live stage work, balanced by occasional film projects such as "The Monkey's Mask" (2001) and "The Inkeepers" (2011). Refusing to be pigeonholed as the starlet du jour, McGillis chose her own path, one that while not leading to box-office gold, allowed her to find herself as an actress and as a person.

Highest rated movies

Reuben, Reuben
The Accused
We Are What We Are
The Innkeepers
Stake Land
The House on Carroll Street
Top Gun




No Score Yet No Score Yet Maternal Secrets Rose (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 33% An Uncommon Grace Elizabeth Conner (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Could Have Been Margaret (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Ms. Hutcherson (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 100% Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Bertha Troyler (Character) - 2014
29% 39% Tio Papi Elizabeth Warden (Character) - 2013
86% 50% We Are What We Are Marge (Character) $76.6K 2013
79% 42% The Innkeepers Leanne Rease-Jones (Character) $77.5K 2011
74% 62% Stake Land Sister (Character) $18.5K 2010
No Score Yet 11% Supergator Kim Taft (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 33% Black Widower Nancy Westveld (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 45% No One Can Hear You Trish Burchall (Character) - 2001
43% 15% The Monkey's Mask Diana (Character) $49.0K 2000
No Score Yet 55% Morgan's Ferry Vonnie Carpenter (Character) - 1999
32% 46% At First Sight Jennie Adamson (Character) $22.4M 1999
No Score Yet 45% The Settlement Fake Barbara/Ellie (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 46% Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister Jamie Marshall (Character) - 1998
40% 35% Ground Control Susan Stratton (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Painted Angels Nettie (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Prey Audrey Macleah (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% The Third Twin Dr. Jean "Jeannie" Ferrami (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet We the Jury Alyce Bell (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 10% Remember Me Menly Nichols (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Ireland Narrator - 1994
14% 27% North Amish Mom (Character) $6.6M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonds of Love Rose Parks (Character) - 1993
47% 37% The Babe Claire Hodgson Ruth (Character) $17.0M 1992
No Score Yet 22% Grand Isle Edna Pontellier (Character),
- 1991
40% 15% Cat Chaser Mary DeBoya (Character) - 1989
20% 53% Winter People Collie Wright (Character) $1.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unsettled Land Anda (Character) $263 1988
92% 79% The Accused Kathryn Murphy (Character) $29.6M 1988
71% 27% The House on Carroll Street Emily (Character) $161.7K 1988
56% 82% Made in Heaven Annie Packert/Ally Chandler (Character) $4.6M 1987
58% 83% Top Gun Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood (Character) $179.8M 1986
93% 80% Witness Rachel Lapp (Character) $65.3M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Sessions Jennifer Coles (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Revenge Katherine Dennison Breen (Character) - 1984
100% 76% Reuben, Reuben Geneva Spofford (Character) - 1983


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to Planet Earth Host 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bitter Blood Unknown (Character) 1994