Kelly McGillis is an American actress who was born on July 9, 1957. She was born in the southern California suburb of Newport Beach and her parents are Virginia Joan and Donald Manson McGillis.
Donald Manson McGillis is a physician while Virginia Joan is a homeworker. Kelly McGillis was a student at Newport Harbor High School and she had her upbringing in Los Angeles.
She also had some education at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. In 1975, Kelly McGillis moved to New York City. She studied acting at the Juilliard School and successfully graduated in 1983.
Some of the films she is noted for include Rachel Lapp in Witness (1985), Charlie in Top Gun (1986); Made in Heaven (1987); The House on Carroll Street(1988), The Accused (1988), Stake Land (2010), The Innkeepers (2011), and We Are What We Are (2013).
With regards to her acting career, Kelly McGillis made her debut in 1983 when she featured in Reuben, Reuben. Her role in Witness (1985) earned her Golden Globe and BAFTA award nominations.
She acted alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun in 1986 and in 1987, she acted in the romance film Made in Heaven. She played a role in Cat Chaser with Peter Weller. She got involved in so many productions but stopped acting for some years.
Later on, she acted in The Babe (1992), Winter People (1989), North (1994), At First Sight(1999) and The Monkey’s Mask, an international lesbian cult film from 2000 starring Susie Porter.
While her ability brought her fame and fortune, she also had to deal with personal issues including her weight and health.
She currently weighs 74 kg and she has indicated she feels good about her current weight as it is in line with her body mass index.
Even though Kelly McGillis has on two occasions sought to artificially enhance her physical appearance but she is not convinced about cosmetic procedures.
Its believed that her weight loss is purely due to age and nature. For her weight loss, Kelly McGillis ensures she takes in low calories each day.
Her calorie intake a day was 2000 but she has reduced it to 1200.