Kelly Mcginnis- Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Career

Kelly Mcginnis

Kelly Mcginnis is a well-known American actress and theater performer. She is best known in the United States for her part as Charlie in the 1987 film “Top Gun,” in which she co-starred with Tom Cruise. She has also appeared in films such as “The Accused,” “Kathryn Murphy,” “Stake Land,” and many more. Kelly is claimed to have worked on over 54 different acting productions over her lengthy career. Kelly is no longer engaged in the entertainment industry; she was last seen in the 2020 TV series “Dirty John.”

Quick Facts

Birth NameKelly Ann McGillis
NameKelly Mcginnis
Date of BirthJuly 9, 1957
Age (as of 2024)65 years
Zodiac SignCancer
EthnicityWelsh Ancestry
Popular forHer movie “Top Gun”
SchoolNewport Harbor High School.
EducationGraduate in Acting
Place of BirthNewport Beach, California
Current ResidenceHendersonville, North Carolina
Net worth$8 million USD
Height (approx.)In Feet Inches: 5’10”
Weight (approx.)In Kilograms: 56 kg

Kelly Mcginnis Age & Early Life

Kelly Mcginnis was born on July 9, 1957, in Newport Beach, California. She is now 65 years old and enjoying the golden years of her life. She was reared in Los Angeles after her birth in Newport Beach. She went to Newport Harbor High School. She attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California, while living in Los Angeles. After dropping out of high school in 1975, she obtained her General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Kelly McGillis later relocates to New York City to further her acting career at the Juilliard School. She has an acting degree from the Juilliard School.

Kelly Mcginnis Height & Weight

In terms of body measurements, she is a pretty girl with an amazing and cool personality. Kelly Mcginnis is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 56 kilograms. She has a nice body figure and is in good health. Her hair is grey, and she has brown eyes.

Kelly Mcginnis

Kelly Mcginnis Net Worth

How much is Kelly Mcginnis’s net worth? Kelly Mcginnis’s net worth has increased to almost $8 million USD as of February 2024. She is presently employed as a full-time social worker at Seabrook House Drug Alcohol Rehab Center. In addition, she used to teach acting to pupils at the New York Studio for Stage and Screen NYS3. Kelly McGillis’ primary source of income is her job as an actor for various directors and producers.


Kelly Mcginnis made her film debut in 1983 with the film “Reuben, Reuben.” Her acting abilities got her famous in America when she participated in the film Witness in 1985. For this movie, she garnered nominated for Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA awards. Then, when she was featured with one of Hollywood’s most gorgeous men, Mr. Tom Cruise, her fan base grew in America. In Top Gun, released in 1986, she co-starred with Tom Cruise. Kelly didn’t stop there, and she went on to work in a number of action, drama, and romantic films.

She has tried her skills in TV series. As an actor, she appeared in a number of theater productions. She appeared in several Broadway theatrical productions in New York City throughout the 1980s and 1990s. She had a lengthy sabbatical from performing from 2002 to 2006, then she returned in 2006 after joining the TV program “Showtimes The L Word.” Kelly McGillis is still working in Hollywood in 2022. She recently made headlines when she revealed the reason she was turned down for the sequel to her 1986 film Top Gun, “Top Gun-Maverick.”

Kelly Mcginnis Husband & Marriage

Who is Kelly Mcginnis’s husband? Kelly Mcginnis has been married twice in her life, as previously stated. Kelly McGillis married for the first time in 1979 to Boyd Black, her first spouse. However, she divorced Boyd in 1981. Kelly married Fred Tillman in 1989, while she was a popular actress. She gave birth to two children, Sonora and Kelsey, while living with Fred. Kelly then ended her marriage to Fred in 2002. Her second spouse made a million dollars. He owned multimillion-dollar ships and hotels.

Kelly, as the wife of Fred Tillman, used to co-own a bar and restaurant called Kelly’s Caribbean Bar Grill & Brewery with Tillman. Mrs. Kelly met Melanie Leis, a bartender who used to work at Kelly’s Caribbean Bar Grill & Brewery, in the year 2000 while working as the owner of Kelly’s Caribbean Bar Grill & Brewery. Kelly later declared her sexual orientation as a lesbian and began dating Melanie Leis. However, it is unknown if Kelly is still living with Melanie.